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Air Force leads to successful career as nurse practitioner for Saltzer Health’s Brian Kittelson

Air Force leads to successful career as nurse practitioner for Saltzer Health’s Brian Kittelson

11th November, 2020 | Published by Saltzer Health

As a high school student, Brian Kittelson loved math. “I blew calculus away,” he said. When it came time for college, Kittelson pursued an ROTC scholarship. The military gave him three options: nursing, aerospace engineering, and math. Nursing was a natural choice, he says. “My grandmother was a nurse and I talked to her a lot about it.” A four-year nursing scholarship at the University of Florida, led Kittleson to a 22-year military career. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel...

Getting a Flu Vaccine is More Important Than Ever in 2020

Getting a Flu Vaccine is More Important Than Ever in 2020

15th October, 2020 | Published by Saltzer Health

The CDC believes it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading this year. In this context, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. CDC recommends that all people 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccine prior to the flu season. For the upcoming flu season, a flu vaccination is important to reduce flu because it can: Reduce the number of respiratory illnesses in our population Lessen the resulting burden on the...

Saltzer Health to join Intermountain Healthcare

Saltzer Health to join Intermountain Healthcare

29th September, 2020 | Published by Saltzer Health

Nampa-based Saltzer Health, a leading physician group in the Treasure Valley, is joining Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for profit regional health system. Saltzer Health has been owned by Ball Ventures Ahlquist (BVA), a commercial development and strategic capital investment joint venture, since early 2019. The arrangement reached between Intermountain and BVA is expected to be finalized October 1. Saltzer Health employs nearly 80 physicians and advanced practice providers serving 102,000 patients annually at eight locations in Canyon and Ada counties, and provides primary, specialty, and...

Veterans can receive VA-approved services at Saltzer Health Urgent Care Clinics

Veterans can receive VA-approved services at Saltzer Health Urgent Care Clinics

18th September, 2020 | Published by Saltzer Health

Veterans with minor injuries and illnesses can receive accessible, high-quality care close to home thanks to Veterans Affairs-approved services at four Saltzer Health urgent care clinics. The urgent care clinics are located at: South Nampa -- 215 E. Hawaii Ave., Nampa ID 83686 North Nampa -- 9850 W. St. Luke's Drive, Nampa ID 83687 Caldwell -- 512 E. Elm St., Caldwell ID 83605 South Meridian -- 2840 S. Meridian Road, Meridian ID 83642 The benefit is considered “open access,” which...