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You can’t bring this type of smartphone into St. Luke’s. Here’s why

The Treasure Valley’s St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center is the largest private employer in Idaho, according to issuance documents for Idaho Tax Anticipation Notes. With other units of the nonprofit St. Luke’s Health System included, its Idaho employment is even larger.
The Treasure Valley’s St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center is the largest private employer in Idaho, according to issuance documents for Idaho Tax Anticipation Notes. With other units of the nonprofit St. Luke’s Health System included, its Idaho employment is even larger. kgreen@idahostatesman.com

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone made explosive headlines this year since it’s literally exploded.

Now St. Luke’s is banning the phone from their premises across Idaho, according to a press release.

The ban is in effect for employees, patients and visitors to the hospital and signage will be put up to remind folks to leave their phone outside of St. Luke’s facilities, according to the release.

If you have this type of Samsung phone, the company recommends that you power it down and get a refund, according to the release.

In September the federal government banned the Galaxy phone from airlines.

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