Miles matter when a person is sick.

The burden of travel can add expense, stress and anxiety to the life of a person who should focus on healing. That’s why Jamestown Regional Medical Center opened the JRMC Carrington Clinic in summer 2017.

In that year, the JRMC Carrington Clinic served about 300 people, saving them 24,000 miles of travel.

In celebration of its one-year anniversary, the JRMC Carrington Clinic is hosting a Cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.

“As a rural hospital, we know outcomes improve when people have access state-of-the-art care close to home,” said K.C. DeBoer, JRMC President & CEO. “Our vision is to be the greatest rural hospital in the country. Offering specialty services in this area is one way to do that.”

Those specialists include Marissa M. Leese, AuD., audiologist; Dr. Michael T. Dean and Dr. Timothy Volk, orthopedic surgeons; Dr. Rachael Renschler, podiatrist; and Dr. Robert Bates, urologist. They specialize in helping people hear, healing achy joints, reducing foot pain and treating conditions of the bladder, kidney and prostate.

The JRMC Carrington Clinic Cookout is located at 923 1st St S., adjacent to the Dr. Jay Bauer dental clinic. It is also open to the public. Attendees may make a freewill offering if they choose. Proceeds benefit the Carrington Daily Bread program.