The St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation’s board of directors and the Harvey Gray family recently awarded the 2023 Carl A. Gray Memorial Award for… Read moreSt. Luke’s nurses recognized for excellence in role
This holiday weekend marks the beginning of a dangerous time for Idaho drivers: the 100 Deadliest Days. Read moreState: Holiday weekend starts the '100 Deadliest Days' on Idaho roads
The Hailey Public Library and the Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host Carol Stephens, Psy.D., from 12–1 p.m. on Tue… Read moreHailey Library hosts 'Lunch & Learn' on Alzheimer's Tuesday
In an effort to address an identified health priority in Blaine County, the St. Luke’s Wood River Center for Community Health will host a yout… Read moreSt. Luke’s group to host youth mental-health panel
With the federal COVID-19 public health emergency having expired on May 11, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the U.S. Centers fo… Read moreAs COVID cases decline, so does agencies’ reporting
The Ketchum-based Hospice & Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley has a new leader, with Executive Director Allison Collins taking the … Read moreHospice organization hires new leader
Jennifer Adkins’ first pregnancy was near-perfect. Read moreHer fetus had a 1% chance of survival. Idaho’s ban forced her to travel for an abortion.
In an effort to address an identified health priority in Blaine County, the St. Luke’s Wood River Center for Community Health has pursued a pl… Read moreSt. Luke’s organization to host youth mental-health panel
In recognition of National Fentanyl Awareness Day on May 9, the South Central Public Health District is working to educate Idahoans about the … Read moreHealth District warns of fentanyl dangers
A federal judge in Idaho could decide by Friday whether to issue a preliminary ruling barring state Attorney General Raúl Labrador from enforc… Read moreRuling expected soon in Planned Parenthood abortion lawsuit
In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 22, the South Central Public Health District is partnering with … Read moreHealth District schedules prescription drug collection events
The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence, a nonprofit based in Hailey, is hoping to raise funds to expand its housing and overall oper… Read moreWith shelter full, The Advocates eye Hailey expansion
As of today, April 12, the St. Luke’s Health System will no longer require people to wear protective facial coverings in most areas across its… Read moreSt. Luke’s drops mask requirement, starts badge policy
In 2021 the Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley was serving 56 patients on average each day in the valley with end-of-life ca… Read moreHospice struggles to serve Hispanic population
The pills came in a dark salmon-colored envelope sealed with a plastic covering that traveled more than 7,000 miles, over a dozen time zones f… Read moreEnding a pregnancy in 14 states leaves few options. Some are looking to Europe and India for help.
Attorneys hired to represent the Idaho Legislature in a federal case over Idaho’s abortion ban have appealed their right to intervene in the c… Read moreIdaho Legislature’s attorneys file appeal over right to intervene in federal abortion case
The St. Luke’s Health System has awarded $10,000 to the Men’s Second Chance Living to support the nonprofit’s work to provide affordable, sobe… Read moreSt. Luke’s awards grant to Hailey sober house
St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s top rural hospitals. Read moreSt. Luke’s Wood River recognized for rural health care
Many homebound senior citizens in the Wood River Valley rely on The Senior Connection’s Meals on Wheels program to remain healthy and independent. Read moreSenior Connection joins 'March for Meals' national fundraiser
An atmospheric river quashed a bone-dry start to 2023 to open March with a full dose of winter this week. Storms Tuesday night into Wednesday … Read moreGrin and 'bear' it
The South Central Public Health District is accepting nominations for 2023 Health Heroes, recognitions honoring individuals, groups and busine… Read moreHealth District seeks nominations for ‘Health Heroes’
St. Luke’s Health system announced last week that it plans to cut its workforce by 2% by April. It has already eliminated about 150 jobs throu… Read moreSt. Luke’s cuts 2% of workforce as COVID relief wanes
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, announced on Monday that a $1.7 trillion fiscal year 2023 federal spending package signed into law Dec. 29 in… Read moreFeds allocate $1.55 million for Shoshone medical facility
Nearly three years after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus is no longer commanding the attention it once did, but people in Blaine… Read moreBlaine County COVID-19 cases tick up slightly
Idaho could reduce its Medicaid spending by as much as $65.7 million, according to a presentation last week from a contractor hired to evaluat… Read moreHow can Idaho contain its Medicaid costs? Legislators see options — and the downsides.
St. Luke’s Wood River has earned a notable award for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures.
The St. Luke’s Health System has awarded more than $550,000 in grants to 75 nonprofit organizations in southern Idaho, including five in the Wood River Valley.
PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon is launching a new abortion hotline offering free legal advice to callers, moving to further defend abortion access after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer and eliminated federal protections for the procedure.
The Ketchum Fire Department will conduct free training classes for CPR and the use automated external defibrillator units at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Wednesday, Jan. 25.
With the calendar page turning to 2023, St. Luke’s Wood River has a new chief of staff and new leadership on its governing board.
Amid an increased need for health care for children with respiratory viruses, the St. Luke’s Health System has created temporary, no-cost outpatient clinics that offer suctioning to help pediatric patients breathe easier.
The nonprofit Senior Connection is opening a new vision and hearing center in Ketchum.
The Ketchum-based Killebrew-Thompson Memorial charity organization has donated $750,000 to the St. Luke’s Cancer Institute, using proceeds from the organization’s 2022 fundraisers.
In 2022, the year started with a COVID-19 surge driven by the omicron variant of the virus. Case numbers spiked sharply but then dropped, though as the year comes to a close, the threat of respiratory viruses harming Idahoans and other Americans still looms.
The developing phenomenon of a “triple-demic” of three harmful respiratory viruses circulating in Idaho and the nation is pushing many hospitals to capacity, state and local health officials are reporting.
Outgoing Idaho Rural Health Association President Melody Weaver, left, and incoming President Keith Davis, right, congratulate Dr. Julie Lyons on Nov. 17 for being recognized as an Idaho Rural Health Hero, an award given by the organization to recognize health educators, community advocates,…
St. Luke’s Wood River this week released its operating hours for the late-December holiday period.
As three different respiratory viruses gain strength with the approach of winter, the South Central Public Health District on Thursday determined that one such virus that many Americans might have thought was going away—COVID-19—remains a threat in Blaine County and the surrounding region.
The St. Luke’s Health System has hired two new primary-care physicians to serve the Wood River Valley and surrounding area.
Idaho women who died from pregnancy-related problems doubled between 2019 and 2020, according to the latest Maternal Mortality Review Committee report published Friday by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Individual health-insurance enrollment for 2023 on Idaho’s state insurance exchange is scheduled to close on Dec. 15.
The St. Luke’s Health System has moved a permanently stationed ground transport ambulance from the Wood River Medical Center south of Ketchum to a station in Jerome.
A Nez Perce County man over the age of 65 is Idaho’s first reported influenza-related death of the 2022-2023 season.
For a valley that focuses much of its attention to snow sports, serious injuries are always a possibility. With all the potential risks associated with winter sports, its critical to have a top-tier hospital nearby.
Idaho drafted its original abortion statute at the First Territorial Session in Lewiston—25 years before Idaho became a state and drafted the state constitution—in the winter months between December 1863 and early 1864.
The Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission considered a new ordinance last week that would allow mobile homes to park on private property in all residential zoning districts.
The St. Luke’s Health System has hired a new, full-time pediatrician to serve the Wood River Valley and surrounding area.
Substance-abuse prevention and treatment, mental- and behavioral-health services, housing stability and accessible modes of transportation are the most significant health needs in Blaine County, according to a recent report by the St. Luke’s Health System.
The Boise-based Saint Alphonsus health organization will host its 15th annual Ski and Mountain Trauma Conference at Sun Valley Resort from Nov. 3-5.
The Idaho Hospital Association earlier this month recognized several health-care professionals for their work in the industry in recent years, including St. Luke’s Wood River Emergency Department physician Dr. Terry O’Connor.
The South Central Public Health District on Thursday maintained Blaine County’s COVID-19 risk level at “moderate,” noting that the county’s elevated test positivity rate.
Here’s another troubling pandemic surge.
Two Idaho residents have filed a federal lawsuit against the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare alleging discriminatory policies for denying transgender individuals Medicaid coverage for gender reassignment surgery, according to the complaint.