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Bob Lokken named St. Luke’s Health System chair

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St. Luke’s Health System announced that board chairman Rich Raimondi will transition his position and duties to Bob Lokken. The 16-member board will be led by Lokken following Raimondi’s final meetings as board chair. Raimondi, a former Hewlett-Packard executive, will ...

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Health systems grateful for support of Idaho public leaders

As December 31 draws near, we often reflect on significant events to define the year. In 2020, many things have been unprecedented, but expressing gratitude remains essential and important. COVID-19 took center stage early this year and has not yielded ...

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‘Mad scramble’: Unlikely places stocked Idaho virus supplies

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho government officials spent $162,500 at a women’s clothing store called Fantazia Apparel in Los Angeles last spring. Another $8,500 went to specialty beer maker Clairvoyant Brewing in Boise. A producer of theatrical effects fluids in ...

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Dr. Michael Born appointed chief medical officer

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Dr. Michael Born has been appointed chief medical officer at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.  He has served as interim CMO since August. With more than 30 years of medical and administrative experience in the acute care setting, ...

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Business leaders support local officials’ anti-COVID efforts

The Idaho Business for Education Board of Directors, which represents nearly 250 businesses across Idaho, has unanimously voted to lend its full support to our local government officials — mayors, city councils, county commissions, school leaders and health district members ...

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Saltzer opens first 24/7 urgent care in Idaho (access required)

The new Saltzer Health 24/7 clinic on the ground floor of the Saltzer Building at Ten Mile Crossing.

Saltzer Health opened the first 24-hour urgent-care clinic in Idaho on Dec. 14 at the Saltzer Health Medical Campus, 867 S. Vanguard Way at Ten Mile & I-84 in Meridian. The new 6,400-square-foot urgent-care clinic will be open 24 hours, seven ...

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Health district actions result in patchwork of regulations (access required)

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In an action that gained the attention of the nation, the board of Idaho Public Health District 4, also known as Central District Health, failed to approve a proposed upgrade of its current advisory to a health order at its ...

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Idaho gov proclaims ‘Health Care Worker Appreciation’ month

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has proclaimed December, “Health Care Worker Appreciation Month,” recognizing the work care providers are doing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Little made the proclamation on Wednesday, calling health care workers ...

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Idaho governor will wait turn to get coronavirus vaccination

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little will wait his turn in line to get a coronavirus vaccination, a spokeswoman for the 66-year-old Republican governor said Tuesday. Marissa Morrison said that the state’s limited supply of the vaccine is ...

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Central District Health rejects mask order on tie vote (access required)

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There will be no mask mandate for Central District Health. The board of Idaho Public Health District 4, also known as Central District Health, voted three-to-three on the proposed upgrade of its current health advisory to a health order at ...

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