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Custodial services struggle to find staff (access required)

The custodial services industry is no stranger to high turnover, but local companies say it’s been particularly difficult to find the workers they need over the past couple of years. “Attracting new talent has been a challenge,” said Caitilin Simonson, ...

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Idaho nonprofits warned of donation scam

At least two members of the Idaho Nonprofit Center have been targeted by an overpayment donation scam, and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is asking nonprofits to be wary. “The scam works like this: The thief uses a credit card or ...

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Idaho hospitals focus on family as luxury trends sweep industry (access required)

All they need are mints on the pillows. Hospitals nationwide are embracing trends that pump up the luxury in private patient rooms. Large flat-screen TVs, private refrigerators, new furniture and unlimited Internet access – the sort of amenities that have long defined ...

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Growing pains: High demand leaves nonprofit scrambling to fill orders (access required)

Usful Glassworks, a Boise nonprofit that recycles glass bottles into drinking glasses and other items, has a problem that’s not all bad: Demand for its products has doubled over the last two years, and now too many customers are clamoring ...

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ZoomCare to open second Treasure Valley clinic (access required)

ZoomCare, a medical clinic with a convenience-based care and business model, is opening its second Treasure Valley office at The Village at Meridian. The new clinic will be open in mid-January, spokesman Len Bergstein said Nov. 18. It will have ...

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Ski areas supplement volunteer training for patrols (access required)

Idaho law sets a minimum standard for ski patrol training. But some ski areas are hiring patrollers with additional training to provide more extensive medical care to injured skiers and snowboarders. Idaho ski areas are required by state law “to ...

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Idaho doctors brace for a surge in primary care demand (access required)

Improved preventive care is a key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and once health insurance exchange plans take effect Jan. 1, health care providers expect demand for those services to increase. Meeting that demand could be ...

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Hospitals, doctors struggle with digital revolution (access required)

Despite the threat of lower Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for those who lag behind, Idaho providers have been slow to adopt electronic medical records. Health care providers had shelled out millions of dollars to properly deploy electronic record-keeping systems before ...

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General solicitation rules open doors, but not always to a prize (access required)

Though the most highly anticipated aspect of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act – equity crowd funding – hasn’t taken effect, new rules on general solicitation promise to connect businesses with investors they haven’t previously had access to. The Securities ...

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Enrollment drops at Boise State, U of I

Enrollment is down at University of Idaho and Boise State University, though U of I saw an uptick in the number of first-year students and Boise State’s retention rates are up. According to news releases, Boise State’s enrollment is down ...

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