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Adolescent Outpatient mental health program opens in Nampa (access required)

outside photo of Ashwood Recovery facility in Namps.

Ten years ago, a handful of recovering addicts started a recovery program in Boise. A decade and six facilities later, the highly-rated and accredited Northpoint Recovery care provider is starting a mental health program for adolescents, ages 12 to 17, ...

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Idaho Falls hospital sets up controlled access to reduce COVID-19 risk

An Idaho Falls hospital is the first institution in the state to set up access-restriction controls for patients and staff to reduce the risk of contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus. Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls established a controlled entry ...

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Two Idaho critical access hospitals make the top-100 list

Two of Idaho’s hospitals were ranked in the 2020 list of the top-100 critical access access hospitals in the country. The Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg is on the list for the second year in a row; and the Franklin County ...

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Technology bringing medical care home

PAXINOS, Pa. (AP) — Mabel Henninger knitted on her living room couch as her husband of 69 years sat nearby in a recliner having his heart and lungs monitored by a Geisinger physician. The physician, Dr. Anthony Wylie, was in ...

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CDC issues COVID-19 advice for business

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a statement on how businesses can prepare for a potential spread of the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. “We’re asking all of our partners, including private sector business … to look at their ...

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Tri-State Memorial Hospital closes grocery store clinics in Lewiston, Moscow (access required)

Less than a year after their launch, Tri-State Memorial Hospital of Clarkston, Washington, has closed its two retail clinic ventures located inside Rosauers grocery stores in Lewiston and Moscow. Tri-State opened the first of its two Convenient Care Clinics in ...

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Saint Alphonsus plans major Caldwell expansion (access required)

overhead photo of the approximate location of the future Saint Alphonsus clinic in Caldwell

The Saint Alphonsus Health System announced on Feb. 25 that it plans to build a 45,000- to 50,000-square-foot outpatient clinic in Caldwell. The health care provider closed on an 18-acre property on the northwest corner of the intersection at Franklin ...

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Idaho rural hospital risk assessment (access required)

A leading rural health care analytics firm issued a risk assessment for the nation’s rural hospitals, and Idaho received an encouraging evaluation. The Chartis Center for Rural Health presented a rural hospital vulnerability study at the National Rural Health Association’s Rural ...

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ICOM holds first health fair (access required)

photo of some of the ICOM medical students at the school's first community health fair.

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, Idaho’s only medical school, held its first-ever community health fair on Feb. 8. at its campus in Meridian. Nearly 120 first-year and second-year students at ICOM were involved in the fair. Attendees received complimentary health screenings, ...

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