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One of the BEST Places to Work in Idaho - Again!

Congratulations to the team members at Primary Health Medical Group for earning the distinction of the 3rd Best Place to Work in Idaho (among large employers). The awards were revealed on April 21 in Boise.

Employees are given anonymous surveys that measure workplace satisfaction and are scored in each of the following categories:

Emergency Department vs. Urgent Care

There are many situations when the Emergency Department is the right place for patients to go: serious head injuries, chest pain - true emergency situations. But research shows that time and time again many of the patients visiting the Emergency Departments at hospitals could be served at Urgent Care clinics. And in faster time. And for less money.

Welcome to Idaho - 2011

Idaho is a great state to live in - and especially the Treasure Valley (which encompasses Boise and the surrounding area). But don't just take my word for it.

The State of Idaho Department of Commerce tracks all good news Idaho-related. And just what is the good news?
-#6 Least Polluting State in the Nation: 24/7 Wall Street, December 2010
- #9 Healthiest State: America's Health Rankings.org, November 2010
- #5 Lowest Crime Rate in the Country: CQ Press, 2010

Boise Ranked #6 Best Place to Retire

Money Magazine recently ranked the 25 Best Places to Retire - with Boise taking the #6 spot. The survey takes into account the cultural and social activities offered by a city, as well as the educational opportunities provided by nearby universities.

Provider Opportunities

Primary Health Medical Group continues to grow. Currently we are recruiting for both our Appointment Based Family Practice and our Urgent Care practice. You can find more information about Primary Health, benefits and practicing in the Treasure Valley.

Appointment Based Family Practice
Location: Caldwell, Idaho

Why PHMG Loves BSU

We love Boise State University Football. Most people in Boise do (except a few rogue Idaho State Vandals fans). Sure the games - and tailgating - are fun. And it's easy to catch the contagious atmosphere that swirls about the valley when a game is approaching. But we love BSU for another reason - what they do for Boise and the surrounding area in terms of National Spotlight.

Boise Named Among Top-10 Vegetarian Friendly Cities

Here's another distinction for the Treasure Valley - and specifically for all you animal lovers out there.

Outside Magazine Ranks Boise #1

In its August issue, Outside Magazine names Boise the overall winner (and top West city) in its 2010 Best Towns survey. The annual list was compiled using the following criteria: quality of sporting life, cultural vibrancy, resiliency of economy and stability of houseing market.

The highlights: Outside calls Boise a "multisport mecca" and singles out the North End, the park system, the Boise Greenbelt, Bogus Basin and dozens of high-tech startup companies.

Boise Ranked #16 Among Most Innovative Cities

Forbes Magazine recently published its first ever "Most Innovative Cities" list - and Boise was listed as #16 in the nation. For their ranking, they started with the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S. and used data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to determine number of patents per capita.

Boise Ranked #17 for Best Cities for Families 2010

In a recent Parenting Magazine poll, Boise was ranked #17 for Best Cities for Families. The over 4,000 acres of parks and the 25-mile Greenbelt riverfront pathway were just two of the reasons that the Idaho Capital ranked among the top 20 cities. Add in the Boise zoo and a hospital just for kids (St. Luke's Children's Hospital), graduation and crime rates, and you've got a great place for families. Just one more reason to take a look at Primary Health Medical Group as your next place to practice medicine - located in the heart of the Treausre Valley.
 
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