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Anneke joins Saltzer Health

Kathleen Anneke, a certified physician assistant with two decades of experience caring for women, has joined the practice of Gynecologist Jacqueline Maybach, MD, at Saltzer Health’s Ten Mile Medical Campus in Meridian. Most recently, Anneke worked at Maui Lani Physicians ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ Crisis Standards of Care redux (access required)

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Crisis Standards of Care redux On the evening of Nov. 18, the Idaho Board of Health and Welfare held a special meeting, with the only agenda item as the adoption of a temporary rule (Docket 16-0209-2101) to implement Idaho Crisis ...

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St. Luke’s, Mexican consulate partner on Hispanic mental health booklet  (access required)

St. Luke’s Health System has partnered with the Mexican consulate in Boise to develop a Treasure Valley-based booklet about mental health services for the Hispanic community. The resource, called Help is Here!, is based on a similar publication St. Luke’s developed for the Wood ...

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Where and who the federal vaccination mandate affects (access required)

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The rules for federal vaccination mandates requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 are summarized in this article, with some of the trickier twists highlighted. The Biden administration released the details from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency ...

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Medicare penalizes 9 Idaho hospitals for excess readmissions (access required)

Nine out of Idaho’s 47 hospitals (19%) will be penalized by Medicare during the 2022 federal fiscal year (FY) for readmitting too many patients within 30 days of discharging them. Medicare penalized seven Idaho hospitals for FY2021, 10 for FY2020 ...

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Walgreens taking over pharmacies, a shot in the arm for Bi-Mart  (access required)

Jettisoning Bi-Mart’s pharmacy business, which is being acquired by Walgreens, was a matter of survival for the employee-owned membership discount store chain. Vice President of Advertising and Marketing Don Leber, based in Eugene, Oregon, ticked off several reasons the chain’s pharmacy business was dragging down the company. Bi-Mart operates five ...

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ISU opens new clinics for improved health care access  (access required)

Idaho State University (ISU) is doing its part to improve access to health care and increase health care services for Idahoans with several new clinic options. The clinic expansion project includes a rehabilitation counseling clinic, an integrated mental health clinic, nutrition services outpatient clinic, ISU Meridian health care and a new physical and occupational therapy clinic. The programming and design, led by the Hummel Architects team, considered almost ...

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