December 5, 2014
As the 16th annual Caring & Sharing Tree Festival came to a close I was reminded of the tremendous amount of generosity that this wonderful community has to offer. I am humbled and deeply grateful to each of you that have touched my life and the lives of many others by giving of yourself for the good of Mini-Cassia. The talented people who live here and take their time to prepare trees and Christmas items and then donate them to the festival are such an inspiration to me. Each of you that come and share your musical talents at the Festival is always a very special treat to see. The amazing people who continue to support our cause by purchasing the items donated, often times sending the items purchased to total strangers tells me that we live in a great place. Of course events like this can’t happen without the many volunteers that take their time to help us set up and decorate the civic building for all to enjoy. The task of delivering the trees and Christmas items is not easy in itself. The Rupert Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club of Rupert have made this task seem simple. With much credit given to Rick and Pat Bollar for the countless hours they spend coordinating the deliveries. The local business community that sponsors each of the events during our four-day celebration is truly appreciated for what they are always so willing to give. Even during times of financial burden the businesses step up to the plate and help make events like this happen for all of us to enjoy. The money raised at Caring & Sharing is used for health related causes in Mini-Cassia. Your donations and participation in this event have helped in many different areas, all of which helped make a difference in someone’s life. I admire each of you for what you do for others and I commend you for making health in Mini-Cassia a priority. I thank you so much for helping to make the Caring & Sharing Tree Festival a successful event for all to enjoy. Thank you again to each and every one of you that makes The Caring & Sharing Tree Festival a true community event. See you next year.
New Medical Office Complex - May 2015
In an effort to enhance physician recruitment, increase patient flow and provide easy access to primary care for Mini-Cassia residents Minidoka Memorial Hospital has. With a projected completion date of May 2015 this office building is scheduled to house two Internal Medicine specialists, three Family Practice providers and two, or more, mid-level practitioners. With 25% left vacant for future provider growth.
Future plans include providing office space for visiting specialists so local patients may have access to medical specialists without the effort of traveling.
With a price tag of in excess of $3,000,000 it is expected to be technologically advanced, ergonomically modern and aesthetically pleasing to the patients, providers and general public. Our current office complex is vintage 1970’s and is no longer adaptable for new physicians wanting to provide modern medicine in a modern environment.
With the onset of Electronic Health Records, digital test results and patient record sharing this new building will offer the latest in electronic capabilities. The site plan offers an adjacent location for a second similar building if future demand requires more providers. Minidoka Memorial Hospital has a history of adding the latest in medical technology to meet the needs of our service area. An example of this is the recent purchase of the only 80 Slice CT available in Southern Idaho and contracting with a Radiology Group with more than twenty Radiologists for procedures and readings.
This new Medical Office Building provides one more step into the future of easy access to primary medicine for the Mini-Cassia Community and enhanced community development for the City of Rupert.
14th ANNUAL RIDE FOR SAFETY
This annual event was held on the front lawn of Minidoka Memorial Hospital on July 3rd, 2014. The event once again gave children in the community the opportunity to decorate their bikes and ride in the Rupert 4th of July parade showing off their newly decorated bike and helmet! Over 230 kids attended the event and over 40 of those kids rode their decorated bike with their new helemts in the parade. The money to purchase the helmets come directly from the employees at MMH through the hospitals employee campaign. This event continues to grow and be a huge success every year. We look forward to next year's events. Thank you to everyone that came out and attended or helped out during bike safety.
2014 Employee Hospital Campaign Funds Distributed
A committee of MMH employees granted over $22,018.00 to departments and community events in the 2014 MMH Employee Campaign. Each year the employees of MMH are asked to donate a few dollars per pay period to this fund. 2014 collected $23,000.00. Recipients this year include:
- IS Dept - Surface Tablet
- Radiology - Phleb Chair, syr. pump, apron, printer, oxygen tank, wedgie
- Countryside Care & Rehab - Monitor, razors, 2 super sets
- Lab -Phlebotomy cart, lamps, EKG machine
- Minidoka Medical Center - Spirometer
- Compliance - Training video
- Business Office/Accounting - Office chairs
- Med/Surg - Zebra printer, pulse oximeter
- Ambulance - Trainer, document scanner, computer hardware
- Home Health - Vacuum
- Accounting - Label printer
- Respiratory Therapy - Office chairs
- Marketing - Bike helmets
- Admissions - PC & scanner
- Materials Management - Shipping scale
- Housekeeping - Laundry carts
- Maintenance - Camera
- Surgery - Recliners
- Medical Records - Desks, Compact fridge
- Multiple Departments - Patio furniture
- Human Resources - Monitor riser
Minidoka Memorial Hospital will be offering monthly Heartsaver CPR classes for $25.00 each, we also will have monthly First Aid classes for $25.00 and teach other AHA courses as the need arises. Healthcare Provider CPR is offered quarterly. click here for more information