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JRMC CEO: ‘Nothing in healthcare bills is good for N.D.’

Posted on Jun 24, 2017

JRMC CEO: ‘Nothing in healthcare bills is good for N.D.’

by K.C. DeBoer,  Jamestown Regional Medical Center President & CEO There is nothing in the new healthcare bills that is good for North Dakota. Nothing. Last week, the Senate revealed its Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017. The bill was in response to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House. Neither bill is good for North Dakota citizens. Neither bill is good for North Dakota hospitals.  When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, in 2008 it was flawed. But because of ACA and Medicaid expansion, 20,000 more North Dakotans have access to healthcare coverage. read...

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JRMC Carrington Clinic open house set for June 28

Posted on Jun 9, 2017

JRMC Carrington Clinic open house set for June 28

To celebrate its new office, Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s Carrington Clinic welcomes Carrington, New Rockford and the surrounding areas to a ribbon-cutting and open house. There’s dozens of reasons to choose JRMC. One of them is because it serves rural communities. JRMC’s specialty clinic will offer specialty care close to home for the people of Carrington, New Rockford and the surrounding areas. The ribbon-cutting and open house is set for 4 p.m., Thursday, June 28. The public is welcome to meet the JRMC specialists and staff. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. read...

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Running of the Pink set for June 3

Posted on May 17, 2017

Running of the Pink set for June 3

Cancer is the leading cause of death of Stutsman County residents ages 45-84. Because of this, and because so many residents are affected by cancer, R.M. Stoudt hosts the annual Running of the Pink each year on the first Saturday in June which, this year, falls on June 3. All proceeds benefit the No Excuses Program and the local Women’s Way Chapter for breast and cervical cancer screenings as well as education and other needs. Jamestown Regional Medical Center hosts the No Excuses program every year, in conjunction with Central Valley Health. That day, women can come in for a basic screening as well as a mammogram, all in one quick visit. Plus, if women have any financial barriers, proceeds from Running of the Pink cover those needs. No Excuses helped 14 women at its last event in November. read...

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Early detection offers hope

Posted on Mar 13, 2017

Early detection offers hope

Alzheimer’s and dementia can be intimidating diseases to struggle with, and for many people, it’s often caught too late. Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s Speech Therapist Becca Gussiaas, is hoping to change that with a new service she is offering: Free memory screenings for people concerned about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Early detection for Alzheimer’s and dementia is key. Although dementia and Alzheimer’s share similar symptoms, dementia is not a specific disease, but a broad term describing a wide range of mental process disorders, such as memory loss, personality changes and impaired reasoning. Alzheimer’s is a specific type of progressive dementia with no known cure. According to Alz.org, Alzheimer’s is the number one cause of dementia in adults, with 1 in 9 adults over 65 suffering from it. read...

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Ladies Night raises $2,000+ for JRMC Cancer Center

Posted on Mar 2, 2017

Ladies Night raises $2,000+ for JRMC Cancer Center

An evening with friends made THE difference in the life of a cancer patient. Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s Auxiliary’s first ever Ladies Night raised more than $2,000. The event benefited the upcoming JRMC Cancer Center. “Battling cancer is a community effort,” said Carol Lawrence, Auxiliary member and former Gift Shoppe manager. JRMC is creating a cancer center with eight infusion rooms. The center would be the only one of its kind within 90 miles. At any given time, more than 100 Stutsman County residents are traveling more than 100 miles for chemotherapy care. JRMC’s Foundation hopes to raise $1.5 million for the JRMC Cancer Center. read...

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Flu activity hits Stutsman County

Posted on Mar 1, 2017

Flu activity hits Stutsman County

The flu is marching its way across Stutsman County, leaving coughing and achy bodies in its wake. Sixty-two cases of the flu in Stutsman County were reported to the North Dakota Department of Health for the week of February 18th, with numbers expected to rise. “ We are seeing an increase of patients in the emergency department with flu- like symptoms,” says Nikki Mack, an RN at JRMC, “ that means the virus is active and in the community.”  Mack says that although the flu is active in the community, there are steps you can take to prevent catching and spreading the virus. read...

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