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State parental leave policy follows lead of private industry (access required)

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This article was updated Jan. 31 to clarify Smith + Malek’s location. When Gov. Brad Little recently announced an executive order granting state employees in the executive branch eight weeks of paid parental leave, he was following the lead of ...

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Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Dr. Neeraj Soni and Onur Torusoglu of St. Luke’s Health System

Health care data isn’t just for analytics officers. It affects patients and hospital staff, too. Medical providers across the country are investigating how to get doctors the information they need to best treat a patient. This type of data-driven care ...

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Catching up with Saalt, as it moves to a new space (access required)

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A Boise-based startup is moving to new space to accommodate growth. The company is Saalt, which creates the Saalt Cup, a reusable period cup that collects menstrual flow rather than absorbing it. The product creates less waste than tampons or ...

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Eastern Idaho hospital loses residency accreditation

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BLACKFOOT  —  At a time when the Governor wants to add 10 new internal medicine residencies in eastern Idaho, Bingham Memorial Hospital has lost the accreditation for its residency program. The matter came to light during the Jan. 21 session ...

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Idaho Business Out Loud: Interview with Dr. Neeraj Soni and Onur Torusoglu of St. Luke’s on data analytics

Healthcare data isn’t just for analytics officers. It affects patients and hospital staff too. In this episode, Dr. Neeraj Soni and Onur Torusoglu of St. Luke’s Health System discuss how new analytics capacities can be used to not just track ...

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A word with Brad Huerta, CEO of Lost Rivers Medical Center (access required)

ARCO – Brad Huerta, CEO of the nonprofit Lost Rivers Medical Center, has the distinction of overseeing what could be the biggest financial turn around in Idaho’s health care industry. In 2013, Lost Rivers Medical Center was nearly not meeting payroll. Three ...

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Tim Trottier named CEO of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston (access required)

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston has named Tim Trottier as their new CEO. He assumed the position on Jan. 13. “Tim is deeply committed to our mission of making communities healthier, and we are excited to introduce him ...

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St. Luke’s ranked in top 120 hospitals in nation (access required)

The nonprofit Leapfrog Group, a well-known health care industry watchdog, announced their 2019 Top Hospital designation recipients in late December, and St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise was the only hospital in Idaho to make the cut. Leapfrog picked 120 ...

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St. Luke’s first in Idaho for accredited allogeneic stem cell transplants (access required)

St. Luke's patient Patricia Edwards receiving the first allogeneic stem cell transplant in Idaho in 2018.

The St. Luke’s Cancer Institute is the first in Idaho to be accredited for adult allogeneic stem cell transplants. Patients who need this procedure can now get it closer to home in Boise. Prior to establishing St. Luke’s “AlloBMT” program, a cancer patient ...

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A word with Dr. David Pate, outgoing CEO of St. Luke’s (access required)

After 10 years as CEO for St. Luke’s Health System, Dr. David Pate will step down at the end of January. Pate received his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine and began his career as a primary care physician ...

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