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Wrecking ball looms for old Saint Al’s hospital

NAMPA – Saint Alphonsus Health System officials have yet to hire a company to raze the former Mercy Medical Center on 12th Avenue in Nampa, but the wrecking ball could be swinging at the site by the end of the ...

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Construction begins on $35 million facility at State Hospital South (access required)

BLACKFOOT – Construction has begun on a skilled nursing facility at State Hospital South, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare recently announced. The Syringa Chalet Nursing Facility will be licensed and accredited for 36 to 42 beds when it ...

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Hospital launches state’s first pediatric trauma program (access required)

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise now has the only dedicated pediatric trauma program in Idaho. The Level II program started in April, and the care team already has seen 23 patients, according to a St. Luke’s Health System official. ...

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Surgical group announces joint venture with Eastern Idaho hospitals (access required)

Physician-owned Skyline Surgery Center said it will partner with three Eastern Idaho hospitals to expand services for their patients. The joint venture includes Pocatello-based Portneuf Medical Center, Blackfoot-based Bingham Memorial Hospital and Idaho Falls-based Mountain View Hospital, Skyline said in ...

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Former ICOM dean to launch Kansas osteopathic school (access required)

Dr. Robert Hasty, a doctor of osteopathy who last year opened Idaho’s first medical school, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, will be joining The Kansas Health Science Center as its founding dean and chief academic officer, the ...

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