Minidoka Health Care Foundation Selects

Theme for 2016 Caring & Sharing Tree Festival


The Minidoka Health Care Foundation has selected “A Storybook Christmas” as the theme for the 2016 event.

The Caring and Sharing Christmas Tree Festival is scheduled Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Nov. 28 at the Rupert Civic Center.

The four-day festival celebrates the joys of the holiday season and raises money for The Minidoka Health Care Foundation. Each year the foundation supports health related causes in the community with funds raised from the festival.

This unique event features over 150 spectacular Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and many other beautiful specialty items to help kick off the holiday season all donated by the generosity of the members of Mini-Cassia.  Non-stop entertainment, a Teddy Bear Breakfast and visits with Santa, a Gala Opening luncheon, and Senior Social surround the festival with the sights and sounds of a traditional Christmas City, USA.

Held in the Rupert Civic Center, thousands of visitors to the admission free event enjoy repeat visits and long stays as they view the wonders, listen to the top entertainment, and mingle with neighbors in a magical atmosphere.

Beginning its 18th year the festival has grown and raised over $450,000 in its short history to help the foundation provide for a variety of health related needs in the community. The Foundation has assisted the Mini-Cassia Child Protection Team, the Mini-Cassia Women’s Shelter, the Veterans Association, Minidoka Senior Center, Wee Links and Pomerelle Ski Patrol as well as assisted many students in health related careers with scholarships just to name a few. The foundation supports Minidoka Memorial Hospital with equipment and program funding as well. These awards, program grants and assistance in purchases of medical equipment would not be possible without the continuous support of the people in this wonderful community.

We are currently seeking donation for trees, wreaths and decorative items for the festival, as well as volunteers to assist with all aspects of the event, entertainment groups to perform and sponsorship donations to help with event costs.

If you like to have fun, see old friends, meet new people, or volunteer to a worthy cause, Caring and Sharing Christmas Tree Festival is the place to be.  And remember, admission is always free.

Contact Tammy Hanks at 436-0481 Ext 124 for more information.  See you at the Rupert Civic Auditorium November 25th through November 28th.


MMH’s 16th Annual Ride for Safety event will be held on the front lawn of Minidoka Memorial Hospital on Friday July 1st, 2016. This event gives 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. Last year, over 40 kids participated in riding

their bikes in the parade. Minidoka Memorial Hospital has provided and distributed over 1800 helmets in the last 15 years. The money to purchase the helmets comes directly from

the employees at MMH through the hospitals employee campaign. We look forward to seeing you all again in July.


Bike Decorating   Bike Helmet



Minidoka Health Care Foundation

18th Annual Golf Tournament

Reserve your team a spot today!!

Only first 30 teams accepted!!

Become a Team or Event Sponsor: Advertise your business in a charitable demonstration of community spirit. All proceeds of the event will be used to enahnce health-related causes in our local area.

Team Registration includes:

  • Team of four players green fees
  • Golf Carts for team members
  • Catered gourmet steak lunch
  • Beverages during play at no charge
  • Hole Sponsor recognition


Contact Tammy at the foundation office for more information and to reserve your spot at (208)-436-0481 ext 124

Thank you for supporting our tournament.

See you on the greens!

Foundation Events

Minidoka Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, 2016, complete with a catered steak lunch compliments of Thomas Cuisine.  

The most popular of the Foundation events is "Caring and Sharing Christmas" a decorated tree festival that occurs annually in conjunction with the City of Rupert-Christmas City USA events during Thanksgiving weekend. 


Annual Health Fair

Saturday, September 24th 2016 at Minidoka Memorial Hospital


Brake for Breakfast

On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, 13 hospitals and clinics across the region will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness with "Brake for Breakfast" It all gets underway at 7:00 am. The first 850 recipients will receive a free breakfast, breast cancer detection information, and a special gift. 

Come join us in the front parking lot October 5th starting at 7am


 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

Minidoka Healthcare Foundation recently held their Annual Employee Campaign with 2 days of games, refreshments and prizesfor all employees to participate in and

have the opportunity to re-sign up for payroll deduction to donate to the cause. Last year employees at the hospital donated over $21,000. The money was distributed

throughout the hospital to different departments through “wish requests”. This is always a great event for staff at MMH and a huge success.


2016 Employee Hospital Campaign Funds Distributed

A committee of MMH employees granted over $21,000 to departments and community events in the 2016 MMH Employee Campaign. Each year the employees

of MMH are asked to donate a few dollars per pay period to this fund. 2016 collected over $21,000.00.

Recipients this year include:

  • Administration - 50" flat screen tv for Conference Room
  • Admissions- Laser printer for ER
  • Ambulance - Storage shelves
  • Business Office - Window blinds
  • Business Office - Headsets for Insurance billers
  • Central Supply - 2 wooden book cases & tall drafting stool
  • Compliance - Patient status training toolkit handbook
  • Countryside Care & Rehab - 15 two-way radios for staff communication & magnetic arm pedal exerciser
  • Home Health - Refrigerator
  • Housekeeping - Canister Vacuum 
  • IT - 2 Sit/stand employee workstations
  • Lab - Blood tube rotator, 2 auto blood pressure machines
  • Maintenance - Hazardous materials storage cabinets
  • Marketing - Bike helmets 
  • Med/Surg -2 Sara Stedy lift systems, slider baords for moving patients
  • Medical Records - 4 flat screen monitors
  • Pharmacy - Office chair
  • Radiology - Blanket warmer for MRI trailer, 3 office chairs, table pad with handles
  • Respiratory - Overnight oximeter for patient use, aircurve VPAP machine, TV wall mount, 32" flat screen TV ofr treadmill
  • Rural Clinic - Certification course in Medical Billing for staff
  • Surgery - Love seat for waiting room