Jimmie Ashcraft

From the young age of 12, Dr. Jimmie Ashcraft knew he wanted to be a good doctor.  Not only did he become one of Sidney’s most beloved physicians, he was a major agent of change in every aspect of our community.  He took an active role in developing baseball parks, the high school track, and what we now know as HealthWorks.  The need for a permanent funding stream for quality healthcare was apparent to Dr. Ashcraft, and that’s why he championed the idea of the Foundation for Community Care.

Today, he and his wife Kay reside in Billings, Montana where Dr. Ashcraft served as a faculty member of the Montana Family Medicine Residency training program. In his retirement, he has written several books reflecting on his 25 years of service to the Sidney area.  “I was very proud of what we accomplished and was always looking for ways to help improve the medical establishment, so people didn’t have to travel long distances for medical care,” he said.