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COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives for Healthcare Workers

A limited number of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines arrived at the pharmacy for Mountain View Hospital and Idaho Falls Community Hospital on Monday, December 14 for frontline healthcare workers. The current doses, which will not be enough to cover healthcare workers at both hospitals, will be given to employees in Idaho Falls Community Hospital’s emergency department and intensive c ...

New Outpatient COVID-19 Treatment

Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 have a new treatment option that could reduce their chances of needing to be hospitalized because of the virus. In late November, the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for casirivimab and imdevimab to be used to treat COVID-19 positive patients who may be at high risk of developing severe symptoms and ...

COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

Idaho Falls Community Hospital Offering Outpatient COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Idaho Falls Community Hospital has been selected as one of the hospitals statewide to provide Idahoans with a new, outpatient antibody treatment, bamlanivimab, to fight COVID-19 and prevent hospitalizations. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for bamlan ...

New COVID-19 Drug Trial

Idaho Falls Community Hospital is participating in another COVID-19 drug trial aimed at reducing the number of patients who need to be put in intensive care or on a ventilator. The hospital recently enrolled its first patient in the trial. The trial involves a medication called Ruxolitinib, more commonly known as Jakavi. The medication can be used in patients 12 years and olde ...

New COVID-19 Treatment

Idaho Falls Community Hospital Offers Convalescent Plasma Treatment for COVID-19 Many people who become sick with COVID-19 produce antibodies in their blood to help protect them from being infected with the virus in the future. Infectious disease doctors at Idaho Falls Community Hospital are now treating some COVID-19 patients with an infusion of these antibodies in hopes of r ...

Advanced Cleaning Practices

Technology Allows Disinfectants to Evenly Attach to Surfaces for Enhanced Results Idaho Falls Community Hospital is stepping up its efforts to keep the hospital a safe and clean environment for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting in early June, the hospital enhanced its already rigorous cleaning processes through the use of electrostatic sprayers and powerful hydro ...

COVID-19 Safety Mitigation

As Governor Little takes steps to reopen Idaho, we are continuing to take precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Steps we are taking to keep you safe The well-being of our patients, team members and community continues to be our top priority and we are taking extra measures to keep everyone safe. We appreciate your understanding and support during this time. Team ...

April 7th Update

The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees and community members continues to be a top priority for Idaho Falls Community Hospital. As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow across Idaho, we felt it was necessary to revise our visitor policy. UPDATES TO VISITOR POLICY Starting immediately, we are asking visitors to stay at home and not come to the hosp ...

March 27th Update

Idaho Falls has still not seen its first positive case of COVID-19 in the community. However, our team fully expects that to change and we are using the time we have now to prepare. For the past several weeks, our team has been meeting regularly to discuss the pandemic, readying our response plans and updating policies at the hospital to keep patients, employees and visitors s ...