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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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Hospitals step up their quality control efforts (access required)

J. Robert Polk, the chief medical officer at Saint Alphonsus’ Boise hospital, remembers telling patients as an intern at Vanderbilt University that it would be better all around if they kept their stay in the hospital as short as possible. ...

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Caldwell’s West Valley Medical goes it alone (access required)

Independent hospitals have been absorbed so rapidly into Idaho’s two largest health systems in the last few years that sometimes West Valley Medical Center, a 100-bed hospital in Caldwell, gets swept up in rumors that it, too, has been sold. ...

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Oregon hospital seeks partnership with St. Luke’s, Saint Al’s (access required)

The 25-bed Grande Rond Hospital in Oregon has requested proposals from the St. Luke’s and Saint Alphonsus Health Systems for partnerships. The two health systems have until Oct. 15 to submit proposals, said Lynn Harris, DMD, the chairman of the ...

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Roundtable- Health Care Reform (access required)

IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW’S 4 THIRD QUARTER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 5 ON 6 HEALTH CARE REFORM 7 8 9 TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS 10 11 12 Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2009 13 Time: 7:30 a.m. 14 Place: Legacy Pointe University of Idaho 15 ...

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Oregon, Idaho hospitals take on Saint Alphonsus name change (access required)

Hospitals in Ontario and Baker City, Ore., and Nampa will change their names Sept. 15 to reflect their new affiliation with Saint Alphonsus Health System. Mercy Medical Center in Nampa will become Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa. Mercy North ...

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Former U.S. House hopeful named Idaho hospital CEO

Former U.S. House hopeful Vaughn Ward has been appointed CEO of a northern Idaho hospital. Ward, a Republican who lost to tea party favorite Raul Labrador in the Idaho primary three months ago, will start his new job at Northwest ...

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Cactus Petes employees donate to Boise spine injury program

Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services received more than $61,000 to help with treatment for spinal cord injuries from resort casino Cactus Petes in Jackpot, Nev.   The money was raised by employees of Cactus Petes, with 50 percent matching funds from ...

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State takes health subsidies, still fights federal reform (access required)

While Idaho is among the 20 states suing to overturn President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, it also made the list of organizations seeking part of a $5 billion federal reinsurance coverage plan. At least 20 Idaho companies and ...

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