Healthcare staff at Jamestown Regional Medical Center are on the front-lines of fighting the pandemic every day.

Physicians, nurses, technicians and hospital support staff face the challenge of providing care for patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), sometimes risking getting sick to help others.

“They honor us with their legendary commitment and dedication,” said President of the JRMC Auxiliary, Marlene Axtman. “In moments of medical need, these dedicated healthcare workers supported our community, no matter the time of day or day of the week.”

To support those healthcare workers and patient care in the region, the JRMC Auxiliary is hosting pop-up shopping events, featuring merchandise from the JRMC Gift Shoppe.

“We are bringing the Gift Shoppe to the people,” Axtman said. “Since visitation is limited at JRMC, we’re creating a safe and socially distanced shopping experience at Babb’s Coffee House.

Babb’s Coffee House is a JRMC Community Difference Partner, supporting JRMC Foundation at a level of $1,000 or more each year. A list of supporters and their giving levels are online at www.jrmcnd.com/giving.

Every gift purchased from the JRMC Gift Shoppe gives twice.

“It supports your loved one,” said Gina Olson, JRMC’s Volunteer & Community Development Coordinator. “It also supports healthcare workers and patient care at JRMC because the proceeds go to the Foundation.”

“JRMC is an award-winning destination of care for many reasons,” she said. “One of them is the awesome support from our Auxiliary and the community.”

In 2020, JRMC received both the Top 20 Critical Access Hospital award from the National Rural Hospital Association as well as a Top 100 Best Places to Work award from Modern Healthcare.

The Auxiliary consists of 40 or so individuals who volunteer their time to support and fundraise for JRMC. Since 1973 the Auxiliary has raised more than $432,000 for JRMC Foundation.

“We support JRMC because we know that one day we may need its care,” Axtman said. “JRMC also supports our children and grandchildren, so we want the hospital to continue to grow and succeed.”

Merchandise available at the pop-up shopping event includes clothing, handbags, accessories, fall décor as well as sales, specials and door prizes. The event is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Babb’s Coffee House meeting room.

Learn more at jrmcnd.com/giving.