Pulmonary Rehabilitation Now Offered at JRMC

Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is excited to announce their new service, pulmonary rehabilitation. Pulmonary rehabilitation allows patients to make the most of limited lung function.

“Pulmonary rehab aims to reduce symptoms, decrease disability and increase participation in physical and social activities while improving the overall quality of life for patients with chronic respiratory disease,” said Emily Kjelland, JRMC registered clinical exercise physiologist and cardiopulmonary rehab manager.

This new service is designed for adults who are increasingly limited in their everyday activities due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, Sarcoidosis and other lung conditions. Pulmonary rehab can improve a patient’s ability to function and increase their quality of life. Some benefits that pulmonary rehab can provide are: reduce and control breathing difficulties, increase functionality for daily activity, reduce dependence on medical resources and much more.

A signed referral from your doctor is required for participation in the pulmonary rehab program at JRMC. The referral and other information regarding your physical condition links the pulmonary rehab team to the patients physician, allowing them to work together to provide the best possible care. For more information on pulmonary rehab at JRMC call (701) 952-4839.

JRMC Home Health Receives National Recognition

Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) Home Health has been named to the 2012 HomeCare Elite list. This list is a compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States.

HomeCare Elite names the top 25 percent of home health agencies based on the performance measures of quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation and financial management.

JRMC Home Health is one of the two home health agencies in the state to receive this recognition. It is the only agency in the state that has received this acknowledgement for seven consecutive years.

“I want to take this opportunity to give our deepest gratitude to the past and present Home Health patients and their families for their generosity to allow JRMC Home Health to come into their homes. Your support and dedication to our programs – Home Health, Private Duty and Lifeline plays an important role in our success and it is greatly appreciated,” stated Trisha Jungles RN, Home Health and Hospice manager.  “It is our privilege to be able to provide care and services to Jamestown and the surrounding communities.”

To learn more about home health services at JRMC go to www.jrmcnd.com or call (701) 952-4847.

Couple Leaves Money to JRMC

Paul and Bertha Mayer farmed southwest of Gackle until 1977, when they retired and moved to Jamestown. After their deaths, Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation was one of eight community organizations in Gakle and Jamestown whom the couple supported through their final gifts. They left $10,000 to the JRMC Foundation. Foundation Director Jan Barnes said, “Paul and Bertha have supported the Foundation for many years. We have honored them by naming an admission bay after them in the new hospital.”

JRMC Auxiliary to Host Holiday Magic

Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) Auxiliary will hold its annual Holiday Magic fundraiser Friday, November 9th, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 10th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Items for sale will include ornaments, home and office décor, stocking stuffers and gifts for everyone on your list.

“Holiday Magic is our largest annual event that the Auxiliary holds every year and is a great time to start your Christmas shopping,” said Ginne Hendrickson, JRMC gift shoppe manager.

The Christmas bazaar will be located on the lower level of JRMC next to the cafeteria. All proceeds from the event will go towards the JRMC Auxiliary.

About the JRMC Auxiliary
JRMC Auxiliary was formed in 1973 by Dorothy Chouinard, who is still an active member. The 72 member Auxiliary provides services and support for the hospital through financial donations and volunteer services. The funds raised by the Auxiliary provide materials back to the hospital; these have included baby burp cloths, surgery pillows and grab bars.

JRMC Foundation to Host 14th Annual Breakfast with Santa

Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) Foundation will host their 14th annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, November 17 to raise money for children’s services at JRMC. Families are invited to enjoy a fun filled morning with breakfast served by Santa’s elves at the Gladstone Inn & Suites. The doors open at 8:30 am and breakfast will be served at 9 am. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their appearance with gifts for the children.

“Over the years, we have obtained many items for children’s services at JRMC. This year we are raising money for a pediatric immobilizer in the Radiology department, an infant scale for the Specialty Clinic and sleep sacks for the Family BirthPlace to help eliminate SIDS,” stated Foundation Director Jan Barnes.

Entertainment for this year’s event will be children games. As always there will be a silent auction. Tickets are available for $8.00 and can be purchased at the JRMC Foundation or by calling Penny Holland at (701) 952- 4880.