JRMC Foundation Philanthropist of the Year Nominations

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 foundation@jrmcnd.com or (701) 253-4806.

Click here to view the nomination form.

JRMC Foundation GOLF “fore” GOOD Tournament a Success

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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.

JRMC Announces New Foundation Director

Lisa_JcropJamestown Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Lisa Jackson has been named as the JRMC Foundation Director.

“Lisa has great experience in working with non-profit organizations and we look forward to her taking our Foundation to the next level.” stated Todd Hudspeth, JRMC CEO.

Jackson graduated from NDSU with a degree in mass communications and has worked in marketing with Newell Rubbermaid, annual giving and events for Jamestown College and major gift and gift planning for Kansas University Endowment. She is the co-founder of GivingPoint, a fundraising consulting firm and helped launch Today’s Giving, a philanthropy magazine. Most recently, she has been an independent fundraising and communication coach to area non-profits. She has a two year old daughter, Hadley and is married to Dustin.

Lisa will be responsible for planning, organizing and implementing strategies to achieve successful development of the Foundation.

Polar Pig Raises $19,000 for Hospice

Origianally published in the Jamestown Sun on February 04, 2014
By Kari Lucin, The Jamestown Sun

A beauty queen, a firefighter, superheroes, clowns, kids and a giant parrot all leaped into water on a snowy day to earn $19,000 for Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s hospice program Saturday in the Polar Pig — Walk the Plank fundraiser.DSC_4697

“That’s the biggest amount of money we’ve ever made for them, and we’ve been doing it for seven years,” said Jan Wiese, treasurer of the Jamestown HOG Chapter that organizes the annual fundraiser. “We were very pleased with that.” Sixteen people jumped into the heated water to benefit hospice, as snowflakes fell and HOG members set off fireworks, simulating cannon fire.

Each jumper then had to brave the 13-degree air to get back into the Stutsman Harley-Davidson building, changing out of soaking-wet costumes to warm back up.

“It was warm in there, but it was cold getting out,” said MacKenzie Johnson of Jamestown.

Johnson, who earned the title of Miss North Dakota Junior High, jumped into the water wearing a teal formal gown and a tiara, after raising $130 for JRMC Hospice.

Dennis Sand, also known as “Fluffy the Parrot,” wore a parrot costume and face paint for his jump.

As soon as Sand cannonballed into the water, the costume filled with water, making it difficult for Sand to stand up again.

“It’s just a good time, and it’s for a good cause,” Sand said. “It was great. It really was a lot of fun.”

He and the Jamestown Clowns raised $1,020 for JRMC Hospice.

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Members of the Kaiser family made the watery hop together — first Cruze Kaiser, 6, followed by his father, Chad Kaiser, who held out his arms to his daughter, Mia, 4, who wore pink goggles, a purple tutu and matching purple shoes for her jump.

Before the event began, Mark Wiese, director of the local HOG group, said he hoped to exceed the previous year’s total of $17,000.

In addition to the plankwalking, the event also included a chili cook-off featuring a wide variety of chilis. Most seemed to have beans, but some had chicken or even olives as ingredients.

Then there was a silent auction, with cocktail sets, purses, gift baskets, salon products, live plants, framed oil paintings, a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix and a set of two cheery lawn gnomes outfitted in Harley Davidson gear.

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 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.

JRMC Hospital and Foundation Board Member Gives Gift to JRMC

Eric Monson, a JRMC hospital and foundation board member gave a gift of $5,000 to the capital campaign at JRMC. According to Jan Barnes, Foundation director, he has named a bench in the healing gardens for he and his wife, Patricia. Eric stated, “People have choices of where to go for their medical care. However, I feel Jamestown has the best medical community for its size in the entire region. In fact, I feel Jamestown’s is the most modern, well-planned hospital in North Dakota.”

Healing Arts Open House

Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) will hold a Healing Arts Open house on Wednesday, September 12, from 5 to 7 pm.  JRMC will provide tours throughout their state-of-the-art facility to explore the artwork.

JRMC was created to provide patients and visitors with a non-institutional environment that promotes overall health. Over 75 works of art were selected from regional artists and placed throughout the facility to provide an environment of healing. The artwork provides an emotional and spiritual impact on patients, friends and families.

“There is clear evidence that a patient’s physical wellbeing is fundamentally linked to their emotional and spiritual well-being,” stated Jan Barnes, JRMC Foundation director, “the expressive arts can play a decisive role in promoting overall health.”

Naming opportunities are still available in a variety of price ranges. Information on naming a piece of art will be available.

JRMC Helps Patients Rehab Faster and Safer with the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) today announced that the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, the world’s first and only treadmill using NASA based anti-gravity technology, has been installed to help patients in their short-term rehabilitation programs.

Thanks to funds raised by the JRMC Foundation, the rehabilitation department is now able to serve neurological and orthopedic patients better by offering them the opportunity to rehab faster with the AlterG.

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills enable faster rehabilitation, safer conditioning for the geriatric population which can help remove major obstacles associated with these activities. Impact on the body and the pain of recovery are reduced, which helps people achieve better results. Patients at JRMC can now rehab better, train smarter, and exercise safer with the AlterG.

With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight, reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehabilitation and physical therapy outcomes. Its Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology applies a lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities and allows precise unweighting – up to 80% of a person’s body weight, so people can find exactly where the pain stops and natural movement feels good again.

According to Rehab Manager Tracy Anderson, “This treadmill is a breakthrough in enabling our rehabilitation patients to get back to their lives as quickly and effectively as possible.”

There are a multitude of benefits when training and rehabilitating on the AlterG. Patients can use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to recover from injury and surgery and it allows them to immediately do partial weight bearing exercises. Patients with neurological disorders maintain, and in some cases even regain functionality and mobility working with the AlterG.

“With AlterG you get all the gain, without the pain,” says Steve Basta, CEO of AlterG. Adopted initially by nationally renowned hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, most recently nursing facilities are seeing the benefits the AlterG can provide for their patients. “We are pleased that Jamestown Regional Medical Center is one of those pioneers,” he said.  “Our unique approach to unweighted physical therapy preserves natural body movement, helps with fall prevention and benefits a broad range of medical conditions.”

“We are fortunate to be only the second facility in North Dakota to have a treadmill of this kind to offer advanced services to our patients,” stated Anderson.

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills are designed to be used for lower body injury and surgery rehabilitation, aerobic conditioning, sport specific conditioning programs, neurologic retraining, and geriatric strength and conditioning.

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Couple contributes cost to move cornerstone and inscription to JRMC

Dick Hall, retired CEO of Jamestown Hospial, and his wife, Geneal, contributed the cost of moving Jamestown Hospital’s original cornerstone and having it installed at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. “When we heard the cornerstone and inscription were going to be brought to the new facility, we were pleased that its historical value was being recognized,” Dick Hall said. “It’s a unique way of taking a bit of the past to the new location. I thought it would be a very nice way for us to be part of the new facility.”