Saltzer Medical Group of Nampa is on track to be sold to BVA, the company of Treasure Valley developer Tommy Ahlquist. Saltzer once was owned by St. Luke’s, but it was sold in 2017 to a subsidiary of McKesson.
Idaho hospitals now display the prices for medical care on their websites. You can search costs of surgery, X-rays and other procedures. But health insurance, doctor fees and other factors affect how much you pay.
Career Education Corp., a for-profit education company accused of misleading almost 400 Idaho students, has agreed to pay them an average of more than $2,000 apiece. The settlement ends a years-long investigation.
Housing in the Boise area has made more neighborhoods unaffordable, as growth brings a shortage of apartments and houses. Rent exceeds 30 percent of income in at least 21 neighborhoods in Ada and Canyon counties.
The Downtown Boise bar Tom Grainey’s is being sued by BMI, the music licensing company. The copyright lawsuit says Grainey’s played songs by James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Queen, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.
The Idaho attorney general says Idaho has joined a $6 million settlement with debt buyer Encore Capital Group Inc. and subsidiaries Midland Credit Management Inc. and Midland Funding LLC over debt collection practices.
St. Luke’s CEO David Pate sent out a memo to staff that site administrators’ jobs in Nampa, McCall, Mountain Home, Ketchum and Jerome were eliminated. Chief nursing officers will be COOs and run the hospitals.
Idaho student loan borrowers have accused Navient, formerly Sallie Mae, of unfair and deceptive practices in complaints to the CFPB. A Department of Education audit says Navient steered borrowers into high-interest forbearance.
Idaho man Paul Vinci sues Regence BlueShield of Idaho over denied Life Flight air ambulance insurance bill. Doctors in Meridian advised Vinci be flown to Utah for care when an infection threatened to kill him.
Corson Distilling, a distillery equipment manufacturer founded in Boise, is facing more lawsuits. A staffing company, equipment repair business, former landlord, shipping company, distillery owner are suing.
David Grant has bipolar disorder. In the second it took a Fruitland, Idaho police officer to shoot four rounds into a car, Grant’s life changed forever - he’s paralyzed from the neck down, and suing over it.
The city of Boise expects four fire station projects and a new firefighter training center to cost more than twice their 2014 estimate of $17 million. The city underestimated both the cost and time required.
Two deaths drowning in a manure pond, others squashed between vehicles — there's been an uptick in agricultural accidents. Dave Kearns, OSHA area director, talks about the need for safety training before tragedies happen.