Bingham Health Care Foundation
Enhancing Healthcare. Enhancing Lives
The mission of the Bingham Health Care Foundation is to develop relationships within the communities it serves, to highlight awareness and access of care, 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, special events, and an employee payroll deduction program. Because of our non-profit status, we qualify to apply for federal as well as private financial resources that would otherwise not be available. Led by Foundation Director, Linda Valentine, and Board Chairman, Norm Stanley, the Foundation has provided many services to the residents of Bingham County.
Because of the many generous donations throughout the years, the Foundation has been able to distribute diabetes supplies and educational information, make therapy services available for children, and fund remodeling improvement projects at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Bingham Memorial Hospital. The Foundation has also raised money to provide nursing scholarships for LPNs wishing to obtain their RN degree, and purchased digital mammography equipment, a laryngoscope for respiratory therapy, and bilicheck equipment for the nursery. Funds have also been used to purchase a defibrillator for the local senior center, glucose monitors for low income diabetic patients, playground equipment for children, and bariatric treatments for veterans with traumatic brain injuries.
These and many other projects would not have been possible without the generous support and donations from the community and the employees at Bingham Memorial Hospital, the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Idaho Doctors’ Hospital.
We believe that what you give, you get back. Whether it’s your time, your money, or your knowledge, it's the same. Whenever you serve others, it also enhances your own life. That is why we are pleased to ask for your help in “Enhancing Health Care and Enhancing Lives.” This is an invitation for you to be a part of improving the healthcare for those whom you hold dear.
Local doctors and community members had a dream of building a community hospital that would meet the medical needs of the community. That dream took twenty-seven years of fundraising to become a reality. The community rallied behind these physicians and Bingham Memorial Hospital was built.
The hospital has been fortunate to operate on their own funds, without the use of taxpayer dollars. This has not been an easy task.
Many expansions, renovations, and changes have occurred since the hospital's doors opened in 1950. At that time, the hospital had 6 physicians. Now over 100 doctors are credentialed at Bingham Memorial. This growth is a result of the hospital's continued commitment to provide residents of the area the very best in healthcare.
Our community is growing and our hospital is growing to keep up. Bingham Memorial employs over 700 people. An average of 1,500 patients are admitted to the hospital each year. Over 2,400 operations and over 18,000 medical procedures are performed each year. An estimated 8,700 patients visit the Emergency Room each year, and an average of 42 babies are delivered each month.
Bingham Memorial's medical staff has grown to include many specialty physicians that can treat most health problems right here in our own community. These new services also allow Bingham County residents to have specialty procedures done in the convenience of their community hospital, instead of traveling out-of-town for these services.
Bingham Memorial Hospital is growing with our community. To keep pace with this growth, the hospital continues to expand its medical service capabilities. Bingham Memorial also continues to buy new state-of-the-art equipment in order to provide the latest technology in patient care. As Bingham Memorial continues to expand and bring cutting-edge technology to our community, it is our goal to help maintain the quality and compassion that Bingham Memorial was built on.
You deserve the very best! You deserve a hospital that meets your medical needs. We all deserve to have a hospital that is close to home and that feels like home.
How to Donate
The Bingham Health Care Foundation believes that each person can make a difference and should be given the opportunity to support an organization that is truly worthwhile. At Bingham Memorial Hospital, we believe that what you give, you get back. Whether it’s your time, your money, or your knowledge. Whenever you serve others, it also enhances your own life.
That is why we are pleased to ask for your help in “Enhancing Health Care and Enhancing Lives.” If you are able to volunteer your time, resources, or skills to further the mission of the Foundation, please feel to contact us. Additionally, no gift is too small to make a difference. Many small gifts can add up to a substantial sum, and all gifts and pledges are confidential and tax deductible. Your donation to the Bingham Health Care Foundation will help make daily medical miracles happen right here in Bingham County.
To speak with the Director of the Foundation about volunteering your time or making a donation, please call 709-3804.