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Firm develops Venspirator to prevent, mitigate COVID-19 (access required)

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A group of local innovators is hoping to help prevent and mitigate COVID-19 by developing a new breathing apparatus. Legacy U.S., a new-to-Boise product innovation company, has created a working prototype of the “Venspirator,” and is in the process of ...

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Idaho weighs whether to adopt new CDC testing guidelines

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s public health officials are trying to decide whether they’ll officially adopt new CDC guidelines that no longer recommend coronavirus testing for asymptomatic people who have had close contact with infected people. Some experts said the ...

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Jordan Herget announced as Portneuf Medical Center’s CEO (access required)

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Portneuf Medical Center has appointed Jordan Herget as its new CEO. Herget begin his new role on Aug. 24, succeeding Mark Gregson, who served as interim CEO during a nationwide search for a permanent leader. Herget comes to Pocatello from ...

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Study: Idaho has lowest number of primary care physicians per capita (access required)

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For the past 30 years, the nonprofit United Health Foundation has issued an annual assessment of the nation’s health. One of the factors it considers in its weighted rankings is the per capita number of primary care physicians. For the 2019 ...

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Analysis: Idaho’s COVID-19 testing statistics are not good

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Out of the many statistical metrics purporting to measure response and potential recovery during the pandemic, a handful recently caught the eye of the Idaho Business Review editorial staff, especially for how they affect Idaho. By the metrics we analyzed, ...

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Idaho ranks well on study of COVID-19 economic effects (access required)

At the end of July, just over one-third of all adult Idahoans delayed getting medical care because of the COVID-19 pandemic during the previous four weeks, according to a 12-week survey conducted by the U.S. Census. While one in three ...

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Idaho still stuck in Stage 4; donates to Idaho Foodbank (access required)

Governor Little at the Aug. 21 press conference at the Idaho Food Bank.

Governor Brad Little announced for the fifth time that Idaho is not yet ready to advance out of Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds program at an Aug. 20 press conference. During Stage 4 for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Idaho’s ...

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Dina Ellwanger named president at Ontario Saint Alphonsus

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Dina Ellwanger, RN, BSN, MBA, has been named president and chief nursing officer for Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, Oregon. She assumed her new role on Aug. 17. Most recently, she has served as interim chief nursing officer at ...

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Coeur d’Alene tribe’s Marimn Health gets workplace award (access required)

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Marimn Health, the health care provider owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, has been selected by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the 150 best places to work in health care in the United States for 2020.  Marimn Health ...

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