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Cancer center in Idaho Falls accredited

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Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. File photo

The Idaho Cancer Center (ICC) at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) has been accredited for radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body. EIRMC is the only facility in the state of Idaho with this coveted designation. The ICC is now accredited for a three-year surveying period.

ICC underwent a rigorous assessment, including peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists. It was evaluated for patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

Dr. Daniel Miller, radiation oncologist at the ICC, said in a statement that: “This designation is powerful, since it validates that our facility has achieved the highest level of quality and patient safety. Our staff worked incredibly hard to earn this designation, and I’m proud to be a part of this team that provides top-notch care to people fighting cancer.”


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Boise Philharmonic pianist Del Parkinson rehearses Beethoven. Photo courtesy Brook Burton and Boise Philharmonic

Boise Philharmonic opener postponed

The Boise Philharmonic announced on Sept. 12 that its Sept. 18 opening night concert at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts has been canceled, and its Encore Ball fundraiser will be postponed.

In a statement, the Boise Philharmonic said: “Due to the to the surge of COVID-19 cases overwhelming local hospitals and the high transmission rates in the Treasure Valley, the board of directors voted to cancel the concert.”

“Live music will return to our community, but we need your help,” Executive Director Laura Reynolds remarked in the same statement. “We need our community to get vaccinated, wear masks to help slow the spread of this virus and ease the burden our health care workers are facing. Our musicians are eager to perform and we do look forward to presenting live concerts for you safely in the future.”

For upcoming concerts in the fall, the Boise Philharmonic will adopt additional safety protocols for audiences, including requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results, mask requirements and reduced capacity in venues. Additionally, the Boise Philharmonic is continuing its Digital Stage.

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