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ZoomCare returns to Boise with new clinic (access required)

The Boise ZOOM+Care clinic opened on July 7 on South Broadway.

When the ZoomCare network of on-demand clinics announced its reentry to the Treasure Valley market last year, announcing it would open two new clinics, the business did not drag its feet. The Meridian clinic opened in February and the Boise ...

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Delta strain spreads, vaccination correlates to income (access required)

Idaho vaccination rate (all doses) through July 1, 2021, plotted versus per capita income (2019) by county.

As of July 5, four cases of the Delta strain of the COVID-19 virus have been confirmed in Idaho. The highly contagious Delta strain is now rapidly spreading in the United States. It is not too late to receive a ...

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Bryn Parker receives teaching award

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Dr. Bryn Parker of Moscow has been awarded Idaho WWAMI’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize true enthusiasm and dedication in providing outstanding teaching and service to medical students. She specializes in family medicine and ...

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Vaccination hesitancy in Howe second-worst in nation (access required)

Map showing the 83244 zip code, covering Howe and the Little Lost River Valley.

New survey data identified part of Butte County as having the second-highest COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in the United States. The area in question is the 83244 zip code, which covers the unincorporated community of Howe and the upper Little Lost ...

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Lost Rivers finds $409,000 in bond savings (access required)

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Brad Huerta may have been the happiest man in Idaho when he got off the phone with the Idaho Bond Banking Authority (IBBA). Huerta, CEO of the Lost Rivers Medical Center (LRMC) in Arco, finalized refinancing the hospital’s bonded debt ...

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Just over half of Idaho adults received COVID-19 vaccine

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Just over half of Idaho adults have now received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine — about two months after the 50% mark was reached nationwide. Idaho Public Health Administrator Elke Shaw-Tulloch told reporters Tuesday ...

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Saltzer opens Meridian surgery center (access required)

One of the surgery suites at the Saltzer Health surgery center at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian.

Saltzer Health opened its new surgery center on June 16 at its Ten Mile Medical Campus in Meridian, at 875 S. Vanguard Way, just off the Ten Mile Road interchange on I-84. Saltzer opened its four-story building at Ten Mile ...

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Blue Cross of Idaho CEO shares personal inspiration (access required)

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“I can’t really tell you about our patients, or members, but let me talk about Medicare patients,” said Charlene Maher as she walked across the lit-up stage. “Ruth, at 47 years old, found out she’s going to be a grandmother ...

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