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New local H2B, MS Administrative Services partnership ‘disrupting’ health care system  (access required)

A new partnership taking off in Idaho aims to fix a piece of the broken health care system nationwide.  Health 2 Business (H2B) and MS Administrative Services together are offering a “turnkey, community-based solution” that allows employers to offer employees direct ...

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Hancock named Beacon Cancer Care CEO

Beacon Cancer Care has announced that Helo Hancock has been named its new chief executive officer. Hancock has over 15 years of senior leadership experience, including most recently as CEO of Marimn Health, the health care system owned by the ...

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Hays named CFO at Saltzer Health

Terri Hays, a skilled senior executive with 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance, has been named chief financial officer at Saltzer Health. Previously, Hays served as CFO at Rainier Springs Behavioral Hospital in Vancouver, Washington and Haven Behavioral Hospital ...

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Jordan named CEO of Marimn Health

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has named Janice Jordan as the CEO of Marimn Health. Jordan will assume her new role on March 7. Jordan brings a wealth of experience in health care management and operations built over a career spent ...

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Religious objectors to file civil rights complaints against Micron (access required)

The February 18 rally by the Micron Employees for Religious Freedom at the Idaho Capitol.

Constructive termination is a nasty phrase. A group called Micron Employees for Religious Freedom (MERF) claims it was one of several discriminatory actions Micron Technology committed while creating its vaccination mandate for its employees. On Feb. 18, MERF held a ...

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New bill aims to address shortage of rural Idaho nurses

The Idaho Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation to the Senate that would create an incentive for nurses to take jobs in Idaho’s rural areas. Health care facilities have long struggled to fill jobs in Idaho’s remote ...

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Last gasp to stop CMS vaccine mandate quietly suffocated (access required)

Idaho was one of 16 states that attempted a last-gasp action on Feb. 4 to stop the vaccine mandate for health care workers from taking effect on Feb. 14. The attempt did not succeed, quashed by denials from both federal ...

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Idaho joins new attempt to block health care vaccine mandate (access required)

The Attorney General of Idaho joined 15 other attorney generals on Feb. 4 asking a federal judge to once again block the mandate requiring health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Background The 16 attorney generals filed an amended ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ Idaho hospitals escape Medicare penalties

photo of patient care room at power county hospital district

Idaho hospitals escape Medicare penalties No Idaho hospitals will be saddled with a Medicare penalty for the 2022 federal fiscal year for Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reductions Program (HACRP). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 764 hospitals nationwide ...

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