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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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Finally, ENT is at JRMC!

Posted on Feb 13, 2017

Finally, ENT is at JRMC!

Dr. W. Thomas Coombe will join the staff of Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) as an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor. Dr. Coombe will begin seeing patients in March. Dr. Coombe has more than 30 years of experience as an ENT. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree at Kearney State College, Kearney, Neb., Coombe attended medical school at University of Nebraska, and residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Dr. Coombe also has an additional MBA from San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif. Prior to joining JRMC, Coombe worked as an ENT in Bismarck for six years. read...

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Chronic wound healed through hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Posted on Feb 1, 2017

Chronic wound healed through hyperbaric oxygen therapy

It began as a small, pencil-eraser sized callous. It didn’t bother him much at first, but then it started to affect his walk, slowing his gait and becoming painful. And then it grew. “I have always been healthy and able to take care of myself, so I didn’t know why I couldn’t get this wound to heal,” said David Hilbert. Hilbert, a 62-year-old New Rockford resident, was too busy and too active to get sick. A self-employed carpenter, Hilbert needed his feet to survive. So he waited, hoping the wound would heal itself. Though a Type I diabetic for 30 years, Hilbert hoped he could control this wound on his own. But this was different. read...

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JRMC recognizes #GROWvember teams

Posted on Feb 1, 2017

JRMC recognizes #GROWvember teams

Below-the-belt health can make faces to blush. Below-the-belt health can also make faces very hairy. Jamestown area #GROWvember teams helped get the word out about men’s health below the belt this fall, knowing that ignoring real symptoms can have a devastating effect. The teams grew beards and mustaches to bring attention to issues in the bedroom and bathroom. Jamestown Regional Medical Center recognized those teams on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at its #GROWvember ‘Stache Bash at Jonny B’s Brickhouse in Jamestown. read...

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‘Today, we wanted to be that comfort for her’

Posted on Jan 5, 2017

‘Today, we wanted to be that comfort for her’

“Wish you were here,” they said, thinking of a colleague and friend they hadn’t seen in weeks. Debbie Holmstrom is the face and voice of Jamestown Regional Medical Center. She works full-time at JRMC’s front desk, greeting guests and registering patients. Hers is the first face visitors see upon entering the building. Hers is the first voice they hear when they call on the phone. That was, until recently. Doctors diagnosed Holmstrom with breast cancer this fall. As part of her treatment, doctors performed surgery on Jan. 5. Since her diagnosis, Holmstrom has missed work due to illness. And employees here miss her too. read...

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