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Idaho asks court to toss lawsuit challenging vaccine plans

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge should require an 87-year-old Idaho man to reveal whether he’s received the COVID-19 vaccine following his January lawsuit seeking to put those 65 and older at the front of the line, state officials ...

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Parker Fillmore named Trauma Medical Director

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Dr. Parker Fillmore, M.D., M.P.H, FACS, has been named Trauma Medical Director at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. He joined Saint Alphonsus in 2016 as an acute care and trauma surgeon. He has been serving as interim trauma ...

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Robert Saeid Farivar named medical director at Saint Alphonsus

Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar MD, PhD, the first heart surgeon in the United States to perform a Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement procedure, has been named medical director at the Saint Alphonsus Heart Institute in Boise. He comes from Florida, where ...

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West Valley Medical Center adds employees

Katie Everett joins West Valley Medical Center as the patient safety director, where she will be focused on ensuring patient safety. She has a masters in management and a bachelor’s in nursing, with more than 10 years of emergency medicine ...

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Idaho opens vaccines to all Idahoans 16+ starting April 5 (access required)

Starting April 5, Idaho will open up COVID-19 vaccination to all Idahoans 16 and older, regardless of medical condition or occupation, announced Gov. Brad Little. This represents moving forward Idaho’s currently published vaccination schedule that opened up all adult vaccination ...

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Lawmakers target COVID-19 rules even as they get sick

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A fourth lawmaker in the Idaho House of Representatives has tested positive for COVID-19 in less than a week’s time and just as the Legislature is debating a bill that would ban local governments from requiring ...

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Prestige Care family of skilled nursing facilities refinances (access required)

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Prestige Care secured $23.5 million in new financing from Bank Leumi USA in the third week of February. Prestige Care operates 80 senior living and rehabilitation centers in eight western states, including Idaho. The deal includes the refinancing of one ...

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Lisa Brown promoted by PacificSource Health Plans

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PacificSource Health Plans has announced that Lisa Brown has been promoted to the role of client service representative for the organization’s group commercial business. In this role she will build relationships within the broker community and service PacificSource’s group clients. ...

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St. Luke’s unveils Boise Medical Center facilities (access required)

View of the water cooling units lit up at night at the new central plant for St Luke's Medical Center in Boise.

St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center invited the Idaho Business Review on a tour of its three just-completed buildings: a shipping and receiving building, physical plant and parking garage, on the northwest edge of the  campus. The underground of St. Luke’s ...

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New legislation affecting health care, public health (access required)

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Compared with previous sessions of the legislature, not many bills have become law so far. Among the 17 bills that have been passed and signed by Gov. Brad Little, six are related to health care. House bill 42 delays some ...

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