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St. Luke’s Dr. Greg Janos: Valuing Partnerships to Enhance Care for Children

As a specialist in internal medicine, I have often said in explaining what that is that I take care of “big kids.”  That really is not a proper analogy. Adults are not simply big kids. Dr. Janos, our executive medical director of St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, gives five ways that caring for children is different [...]

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St. Luke’s Clinical Ethics Program: ‘… anchored in values’

The complexity of medical care, the advancements in technology, the development of new medications and treatments, the aging of our population, the earlier survival of premature babies, and the longer survival of people with multiple chronic illnesses all have come together to create far more ethical challenges for families and caregivers than we in health [...]

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Making the Case for Transformation

Dr. Jim Souza, vice president of medical affairs for St. Luke’s West Region, examines the value and quality problems besetting health care in the United States and talks about St. Luke’s work to remedy matters.

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St. Luke’s Dr. Chasin Goes to Washington

St. Luke’s envisions seamless, integrated care. With this, we will tackle one of the foundational problems in health care, one that nearly every healthcare expert agrees is responsible for poorer quality outcomes, higher occurrence of patient harm, and needless additional cost due to duplication of tests and procedures – fragmentation of the healthcare delivery system. [...]

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St. Luke’s in Fruitland: ‘… the true spirit of St. Luke …’

St. Luke’s is committed to improving the health of people in our region. That’s our mission. Our recent grand opening celebration of the Fruitland Medical Plaza and our emergency department there showed just how deep that commitment goes, and how passionately that mission is held. Our mission is compelling. In just the first few weeks, [...]

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Letter from Fruitland’s Mayor

Fruitland is very grateful and proud of the investment that St. Luke’s has been making in our community.  The access to medical services, specialties, and treatment is a great benefit to the entire western Treasure Valley. As I said at the grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the new facility, having these local services opens up [...]

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Bosslift Underscores the Commitment of St. Luke’s Military Veteran Employees

I was a military brat – actually, my brother was the brat, but you get the point – having been born overseas in what was then West Germany at the time while my father served in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne division. We moved a lot, and I have always admired my parents and all [...]

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Perioperative Focus Tightens the Links in St. Luke’s Safety Chain

I am so proud of our physician leaders here at St. Luke’s and the fact that they have embraced innovation and new models of care.   Today, we are following up on one innovative new program we informed you about just over a year ago – St. Luke’s Perioperative Evaluation Clinic. I asked my blog editor, [...]

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A St. Luke’s Winning Streak No One Wants to Talk About

Last week, Dr. Hill was my guest blogger and wrote about our journey to zero harm.  This week, my blog editor followed up with Dr. Kevin Shea, Dr. Howard King, and the team of folks working on one aspect of zero harm: Project Zero, the St. Luke’s team working to eliminate surgical site infections related [...]

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A Lifetime of Adventures

Two weeks ago during the closing lunch of Idaho’s Conference on Recreation and Tourism in Sun Valley, Drake Cooper’s own Bill Drake was awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Tourism and Recreation. Handpicked and awarded by the Governor’s Office, it’s been 33 years in the making, so it’s time for a toast.  Pictured above […]

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