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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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JRMC announces plans to build Cancer Center

Posted on Dec 14, 2016

JRMC announces plans to build Cancer Center

Cancer care will soon be a reality in Jamestown. Jamestown Regional Medical Center announced its plans to build its JRMC Cancer Center in 2016. The cancer center will offer infusions and chemotherapy treatments to individuals in the Jamestown region. Currently, more than 100 people in the Jamestown and Stutsman County area trvael more than 100 miles for that care. ” Those miles are expensive, time-consuming and only add to the arduous task that is cancer treatment,” said Lisa Jackson, JRMC Foundation Director. “And once you consider surrounding counties like Foster, Eddy, Barnes, LaMoure and Kidder, we know we’ll serve many more than 100 individuals.” read...

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Blizzard is no barrier to care at JRMC

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

Blizzard is no barrier to care at JRMC

Amber Dockter knows what it feels like to lose a loved one. After her mother passed away last September, she sees things differently. That’s one of the reasons Dockter, a registered nurse, joined the home health and hospice team at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. It’s also one of the reasons the Jamestown resident packed her sweatpants in an overnight bag Wednesday afternoon. One of Dockter’s patients was in the patient care unit, awaiting space in a nursing home. This patient was nearing the end of her life journey. Because of the storm, some of this patient’s family couldn’t make it to Jamestown to be with this woman in her final hours. read...

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