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Crush the Curve struggles with wait time for state money (access required)

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Earlier this year, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare contracted with Crush the Curve Idaho — a nonprofit organization formed to coordinate and conduct COVID-19 testing — to rapidly provide COVID-19 testing where it’s needed. But Crush the Curve Idaho ...

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CEOs: Idaho must mask or hospital capacity endangered (access required)

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In a joint press conference on July 14, CEOs and chief medical officers of the eight largest health care providers in southwestern Idaho came together to talk about the increasing severity of the current spike in COVID-19 cases and what ...

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Walgreens to add clinics to hundreds of its stores (access required)

Another big-box retailer is aiming to grab marketshare in the business of primary medical care. As an experiment, Walgreens and VillageMD, a doc-in-a-box business, opened drop-in physician offices inside five Walgreens pharmacies in the Houston area in April 2019. Each ...

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Idaho at Stage 4 for two more weeks; schools to reopen (access required)

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Idaho will remain in the final stage of the Idaho Rebounds plan for another two weeks, announced Gov. Brad Little in a July 9 press conference. He also introduced the “Idaho Back to School Framework,” which is the state’s guidance for local ...

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Cases of coronavirus in Idaho spike after businesses reopen

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For a time in Idaho, it seemed like the worst of the coronavirus pandemic could be over. After an initial onslaught of confirmed cases in the spring, by June numbers had dropped to a point that state leaders ...

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IBM Watson Health: St. Luke’s ranks on top once again (access required)

The respected IBM Watson Health organization has just named St. Luke’s as one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the country — and this year, added Saint Alphonsus Health System to the list. No other city in the country has ...

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Boise mayor to issue order making face coverings mandatory

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mayor of Idaho’s largest city said Thursday that she will sign a public health emergency order requiring face coverings in all indoor and outdoor public places. Boise Mayor Lauren McLean cited the significant increase in ...

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