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JRMC Wound Center topic at Rotary

Rob Craig was inducted into Rotary at the last meeting. He is pictured with Rotary President Erin Paulson.

Rob Craig was inducted into Rotary at the last meeting. He is pictured with Rotary President Erin Paulson.

Annette Hazelton and Heidi Perkins, from Jamestown Regional Medical Center, were the guest speakers at the recent Jamestown Rotary Club meeting. They spoke about the new Wound Care Center at the hospital. It provides advanced wound care that aggressively manages wounds to ensure they heal quickly and completely. It is the only Wound Care Center in North Dakota and serves patients all over the state. The team of health professionals has specific training in the most advanced techniques available for the treatment of chronic and hard-to-heal wounds. Up to 60 percent of their patients are diabetic with wounds.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of several advanced treatment modalities offered at the JRMC Wound Center, Hazelton and Perkins said. By pumping highly concentrated oxygen into the body, HBOT accelerates the wound healing process. If someone has a wound that has not healed in two weeks, he or she should seek wound care services. A referral is not needed to get care and the center also deals with burns. They gave two examples of people who lost limbs in other parts of the country because they did not get treatment.

Dave Smette shared information from Rotary International. The Rotary District Convention will be in Thunder Bay, Canada, this year and a bus will be available from Bismarck. Carrie Orn reminded members of the eighth annual Rotary Wine and Brew HaHa on April 19.

The Jamestown Rotary Club inducted a new member at the recent meeting: Rob Craig, Skywest Airlines, was inducted by President Erin Paulson.

Paulson presided over the meeting. The invocation was given by Lyman Keim. Mark Olson collected “happy dollars” to support Rotary projects. Katie Andersen was the song leader with Mark Reeves on the piano.

Larry Hoffman will have the invocation at the Feb. 6 meeting. Song leader is Emily Bivens. Duane Dunn will collect “happy dollars.”