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Idaho gets a ‘B’ on dental care for children (access required)

Idaho seems to be holding its own against other states when it comes to dental care for children. A report published earlier this year by the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. gave Idaho a “B” for scoring well on ...

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Hygienists sign on to new education model

Idaho hygienists support a new hygienist model called Advanced Dental Health Provider. The ADHP would require advanced education, possibly similar to a two-year master’s degree. Practitioners would be able to provide some restorative health services, such as tooth extractions. Hygienists associations ...

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Hygienists seek broader freedom to practice (access required)

Dr. Dan Watt,  chief dental officer at Terry Reilly Health Services, pulls about 20 rotten teeth a day. That’s more than he extracted in a typical year at the private practice he ran for 30 years in Reston, Va. “They ...

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Deputies find Moscow hospital CEO dead after crash

MOSCOW – The Latah County Sheriff’s office says Gritman Medical Center CEO Jeffrey Martin died in a pickup crash near State Highway 8 in northern Idaho. The sheriff’s office says Martin, who is 47, was expected to return from Elk ...

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Ballot measure prompts hospital association campaign (access required)

The Idaho Hospital Association is running its largest political campaign ever to support HJR4, a ballot measure that would affect how Idaho’s public hospitals can borrow money. IHA spent $22,193 campaigning as of Oct. 10, according to papers filed with ...

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Coeur d’Alene tribe gets federal hospital funding

A northern Idaho American Indian tribe is getting nearly $12 million from the federal government to help it build a new hospital. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe in Plummer plans to use the money to expand the Benewah Medical Center. It ...

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Two Idaho employers cited as best places to work in healthcare

Pay, time-off policies and other programs have put Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Emergency Physicians in Boise on Modern Healthcare‘s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. Modern Healthcare magazine surveyed hospitals on traditional indicators like benefits and ...

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National search under way to replace fired hospital CEO (access required)

St. Luke Health System and the North Canyon Medical Center board are carrying out a national search for a new hospital chief to replace CEO Earl Fitzpatrick, who was fired earlier this month. Fitzpatrick was employed by the Boise-based St. ...

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