It’s that season again. No, not ski season — that’s still weeks, if not months, away.
Last winter Raith Wehner needed to be driven from his home in Victor, Idaho, to Idaho Falls for dialysis, but a snowstorm had closed Highway 33 to Rexburg, Idaho, and the road over Pine Creek Pass.
A staggering number of health problems are in some way tied to poor lifestyle choices, and a new program at St. John’s Medical Center hopes to combat them while lowering the amount of medicine patients take and procedures they undergo.
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On Wednesday, St. John’s Medical Center will the hold the first in a series of monthly public updates on the Sage Living construction progress.
St. John’s Medical Center is looking to buy a new CT scanner, and it appears the hospital will have some help purchasing it. The St. John’s Auxiliary, a long-running organization that fundraises for the hospital, has pledged to raise $250,000 to support the hospital’s push to buy the new machine.
With the recent spate of dry weather, you should have had ample time to work on your golf swing, which means you’re ready for the St. John’s Auxiliary annual Charity Golf Tournament.
The importing of big-city ideas is, at times, frowned upon in this mountainous enclave, but Patrick Trucco might have found one that everyone in town can support.
Thomas Spatafore worked as a seasonal weed technician for Teton County Weed and Pest for a decade. By all accounts, he enjoyed the job and was good at it, moving up the ranks to lead his own crew, including on an important contract with the National Elk Refuge.
Between Devil’s Tower and the South Dakota state line, along a pine-covered hillside, sits Aladdin, population 15. Father-son duo Maynard and Lee Rude own most of the town, including its mobile-home park, gas station and 125-year-old mercantile.
Dirt is being moved at the future home of Sage Living, and the St. John’s Medical Center board of trustees has tied up a few loose ends related to the nursing home’s construction.
When Richard Sugden and Paul King started Jackson Hole Air Ambulance in 1981, the closest air ambulance sat in Salt Lake City.
The St. John’s Medical Center Board of Trustees approved an operating budget Thursday that tops $131 million, a figure that doesn’t include the capital construction money for the medical center to begin building Sage Living, its updated nursing home.
With a cadre of shovels, representatives from St. John’s Medical Center and the St. John’s Hosptial Foundation — along with one elderly Living Center resident in a wheelchair — moved the ceremonial first scoops of dirt Thursday at the future site of Sage Living.
When Paul Beaupre left his house July 3 he thought it was just a routine trip to the airport to pick up his son, Ryan. Never mind the growing storm. But Mother Nature had other plans.
The oft-litigated Affordable Care Act is again in federal court, but Wyoming health care administrators say it’s too early to know exactly how the potential striking down of the landmark health care law could affect patients.
A new strain of an ungulate disease is approaching Wyoming, and officials are implementing measures in hopes of keeping it from crossing the state line.
A shoulder’s innards seen through an arthroscope looked remarkably like underwater footage of a coral reef. Strands of shredded tissue swayed like kelp in the current of irrigation fluid being flushed through the joint to minimize blood flow. The blood vessels resembled red algae.
In an attempt to reverse a new trend of expenses outpacing revenue, St. John’s Medical Center will raise its prices 8% in fiscal year 2020, which started Monday.
The United States is getting older. The growing number of retirees and baby boomers is increasing the population’s average age, and with that comes a variety of health problems related to aging.
In a special meeting Tuesday morning, the St. John’s Medical Center Board of Trustees approved an expanded budget and size for Sage Living, the replacement for its nursing home and senior care facility.