Welcome, Elks Employees and Patients, to the St. Luke’s Family!

October 1 marks an important day for St. Luke’s Health System. Our long-time colleagues of the Elks Rehab System have decided to shift efforts away from being a provider of rehabilitation services and focus on supporting rehabilitation services in Idaho through philanthropy and volunteerism. St. Luke’s will expand rehabilitation services to include those previously provided [...]

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FitOne: Wellness Fun for Everyone

It was fantastic to see everyone out walking, running, rolling, and enjoying all the FitOne activities last week. More than 10,000 participants turned out Saturday, doubling last year’s count, and more than 10,000 people attended the FitOne Healthy Living Expo that preceded the events. FitOne benefits St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and we’re grateful for that. But [...]

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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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TEAMwork System Moves St. Luke’s Up the Board

I am very excited about one of the newer additions to our St. Luke’s leadership team: Sandee Gehrke, St. Luke’s Health System vice president of operations improvement.  Sandee is an experienced and accomplished leader, and I believe that she will help take our initial steps in implementing St. Luke’s lean operating system – TEAMwork – [...]

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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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