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Coronavirus variant found in Idaho, vaccines delayed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public health officials say extreme winter weather across the U.S. has prevented any coronavirus vaccine from being shipped to Idaho this week, potentially delaying some vaccination efforts. The news comes as Idaho Department of Health and ...

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Power County Hospital renovation to finish on time (access required)

Recent renovation work at the ER entrance to the Power County Hospital.

When the citizens of Power County approved a bond initiative for $15 million in 2017, the first date for renovating the 56-year old hospital was September 2020. After contracts were bid, that date moved back six months to March 2021. ...

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Seven Idaho rural hospitals could be at risk for closure

Entrance to North Canyon Medical Center

Seven Idaho rural hospitals are at risk of closure, according to a study released in January of such hospitals. The risk assessment was based on finances from 2017 through 2019. Because of the pandemic, the financial situation of most rural ...

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