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Changes made for SV Health’s Alpine and Afton urgent care

◆ Urgent care services moved into clinic offices. Star Valley Health’s urgent care facilities in Alpine and Afton are combining services in each community. The urgent care facilities will now offer services within the established clinic offices. In Alpine the…

4 people hospitalized following 2-vehicle crash near Swan Valley

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. SWAN VALLEY – Two adults and two teenagers are in the hospital following a two-vehicle crash near Swan Valley. The crash occurred Saturday around 3:20 p.m. A news release…

SV Health prepares for elective surgeries under health guidlines

◆ Furloughed employees return as elective procedures  return in the coming months. As the COVID-19 Pandemic rolled across the nation, hospitals made significant changes, closing their facilities to elective procedures and leaving beds open for potential Coronavirus patients. The 22-bed…

Mask making unites community

◆ Valley works together to sew face masks. A few weeks ago as Star Valley Health was making plans for COVID-19, the need for face masks at the hospital was discussed. “The auxiliary heard about that and we said of…

Hospital faces some financial struggles in light of COVID-19

◆ Economic impact of pandemic is widespread. Life in a pandemic requires a lot of adjustments for area families and businesses. Star Valley Health is not exempt, according to CEO Bren Lowe. “The current crisis has impacted all of us…

SVI Media, local health officials coordinate on COVID-19

  BY JULIE DOCKSTADER HEAPS Getting educated about COVID-19 and community protocols may not only help slow the spread of the virus. You may also help mitigate a surge in a pandemic that has taken but 2 ½ months to…

Star Valley virus cases not ‘community spread,’ says health official

BY JULIE DOCKSTADER HEAPS The four currently confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County were not the result of “community transmission,” Star Valley Health CEO Bren Lowe told SVI Media this week. “All of those cases [which are within Star…

Star Valley Health details efforts, current preparedness and capacity for potential COVID-19 spread

The following is a news release from Star Valley Health Star Valley Health has been meeting in response to COVID-19 since January. It currently meets on a daily basis in continued planning as it prepares to care for the community…

Lincoln County Public Health clarifies testing process

Rumors persist that Lincoln County’s zero number as it pertains to confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus is not an accurate one due to the high number of workers from the Star Valley area who make the daily commute to…

Star Valley Health advises part-time residents to reconsider traveling back to the area

With a sizeable portion of the area population identifying as part-time summer residents, Star Valley is facing the possibility of many of those residents making preparations to return.  With current conditions regarding the COVID-19 advising citizens to avoid discretionary travel,…