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Hospitals in Treasure Valley gear up to ration services as Covid spreads

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As the pandemic continues to spread, the region’s hospitals are bracing for the unthinkable – picking who gets medical care and who goes without.

St. Luke’s Health System, with operations in Fruitland, anticipates having to ration medical services by the end of the year. Saint Alphonsus Health System, which includes the hospital in Ontario, is anticipating rationing services in January.

“We are beyond the point where we’re able to deliver normal . . .