October 2017 Around Town

Report Ranks St. Luke’s as Idaho’s Best Hospital

St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center has been ranked as Idaho’s Best Hospital and the 34th Best Hospital in the country, according to a report released by U.S. News & World Report.

The report studied and compared close to 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Examinations focused on 16 adult specialties, nine adult procedures, 10 pediatric specialties and various conditions. Scores are based on patient outcomes and safety, cutting-edge medical equipment, readmission rates, patient experience and staffing levels.

St. Luke’s hospitals in Boise and Meridian are ranked as Idaho’s most high-performing for nine procedures and conditions, including surgery for colon and lung cancer, hip and knee replacements, heart failure and bypass, along with COPD.

Firehouse Subs Provide Safety Gear to Ada County Paramedics

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation celebrated a life-saving equipment grant awarded to Ada County Paramedics, who received body armor valued at $17,741 from the foundation to outfit its Tactical Paramedic Team. The team responds to high-threat law enforcement missions. The armor will replace old gear, which is at the end of its recommended service life, allowing paramedics the ability to carry essential equipment while also providing necessary protection in the line of duty.

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $28 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, including more than $143,000 in Idaho.

Fit4Mom Boise Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House for Quarterly Project

The Fit4Mom Boise’s Moms on a Mission event held this quarter was at the Ronald McDonald House. Fit4Mom moms volunteered at the Boise Ronald McDonald House, 101 E. Warm Springs Ave. The volunteers vacuumed, disinfected the home and did some landscaping to help this local organization that impacts families daily. Fit4Mom is the world’s largest wellness company offering fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. The goal with Moms on a Mission is to give back to the community. The Ronald McDonald House houses families that have kids at the hospital; it allows for the parents to better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans, and allows them to be close to their child. The Ronald McDonald House offers home-cooked meals, laundry facilities, 17 bedrooms with private bathrooms, indoor and outdoor playrooms for children and recreational activities passes.

BSU College Recognized at 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education

The College of Business and Economics at Boise State University was recognized at the 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education, held at the United Nations in New York City by the Principles for Responsible Management Education.

The college’s first sustainability report was recognized by PRME, an initiative of the U.N. Global Compact, for excellence in implementing their six principles for responsible business education. The college was one of only three colleges and universities globally to receive an award for an inaugural report during the reception. Boise State received recognition alongside the Stockholm School of Economics and BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.

The 2015 sustainability report was compiled by a team of 15 undergraduate and graduate students who researched the college’s material economic, social and environmental risks and opportunities to transparently communicate its impacts on key stakeholders, including students, faculty and the business community. Taylor Reed, the founding MBA graduate assistant for the college’s Responsible Business Initiative, conceptualized the college’s first report and led the student team that produced it. Reed accepted the award on behalf of the college.

Several Boise Artists Awarded Grants through Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program

The Idaho Commission on the Arts has awarded several master artists and their qualified apprentices from the Treasure Valley $3,000 each as part of the annual Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program. The program is designed to facilitate partnerships between a recognized master artist and an apprentice to continue artistic traditions. Local awardees include master Padma Gadepally, Boise, and apprentice Alekya Sai Tanikella, Boise, for Bharatanatyam (South Indian Classical Dance); master Joanne Hultstrand, Boise, and apprentice Marcia Sorenson, Wilder, for Norwegian Rosemaling; master Amiri Osman, Boise, and apprentice John Chrisastom, Boise, for Batik.

For 25 years, the Arts Commission has safeguarded Idaho’s cultural legacy with more than 360 Idaho native, folk and immigrant master artists, and their apprentices, who carry on Idaho’s artistic and occupational traditions and skills. The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program supports master artists to teach their skills and knowledge to motivated learners to perpetuate a valued community tradition

Shore Lodge Cottage Offer Whitetail Club’s Newest Properties

The Shore Lodge Cottages are Whitetail Club’s newest residential offering and are now the Club’s closest homes to the lake. The development consists of 23 residences with a rustically modern appeal, sold alongside membership to Whitetail Club. Completed cottages will be listed between $689,000 and $889,000.

Designed for buyers in search of owning one-of-a-kind real estate, the 1,400- to 2,500-square-foot cottages offer a standout location and access to an impressive portfolio of facilities, amenities and programming. The homes will be the first available for rental opportunities through the rental pool program managed by the adjacent, award-winning Shore Lodge resort. This latest initiative from Whitetail Club’s multimillion dollar comprehensive master plan comes on the heels of the development’s recent lakefront clubhouse opening.