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St. Luke’s Defamation Farce?

How can a company with several very public issues recover their reputation? St Luke’s hospital seems to think the answer is to attack the patients who have offered honest feedback. However, as a member of the community and having watched St Luke’s PR struggles, I can honestly say that they cannot place blame on anyone […]

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I Made a Peace Offering; Let’s See if They Will Take It

“A good example of how evil forces can devour righteous men” Yesterday while I was out, two people came to the front door of my home and served my family with more legal papers from St. Luke’s. The amount of mail and people serving legal papers (whether it be private servers or a sheriff deputy) […]

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John Livingston

Baby Cyrus

This is a complicated situation that needs to be defused. I stand 100% behind Diego and his family. The only people that know all the medical facts in this case are the doctors and they have not come forward with these facts when at the end of the day these will come out. I believe […]

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John Livingston

Time for a Change

One of the great tragedies that has come out of the Covid political pandemic has been the loss of reputation and respect given to the medical profession by the public. There are many reasons for this. It has been a long time in the making. It actually began many years ago and there are many […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

When Hospitals become too Big, Doctors become Drone Employees

It is truly sad what has happened to the two major hospitals in the Treasure Valley, as it now appears that their commitment is to their bottom line and not the welfare of their patients. In this issue of the Gem State Patriot, we have a letter from a Washington County Commissioner Kirk Chandler who […]

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Is This Any way to run a Hospital?

St. Luke’s and My Covid Experience This experience started in August when I got a head cold and it went into my lungs. I had a prior chest injury from 26 years before and have had this issue all through those years. I would be one of those that are considered having a prior issue […]

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“Need To Know” – What they don’t want you to Know

In 1977-1978, I was the medical officer on the USS Virginia (CGN-38). She was an awesome ship that was powered by two Nuclear Reactors. The prototype is still at the INEEL and the two reactors from the ship are now “mothballed” at Hannaford on the Columbia River. We had 500 men on the ship and […]

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Those who vote versus The Special Interests

I have lived in Boise for 34 years. During that time, I have had many patients who either were or later entered into politics. Legislators, Mayors, three Governors. Several in that group shared a goose blind together years ago.  Many of us attended daily Mass at St. Alphonsus on the 4th floor at 1200 noon […]

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Where Is Gil Gilbertson

When I left active duty in the Navy in 1988 and came to Boise one of the first people I met was “Gil” Gilbertson who was the CEO of St. Luke’s. Gil was a great man. Unfortunately, he has passed. We could certainly use his wisdom today. At a very difficult time in our community […]

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Politically Motivated Medical Black Mail

Hundreds of millions of federal dollars have flowed into our two major hospitals yet they were unprepared for this crisis and have had to institute a “Crisis Standards of Care Emergency”. We know that these hospitals were letting nurses go during the past year and that there was a shortage so to make matters worse […]

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Who is running the State of Idaho?

This past week Kevin Miller had Dr. Cole on his show to present the real facts about Covid 19 and the emergency use of vaccines. He appears to be the only voice of reason in a sea of confusion when it comes to this virus, vaccines and immunity. After listening to him I certainly would […]

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Vaccination or Termination

This vaccine controversy is going to become even more heated as time goes on but let’s look at what is happening with the number of adverse events that have taken place since December of last year. Every Friday, The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) makes public all vaccine injury reports. Data released July 9, […]

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