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Nampa development stakeholders announce partnership for future industrial park  The Nampa Development Corporation (NDC) announced a partnership Sept. 21 for the development of a 194-acre industrial park in north Nampa that is owned and will be developed by Adler Industrial ...

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Genesis Community Health clinic expands to Caldwell  (access required)

There are 34,000 people in the Treasure Valley who are unable to pay for private insurance and Medicaid, according to a Genesis Community Health press release. On June 4, 2020, Genesis Community Health partnered and merged with Canyon County Community Clinic to provide ...

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International Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.

Coeur d’Alene to host international boat show Hagadone Corporation’s Coeur d’Alene Resort will host the 2021 ACBS International Antique & Classic Boat Show at its floating boardwalk on Sept. 17-18. Hagadone is an anchor business for Kootenai County and the ...

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Nursing home vaccination issues for Idaho (access required)

Number of people employed in the nursing and residential care facility industry in Idaho, not seasonally adjusted, Nov. 2019 to Jul. 2021

A mid-August directive from the White House ruled that nursing homes must require staff members to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or lose their Medicaid and Medicare funding. In Idaho, only 57.8% of nursing home health care staff were vaccinated during ...

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Breaking: Crisis Standards of Care activated in northern Idaho (access required)

At the request of Kootenai Health, which operates three hospitals and several clinics in northern Idaho, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) has activated Idaho’s Crisis Standards of Care in the Panhandle and the North Central health districts. ...

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Aaron Martin comes to EIRMC

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Aaron Martin as chief financial officer to the hospital’s administrative team. In this role, Martin’s primary responsibilities include overseeing EIRMC’s fiscal operations and leading several departments, including accounting, patient ...

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No more room at the ICU (access required)

Governor Brad Little on Aug. 31, 2021.

Governor Brad Little did not pull this punch; he stated in an announcement on Aug. 31 that as of this morning: “There are only four adult ICU beds left in the entire state of Idaho.” The gist of his announcement ...

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Idaho’s hospitals at the brink (access required)

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare director Dave Jeppesen and the weekly IDHW media briefing.

Editor’s note: This article expands on Aug. 24 breaking news coverage. Idaho’s hospitals are full of delta variant patients. According to Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) Director Dave Jeppesen, on Aug. 24, one rural Idaho hospital was unable ...

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BREAKING: Idaho’s ICU usage at the brink (access required)

The State of Idaho hasn’t put its health care Crisis Standards of Care into place, but according to the director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDWH), the state is ready and prepared to do so immediately if ...

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SEL announces updates to north Idaho projects  (access required)

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has several new developments in the northern Idaho area. Following its June groundbreaking for a future printed circuit board facility in Moscow, groundwork has been laid, 22,000-square-feet has been added as a second floor to the originally estimated structural design for business support spaces, including desking and conference rooms. Underground water lines, ...

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