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Idaho Business Review wins four awards from Idaho Press Club

The Idaho Business Review earned four honors in the Idaho Press Club’s annual awards announced on April 25. Idaho Business Review managing editor Sharon Fisher picked up three awards in the weekly news category. Fisher was a staff writer prior ...

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HCA Healthcare quarterly earnings drop by 44% (access required)

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The parent company of two Idaho hospitals saw a large drop in first-quarter earnings. HCA Healthcare Inc. reported on April 21 that its first-quarter net earnings were $581 million, down 44% compared to $1.04 billion from the first quarter of ...

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Idaho forms COVID-19 coronavirus testing task force

Christ Taylor, a St. Luke's medical lab scientist, enters COVID-19 test results from outside laboratories into St. Luke's records system.

Gov. Brad Little announced on April 24 that he has created a public-private task force to design a COVID-19 testing strategy for Idaho. Without COVID-19 testing that reaches beyond those who feel ill, the pandemic may linger for a long ...

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ITD takes a successful roadtrip to working remotely (access required)

When Gov. Brad Little’s order to shelter-in-place went out on March 25, only a handful of Idaho Transportation Department employees were set up to work remotely. Within days, ITD’s Enterprise Technology Services guided over 1,600 employees to work from home. It ...

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Medicaid mental health waiver gains approval from CMS (access required)

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After seeking five different waivers to Medicaid, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the only Idaho waiver application that most everyone agreed upon. On April 17, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) announced that ...

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Crush the Curve test results indicate success at slowing COVID-19

Dr. John Kaiser of Saltzer Health at the Crush the Curve Idaho press Conference on April 22.

The good news is that Idaho is making real progress at crushing the rate of COVID-19 cases if recent testing in Treasure Valley is any indication. The nonprofit Crush the Curve Idaho (CTC-Idaho) organization announced the results of its first ...

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Opioid treatment firm opens in Pocatello, Boise and online (access required)

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Individuals struggling with opioid addiction in Idaho have new resources for assistance. Ideal Option, a company specializing in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), announced the opening of two outpatient clinics in Boise and Pocatello as well as the ...

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Construction organizations offer free work zone COVID-19 safety materials (access required)

A number of construction industry organizations are offering free educational materials to help stop the advance of coronavirus. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association has produced an eight-minute video to help employers train workers on how to prevent the spread ...

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Program to provide coding education for Idaho students (access required)

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A new public-private partnership will give Idaho middle and high school students the opportunity to learn to code through online classes. “Coding is something that by its very nature can be delivered digitally very well,” said Gov. Brad Little during ...

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University of Idaho works to develop cure for COVID-19

The University of Idaho is working to identify a cure for coronaviruses, including COVID-19. The Department of Biological Sciences team expects to finish preliminary tests within a year. Researchers will also develop a pipeline for identifying drugs that block viruses from infecting human ...

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