Construction Complete Over At Minidoka Memorial


By Joey Martin

Rupert, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Minidoka Memorial held a special ribbon cutting ceremony wrapping up over 3 years of continuous construction on their hospital.

Over those 3 years, Minidoka Memorial has basically renovated their entire building.

The hospital was originally built in the early 1960s.

Since then, with population growth and technology advancements... the hospital felt it was time to take on a new look.

The entire project cost close to 6.5 million dollars.

20 % of that came from the hospital itself, with the rest coming from a generous loan from D.L. Evans bank.

This afternoon hospital staff and residents of the Mini–Cassia area came out and helped celebrate the new beginnings.

“What we’ve done is remodel all do the in-patient rooms on the medical floor. We’ve added a new entry to the building; we’ve added a new lab, new emergency department, a new radiology department and basically upgraded and brought up to date the facilities we’ve had that were originally built in 1960.”
Said, Carl Hanson - Administrator of Minidoka Memorial Hospital.

Along with the ribbon cutting ceremony, Guided tours were held.

Those who attended were also invited to stick around to enjoy refreshments and a bite to eat out on the hospital lawn.

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