June 2019
Your Monthly Newsletter for News and Events .
Construction Corner
The sun is shining today, the grass is so green due to all the rain, and the trees are starting to bloom. The warmer weather will help us all get through this last push of our capital project! As we wrap up May, we will also be wrapping up Phase 3 – new Hosp/Clinic Entrances and Waiting Area, Business Office, Learning Center/Conference Room(s), the east connecting link to the Care Center, the Telemedicine Room, and the Outreach Clinic. Although there will be a few finishing touches that will continue to be finalized in the next couple of months, we are hoping to open this area in the first half of June. 

We will also coordinate the new Patient/Family Parking Lot with the Phase 3 Opening. This will allow patients and families to utilize the new parking lot to enter the Hospital, Clinic, Care Center, and Assisted Living. Work on the Helipad will continue throughout the summer, but the parking lot will be available. We hope to have the Lab renovations completed by the end of June, and then shift towards the remaining Hospital and Clinic internal renovations.  
Stacey Lee, CEO
New Clinic reception area.
New Care Center entrance.
Outside Clinic/Hospital entrance
Looking towards Clinic/Hospital entrance
New SpaceOAR Procedure Available
JMHS is pleased to offer the SpaceOAR (Organs at Risk) procedure in-house. SpaceOAR is an option for men who undergo radiation treatment for prostate cancer. It acts as a spacer providing space between the rectum and the prostate, making it much less likely that the rectum is exposed to radiation. It is injected into place prior to the start of radiation treatment. Patients may be awake or asleep under general anesthesia for the procedure. SpaceOAR is minimally invasive, remains stable during radiation therapy and then is gradually absorbed by the body after radiation therapy has been completed.

The SpaceOAR procedure is performed by Urologist Dr. Erol Uke. He sees patients twice a month and provides a variety of procedures and surgeries in-house. For more information contact the outreach department at 320-312-2133.
Care Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary!
Please join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of our new Care Center opening. Residents, family members, and staff are all enjoying their new space which provides all the comforts of home. The guest suites even provide a place for our of town visitors to stay! Please save the date and help us celebrate!

When: Wednesday, June 19 th
Time: 4pm-5:30pm
Where: Care Center Café/Chapel/Courtyard
Jill Christie, FNP Retires
On May 30 th , more than 150 staff, patients, and friends gathered to recognize and celebrate Jill Christie’s retirement from JMHS. Jill has worked in healthcare for 43 years and has been employed at JMHS for 26 years.

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Jill has treated patients in the Clinic, Hospital, Care Center, Assisted Living, and ER. Her passion for caring for patients was exemplified by her focus on women’s health, osteoporosis, heart health, wellness education and caring for patients with anxiety and depression. She enjoyed being able to share in their joys, as well as help them through life’s many trials. It has been an honor to be a part of their lives and a privilege to care for them.  
JMHS would like to thank Jill for her many years of service, her commitment and dedication to delivering excellence in healthcare, inspiring change, and making a healthy difference in her patients’ lives. Congratulations, Jill!
Denise Smith, May Employee of the Month
Denise has been a dedicated member of the JMHS team for eight years. As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the Care Center, she provides individualized, personal care. She enjoys her daily interactions with the residents and values her role as a caregiver and friend. 

Denise always puts her residents needs first. Her kind, caring, and empathetic nature is often acknowledged by residents. She is eager to learn about her residents and do special ‘extras’ for them to help make their day.  

Denise is a true team player and is always jumping in when she can. 
Denise is Excellence in Healthcare. Every day. 
JMHS In the News
News from the past month - ICYMI
JMHS will be holding our 1st Annual Golf Fore! Health Tournament. This tourney replaces the Dr. Maus Golf Tournament, with proceeds being used to help provide scholarships and also to purchase items and equipment to improve patient care. For more information or to register on-line visit  www.jmhsmn.org/foundation/golf/