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St. Luke’s receives COVID-19 suicide intervention grant (access required)

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St. Luke’s Health System has a behavioral health and applied research division, and two researchers there have just landed a $450,000 grant for a clinical study on the mental health impacts of COVID-19. The results of the study will help ...

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Oregon, New Mexico order lockdowns as other states resist

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as many of their counterparts in other ...

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Governor: No mask mandate, but ‘modified’ Stage 2 (access required)

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Governor Brad Little issued a call up of the Idaho National Guard to help with the staffing response at Idaho’s hospitals due to growing COVID-19 cases admitted to medical facilities. He also rolled back the state to a hybrid-version of Stage Two of ...

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Idaho governor pledges to explain COVID-19 vaccine safety

Gov. Little at his Oct. 26 press conference.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little pledged Tuesday to explain the safety and effectiveness of a coronavirus vaccine to Idaho residents once it becomes available. The Republican governor made the promise during an hour-long call-in program put on ...

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Julie Triepke promoted to PacficSource account manager

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PacificSource Health Plans has promoted Julie Triepke to account manager. She most recently served as a client service representative and has held several additional positions during her seven years with PacificSource. In her new role, she will work out of ...

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As cases rise, states say they’ll work with Biden on virus

The incoming Biden administration is promising a cohesive national strategy to combat the worsening coronavirus outbreak, something many public health officials and Democratic governors say they welcome after months of mixed messaging under the Trump administration. Consistency about the need ...

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Idaho hospitals’ land of confusion over relief funds

Far from the idylls of Idaho, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the main agency managing the CARES Act healthcare provider relief funds to the nation’s caregivers. Among those that received funds are Idaho’s 43 critical access ...

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Holly Barr promoted to patient access director

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West Valley Medical Center has promoted Holly Barr to patient access director. Barr began her career in health care management 25 years ago and has been a patient access manager with HCA Healthcare, West Valley’s parent company, since 2016. She ...

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