Jamestown Regional Medical Center Announces Agreement with Sanford Health

Collaboration to Provide Patients with Electronic Medical Record

Jamestown Regional Medical CenterJamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) has partnered with Sanford Health to provide our patients with an integrated state-of-the-art electronic health record (EHR). The agreement provides JRMC with access to the industry's most advanced electronic health records system, Epic. It also triggers a formal action plan associated with pursuing the potential for jointly offering expanded services to the Jamestown region, most notably, cancer care.

Epic will allow providers, nurses and other medical professionals a seamless means of collecting, storing and accessing a patient's medical information. This is a tremendous win in the community for exchanging information in the safest, most efficient way possible.

"A collaboration with Sanford allows us to take advantage of federal incentives to implement electronic health records," said Connie Krapp, chairman of the JRMC Operating Board. "The best software for this is Epic, which is not available to health facilities the size of JRMC. Partnering with Sanford allows us to implement the best technology in the industry."

“A closer affiliation between JRMC and Sanford seeks to address the changing health care environment so that we can continue to offer the best patient care possible,² said Rick Geisel, President Sanford Health Network.

JRMC will continue to operate as an independent, community-owned hospital and is enthusiastic about the positive opportunities to respond to the needs of the community this collaboration will bring.

About Jamestown Regional Medical Center

JRMC is a 25-bed, state-of-the-art facility located in the south central region of North Dakota. Jamestown Hospital was built in 1929. In July of 2011, Jamestown Hospital moved to a new location and changed its name to Jamestown Regional Medical Center. JRMC is a critical access hospital serving over 55,000 people in a nine-county region.

JRMC features a broad range of care services, including a 24/7 emergency department, in and outpatient care, swing bed services, surgical services, home care and hospice, the area¹s only birth place, comprehensive rehabilitation services, radiology, laboratory, a wellness center, the JRMC Foundation, as well as the JRMC Clinic which is staffed by JRMC¹s own orthopedic and podiatric providers, as well as a variety of other visiting specialists. For more information, please visit jrmcnd.com. 

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel and Mexico. Sanford Health includes 35 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit sanfordhealth.org.


Contact:

Michelle Kunrath
Jamestown Regional Medical Center
(701) 952-4796  / mkunrath@jrmcnd.com

Sanford Health
(701) 200-6080