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Construction begins on $35 million facility at State Hospital South (access required)

BLACKFOOT – Construction has begun on a skilled nursing facility at State Hospital South, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare recently announced. The Syringa Chalet Nursing Facility will be licensed and accredited for 36 to 42 beds when it ...

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Hospital launches state’s first pediatric trauma program (access required)

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise now has the only dedicated pediatric trauma program in Idaho. The Level II program started in April, and the care team already has seen 23 patients, according to a St. Luke’s Health System official. ...

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Surgical group announces joint venture with Eastern Idaho hospitals (access required)

Physician-owned Skyline Surgery Center said it will partner with three Eastern Idaho hospitals to expand services for their patients. The joint venture includes Pocatello-based Portneuf Medical Center, Blackfoot-based Bingham Memorial Hospital and Idaho Falls-based Mountain View Hospital, Skyline said in ...

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Former ICOM dean to launch Kansas osteopathic school (access required)

Dr. Robert Hasty, a doctor of osteopathy who last year opened Idaho’s first medical school, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, will be joining The Kansas Health Science Center as its founding dean and chief academic officer, the ...

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Idaho Healthcare Summit highlights an industry in flux

Challenges in health care – ranging from the far-reaching opioid epidemic, limited access to mental health services, and funding care for a large number of uninsured and underinsured Idahoans – make it more important than ever for industry players to ...

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Health care administrator opens call center in Boise (access required)

A Maryland-based administrator of consumer-directed health care savings accounts has officially opened its Boise call center and is looking to hire up to 60 new employees. ConnectYourCare hosted an open house and tour of the facility at 6074 Discovery Way ...

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Jet Health buys Boise home health firm (access required)

A California-based home health provider has purchased a Boise home health and hospice company. Jet Health, an Irvine, California-headquartered regional provider of home health services, on May 8, said it had acquired First Choice Home Health and Hospice for an ...

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ICOM names interim dean to replace outgoing dean (access required)

Dr. Kevin Wilson has been appointed interim dean of Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian following the resignation of founding Dean Dr. Robert Hasty last week. Hasty announced May 3 that he will leave Idaho’s first medical school after ...

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