JRMC Auxiliary to Host Jewelry Sale

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.

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National Healthcare Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week

2013_es_week_logoThank 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.

JRMC has ‘baby boom’ of 8

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By: Charly Haley

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.

Sun reporter Charly Haley can be reached at 701-952-8455 or by email at chaley@jamestownsun.com

JRMC Holds Annual Blood Drive

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.

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.

JRMCU: Hospital Highlights

JRMCUposter_Todd0713-v2WEB 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.

JRMC Announces Agreement with Sanford Health

Collaboration to Provide Patients with Electronic Medical Record

 

Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) has partnered with Sanford Health to provide patients with an integrated state-of-the-art electronic health record (EHR). The agreement provides JRMC with access to the industry’s most advanced electronic health records system, Epic. It also triggers a formal action plan associated with pursuing the potential for jointly offering expanded services to the Jamestown region, most notably, cancer care.

Epic will allow providers, nurses and other medical professionals a seamless means of collecting, storing and accessing a patient’s medical information. This is a tremendous win in the community for exchanging information in the safest, most efficient way possible.

“A collaboration with Sanford allows us to take advantage of federal incentives to implement electronic health records,” said Connie Krapp, chairman of the JRMC Operating Board. “The best software for this is Epic, which is not available to health facilities the size of JRMC. Partnering with Sanford allows us to implement the best technology in the industry.”

“A closer affiliation between JRMC and Sanford seeks to address the changing health care environment so that we can continue to offer the best patient care possible,” said Rick Geisel, President Sanford Health Network.

JRMC will continue to operate as an independent, community-owned hospital and is enthusiastic about the positive opportunities to respond to the needs of the community this collaboration will bring.

 

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel and Mexico.

Sanford Health includes 35 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford’s nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children’s clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit sanfordhealth.org.

Golf “fore” Legendary Healthcare

FoundationGolf13_WEBThe Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) Foundation 3rd Annual GOLF “fore” GOOD Tournament is scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Jamestown Country Club. This event is co-sponsored by Timco, IRET Properties and The Davis Group with the proceeds benefiting state-of-the-art health care equipment purchases at JRMC.

Registration per player is $100 and includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, cart rental, dinner, sunglasses and more. Lunch and putting contest start at 11:00 a.m. and the tournament will start at 12:30 p.m. The hole-in-one is presented by Don Wilhelm. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, longest putt, closest to the cooler and others.

A dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. with an auction and raffle drawing to follow.

To register your team, be a sponsor or buy a $5 raffle ticket call Penny at (701) 952-4880. Deadline for registration is July 12.

JRMCU: Direct Access Testing

jrmcu4x4_DAT_ColorJoin Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) on Wednesday, June 19 at 12:00 p.m. for a free educational forum on Direct Access Testing in the Laboratory. This forum is part of the “JRMC U” education series and will be hosted by Mary Bowder, JRMC laboratory manager.

Direct Access Testing provides lab testing at the convenience of the patient. Patients can order certain laboratory tests (mostly screening type tests) without the order of a physician. Lean more at the free monthly educational seminar about this new service at JRMC.

A free, light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to 701-952-4796 as space is limited.