Visitor Restrictions Removed

As of Wednesday, January 30, 2013, visitation restrictions at JRMC have been removed.  We would like to encourage the public to use of the hand hygiene stations and masks located throughout the hospital.   As always, only visit patients in the hospital if you are in good health.

Thank you to everyone for your patience and cooperation during the visitation restrictions.

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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.

Hudspeth shares on JRMC at Rotary

Todd Hudspeth, CEO of JRMC, gave an overview of what has been happening at JRMC at Rotary.

The new center opened July 31, 2011, with a state-of-the-art facility. It was created with the latest in equipment, technology, a design with the patient in mind and input by the employees, he said.

The goal of JRMC is to be the best rural hospital in America, Hudspeth said. To accomplish this, JRMC must have outstanding patient care, a workplace where the employees enjoy coming and have qualified physicians and specialist who enjoy being a part of the care. When employees are happy in their work it translates into better care for the patient, he said.

Hudspeth said the Medical Office Building construction is on schedule. He said JRMC will lease a portion of the space along with Essentia Clinic and the VA clinic. The goal is to be open and using the new space by January 2013.

JRMC’s Family BirthPlace Delivers Ten Babies in Three Days

The Family BirthPlace at Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) experienced a memorable first, welcoming 10 new babies in only three days. Emily Woodley, Family BirthPlace manager commended her staff for how well they handled their own mini baby boom. “10 babies was very unexpected,” said Woodley, “our staff came in early and stayed late.”  Seven girls, including a set of twins and three boys were born. An online nursery is available at www.jrmcnd.com.

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.”

Medical Building Progress: First Phase of Project on Track to Finish in August

Todd Hudspeth, president and CEO of the Jamestown Regional Medical Center, talks Friday about the construction of the new medical building being attached to the hospital.

Originally published in The Jamestown Sun, June 30th.
By: Ben Rogers, The Jamestown Sun

Work on the Jamestown Medical Building is right on schedule, according to a hospital administrator.

“I think there’s a lot of excitement from employees and a lot of patients ask what’s going on,” said Todd Hudspeth, Jamestown Regional Medical Center president and CEO.

What’s going on is that crews from the Davis Group are making headway on the construction of the shell of a 46,000-square foot building connected to JRMC.

“Technically we’re not the landlord but we’ll be a tenant in the building,” Hudspeth said. Davis Group will own the building on land it will lease from JRMC.

JRMC will use 14,000 square feet as space for clinic space. Essentia Health will use 18,000 square feet as its new clinic. And the Veterans Affairs clinic could take up about 5,000 square feet, though nothing has been announced yet, he said.

The project is being completed in two phases. The first is the construction of the building’s shell. When completed in August the shell will be the outside walls, a cement floor and a ceiling overhead.

The second phase is the construction of the inside. JRMC has not designed its space yet and is currently working with architects. Essentia has its clinic space designed.

“It’s a pretty tight timeframe to get it done in six months,” Hudspeth said. “… Putting the shell up takes less time than filling it up.”.

Hudspeth said he’d like to see Jamestown’s other two health care clinics relocate to the JMB.

“We’re hopeful additional development will occur out near us too,” he said.

The steel outline of the building was complete in early June and the parking lot also started to take shape then. In the middle of June some outside structures were complete like columns at the entrance canopy. The north side of the building also had drywall installed at that time.

Exterior drywall work started around the middle of June and brickwork is being installed on the outside wall. Asphalt was laid Thursday and the roof is about 80 percent complete.

In the middle of July interior stud wall framing will begin and the main ductwork for heating and cooling will begin.

In August, interior design work will start.

Hudspeth said construction is on schedule for a January 2013 opening.

Sun reporter Ben Rodgers can be reached at 701-952-8455 or by email at brodgers@jamestownsun.com