Boise Metro Chamber honors ISU-Meridian with health-care excellence award By Meridian Press staff firstname.lastname@example.org May 16, 2017 (…) Photo provided by Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. Rex Force, Idahe State University vice president for health sciences, and Bessie Katsilometes, retired associate vice president of ISU-Meridian, accept an award presented by Bill Connors, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, on May 10. Submitted by ISU Idaho State University opened its Meridian campus, the Health Science Center, in 2009. The Idaho State University Meridian-Health Science Center has taken the top honor for health-care industry excellence in the Small Business of the Year and Chamber Excellence Awards competition sponsored by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.Retired ISU-Meridian associate vice president, Bessie Katsilometes, and Rex Force, ISU’s vice president for health sciences, accepted the award May 10 during a luncheon at the Boise Centre. Story continues below video × Advertisement “Being named as one of the top businesses of the year by the Boise Chamber of Commerce is a tremendous honor and testament to the quality of the educational experience produced by our team,” Force stated.Katsilometes, who retired in September, was instrumental in the growth and development of the Meridian campus, according to a press release from the school. ISU-Meridian was one of three top honorees in the Healthcare Industry Excellence division, one of six categories in the annual awards competition.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.ISU-Meridian also houses dental, counseling and speech/language clinics geared toward patients on fixed incomes or without health insurance. More from this section 10 schools get grant for suicide, violence and bullying prevention Posted: 6:40 p.m. Boise Hawks to hold National Anthem auditions June 7 Posted: 6:08 p.m. West Ada announces launch of this year's summer feeding program Posted: 4:56 p.m. Ada County ordered to pay over $650K for plaintiff's legal fees in whistleblower lawsuit Posted: 3:58 p.m. Memorial Day Tribute to take place Monday at Rock of Honor in Meridian Posted: May 25, 2017 Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!