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Skilled nursing operator expands its presence in Idaho (access required)

REXBURG – California-based Ensign Group Inc. said Sept 1 it bought a skilled nursing facility in Rexburg for an undisclosed price. The Idaho property is Temple View Transitional Care Center, a 119-bed facility. The seller was not named. In a ...

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Idaho apprenticeships help meet the demand for health care workers

Linda Akike came to Boise from the Republic of Congo. She always dreamed of being a nurse, so when she heard she could enroll in a program that may lead to a full-time job at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center ...

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Mental health resources expanding slowly in eastern Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — When Brett Nelson started at the Behavioral Health Center in 2002, he said the shortage of therapists in the state made it difficult for the center to ensure further treatment for patients after they left ...

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Hospital acquires treatment device for spinal procedures (access required)

Post Falls – A robotic-guided surgical system promises to give people in Northern Idaho who suffer from chronic spinal pain a minimally invasive option for treatment. Northwest Specialty Hospital and Axis Spine said they have teamed on the purchase of ...

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St. Luke’s medical facility spotlights patient services, family support and fun (access required)

In addition to an experienced pediatric staff and advanced medical treatments offered at the new Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion at St. Luke’s, patients and their families will find a playful but healing environment there. Katie Apple, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital ...

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Dr. Mark Nassir named president of Saint Alphonsus Medical Group

Dr. Mark Nassir has been named president of Saint Alphonsus Medical Group. He replaces Dr. Charles Davis, who was promoted to chief clinical officer for the Saint Alphonsus Health System one year ago. Dr. Nassir most recently served as Commander/CEO ...

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Firm expands HQ, workforce to help folks pay medical bills

A Boise-based tech company’s growth is built on bringing resolution to one of health care’s greatest mysteries: helping decipher patients’ medical bills and find ways to cover often-unforeseen expenses. Looking to help make a dent in the estimated $38 billion ...

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Construction begins on $40M St. Luke’s McCall expansion (access required)

McCALL – A beam raising ceremony on Aug. 12 heralded the start of construction of the new addition to St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center. Members of the community and St. Luke’s employees gathered to add their signatures to a giant ...

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St. Luke’s quick care opening to fill void in Elmore County (access required)

MOUNTAIN HOME – A new St. Luke’s clinic offering immediate care is now open for business. St. Luke’s Elmore Quick Care, which welcomed its first patients Aug. 5, comes just in the nick of time, according to St. Luke’s Health ...

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