A New Year; A New You

A New Year; A New You The ancient Babylonians are thought to have first started the resolution tradition; they made promises to earn the favor of the gods and start the year off on the right foot. For an estimated 4,000 years, people have been pledging to change their ways; it might be a promise to...

January 5th, 2018

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Daisy Award Winner Q1 2017

Congratulations to DAISY Winner Q1 2017 – Amber Golson, RN, NICU Amber Golson, RN, works in the Neonatal Intensive Care U (NICU) and is our DAISY Award winner for Quarter 1, 2017. Amber works in the NICU and was nominated by a patient. The nomination read: “The nurse that I have the privilege of...

November 3rd, 2017

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Circle Around Our Campfire

Circle Around Our Campfire On July 14, 2015, Cynthia Allison-Billmeyer wrote, “Well, I need all of you! Circle around our campfire … I have infiltrative breast cancer. I’m scared, tired, worried about my brilliant daughter’s (high school) year, worried about not having energy, worried about...

October 27th, 2017

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The Gift of Liquid Gold

The Gift of Liquid Gold Soon after delivering her first born, it was clear that Lisa McDougall was producing almost double the supply needed for her own daughter. For many women who pump, it isn’t long before they question, ‘what do I do with all this milk?’ Putting it in zip lock bags and add...

October 17th, 2017

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Music and Mental Health

Music and Mental Health Playing or listening to music can have a significant effect on mood and on our mental health. A certain song can make us feel happy or sad, uplifted or melancholy, relaxed or confident; it too can bring forward a moment or a memory. When it comes to mental health issues resea...

September 11th, 2017

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"I Will Forever Be Grateful"

“He was dead when we got here,” Terri Hall said. The heart attack of all heart attacks, the widowmaker is a 100% blockage of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. The consequences of this type of heart attack are often catastrophic, many patients don’t make it to the hospital alive. On Su...

July 28th, 2017

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Speech and Hearing Month: Free Screenings on May 12th

Speech and Hearing Month: Free Screenings on May 12th Pocatello, ID —Hearing loss currently affects more than 36 million Americans today. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65. With the in...

May 1st, 2017

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Mothers Milk Bank Opens Donation & Outreach Center at Portneuf

Pocatello, ID – Portneuf Medical Center opened a human milk Donation and Outreach Center today, joining the network of Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB), a Colorado-based, nonprofit program benefiting women and babies nationwide. Pocatello-area mothers with extra milk can make a difference in babies’ l...

March 29th, 2017

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Spinderella donates $23,000 to Cancer Patient Assistance Fund

“You have cancer.” Those are never easy words to hear. But for a number of patients, while simultaneously managing diagnosis and treatment, they are struggling with unexpected expenses. Today, Spinderella presented the Portneuf Cancer Center with a check for $23,000. Their generous donation will...

March 17th, 2017

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