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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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Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Tom Mortell, Hawley Troxell partner, health care law practice chair

Tom Mortell, head of Hawley Troxell’s health law group, has represented Idaho hospitals for over 20 years with a particular focus on rural areas. He calls rural hospitals “the backbones of their communities,” noting that they are often the town’s largest employer. ...

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Lawmakers ponder if counties should fund Medicaid expansion

A panel of Idaho lawmakers looking for ways to pay for the state’s expansion of Medicaid is considering eliminating county indigent health care funds, dipping into money collected from court fees or tapping cash from a tobacco settlement reached nearly ...

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Treasure Valley has a new rehab hospital (access required)

Saint Alphonsus Health System and Encompass Health Corp. unveiled a new rehabilitation hospital on Aug. 7. Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital officially welcomed its first patients July 28 at the newly built facility, located at 711 N. Curtis Road. Located ...

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Kootenai Health looks to acquire two hospitals

COEUR D’ALENE – Kootenai Health said Aug. 8 that it has signed a letter of intent to transfer ownership of two critical access hospitals that serve largely rural areas in north-central Idaho from Essentia Health to Kootenai Health. The properties ...

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Osteopathic medical school names new dean (access required)

MERIDIAN – Idaho’s first medical school has a new leader. Thomas Mohr, D.O., has been named chief academic officer and dean of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, the college announced Aug. 7. Dr. Mohr succeeds Dr. Robert Hasty, a ...

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Saint Alphonsus opens clinic offering ear, nose and throat services and more (access required)

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Ear, nose and throat specialists are balancing expanded services with hearing and balance disorder treatments and therapies at a new clinic near the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center campus in Boise. Saint Alphonsus Health System officials, staff members and others ...

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Medical group continues to expand its reach in Treasure Valley (access required)

In 25 years, Primary Health Medical Group has expanded from one clinic to 19 locations throughout the Treasure Valley, with future growth on the horizon. The family medicine provider is looking at opening three new clinics in the next few ...

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IBR’s health care panel discussion will offer broad view of industry

The Idaho Business Review will present an August Breakfast Series panel discussion on health care trends featuring local leaders from across the industry, including St. Luke’s Health System, Saint Alphonsus Health System, Blue Cross of Idaho and Delta Dental. The panel, ...

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Primary Health urgent cares now accepting veterans (access required)

Veterans looking for greater access to walk-in urgent care appointments now have 19 Primary Health clinics in the Treasure Valley as an option. The health care provider announced the service July 24 affecting its urgent care locations in response to ...

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