Miles Matter

When JRMC built its new location in southwest Jamestown, it dreamed of the day it could eliminate miles on the journey to recovery.

Miles matter because miles are expensive. Miles make a sick person feel sicker. Miles mean lost work, missed soccer games and empty seats at church.

Because of generous gifts, the JRMC Cancer Center has become a reality. Built to improve the quality of life for patients and their families, increase access to under-served communities in central North Dakota and to support patients on their cancer journey with state-of-the-art care.

JRMC Cancer Center makes THE difference for those journies. It eliminates the miles and the seconds that matter most.

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

JRMC Cancer Center provides the following outpatient infusion services five days a week:

  • chemotherapy
  • blood or blood products
  • iron infusions
  • IV hydration/electrolyte replacement
  • immunoglobulin therapy
  • osteoporosis medications
  • medication for chronic illnesses like arthritis, Crohn's disease, etc.
  • steroids

JRMC aims to exceed expectations and be THE difference in the lives that they serve.

The cancer center offers chemotherapy services to the 55,000 people in JRMC’s nine-county region. The cancer center helps more than 100 patients each month, saving more than 160,000 miles of travel each year. Those miles matter. Care is better close to home, which is why JRMC opened the cancer center in June 2019.

JRMC Cancer Center patients are able to receive chemotherapy and other medical infusion therapies in a private, comfortable, light-filled setting with an experienced team to tend to their needs.

Patients’ individual treatment areas are equipped with state-of-the-art, sit-to-stand infusion chairs and companion chairs for visitors, smart TVs, WiFi and refreshments for patients and their companions. The JRMC Cancer Center provides a full comfort menu to include personal care items, music, warm blankets, quiet kits and healing touch therapies.

How do I schedule?
Your primary care or referring doctor is an important partner in your care. They will provide health history and insight about your situation that is vital in the cancer treatment planning process. Communication between your private doctor and the JRMC Cancer Center team is important before, during and following cancer therapy.

Oncology is not a self-referred service. It requires a provider referral. Once a referral is received, the JRMC Cancer Center will contact patients for appointment coordination.

Where is the JRMC Cancer Center located?
The JRMC Cancer Center is located on the campus of Jamestown Regional Medical Center. The cancer center entrance is located on the southwest corner of the building.

What do I do if I am already traveling for chemotherapy?
Whenever possible, cancer patients should be able to receive cancer care close to their home. Depending on the circumstances, most patients can be managed successfully at the community level. A patient would have to request that their therapy/treatment be ordered for the JRMC Cancer Center.

Does JRMC Cancer Center offer radiation?
The JRMC Cancer Center will be providing infusion services.

What is infusion therapy?
Infusion therapy is the delivery of medicine directly into the bloodstream through a vein. The medicine is administered through a temporary location in the arm or hand, or through an “infusion port.” An infusion port, also called a port-a-cath, is a small device that is implanted under the skin to allow easy access to the bloodstream. A port can be used to draw blood and infuse chemotherapy, antibiotics and other medicines. It can also be used if transfusions of red blood cells or platelets are needed.

Many patients with cancer have infusion ports so they can receive medicine through a central vein close to the shoulder rather than through the continued use of veins in the hand or arm.

Infusion therapy treatments include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, iron therapy and blood transfusions related to chemotherapy.

What do I do if I already receive infusions through the JRMC Emergency Department?
JRMC will review all current outpatient therapy/treatments to determine if they are appropriate to be provided in the JRMC Cancer Center. Patients will be contacted regarding the location of their therapy/treatment.

Are there opportunities to volunteer at JRMC’s Cancer Center?
Yes. Opportunities to volunteer include awareness and education, fundraising, hospitality, companionship, patient services and support, as well as through our Driven to Care program.

To volunteer, please contact JRMC Volunteer Services Coordinator at (701) 952-4800 or by emailing info@jrmcnd.com.

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