Have you visited Sandpoint yet? They are a little farther from major hospitals. You may want to consider Coeur d' Alene if you haven't checked it out yet. We have more major medical facilities and have easier access to the bigger hospitals in Spokane, WA. Feel free to call me with any questions 208-640-9295.
I think that the Treasure Valley/Boise area would be a great option for you! I work in the McCall area two hours north, which is a popular resort town, but perhaps a little small for you (3500 residents.) If you would like a great referral for Boise, I would be happy to offer you the name of a fabulous agent down there! Good luck!
Did you know that Pocatello, Idaho was just listed as one of the top 10 places to retire in the Nation? AARP highlighted Pocatello as a great place to spend your golden years! You can view a short video on it at http://www.aarp.org. Idaho is beautiful and depending on what you would like to do, there are many great cities to relocate too! I would love to send you a relocation packet on Pocatello for your review. I can also set you up on an email responder that will send you properties that would meet your criteria. This is a free service and will allow you to see these properties first as soon as they are listed! I can also set you up to receive an email list of properties in just about any city in Idaho if you would like to explore other areas. As far as good health facilities, Pocatello has a great facility called Portneuf Medical Center that you can check out at http://www.portmed.org. Look forward to hearing from you!
North Idaho is a great place to live, you will love it here. There are fabulous regional health facilities in Coeur d'Alene. What is your budget? I'd be happy to send you some homes to review which meet your criteria, and info on the medical facilities, if you'd like. My parents moved to north Idaho from southern California in the '60s, and I am so glad they did!