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John Livingston

And Now for the Rest of the Story

There is so much political NOISE in the world today that one of my great fears is that the great majority of people in our State and country will just “turn it off”. What would happen if there was a day where there just wasn’t any news? Would all the news channels just sign off […]

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John Livingston

Are Today’s Hospitals Big Business or Quality Healthcare?

Over twenty years ago I first was introduced to the concepts of “asymmetry, agency, and scale” while visiting my son’s finance class during parents’ weekend at Gonzaga. The teacher of the class, Mr. Kent Hickman was one of the authors of the textbook FOUNDATIONS OF CORPORATE FINANCE that is used even today at many colleges […]

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John Livingston

Now is the Time to be Faithful

Hope springs eternal in Garden City this Christmas season. The celebration of the birth and promise fulfilled by the Baby Jesus will always sustain us no matter the challenges that the secular temporal world can put before us. We must never lose hope for the future. WE know the “rest of the story”. As Mother […]

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John Livingston

Does Government Money Trump the Beliefs of Catholic Hospitals?

Twenty to thirty percent of patients in our country receive their acute health care in hospitals that either have remained Catholic, or that continue to fly the “Catholic” banner. One hundred and fifty million people will be treated in a Catholic hospital in the USA this year. The history of modern-day health care throughout the […]

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John Livingston

St. Al’s is not a Catholic Hospital

Any discussion about abortion should be proceeded with the following statements: “There is no sin greater than God’s Providential Mercy and forgiveness” We should all examine the “logs in our own eyes before being critical of the slivers in the eyes of others”. And finally, we are called to remember that “he who is without […]

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John Livingston

Is Money more important than Medicine?

Thank you to Jann Higdem in helping me with the collection and review of the data included in this article. There is so much that went wrong with the Covid response strategies and very little is being reported about out briefs or after-action reports or clinical MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY reviews. Mitigation strategies failed. Vaccinations—my family […]

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John Livingston

Corruption is Growing

Tonight, I am in San Antonio Texas at Ft. Sam Houston. I am teaching for the last time a course for military doctors and surgeons that I have been part of since 1983. We have military and civilian instructors. Several of the instructors work full time for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the […]

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John Livingston

Corruption

As we are very quickly approaching the primary elections in May and then the general elections in November the single most important issue that needs to be addressed by Idahoans is corruption at all levels in our state government. Corruption doesn’t have to be illegal to be devastating, but often it is both. Corruption is […]

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John Livingston

Hospitals Have Lost Their Way

In this weekend’s Wall Street Journal Al Hubbard and Brian Blasé have written an article about the high prices charged by major hospitals in the State of Indiana. The article starts out by stating “When most people hear the word non-profit, they think of a benevolent organization driven by the desire to serve their communities”. […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

The Great Covid Caper

Trusting Government can be Dangerous to your health Vaxxed vs Unvaxxed: Anyone who says that if you’re not vaccinated you should go home and die is truly a godless person and will someday pay for their comments when they find out where Hell is. People should be very skeptical of going into hospitals for covid […]

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Are NIH Hospital Protocols more important than Life Itself?

I was out of the state when I received a call from my nephew telling me my sister would be life flighted to St. Al’s in Boise, from Weiser. She had been diagnosed with Covid several days earlier and was on a small amount of oxygen at home. Fearing my sister would die in St. Al’s, I […]

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John Livingston

My New Business

I am about to start a new business. Opportunity is everywhere as they say. I have studied and have done my due diligence. I have had great role models—giants in their fields. Names like Gil Gilbertson (truly a hero he), Ed Dahlberg (humble, competent and ethical), and Sister Patricia Mulvaney (truly a Saint) all who […]

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