Health Care

Fish-eye view of the new central plant (left) and attached parking garage (right) at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Boise.
Aug 4, 2022

St. Luke’s launches nonprofit health insurance plan

Idaho’s largest health care system is getting into the insurance business. St. Luke’s Health System has launched St. Luke’s Health Plan, a nonprofit health insurance plan offering coverage to individuals and families across 20 Idaho counties beginning in January. The new plan will cover health care from St. Luke’s and 4,000 independent physicians in Idaho. That network includes hea[...]

Aug 2, 2022

Designing for physical therapy

Opening a physical therapy (PT) practice involves managing a lot of moving parts. Therapists must determine their methodology in treating patients, figure out what kind of team they want to work with them, and above all, understand that working with patients of limited mobility requires empathy and attentive, compassionate care. But one of the key components to making all of this happen is the cli[...]

Jul 26, 2022

Recent and future hospital construction projects in Idaho

Read More Construction News [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/construction/feed/" number="3"] The surge and ebb of the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop Idaho’s hospitals from starting, finishing or planning construction and renovation projects for 2021 and 2022. The Idaho Business Review (IBR) surveyed the state’s hospitals for developing projects.  Pandemic delays [...]

Jul 18, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ 360 Behavioral Health cuts ribbon for first Idaho location

Read More Business News [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/business-news/feed/" number="3"] 360 Behavioral Health cut the ribbon for its new location in Meridian and first facility in Idaho on Thursday during a grand-opening celebration open to community members. Guests were able to tour the facility, at 2549 North Stokesberry Place, that will provide treatment services[...]

Jul 13, 2022

Housing medical technology

Health care facilities used to just worry about beds. Now, as health care has become more high-tech, they need to worry not only about beds, but also about linear accelerators, radiation and giant magnets. Certainly, adding new technology means increased demands on infrastructure. That includes electricity; HVAC; internet connectivity and simple space requirements. [caption id="attachment_28[...]

Fish-eye view of the new central plant (left) and attached parking garage (right) at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Boise.
Jul 13, 2022

Ammon Bundy and Diego Rodriguez get 3-week extension in St. Luke’s lawsuit

An Ada County judge on Tuesday sent St. Luke’s attorneys back to square one, after the attorneys made a procedural error in a case against Ammon Bundy, Diego Rodriguez and their organizations. Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton said the hospital system’s paperwork did not follow rules for legal notices; for example, in their summons, attorneys for St. Luke’s didn’t list the address of th[...]

Jul 12, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Boise opens grants for expanded mental health services

Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] Boise Mayor Lauren McLean and Boise City Council have approved $2 million in American Rescue Plan funding for mental health care. Grant applications for organizations to provide expanded mental health services are now open. The money will directly support organizations — includin[...]

Jul 6, 2022

ISU Institute for Rural Health puts focus on suicide prevention training for community members via AmeriCorps program

Idaho State University’s (ISU) Institute for Rural Health (IRH) has received more than $1.4 million to expand public health across Idaho. Through this federal funding, the university’s Gem State Public Health AmeriCorps (GSPHA) program will partner with public health organizations across the state to host 72 members for essential trainings — namely, suicide prevention and intervention traini[...]

Jul 1, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Saint Alphonsus takes top national honors for social responsibility

Read More about St. Alphonsus [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/?s=Alphonsus&feed=rss2" number="3"] Two Treasure Valley hospitals made the Lown Institute’s top-10 in the nation list for social responsibility. The Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa ranked eighth and the Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Ontario ranked ninth. The rankings use 53 different metrics to evaluate a ho[...]

Jun 30, 2022

Idaho State University sign language interpreting instructor awarded $2.1M grant for health care project

Idaho State University (ISU) researcher and clinical associate professor for sign language interpreting Elizabeth Schniedewind recently received a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education through its Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). The funding, which will be released over the course of five years, will support both ISU and Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. The g[...]

Jun 28, 2022

Idaho State University opens clinics and renovates facilities to provide accessible health care treatment 

Idaho State University (ISU) has made noticeable strides in providing accessible health care treatment and giving its students the opportunities to succeed in the industry.   Pocatello’s Dental Hygiene Clinic  Among these recent developments is the renovated Dental Hygiene Clinic in Pocatello that had its ribbon cutting ceremony on April 15. The renovations were possible through a $500,[...]

Jun 22, 2022

Madisonhealth, Idaho’s newest health care network

Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, along with its network of six clinics, its outpatient surgery center and its associated practices and health care providers, announced on June 20 the rebranding of all its parts into a new health system: “Madison Memorial Hospital, together with its clinics, affiliates and network of providers, will, effective July 1, 2022, be known as Madisonhealth.” [...]