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Mike Baker

Mike Baker

Mike Baker is the CEO of Heritage Health, a network of community clinics serving North Idaho. He lives with his family in Coeur d'Alene.

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North Idahoans must speak out against extremism, support one another with kindness

By: - December 16, 2021

Health care providers often have the difficult task of telling their patients things they don’t want to hear. It is never easy to tell a person with diabetes they need to change their diet and start exercising or face dire consequences. Sometimes the patient needs to hear the truth about their choices and what it […]

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Dave Lacknauth, director of Pharmacy Services at Broward Health Medical Center shows off a bottle of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during a press conference on Dec. 23, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Do your part to save lives: get vaccinated today. North Idaho health care workers will thank you.

By: - September 21, 2021

When our state’s crisis standards of care in North Idaho extended to the entire state on Sept. 16, we reached another critical juncture in this pandemic. Our health care system is overwhelmed. Our health care workers are exhausted. We can no longer view the COVID vaccine as a privilege, or a choice. It is a […]