In a Thursday meeting marked by desperate hospital capacity reports, a leading eastern Idaho doctor told regional health officials that the state is "getting very close to initiating" an extreme resource-conservation plan meant to divvy up care to patients based on who is likely to survive.
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BOISE — Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday that Idaho stands “at a precipice,” with the state’s “phenomenal” economic gains all at risk because of the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic.
Each day Kenneth Krell is working at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center’s intensive care unit, he and a respiratory therapist will check on the patients who are on high-flow oxygen.
As beds were filled at St. Luke’s Health Systems hospitals in the Treasure Valley Monday night, officials knew they might have to move some patients to the emergency department. Rising COVID-19 cases have strained staffing levels and bed space.
BOISE — The Central District Health board called an emergency meeting for Friday night to vote on a new public health order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in its four counties.
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