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Kootenai Health invests more than $100M in expansions (access required)

By next summer, Kootenai Health will have invested more than $100 million in expansions to its facilities in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. In March, the community hospital, which serves Kootenai County, opened a $57 million expansion of the Coeur ...

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A frontier hospital that measures success by technology

In 2013 Lost Rivers Medical Center nearly closed its doors for good.  In its third year of bankruptcy, the hospital was so laden with debt ($3.5 million, including millions in back taxes and penalties), it was doubtful the staff would ...

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Osteopathic college is on track for February groundbreaking (access required)

The proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine – which would be Idaho’s first and, so far, only medical school – is on track for a groundbreaking in February that will enable it to offer classes beginning in 2018. So far, ...

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Canyon Retirement Community brings independent, assisted living, memory care to Twin Falls (access required)

TanaBell Health Services expects a Dec.1 opening for its Canyons Retirement Community in Twin Falls. The 88-bed community will be the first for Pocatello-based TanaBell to offer independent living, assisted living and memory care beds and also the first in ...

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Aspen Dental is building dental offices across Idaho (access required)

Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental Management Inc. is investing about $1.2 million to construct dental buildings for four independent practices in Idaho Falls, Nampa, Pocatello and Lewiston. Aspen Dental provides a brand name and non-clinical business support services – including real ...

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Preference for ‘aging in place’ slows nursing home construction

While hospital construction is proceeding apace, that’s less true for nursing homes, primarily because of a preference toward assisted living facilities that enable senior citizens to age in place. “There’s very, very few new nursing homes being built,” due to ...

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Real estate is the prescription for a healthy medical practice (access required)

When it comes to real estate, the old expression “location, location, location” continues to be relevant — and no more so than for a medical professional starting a new practice or acquiring an existing one. But an equally important consideration ...

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In Portland, retail therapy presents a growing opportunity for builders (access required)

In just a few years, “retail” health clinics have become close to ubiquitous around Portland. These small acute care facilities, open late hours and on weekends, are popping up in commercial spaces around the metro area – strip malls, discount ...

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Building health: Future diagnoses (access required)

We have all experienced reports in recent months of bad air quality in the area due to nearby wild land fires, which are often accompanied by the suggestion to stay indoors to protect your health. While poor outdoor air quality ...

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