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Simplot requires COVID vaccinations for vendors, contractors (access required)

The Simplot High Bay Freezer in Caldwell. Photo by Catie Clark.

A recent Simplot policy requires all vendors, contractors and subcontractors to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the company’s food processing plants after June 14. Between May and June 14, these same visitors to Simplot plants without proof of vaccination ...

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John Voight joins Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

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Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center has added John Voight, MSN, RN, NEA-BC as chief nursing officer (CNO). In this role, he oversees clinical nursing operations throughout the hospital, ensures quality patient care and leads efforts to increase patient satisfaction. He ...

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CMS updates hospital ratings for first time since January 2020 (access required)

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For the first since the pandemic began, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its star ratings for hospitals on April 28. No Idaho hospital was listed in the lowest one-star category. CMS star ratings are not ...

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St. Luke’s names Rene Pallotti as vice president

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St. Luke’s Health System named Rene Pallotti as the vice president for population health for the Meridian, Eagle, Nampa and Fruitland region of the health system. She joined St. Luke’s in 2014, serving first as senior director for St. Luke’s ...

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Health care facilities follow industry regulations in infrastructure (access required)

Power County Hospital District is celebrating celebrate two milestones this year — its 60th anniversary, and the completion of a nearly four-year new construction and renovation project. The hospital’s entire infrastructure — individual patient rooms, exterior and interior structures, workflow, ...

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Idaho once again reels in IBM Watson Health honors (access required)

The front facade of the 1928 St. Luke's Hospital building, still used as part of the St. Luke's Boise Medical Center.

Recognition in the annual IBM Watson Health top hospital and health system ranking is the Pulitzer Prize of health care. Once again, Idaho has two health systems serving Idahoans on its lists for 2021 as well as three hospitals. Just ...

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Changes made during pandemic influence hospital design (access required)

As we emerge from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, one sentiment persists: We’re entering a “new normal” that will lead to changes in our daily lives, including the design and development of hospitals and medical facilities. In the wake ...

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St. Luke’s Elmore long-term care renovation adds telehealth (access required)

The hallway under construction in the recently-renovated south wing of the long-term care facility at St. Luke's Elmore Medical Center in Mountain Home.

St. Luke’s Elmore Medical Center in Mountain Home cut the ribbon on April 9 for its just-completed $1.2 million renovation at the south wing of its long-term care facility. The work included rewiring the facility for telehealth to give residents ...

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Peter Purrington receives Degree of Fellow

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Peter Purrington, chief clinical officer for Heritage Health, has been conferred the Degree of Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The Degree of Fellow recognizes AAFP members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as ...

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Portneuf to break ground for medical plaza at Northgate (access required)

Artist's rendition of the new urgent care clinic at the medical plaza which Portneuf Medical Center is building in the Northgate planned community in Pocatello.

Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) announced that it will officially break ground on May 5 for a medical plaza inside the Northgate master-planned community in Pocatello. The medical plaza building will become the home for an Portneuf urgent care center, a ...

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