Boise Chamber to honor ISU-Meridian for health care excellence
April 18, 2017
BOISE-The Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center is a finalist in the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 2017 Small Business of the Year & Chamber Excellence Awards competition.
ISU-Meridian is one of three top honorees in the Healthcare Industry Excellence division—one of six categories in the annual competition celebrating the power and creativity of small businesses and nonprofits in the Treasure Valley.
The Chamber will announce a winner in each category at an awards luncheon May 10, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St.
“Small businesses are so vital to our area’s job creation, workforce training and culture of innovation,” said Chamber president and chief executive officer, Bill Connors, in a news release.
Nominees and finalists are judged on product or service innovation, staying power, chamber involvement, community projects, business growth and the accomplishments of an organization’s chief executive or lead administrator.
ISU began its presence in the Treasure Valley in 1970 with clinical rotations in pharmacy. The Meridian campus, which opened in 2009, offers more than 25 programs in the health sciences and professions, helping ease Idaho’s critical shortage of health care workers. Student clinicians and faculty also provide free community health screenings for underserved adults in southwest Idaho.
ISU-Meridian also houses dental, counseling and speech/language clinics which treat thousands of patients each year, improving access to quality health care for people living on fixed incomes or who have no health insurance.