NAMPA, Idaho — The City of Nampa has created a Health Advisory Task Force in response to the spread of coronavirus, the city announced Wednesday.
The task force was established by Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling to share COVID-19 information from healthcare providers, according to a news release from the city. CEO of Saltzer Health and Nampa resident Ed Castledine will chair the task force. The task force plans to "compliment efforts by the State of Idaho and Southwest District Health to provide accurate data to our community," according to the release.
Members of the task force are:
- City of Nampa: Mayor Debbie Kling
- City of Nampa: Kirk Carpenter, Fire Chief/Emergency Management
- Idaho Press: Matt Davison, President/Publisher
- KTVB: Kate Morris, President/General Manager
- Primary Health Medical Group: Steve Judy, Chief Operating Officer
- Saltzer Health: Ed Castledine, CEO
- Saltzer Health: Dr. Erik Richardson, D.O.
- Saint Alphonsus: Travis Leach, President
- St. Luke’s: Joan Agee, Chief Operating Officer/CNO
- St. Luke's: Dr. Michaela Schulte, VP Medical Affairs
“We are working together as a community to get back to life as we knew it before COVID. In order to accomplish this, we need to all work together. The City of Nampa is working hard to collaborate, communicate and support our community during this difficult time," Kling said in a statement. "The formation of the Health Advisory Task Force came out of our desire to create transparency around the reality of our local healthcare capacities. With this goal in mind, we will be working to provide relevant and timely information from Nampa healthcare companies to Nampa residents. It’s going to take us all working together be become a safe and healthy community where people prosper.”