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St. Luke’s places last beam on Nampa cancer center project (access required)

Artist's rendition of the St. Luke's Cancer Center in Nampa.

St. Luke’s held a last beam ceremony on June 23 at the construction site of its new cancer center facility in Nampa. The beam was signed by St. Luke’s staff and local Canyon County community leaders before being lifted and ...

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Studies: Idaho ranks dead last in COVID-19 testing in US (access required)

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According to two different sources, Idaho is the worst state in the Union for COVID-19 testing. The highly-respected data aggregator, Worldometers.info reported that Idaho’s testing rate was 45,813 per 1,000,000 people. Johns Hopkins University reported a slightly-lower testing rate of ...

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David McFadyen named president of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

David McFadyen, MBA, FACHE has been named president of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. McFadyen comes to Saint Alphonsus after serving as vice president, population health for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise. He joined St. Luke’s in 2011, ...

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Saint Alphonsus Health CEO gains national recognition (access required)

In an Idaho first, Odette Bolano, CEO of Saint Alphonsus, was named one of the 50 most influential health care executives in the country in 2020. The accolade comes from Modern Healthcare Magazine, one of the nation’s leading publications on ...

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Ada County reverts to Stage 3, closes bars as of June 24 (access required)

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Central District Health announced on June 22 that Ada County will return to Stage 3 restrictions with the additional restriction that bars and nightclubs will close on June 24 after an upswing in COVID-19 cases. After attempting to address a ...

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Idaho stumbles in its COVID-19 battle to reopen for business (access required)

Governor Brad Little at the June 11 press conference.

Idaho’s plan to reboot the state’s economy after COVID-19 almost stalled in the second week of June. At the same time, the neighboring states of Utah and Oregon put the brakes on their reopening plans due to resurgences of the ...

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Idaho Medicaid expansion numbers continue to increase

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — About 80,000 Idaho residents through early June have signed up for Medicaid under the state’s voter-approved expanded coverage, state officials said June 12. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare officials said that the overall number of ...

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Boise assessing COVID-19 outbreak through sewage testing (access required)

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The city of Boise is partnering with Massachusetts-based company Biobot to track the spread of COVID-19 using data from sewage samples. The data could reveal if safety measures are slowing the spread of the virus and could be used to ...

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Crush the Curve teams up with Kinsa smart thermometers (access required)

Across the country, as businesses and schools look to reopen in the coming months, many are pursuing ways to ensure the health of employees and students at a safe distance. Crush the Curve Idaho has received 10,000 Kinsa smart thermometers ...

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