St. Luke's realigning health system
St. Luke's is currently undergoing a realignment throughout its system of hospitals and clinics including St. Luke's Elmore.
St. Luke's recently created the new roles of Population Health Vice Presidents who will oversee geographical regions of the health system. According to the hospital this is part of the ongoing transition to a population health model that better aligns its resources based on the needs of defined populations to transform how they work to improve outcomes and lower costs to patients. Mountain Home, Boise and McCall will all fall under the supervision of Dave McFadyen as the county hospital's vice president. News broke last week that the hospital had done away with the position of "site administrator" system wide.
This directly effected staff locally as it eliminated former Elmore site administrator Mike Blauer's position which raised concern in the community. Blauer has been an advocate for health in the area and has been a huge part of the outreach to promote the overall health of Elmore County. St. Luke's has said that they "have a rich history of community engagement and we always will. What's not changing is our firm commitment to fostering existing relationships and building new ones throughout the communities we serve. In fact, moving forward, we hope to enhance our community health partnerships with even more engagement and investment."
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