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The Backstage Pass Internship is Back

Apply Here The Backstage Pass is back at Drake Cooper. It’s the largest advertising internship program in Idaho and we’re excited to bring it back for round two. We’re modifying the structure a bit this year by bringing in three interns that act as Junior Producers to work directly with Drake Cooper’s digital team. We’re […]

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The Fine Print on the Health Insurance Penalty

Editor’s note: The article that follows originally appeared as a column under a different headline in the Idaho Statesman’s Business Insider. We have all heard that the success of the Affordable Care Act depends upon getting young people to sign up for health insurance to help subsidize health care for older individuals who are more likely [...]

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FDA Proposes Major Changes to Nutrition Facts

The nutrition facts table will likely look different soon, thanks to huge changes proposed by the FDA and supported by the Obama administration. This is the most significant change to the label in over 20 years and it will impact consumer packaged goods companies everywhere. Here are two of the major changes being made: 1) […]

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Childhood Obesity in Idaho

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Steven Kelder to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for the fourth installment of the Healthcare Roundtable.  Dr. Kelder, a professor and researcher at the University of Texas, is an expert in the field … Continue reading

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‘Cyber-security is not just a St. Luke’s concern’

As the CEO of a major healthcare delivery system, I am often asked what keeps me up at night. One of the many things on that list is a security breach. Cyber-security is a big deal for all of us, whether individuals or as employees of St. Luke’s. There are steps we all need to [...]

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Helping People: It’s What We Do

Prevention and wellness have always been important components of health care for Saint Alphonsus.  One of the ways we provide this service to people in the areas we operate is through free screenings, health fairs and seminars. These events allow … Continue reading

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Your Health Idaho is Already Changing Lives

Having as many Idahoans covered with health insurance as possible is an admirable goal, and Your Health Idaho, Idaho’s state-based health insurance exchange, is trying for just that. They’ve been very successful – Idaho is second in the country on a per capita basis at signing up individuals through the insurance exchange.  If you do [...]

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Your Health Idaho Sets the Record Straight

Here’s Jody with Your Health Idaho to get everyone signed up before the March 31 deadline. Thanks to Jody and to all the folks at Your Health Idaho who have worked so hard to make sure Idaho’s health insurance exchange is just what the doctor ordered for the people of our region!  Note: If you [...]

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Appreciation from a Bald Man

I asked for a trim up around the edges, and I got this! Participating on Team Breaking Bald with so many St. Luke’s pediatric oncology and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurses has been a privilege and honor that I will never forget. Saturday was the big shave, when the PICU Breaking Bald team joined with [...]

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Honoring Our Sisters and Their Contributions to the Healing Ministry

The inaugural National Catholic Sisters Week kicks off March 8 and offers a wonderful opportunity to honor the work of sisters who have made such a difference in the lives of so many people and communities. We recognize our Catholic … Continue reading

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