Emergency Department

The emergency department (ED) is designed and the staff are specially trained to care appropriately for time-sensitive conditions. Nearly 9,000 patients seek care through the JRMC ED each year for trauma and emergencies of all kinds.Patient care is provided for orthopedic emergencies, trauma, heart attack (Acute MI), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, asthma and other medical and surgical emergencies.

Remember, for any emergency dial 911.

For the emergency department and outpatient services call (701) 952-4845.


After meeting the core requirements of the North Dakota Department of Health, JRMC is designated a Level IV Trauma Center. The following are requirements of a Level IV Trauma Center:

  • A trauma team leader must be a current advanced trauma life support certified physician. This physician must have experience in resuscitation and care of trauma patients. Trauma trained providers and nurses are available at all times.


  • A transfer agreement must be in place. Transfer agreements are in place at JRMC to send patients to a Level II trauma center for major trauma care, burn care, rehabilitation services for long-term care, acute spinal cord, head injury management and pediatric trauma management.

As a Level IV Trauma Center, JRMC can provide the best care in the region. Most importantly, being a level IV trauma center means that we always have an advanced trauma life support certified physician and nursing team available to care for patients.

Nursing Staff

The nursing staff in the ED are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, CPR and other procedures necessary in an emergency situation.



Triage is the process of determining the priority of patients treatments based on the severity of their conditions. Patients are quickly moved into a triage room for immediate assessment. Based on the nursing assessment and acuity of current patients, some patients may be placed back in the waiting room. This is done to ensure that all patients receive triage in a timely manner to treat any emergency conditions.



Patients of JRMC will benefit from an on-site option for transport to surrounding medical centers. A variety of air ambulance services can provide around-the-clock transport to Bismarck, Fargo or beyond.

Jamestown Regional Medical Center provides approximately 1,500 outpatient services through the emergency department. These include:

  • electroencephalogram (EEG): a test that measures and records the electrical activity of the brain
  • electrocardiogram (EKG): a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of the heart
  • chemotherapy: for treatment of cancer
  • antibiotic infusions: provided for individuals with infections
  • blood transfusions: used to treat anemia, when there are not enough healthy red blood cells
  • dressing changes and wound care
  • iron infusions for low hemoglobin
  • immune globulin for immune deficiency



In case of an emergency, dial 911.