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MDU donates $2,500 to JRMC

Montana-Dakota Utilities recently donated $2,500 to Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Pictured, from left, are JRMC Foundation Director Lisa Jackson, and Brett Elstad and Jon Kemmis of MDU. Submitted photo

Montana-Dakota Utilities Company recently donated $2,500 to help Jamestown Regional Medical Center purchase the "FAST" bedside ultrasound for its emergency department.

"Every gift to Jamestown Regional Medical Center counts," said Lisa Jackson, JRMC Foundation director. "We use these gifts to help improve the quality of care for more than 55,000 people in our region."

The "FAST" bedside ultrasound helps to save lives by rapidly identifying internal bleeding within trauma patients. In addition, the ultrasound machine may be used to help diagnose other medical conditions.

JRMC aims to offer its patients the best, cost-effective care and continues to keep services local. The "FAST" bedside ultrasound machine is another way JRMC seeks to be one of the best rural hospitals to the area.

The JRMC emergency department cares for time-sensitive conditions. Nearly 9,000 patients seek care through its emergency department, a level IV trauma center, each year for trauma and emergencies. Level IV trauma center means an advanced-trauma, life support-certified physician and nursing team are available.

"JRMC is a leader in medical technology. It's only fitting that we should employ innovative technological solutions to care for our facility," said K.C. DeBoer, JRMC CEO.

To donated to the JRMC Foundation, call 952-4880 or visit www.jrmcnd.com/foundation.

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