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Oregon hospital seeks partnership with St. Luke’s, Saint Al’s (access required)

The 25-bed Grande Rond Hospital in Oregon has requested proposals from the St. Luke’s and Saint Alphonsus Health Systems for partnerships. The two health systems have until Oct. 15 to submit proposals, said Lynn Harris, DMD, the chairman of the ...

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Roundtable- Health Care Reform (access required)

IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW’S 4 THIRD QUARTER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 5 ON 6 HEALTH CARE REFORM 7 8 9 TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS 10 11 12 Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2009 13 Time: 7:30 a.m. 14 Place: Legacy Pointe University of Idaho 15 ...

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Oregon, Idaho hospitals take on Saint Alphonsus name change (access required)

Hospitals in Ontario and Baker City, Ore., and Nampa will change their names Sept. 15 to reflect their new affiliation with Saint Alphonsus Health System. Mercy Medical Center in Nampa will become Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa. Mercy North ...

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Former U.S. House hopeful named Idaho hospital CEO

Former U.S. House hopeful Vaughn Ward has been appointed CEO of a northern Idaho hospital. Ward, a Republican who lost to tea party favorite Raul Labrador in the Idaho primary three months ago, will start his new job at Northwest ...

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Cactus Petes employees donate to Boise spine injury program

Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services received more than $61,000 to help with treatment for spinal cord injuries from resort casino Cactus Petes in Jackpot, Nev.   The money was raised by employees of Cactus Petes, with 50 percent matching funds from ...

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State takes health subsidies, still fights federal reform (access required)

While Idaho is among the 20 states suing to overturn President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, it also made the list of organizations seeking part of a $5 billion federal reinsurance coverage plan. At least 20 Idaho companies and ...

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IBR unveils 2010 Health Care Heroes honorees

The Idaho Business Review has announced the recipients of the 2010 Idaho Health Care Heroes awards. Now in its fifth year, the Health Care Heroes program recognizes the invaluable contributions made by individuals and organizations in the health care field ...

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Idaho steps up efforts to increase childhood vaccinations (access required)

Idaho health officials are taking several important steps this year to raise the childhood vaccination rate, which is among the lowest in the country. A new Idaho Department of Health and Welfare rule due to be published Sept. 1 will ...

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Hospitals, physicians prepare for likely outcomes of health care reform (access required)

The leaders of insurers, hospitals and other businesses deeply invested in the outcome of health care reform are waiting to see what changes the complex bill will bring. Meanwhile, some sectors of the industry are already reshaping themselves to accommodate ...

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Medicaid payor head addresses payment delays

J. Mario Molina, the physician who is the head of Idaho’s Medicaid provider, apologized in person Aug. 23 for his company’s delay in making payments to thousands of Idaho health care providers. Molina, the president and CEO of Molina Healthcare ...

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