Join the JRMC Auxiliary as they host a jewelry sale on Tuesday, September 24th at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. The sale will run from 7 am – 4 pm in the lower level conference room. All jewelry and accessories will be $5. Cash and debit/credit cards are accepted. The proceeds will benefit the JRMC Auxiliary.
Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) Auxiliary will host the 10th annual Tea for All Seasons at Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, September 11, from 2 to 4 pm. Tea, sandwiches and sweets will be served, along with a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $7.00 per person and can be purchased from any JRMC Auxiliary member or at the JRMC Gift Shoppe.
“Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward purchasing medication planners for JRMC Home Health clients,” stated Nancy Jo Johnston, volunteer coordinator at JRMC.
For more information call JRMC volunteer services/Auxiliary at 701-952-4809.
Thank you to all the men and women of the JRMC Environmental Services department who play an essential part in the execution of infection control cleaning procedures, patient safety goals and customer satisfaction. They are important to ensuring that JRMC is the best rural hospital in the country for patients to receive care, employees to work and physicians to practice.
There’s been a “baby boom” in Jamestown.
Eight babies were born between Tuesday and Thursday at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center Family BirthPlace, said Emily Woodley, BirthPlace nursing manager.
After the eighth birth, all eight of the newborns were in the nursery at the same time for a few hours Thursday morning, but two were discharged later in the day, Woodley said.
The last time she remembers the Family BirthPlace caring for this many babies at once was two years ago, also around Labor Day weekend.
“It’s so funny that it was the same time of year,” Woodley said.
Staff members dubbed it “the baby boom,” Woodley said. There were five boys and three girls born.
A lot of teamwork went into caring for the eight babies and their mothers.
“We pull from other units and just work together to make it work,” Woodley said. “We called in extra staff … people are always willing to help.”
Depending on staff members’ specialties, some would work with only mothers, others would work with only babies and others worked with both.
“It’s a lot of fun,” Woodley said.
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Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently sponsored a blood drive for the United Blood Services on Aug. 13 at the JRMC Clinic. Out of 54 volunteers that signed up to donate blood, 41 were able to give. Eight donors gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine, which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation. Twelve volunteers donated blood for the first time.
“Our goal for this year’s blood drive was to sign up 53 donors for the blood drive – we exceeded our goal which is very exciting,” stated Abby Silbernagel, JRMC blood drive coordinator. “Thank you to the community and staff for support as we do our part to make sure patients have the blood supply that they need.”
JRMC’s blood drive total contribution was 49 units of blood for United Blood Services.
Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Philanthropist of the Year Award. Nominations for this award must be received no later than August 17.
The following criteria should be displayed by the nominee: support of individuals (or couple’s) direct contribution to and support of JRMC/JRMC Foundation, accomplishments in healthcare, participation in and support of other non-profit organizations in the community or region, data of personal involvement in leading others to be involved in philanthropy or community volunteer service.
The nomination must be submitted in a concise essay (no more than two pages) noting the above criteria. A cover sheet provided by the JRMC Foundation must be included with the submission.
The Philanthropist of the Year award will be presented at the Pillars of Giving donor appreciation event on September 5 at the Gladstone Inn & Suites.
For more information on the Philanthropist of the Year Award or Pillars of Giving donor appreciation event, contact the JRMC Foundation at email@example.com or (701) 253-4806.
Click here to view the nomination form.
VHA Inc., a national health care network, has given Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) a 2013 VHA Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Leadership Award, honoring the hospital for showing substantial improvement on their baseline performance measures in at least one of 10 patient safety areas of focus.
VHA is a national network of more than 1,350 not-for-profit hospital systems and 72,000 non-acute facilities that work together to achieve new levels of clinical performance and operational efficiency.
As part of this year’s awards program, VHA recognized JRMC and 9 others with HEN Improvement Leadership Awards in honor of their commitment to CMS’ Partnership for Patients initiative and their active involvement in VHA’s Hospital Engagement Network. HEN participants commit to reduce select Hospital-Acquired Conditions by 40 percent and preventable readmissions by 20 percent over a three-year period. Winners in this category showed substantial improvement on their baseline performance measures in at least one of 10 patient safety areas of focus.
“We are proud to accept this award from VHA for our hard work to make JRMC the best place for patients to receive care,” stated Trisha Jungles, Chief Nursing Officer. “We continue to improve our practices to keep our patients and staff safe.”
“The leaders and staff in these organizations have shown their dedication to providing not only consistently high levels of clinical care but also continually improving that performance to produce better outcomes for their patients,” said Steve Miff, PhD, VHA’s senior vice president for Clinical and Care Delivery Solutions. “Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the health care industry has moved quickly to establish and meet performance quality metrics and align care protocol. We are especially proud of these VHA organizations for exceptional performance against national key indicators.” Healthcare organizations that selected VHA as their Hospital Engagement Network supporting the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Partnership for Patients initiative were eligible for VHA’s first HEN Improvement Leadership Award. VHA’s network of more than 1,350 not-for-profit hospital systems and 72,000 non-acute facilities work together to achieve new levels of clinical performance and operational efficiency.
VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance, and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. Since 1977, VHA has leveraged its expertise in analytics, contracting, consulting and networks to help members achieve their operational, clinical and financial objectives. In 2011, VHA delivered record savings and value of $1.9 billion to members. VHA serves more than 1,350 hospitals and more than 72,000 non-acute care providers nationwide, coordinating delivery of its programs and services through its 13 regional offices. For more information, visit www.vha.com and follow us on Twitter (@VHAInc).
Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation held its annual GOLF “fore” GOOD tournament on Friday, July 19th at the Jamestown Country Club with title sponsors The Davis Group, IRET Properties and Timco Construction.
The proceeds from this year’s tournament went to support new technology and equipment for JRMC by helping to reach the goal to purchase a DEXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) machine. This equipment helps support the early diagnosis of osteoporosis along with total body composition scans.
More than 120 golfers enjoyed the four-person scramble tournament. The highlight of the day came when Brady Schoeler was just inches away from a hole-in-one for Wilhelm Chevrolet Buick GMC’s car give-a-way on hole four.
“We could not have had a successful event without the support of our sponsors, community, vendors, staff and volunteers,” said Lisa Jackson, JRMC Foundation Director.
The tournament raised $33,994 dollars. There were over 55 team and tournament sponsors which helped raise these funds. Over $30,000 in prizes and gift certificates were given away to the participating teams.
The winners of the tournament were as follows: first place was BrandomActs with Heather Erholtz, Glen Hasselberg, Derek Hasselberg and Cydney Hasselberg; second place was Argent Farms with Reed Argent, Jim Argent, Ross Argent and Ryan Voxland; draw from the remaining team was Timco Construction with Eric Kobeska, Jeff Mauder, Russ Miller and Mark Ward.
JRMC Foundation would like to thank the following lead donors for their support: The Davis Group, IRET Properties, Timco Construction, Ottmar & Ottmar PC, Wilhelm Chevrolet Buick GMC, R.M. Stoudt, Ingstad Family Media, Community MRI Services and Mr. Bob Letcher.
Join us on Wednesday, July 17th at 5:30 pm for a JRMCU featuring hospital highlights and updates provided by JRMC president, Todd Hudspeth. Learn first-hand about recent accomplishments at the medical center as well projects on the horizon to benefit the region, including cancer care and a shared medical record. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP at (701) 952-4796 as space is limited.