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Idaho health care provider reports climbing COVID cases (access required)

Coronavirus cases are again edging upward in parts of Idaho, prompting some health care officials to urge renewed caution for big gatherings. “The data in the last 10 days is quite striking,” said Dr. David Peterman, the CEO of Primary ...

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Idaho health care announcements (access required)

Idaho least expensive state for therapy sources, according to Zencare   Idaho is being recognized as one of the least expensive states to receive therapy services, according to a recent study from Zencare, a leading online marketplace for therapists. The study, ...

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Survey of 2022 Idaho Health Care Legislation (access required)

The Idaho 2022 Legislative Session saw the passage and approval of 333 bills, six of which were vetoed, and 327 were passed, 325 of which were signed by Gov. Brad Little and two became law without signature. Out of all ...

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Northwest Specialty Hospital adds knee-replacement robotics, awards  (access required)

Orthopedic surgeons at the physician-owned Northwest Specialty Hospital (NWSH) in Post Falls now have access to the newest in surgical robotics. The new technology came months after NWSH earned a distinction for expertise in total knee and hip replacement surgeries.  ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Another Intermountain Healthcare merger (access required)

The new Saltzer Health 24/7 clinic on the ground floor of the Saltzer Building at Ten Mile Crossing.

After the failed merger with Sanford Health in December 2020, Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare will now merge with Colorado-based SCL Health. The merger received final approval from the Colorado Department of Law on March 31. Intermountain owns health care ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ Idaho hospital bed and physician drought

The number of hospital beds in Idaho increased from 3,311 in 2015 to 3,535 in 2020, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) analysis released on March 25. In comparison, the number of beds per 1,000 people dropped from 2.01 ...

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