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.