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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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JRMC named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital for fourth year

Posted on Mar 6, 2017

JRMC named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital for fourth year

Jamestown, ND, March 6, 2017-   For the fourth year in a row, Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) was named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This achievement is very gratifying and validates JRMC’S commitment to providing the best health care possible for our community,” said JRMC Chief Executive Officer K.C. DeBoer. There are 1,332 hospitals across the United States that qualify as a Critical Access Hospital (CHA), a designation that was created by Congress in 1997 to improve healthcare access in rural areas. JRMC has maintained its critical access designation since 2009. 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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Foundation sets hospital record for Giving Hearts Day

Posted on Feb 9, 2017

Foundation sets hospital record for Giving Hearts Day

The needs of one patient, one hospital are overwhelming alone. But together, our impact is match and makes THE difference. Gifts of $10 or more were matched on Giving Hearts Day, Feb. 9. With that help, Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s Foundation raised $57,154. “This is a huge win for JRMC and the Jamestown community,” said Foundation Director, Lisa Jackson. “Thank you for being a giving heart — its more than money, it is the effort you put in, the time you spend and the voice when you spread the word. read...

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JRMC first, only hospital in state to offer HBOT

Posted on Feb 1, 2017

JRMC first, only hospital in state to offer HBOT

Jamestown Regional Medical Center launched the first, and only, hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber in the state. In hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), patients enter a special chamber and breathe concentrated oxygen. The pure oxygen fills the blood and helps repair tissues. HBOT helps patients suffering from chronic wounds, diabetic wounds, burns and infections. “The need for chronic wound care is growing,” said Randy Perkins, FNP for JRMC’s Wound Center. “Caring for wounds that won’t heal is costly for patients and insurance programs.” read...

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