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Covid-19 Updates

Stay at Home If You have Mild Symptoms/ER for Severe Symptoms • Please stay at home if your symptoms are mild. • If you are concerned about your symptoms, first call your physician’s office. • If you have severe symptoms, like difficulty breathing, call before you can go to the emergency roo...

March 23rd, 2020

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Eat More Vegetables

Vegetables are the easiest way to reduce the risk of several chronic diseases and all-cause mortality. However, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for America found that vegetable intake is below the recommendations for all age groups in our country. Daily intake for vegetables is recommended between...

March 17th, 2020

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Portneuf Medical Center Announces Entry Only for Patients Seeking Care – No Visitors

The situation surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to evolve and changes occur rapidly. As a result, Portneuf Medical Center has restricted visitation as of Monday, March 16, 2020. Only on-duty staff, physicians and patients seeking care may enter. This visitation restriction is being...

March 16th, 2020

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Portneuf Medical Center Prepares for COVID19

The COVID-19 situation is an unprecedented health event that is changing rapidly. Portneuf Medical Center has launched its COVID-19 response and emergency preparedness planning. We have adequate supplies and equipment for patient care and our staff remains focused on providing excellent care to all...

March 16th, 2020

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National Nutrition Month – Eat Right, Bite by Bite

“People often view snacks as an energy boost, a hunger-satisfier, a recreational activity, or a treat," says Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, nutrition advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research. A more healthful view is that a snack is another opportunity to consume nutrients and boo...

March 13th, 2020

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Postponing Public Events

Pocatello, ID (3/11/20) - In support of community health and to prevent the possible spread of upper respiratory illness, Portneuf Medical Center is postponing upcoming public events and meetings. This decision was made in accordance with guidance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

March 11th, 2020

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Portneuf Nurse Named 2020 Ardent Nurse of the Year

Pocatello, ID – Portneuf Medical Center is honored to formally recognize Page Monney, RN at Portneuf Medical Center, as the Ardent Health Services 2020 inaugural Nurse of the Year. In February Monney, along with four other Ardent nurses were recognized as DAISY Award winners in their respective di...

March 9th, 2020

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Portneuf Medical Center Nationally Recognized for High Quality Care

Portneuf Medical Center has been recognized among the nation’s top hospitals with a top five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS assigns star ratings to more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on their performance across seven quality measures. Only 407 ho...

March 3rd, 2020

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Magical Moments Baby Contest

  Magical Moments Baby Contest POCATELLO/Portneuf – Congratulations to all our magical babies! The magical moments contest is about celebrating the precious lives that began at Portneuf Medical Center in 2019. When it comes to a newborn, there are hundreds of magical moments. Their first brea...

February 14th, 2020

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Idaho Man's Surprise Need for a Heart Valve Replacement

Wade Johnson, 58, knew something was wrong. He would become exhausted after doing minimal activity. Even while mowing the yard, he would do two passes before having to stop to catch his breath. After a year, Johnson decided he needed to see his doctor. Luis Fernandez, MD did a complete exam and heal...

February 10th, 2020

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