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Paramedics, police have a home at Saint Alphonsus-Nampa (access required)

Having paramedics, police and hospital staff under the same roof? It’s sort of a natural fit for folks in the helping business, according to a host of officials, dignitaries and guests who recently marked the partnership between Saint Alphonsus Medical ...

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New hospital in Meridian to help fill mental health treatment gap (access required)

A 72-bed inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility will open in Meridian in January after a for-profit company saw a need to expand mental health care in the Treasure Valley. Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital at 2131 S. Bonito Way will ...

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Jobs lost, gained in St. Luke’s restructuring (access required)

St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho’s largest private employer, is in the midst of an organizational redesign, and the transition now underway means some job layoffs. At the same time, staffers affected by the changes will have the first shot to ...

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Idaho Supreme Court to hear Medicaid expansion arguments

The Idaho Supreme Court says it will hear oral arguments for a conservative group’s lawsuit to overturn the voter-approved expansion of Medicaid coverage to potentially more than 60,000 low-income adults across the state. The court on Monday set Jan. 29 ...

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Physician management firm has new owners (access required)

A Boise-based physician practice management company that does business with medical groups in seven Western states has new owners. Medical Management Inc. has been sold to the current executive team, according to founder Jim Trounson. In a news release, Trounson, ...

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Importance of medical records management intensifies in high-tech world (access required)

Health information management, which includes the management of medical records, is a field that is constantly evolving with advances in technology. “Health information is an exciting career,” said Julia Kendrick, regional health information management director for SSM Health Care Oklahoma. ...

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Virtual reality playing a role in health care

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This is the second story in a three-part series on virtual reality.  We’re a ways from using it in areas such as surgery and other medical procedures, but virtual reality (VR) is playing an increasingly larger role in health care. ...

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Nursing shortage continues across nation (access required)

Oklahoma City-based nurse practitioner Brooke Caldwell has experienced many settings of nursing and various levels over her 18-year career. Caldwell worked as a nurse technician while earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Oklahoma. Upon graduation, she worked ...

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Business community hopeful after election results (access required)

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Results of the Nov. 6 election in Idaho, with the victory of Lt. Gov. Brad Little as governor, signaled pretty much a continuation of policies of the past 12 years. “On the most part, it’s ‘keep on truckin’,’” said Rick ...

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ISU physical therapy program offers high-tech distance learning options

While physical therapy is a decidedly hands-on field, students in Meridian and Pocatello are finding that their professional training is getting a boost from technology. When Idaho State University’s Meridian campus expanded its physical therapy program this year, the school ...

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