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Wave of Light provides ocean of support

Posted on Oct 16, 2017

Wave of Light provides ocean of support

Wave of Light is a time for families who’ve experienced infant loss and miscarriage to share in their sorrow and support each other. Wave of Light is an international event, recognized in six countries. This year’s event was held on Sunday, Oct. 15 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jamestown. “Thirty years ago, if families experienced a miscarriage or infant death, they were told to forget it,” said Renae Lunde. Lunde is a registered nurse at Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s Family BirthPlace. She is also one of the event’s organizers. “Today, we encourage families to grieve in the way that best fits them.” read...

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Wave of Light offers support, solidarity after infant loss

Posted on Aug 25, 2017

Wave of Light offers support, solidarity after infant loss

Wave of Light is a time for families who’ve experienced infant loss and miscarriage to share in their sorrow and support each other. Wave of Light is an international event, recognized in six countries. This year’s event is set for Sunday, Oct. 15 St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jamestown. “Thirty years ago, if families experienced a miscarriage or infant death, they were told to forget it,” said Renae Lunde. Lunde is a registered nurse at Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s Family BirthPlace. She is also one of the event’s organizers. “Today, we encourage families to grieve in the way that best fits them.” read...

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Golf event raises $9,000 for ANGELS fund

Posted on Aug 17, 2017

Golf event raises $9,000 for ANGELS fund

 She would say “I’m sorry for your loss.” She would say “It’s not your fault.” But it always felt empty. So after driving home in tears and sharing her experience with family, Dr. Mandy Sorlie, her husband, Dave, and their children, Olivia, 11; Owen, 8; and Lauren, 4; created the Advocating for Neonatal Grief and Early Loss Support (ANGELS) fund. “As parents, we couldn’t imagine what it would feel like to experience infant death,” Dr. Sorlie said. “Dave just looked at me and said ‘we can do this.’” read...

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Register now: GOLF “fore” ANGELS

Posted on Jul 7, 2017

Register now: GOLF “fore” ANGELS

GOLF “fore” ANGELS is a fun event with a heartbreaking cause.Every year, families experience the loss of an infant due to miscarriage or some other unexpected and unforeseen circumstance. To help those families, Dave and Dr. Mandy Sorlie created a fund to help pay medical bills for those parents at Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation. The Sorlies created the Advocating for Neonatal Grief and Early Loss Support (ANGELS) fund in 2015. The fund is available to anyone who experiences an infant loss at JRMC at the gestation of 16 weeks or greater due to unavoidable circumstances. Grant amounts and recipients are determined by the availability of funds. The grant covers the labor and delivery charges after insurance payments. read...

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Kacie Pahl receives JRMC nursing award

Posted on May 11, 2017

Kacie Pahl receives JRMC nursing award

Because she is a team player, patient advocate and never complains, Jamestown Regional Medical Center named Registered Nurse Kacie Pahl its 2017 Nora Melvold Paulson Excellence in Leadership Award winner. JRMC celebrates nursing week with the Nora Melvold Paulson Excellence in Leadership Award, honoring one registered nurse each year. Nurses week is May 6-12, 2017. Pahl serves in the Family BirthPlace unit and has worked for JRMC since 2012. She and her children, Raina and Cameron, live in Jamestown. The Edgeley native holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Jamestown College (now the University of Jamestown) and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education. read...

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During boom, JRMC nurse helps deliver baby of baby

Posted on Apr 5, 2017

During boom, JRMC nurse helps deliver baby of baby

Spring is a time of new birth. And history sometimes repeats itself. In 1991, Family BirthPlace Licensed Practical Nurse Marla Wegner helped with the delivery of Brock Naze, Montpelier. That week, the then Jamestown Hospital experienced a baby boom: 13 babies in two days. Twenty-six years later, Jamestown Regional Medical Center again experienced a baby boom. Six babies were born in 10 hours – nearing a record, nurses said. And again, Wegner was a part of it, helping in the delivery of Adrian James Naze, the first-born son of Brock Naze and Stephanie Wieler. read...

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