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Visitor Policy Update

Members of the Idaho Falls Community Hospital Covid Committee have approved the following updates to our visitor and mask policies: Visitor Policy 2 visitors 14 years and older will be allowed to visit non Covid patients Visitors 13 years and younger will be allowed to visit non-Covid patients for a maximum of 15 minutes Visitors will continue to be screened and will need ...

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 ...

One Year of Serving the Community

Idaho Falls Community Hospital Marks One Year of Serving the Community Idaho Falls Community Hospital hit 365 days of service to the community on Wednesday. During its first year of operations, the hospital built a team of 462 caring individuals, proudly treated more than 10,000 patients and navigated a global health pandemic. “We are so grateful to everyone who has trusted ...

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 ...