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Intermountain Healthcare Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine for All Caregivers to Comply with Federal Vaccination Order

Intermountain Healthcare Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine for All Caregivers to Comply with Federal Vaccination Order

27th October, 2021 | Published by Saltzer Health

Intermountain Healthcare, which cares for hundreds of thousands of patients throughout the Intermountain West – including those with Medicare and Medicaid – will require all of its caregivers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to comply with federal vaccination requirements announced by President Biden in September. The Biden Administration issued the Path Out of the Pandemic COVID-19 Action Plan on September 9, 2021, requiring federal agencies to implement COVID-19 vaccination requirements in three areas, which all affect Intermountain: (1) companies...

Meet Bridgette Berkeley, Director of Nursing at Saltzer Surgery Center

Meet Bridgette Berkeley, Director of Nursing at Saltzer Surgery Center

20th October, 2021 | Published by Amanda Sheppard

Bridgette Berkeley’s path to her position as director of nursing at the Saltzer Surgery Center started in her youth. As a child, Berkeley dreamed of becoming a pediatric cardiologist. In high school, she enrolled in a healthcare specialty program and experienced many things that the average teen-ager does not. Berkeley spent hours shadowing nurses and ICU intensivists. Watching surgeries and procedures further inspired her passion to provide extraordinary medical care. After the birth of her first child, Berkeley switched her...

2nd Annual Treasure Valley Drive-Thru Health and Resource Fair

2nd Annual Treasure Valley Drive-Thru Health and Resource Fair

13th October, 2021 | Published by Saltzer Health

The MolinaCares Accord and Molina Healthcare of Idaho, in collaboration with Saltzer Health, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine - ICOM, and local community organizations, are excited to bring you the 2nd Annual Treasure Valley Drive-Thru Health and Resource Fair. From the safety and comfort of your car, you can get: A flu shot Important information and resources from local organizations Food and produce boxes provided by the Idaho Food Bank Toothbrushes And more! This free event is open to...

Getting a Flu Vaccine is More Important Than Ever

Getting a Flu Vaccine is More Important Than Ever

11th October, 2021 | Published by Saltzer Health

Influenza (flu) is a potentially serious disease. Flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against flu and its potentially serious complications. For the upcoming flu season, 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 healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic Keep individuals from getting sick with flu, reduce the severity of the illness if you do get flu, and reduce...