Health News

Bingham Health Care Foundation

July 27th, 2016-We are pleased to announce that the new Director of the Bingham Health Care Foundation is Ralph West.

Ralph has worked at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) for 15 years, and there is no one more committed to the patients and employees of BMH. Ralph treats everyone he meets in a friendly, caring, and professional manner, and he is always willing to step in and help out when necessary. Nothing means more to him than finding ways to support the members of the community, which is why it’s an honor to have Ralph proudly carrying on the torch as the Director of the Bingham Health Care Foundation.

The mission of the Bingham Health Care Foundation is to develop relationships within the communities it serves, to highlight awareness and access of healthcare, increase the knowledge of healthy lifestyles, and encourage funding sources to enhance healthcare services to community residents. As an independent, non-profit organization, the Bingham Health Care Foundation raises money through grant writing, individual and business donations, and special events.

One of those special fundraising events is the annual Rick Chivaroli Golf Scramble being held this Friday in Blackfoot, which would not be possible without the participants, partners, event sponsors, and hole sponsors. Thank you! To date, the golf tournament, with generous participation and donations, has raised more than $140,000. Past proceeds from the golf tournament have been used to purchase Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment for local veterans, training mannequins for nursing and physician certification courses, defibrillator machines, a digital mammography machine, and other life-saving equipment that is used daily in our critical care department.

Ralph will also be organizing a community-wide event in the coming months to raise funds for a new CT scanner for the hospital. Advances in technology are being made so often that a new CT scanner will enhance how medical personnel make a diagnosis and treat illnesses. The Bingham Health Care Foundation will be sponsoring community events to help raise funds for this new scanner. Watch for opportunities to become involved.

Once again, thank you to everyone who has supported events like these and others throughout the years, which help make daily medical miracles happen right here in Bingham County. All donations are tax-deductible since the Bingham Health Care Foundation is a non-profit entity. For more information about how you can volunteer or make a donation, please contact Ralph West at 785-3888.

“Please join us in congratulating Ralph West on his appointment to Director of the Bingham Health Care Foundation.”