Babette Munting started a lifelong career in health care as teenage volunteer at a crippled children’s home and at orphanages in Indonesia, where she spent half her youth. Moving to Idaho in 1980, she worked as a nurses aid at nursing homes as she attended Lewis-Clark State College for degree as a Registered Nurse. She was an RN for 12 years, at Gritman Memorial Hospital in Moscow and at St. Lukes Health Hospital in Boise / Meridian.
She completed her master’s degree at Idaho State University in 2001, to become a nurse practitioner for the next 22 years at Terry Riley Health Services in Nampa and at Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, now Full Circle Health. Her specialties of practice are in Family Practice, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C treatment and health care for refugees.
Babette volunteered at the Anchor Children’s Hospital in Cambodia for six months in 2000-2001, as a nurse mentor, and for the same organization, Friends Without A Border, at the Lao Friends Hospital for Children in 2023. She also volunteered at a health center in Olishobor Kenya in 2011. Closer to home, she was a volunteer at the Genesis Clinic in Garden City for 16 years and currently at the Vineyard Medical Clinic in Garden City.