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Scholarships From The Minidoka Health Care Foundation

Several $1000.00 Scholarships are available from the Minidoka Health Care Foundation to qualifying applicant’s currently participating full time (twelve credits) in a post-secondary education health care related field.

The scholarship applicant must be a graduate of a Mini-Cassia High School and a second year student or above in a college or university health care related field or approved certification course. (i.e. Nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, pre-med, predentistry, x-ray, respiratory, health care administration, EMT, etc.)

The Minidoka Health Care Foundation along with Minidoka Memorial Hospital is extremely proud to be able to invest in the future of health care and the youth of Minidoka County through education.

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Minidoka Health Care Foundation is a non-profit organization established to promote quality health care in Minidoka County. Its mission is to solicit, receive and be responsible for gifts given to support and enhance health-related causes.

Committed to working toward a healthier community, the Foundation supplements the work of Minidoka Memorial Hospital and sponsors activities and servicers that enhance the physical and mental health of area residents. The Foundation manages assets donated to the hospital, raises additional funds and develops long-range plans and policies.


  • To meet capital / equipment needs of the hospital

  • To build health care endowment funds for future needs

  • To support other health-related, non-profit groups and activities that benefit the physical and mental health of area residents

  • To develop resources for vital hospital programs like Minidoka Hospice Care and Extended Care


Funded Wholly or Partially Through the Foundation

  • Medical Scholarships for non-traditional students
  • Medical Scholarships for second year or above college students in a medical field
  • Provided funding to the following local programs:
  • Mini Cassia Child Protection Team
  • Senior Citizen Center
  • Women and Children’s Shelter
  • Local Christmas Council
  • Wee Links
  • Mini-Cassia Shelter
  • YMCA
  • Magic Valley Humanitarian Center
  • Helping Hands Freedom Trails
  • Rupert Police Dept.
  • Pomerelle Ski Patrol
  • Minidoka Sheriff’s Office
  • Minico Baseball/Softball 
  • Alzheimer’s Assoc.
  • City of Paul
  • $200,000 for the purchase of a new ambulance for the Minidoka Memorial Hospital
  • $175,000 for the New Tub Room for Countryside Care & Rehab


The Foundation Board of Directors consists of dedicated community leaders who volunteer their time and efforts in the advancement of the Foundation’s goals. Board of Directors are listed below.

Board of Directors

  • President – Matt Darrington
  • Vice President – Laura Haun
  • Treasurer – Kerry Arritt
  • Secretary – Lori Johnson
  • Rick Bollar
  • Jason Waters
  • Tom Murphy

Ex-Officio Members

  • Garth Baker
  • Jason Gibbons

Executive Director

  • Tammy Hanks

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Reasons to give

When you make a gift to the MHC Foundation, you join an ever-growing family of patients, families and friends who share a commitment to improve the future of medical care throughout the community. If you are interested in offering support through a gift to the Foundation, please call Tammy Hanks at (208) 436-0481.

Contact Info

TAMMY HANKS | Executive Director
MON-FRI: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1224 8th Street Rupert, Idaho 83350
PHONE: (208) 436-0481 Ext. 3702
FAX: (208) 436-6038
E-MAIL: [email protected]


Tammy Hanks | Director of the Minidoka Health Care Foundation (center) presenting to Minidoka County Sheriff, Eric Snarr (left) and Deputy Sheriff, Dave Pinther (right) with a check in the amount of $4,600.


The Special Response Team with the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office recently received a grant from the Minidoka Health Care Foundation in the amount of $4,600.

The funds will be used to replace helmets for the 14 team members of the SRT.  Currently, the helmets in use are approximately 30 years old and being able to upgrade them is huge in helping to keep team members safe, says Dave Pinther, Minidoka County Deputy Sheriff.  The Special Response Team trains on a monthly basis and responds to an average of one call per month.  The SRT is also available to assist other counties in emergency situations.

The Minidoka Health Care Foundation is pleased to be able to help keep residents of Mini-Cassia safe and healthy.


Minidoka Health Care Foundation awards the Magic Valley Humanitarian Center with funds to help meet community needs. Pictured left to right are Kathy Duncan from the Humanitarian Center, Tammy Hanks Foundation Director, and Becky Schow from the Humanitarian Center.


Minidoka Health Care Foundation awards $40,500 to Minidoka Memorial Hospital for a new ENT Optical Scope. Pictured l to r – Tom Murphy, CEO – Amy Davis, Surgery Director, Tammy Hanks, Foundation Director and Jason Gibbons, CFO

A huge thank you to all our volunteers and employees for helping to save lives.