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Last-Minute Local Christmas Gift Guide!

downtown boise associationHey, psst… It’s almost here! Have you bought all your Christmas gifts yet? Unless you are lucky enough to live in one of the 16 cities where Amazon can deliver presents in a day, you’re almost out of time to get your shopping done! If you’ve waited until the last moment, or are struggling to find the perfect […]

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‘Tis the Season to Be Generous!

fashion getaways launch partyThe Launch Party was a huge success!!! We had more than 60 fabulous friends show up to join us at the Dish, for an evening of fun as we launched the Ladies-Only Fashion Getaways…

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Get Ready to JUMP, Boise!

JUMP BoiseBoise’s newest community project is now OPEN… But will the city JUMP for joy over this long-awaited mystery?

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Style in the Aisles Fashion Show Launches in Boise

black halo event banner 2Last week I had the honor of attending a very special fashion show, thrown by Piece Unique and beloved local legend Jesse Taylor.

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St. Luke’s Cody Langbehn on Community Connectedness

There are great things happening at St. Luke’s Wood River under the leadership of Cody Langbehn. Cody is my guest blogger today and he gives examples of just how much can be achieved when a critical access hospital is supported by a health system and its community. The result? Services provided locally that otherwise would […]

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St. Luke’s and FitOne: Health is a Participant Sport

Less than seven weeks to go until the fall FitOne fun! This community tradition benefits St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. Here’s FitOne Director Heather Hill’s report.   In 2013, we laid the foundation to transition a 5K run/walk known for 20 years as the Women’s Fitness Celebration to a year-round movement to engage our communities in […]

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St. Luke’s Pulmonary Nodule Committee: ‘An outstanding service to our patients …’

Many hospitals and health systems talk about the Triple Aim, which for St. Luke’s is better health, better care, and lower costs.   How many of them are really making investments in health, for which they are not compensated, and how many of them are making serious efforts at reducing costs, if doing so reduces […]

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St. Luke’s Dr. David Pate: The Programs Work. It’s Fee for Service That Doesn’t.

When St. Luke’s Health System made our strategic framework available to the public a couple of years ago, we indicated that the transformation of health care we are seeking to achieve for the benefit of our communities will require three transformations – transformation of the clinical model, transformation of the patient experience, and a business […]

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St. Luke’s MetSyn Efforts Show Just How Complicated Healthcare Transformation Is

What happens when a group of committed, empowered patients and equally involved medical professionals score a clear health victory, but it’s not something that health care is ready for? It’s a question increasingly facing St. Luke’s Health System, which has moved energetically in the direction of accountable care and population health, and one other hospitals […]

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Telehealth: Extended St. Luke’s Quality Care Close to Home

St. Luke’s is always looking at how technology can help us deliver on our aims of better health, better care, and lower costs.  Telehealth is one such technology that is making our care better, safer, more effective, and less costly, and helping us to connect with and serve our communities even better.  Here to provide […]

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