January Employee Of The Month


Lora Fisher, Lab Department, is the Employee of the Month for January 2012. She has been employed at Jamestown Regional Medical Center for 35 years.


Lora has been recognized for being an excellent lab tech and a great team player. Lora puts her patients first; always keeping them informed and treats them with respect. She is efficient in her job and is always willing to help out. It is always fun to work with Lora because she has an energetic, loving personality.

Congratulations to Lora! 



JRMC Auxiliary Gifts To Babies

Auxiliary Volunteers at Jamestown Regional Medical Center bring smiles to new parents especially at Christmas time. Much like Christmas elves, they busily sew Santa Stockings and knit beautiful Christmas caps for each baby born at JRMC during the Holiday Season. Over the years more than 150 babies have received these special gifts from Auxiliary Volunteers.

New Year New You Fitness Challenge

ImageWhat Is The NYNY Challenge? 
The New Year, New You Wellness Challenge 2012 is a community wide 8 week Wellness challenge that encourages participants to exercise and make healthy lifestyle changes in addition to promoting health awareness, education and screenings. The mission of this program is to make Jamestown the healthiest city in North Dakota. Participants will create teams and gain points for healthy activities. They then report point weekly totals to the appointed team CEO, or leader. The teams aggregate point totals are reported weekly in the Jamestown Sun along with the upcoming challenge for the week. 

Who Is It For? 
All citizens in the Jamestown area. We have 3 divisions, Large Businesses, Small Businesses and a Friends and Family division. A small business is 15 or fewer participants; a large business is over 16 participants. We had 490 participants last year and hope to reach out to more each year. 

Why Do It? 
The goals of this program are to motivate citizens of Jamestown to make lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use and to assist each individual to attain their highest health potential. 

Who Sponsors This Event? 
Our sponsors this year are Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Orriginals, and Farmers Union Insurance 

What Does Each Week Entail? 
Participants gain points each day by eating 5 fruits and vegetables as well as accumulating minutes of physical activity. Additionally, each week corresponds with a focus to get participants thinking about different types of wellness. There will be an article in the Jamestown Sun each week about the focus. Some weeks you can receive points for reading this article, other weeks you can receive points by viewing videos on Jamestown Colleges Collegian website. We have weekly challenges prepared as an opportunity to gain even more points each week. 

What Are The Weekly Topics? 
Weekly topics include: My Life Check which is an online assessment tool through the American Heart Association, Knowledge is Power, Focus on Nutrition, Focus on Form, Focus on Cholesterol, Focus on Stress Reduction, Focus on Variety and Stay the Path. 

What Is The Cost? 
Cost is $8 per participant and includes a T-shirt. This is ran as a non-profit challenge through the JRMC Wellness Center. Money is used to purchase the T-shirts and to buy prizes for the teams with the highest accumulated points each week as well as overall prizes for each division at the end of the 8 week Challenge. 

How Do I Get Involved? 
Review the registration forms above for each of the 3 divisions. Once your group is together, and money collected, the paperwork and one check can be brought to the Wellness Center. The Wellness Center will serve as the hub for communication throughout the NYNY Challenge. Weekly points can be submitted via email or fax each week. Wellness staff will track all points and submit them to the Jamestown Sun to be printed every Thursday along with an article that ties into the weekly focus. Deadline January 6, 2012 

Visit JRMC Wellness online for more details and registration forms: 



JRMC- Get With The Guidelines Stroke Program

Jamestown Regional Medical Center Participates in

Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Program to Improve Stroke Care

 Jamestown Regional Medical Center is participating in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke program. The goal of the program is to improve the overall quality of care for stroke patients by improving acute stroke treatment and preventing future strokes and cardiovascular events.

     Get With The Guidelines–Stroke was developed to help hospitals employ proven science-based treatment guidelines, including those developed by the American Stroke Association, American Heart Association and Brain Attack Coalition. These guidelines address acute stroke management, primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, secondary prevention of strokes and the establishment of primary stroke centers.

     As a Get With The Guidelines–Stroke participating hospital, JRMC is encouraged to develop a comprehensive system for providing rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke when patients are admitted to the emergency department. This includes always being equipped to provide brain-imaging scans, making neurologist consults available to conduct patient evaluations and using clot-busting medications when appropriate.

     JRMC is also increasing its efforts to prevent secondary strokes through the aggressive use of medications such as statins and anti-platelets as indicated in the secondary stroke prevention guidelines. Other methods include the treatment of atrial fibrillation and atherosclerosis and management of smoking cessation, weight, exercise, diabetes and cholesterol.

     Through Get With The Guidelines–Stroke, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association provides JRMC training and staffing recommendations, care maps, discharge protocols, standing orders, data-collection and measurement tools. The program also facilitates creating and sharing best practices among participating hospitals.

          “JRMC is to be commended for its commitment to implementing standards of care and protocols for treating stroke patients,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., chair of the Get With The Guidelines National Steering Committee and director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  “The full implementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of stroke patients.”
          “The time is right for JRMC to be focused on improving the quality of stroke care by implementing Get With The Guidelines–Stroke. The number of acute ischemic stroke patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing stroke incidence and a large aging population,” said Sheila Krapp, RN, Emergency Department Manager.
          According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.


JRMC Celebrity Celebration

ImageOn Friday, December 2nd,  JRMC held their annual Celebrity Celebration at the KC hall. Employees reaching anniversaries of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years are recognized for their service to the community. Pictured are the 25 – 35 year group.


35 Years

 Lora Fisher

Sharon Gengler


30 Years

 Belinda Cherney

Bonnie Dewald

Cindy Gohner


25 Years

 Bill Jung



20 Years

 Dr. Philip Jystad

Sherri Madcke

Jan Moch

Maren Radi


15 Years

Cindy Barnes

Jan Barnes

Trish Greenwood

Paula Helland

Shar Kendrick

Cindy Kutz

Linda Marks

Sue Matthiesen

Deanna Weiser


10 Years

Deb Bakken

Amy Harr

Bonnie Loose

Amber Kaiser

Priscilla Kungel

Ashley Miller

Denise Olson

Renae Olson

Martin Richman

Barb Schmidt

Jess Skjeret

Sammi Triplett


5 Years

Shar Albrecht

Melinda Forsman

Sandra Green

Jamie Heinley

Alison Kennison

Nichole Klundt

Jozie Kovar

Ashley Michaelson

Char Middlestead

Barb Schlecht

Judy Schlecht

Candace Smith

Michele Wanzek


Christmas Tea


Christmas Tea

There will be a Christmas Tea for all current and former employees, contract staff, volunteers and auxilians, of Jamestown Hospital and Jamestown Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, December 21, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, in the Apple Basket Café.

We encourage you to dress in festive garb for the day. Let’s all get into the holiday spirit.

Happy Holidays to you and your family from the JRMC Administration!

Orthopedic Surgeon At JRMC

Jamestown Regional Medical Center now has an Orthopedic Surgeon on staff. Dr. Michael T. Dean trained at Mayo Clinic and has over 20 years experience providing general orthopedic care.

He specializes in:
knee arthroscopy
fracture repair
total joint replacement

As part of Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s commitment to the community and region, having Dr. Dean on staff gives patients the option of having procedures performed locally.

A graduate of Central Michigan University, Dr. Dean completed his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. He did his residency at Mayo Clinic, where he received his master’s degree in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dean has over 20 years experience at Shoreline Orthopedic Surgery in Holland, Michigan. Dr. Dean specializes in hip and knee replacement, arthroscopy of the knee and ACL reconstruction.

Dr. Dean is an avid hunter of ducks, geese and pheasants. His love of hunting and fishing is reflected in he and his wife, Mary Jo’s “extended family” — no fewer than five hunting dogs.

They have raised three children, all in college: Jon, a veterinary student at the University of Minnesota, and Kaitlin and Emily, both preparing to become physician’s assistants at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Dr. Dean and Mary Jo share the love of the outdoors, including hiking and boating.

Dr. Dean sees patients at the JRMC Clinic. For more information:

(701) 952-4878 or http://www.jamestownhospital.com/getpage.php?name=orthopedics


Jamestown Regional Medical Center is a 25 bed, critical access facility with 24 hour emergency care, located in the South Central region of North Dakota. The hospital serves over 55,000 people in a 9 county area. JRMC is located at 2422 20th St. SW, I-94 EXIT 256 South.

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