Carnahan Recognized for Being Exceptional Every Day

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Randy Carnahan as the December 2020 BEE Honoree. Carnahan was recognized Thursday for his ‘Renaissance Man’ can-do attitude.

“Randy is the guy you go to when there is something that needs doing,” said Gallagher. “He does everything with a smile and a song. If you don’t remember anything else about being here, if you meet Randy, you’ll remember him.”

The BEE (Being Exceptional Everyday) Award honors and recognizes team members outside of nursing who go Beyond Exceptional Expectations. These team members provide extraordinary experiences for our patients, their families and visitors by exemplifying quality service and extraordinary care.




Moore Recognized for Exceptional Nursing at CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Dena Moore as the October 2020 DAISY Honoree. Moore, nominated by Dr. Landon Vinson, was recognized Tuesday for her passion for patient advocacy and her vast clinical knowledge that allows her to save lives in the Emergency Room every day.

“I wholeheartedly believe Dena brings a vigor for patient advocacy and assertiveness to this job that is exceedingly rare,” said Dr. Vinson. “This is matched only by her immense clinical knowledge and refined clinical skill set.”

The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. This is a nationally recognized award.

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.)  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.


CRMC Foundation Announces the Dr. and Mrs. Wilson Associate Education Fund

The CRMC Foundation is pleased to announce the Dr. and Mrs. James Wilson Associate Education Fund.  The Wilson Fund will be dedicated to providing specialized training and educational opportunities for CRMC associates.  This fund will assist CRMC associates in pursuing training that goes above and beyond the certifications required for their position.

“It is truly a gift when you have donors like the Wilson family who understand the value of education for our associates,” said Coffeyville Regional Medical Center CEO Brian Lawrence.  “This fund will allow us to support our employees as they grow individually to better serve our patients and community.”

Dr. and Mrs. James Wilson arrived in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1971.  Dr. Wilson came to CRMC to be the first CRMC pathologist and manage our lab for the community hospital.  Dr. and Mrs. Wilson were passionate about recruiting others to the community and spent many hours personally recruiting physicians and healthcare professionals to the CRMC team and the community.

“Listening to Mrs. Wilson talk about the history of our hospital, you really come to understand how pivotal each and every person has been in the building of our community hospital,” said Foundation Director Lisa Kuehn. “I’m extremely grateful for those who have had the forethought to understand what our community would need and how to get us there.  Appreciating our past and all of our history is a tremendous part of moving forward.  I am extremely grateful for the Wilsons and all the others who have given tirelessly to CRMC.”

The Wilsons have always been passionate about serving others and investing in others as they pursue their educational goals. The Wilsons’ raised five sons who now live throughout the United States: Robert, David, Charles, William, and George.

After Dr. Wilson’s passing in 2006, Mrs. Wilson stayed in Coffeyville, declaring it her hometown.  She is passionate about serving others and is an avid horticulturist.

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation operates as a separate 501©3 corporation.  It is our mission to provide financial support and assistance to the hospital so that they may achieve and maintain excellence as a healthcare provider and leader for the communities that we serve.

CRMC Foundation Announces the Grant Award from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation is proud to announce award of a grant from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas for our pediatric patients facing developmental delays.  This grant allows the CRMC Rehabilitation Team to assess patients and offer the oral motor tools they need and might otherwise not be able to afford. Currently, over 80% of the pediatric patients come from low-income families with limited financial resources.

CRMC serves children born with developmental delays and other unspecified disorders.

“I see children with limited abilities to chew and swallow,” said Speech-Language Pathologist, Gail Billman. “This may be caused by decreased motor movements or sensory issues in which they may tolerate only one texture. Using food and non-food therapy tools are basic-necessities in therapy.  My goal in working with feeding problems is to help the child not only learn how to use their muscles for eating and speech, but also improve their nutritional intake.  Children need a well-balanced diet and adequate caloric intake in order for their brains to develop.”

Improvements with research in the field of speech-language pathology and those that work as feeding specialists have developed a wide variety of successful tools to enhance oral motor skills necessary for feeding, swallowing, and further speech development.

The CRMC speech-language pathologist works closely with referring physicians to determine needed intervention.  Following evaluation and during ongoing intervention with a speech-language pathologist, these tools are recommended to families.

“Many families cannot afford or gain quick access for therapy tools.  This grant will allow us to have a stock supply of materials available and provide immediate intervention to our families,” says Billman.

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas hosts individual charitable funds, created by donors who have a passion for giving back to their community.  Grants from the funds assist people throughout Southeast Kansas and many charities beyond Kansas. Visit or call the foundation, 620 231 8897 with questions about the Community Foundation and its many services available for donors.

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation operates as a 501©3 corporation.  The mission of the foundation is to provide financial support and assistance to the hospital so that they may achieve and maintain excellence as a healthcare provider and leader for the communities that we serve.


Coffeyville Regional Medical is proud to recognize associates with the BEE and DAISY Awards, starting October 5, 2020.

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.

The BEE (Being Exceptional Everyday) Award honors and recognizes team members outside of nursing who go Beyond Exceptional Expectations. These team members provide extraordinary experiences for our patients, their families and visitors by exemplifying quality service and extraordinary care. Just as the Daisy cannot survive without the Bee, the nurses cannot survive without the outstanding teamwork provided by other healthcare professionals.

“We are thrilled to bring a new scope of recognition to CRMC’s highly deserving staff,” said Cindy Duncan, Director of Human Resources. “The DAISY and BEE Awards will recognize our staff with a professional prestige at national and international levels that we have not had before. We’re excited to spoil our honorees and expand these programs in the future.”

Employees may be nominated by patients, families, colleagues, and volunteers. The nomination forms are taken to a committee who then will decide on an award recipient for each category each month. At the end of the year an overall winner of each category will be chosen for a yearly award.

To learn more about the DAISY/BEE Awards or to make an online nomination visit our website at  For any questions, please contact Michelle Kastler at [email protected]

CRMC Foundation Announces the Han Family Departmental Awards

CRMC Foundation Announces the Han Family Departmental Awards

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation has awarded three Dr. and Mrs. Chan S. Han Family Scholarship Awards for training and equipment within Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.  Following the passion of the Han Family, awards were made to departments that wanted to increase their department training for associates or enhance equipment within their department.

Awards of the Han Family Departmental Scholarships will go to the Wound Care Clinic, the CRMC Medical Group Pediatric Clinic and CRMC Rehabilitation Department.

“We are forever grateful at CRMC for the legacy of learning and support that the Han Family is providing for our staff,” said Chief Nursing Officer Sarah Hoy. “Generosity like this allows us to continue to serve our patients with modern, evidence based high quality healthcare.”

The CRMC Wound Care Clinic will send one of their nurses to get additional training and certification in Hyperbaric Chamber Treatments.  Hyperbaric medicine helps the body repair wounds and fight infection.  Patients breathe 100% pure oxygen while in a special pressurized chamber.  This improves healing by allowing greater amounts of oxygen to dissolve in the bloodstream and reach body tissues.

The Pediatric Clinic will have a new Spot Vision Screener for use with pediatric patients. Preventative screening and early intervention are imperative to the growth and development of infants and children.  Providing instrument-based vision screening, in addition to traditional acuity testing, will enhance screening, diagnosis, and treatment to allow for intervention at a much earlier age.   It is estimated that one in five preschool-age children have a vision disorder.

The CRMC Rehabilitation Department will focus on training and resources to expand their knowledge and resources for helping patients on the Autism Spectrum.  The current patient base of the Rehabilitation department includes approximately 32% of patients are pediatric.  Many patients require more than one discipline with roughly 25% of the pediatric population having the medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dr. Chan Han began practicing in Coffeyville in 1974 and retired in 2014.  For forty years, he served the community as a dedicated Pediatrician taking care of multiple generations.  The Dr. and Mrs. Chan S. Han Family Scholarship Award Fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Han’s sons: Dr. Yong Y. Han, Dr. Yong S. Han and Y. Sam Han in honor of their parents and as a way to give back to the community they love and call their hometown.

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation operates as a separate 501©3 corporation.  It is our mission to provide financial support and assistance to the hospital so that they may achieve and maintain excellence as a healthcare provider and leader for the communities that we serve.

Local Healthcare Students Awarded Best Family Scholarship

The CRMC Foundation would like to announce the recipients of the 2020 Best Family Scholarship. For the first time in the history of the scholarship, the Best Family fund is able to award three scholarships.  The Best family recognizes the tremendous need for more healthcare workers and feel their scholarship is a way they can help others achieve their healthcare education. Three students pursuing an education in the various medical fields were selected for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The first recipient is Jami Vineyard. Vineyard is from Independence, Kansas and is currently attending the Pittsburg State University pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

The second recipient is Maria Payne of Oswego, Kansas.  She is attending Labette Community College studying Radiography.  She plans to graduate in May of 2021 and work full-time as a Radiologic Technologist.

The third recipient is Olivia Van Anne of Coffeyville, Kansas.  Olivia recently graduated and passed her Registered Nurse boards.  She is currently working on her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Rogers State University.

The Best Family Scholarship was created by the children of Jerry and Norma Best in memory of their father and to honor their mother. The intent of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students in the area who have been accepted into an accredited health-related program.  A regional scholarship committee made up of healthcare professionals and community members assessed applications to determine who was awarded. All funds for this scholarship are generated by fundraisers held by the family, like their fall mum sale.

Scholarship information and applications will be available in the spring for the 2021-2022 academic year at



Since 1949, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been serving the health care needs of patients in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma.  As the region’s local healthcare partner, CRMC is providing the latest in medical technology and care.  The CRMC Foundation operates as a separate 501©3 corporation.  It is our mission to provide financial support and assistance to the hospital so that they may achieve and maintain excellence as a healthcare provider and leader for the community served.  For more information on events or how to volunteer please contact the Foundation office at 620-252-1674.

CRMC’s Kim Sanchez Goes Above the Call of Duty to Make Intubation Boxes for Hospital

Kim Sanchez, a Physical Therapist at CRMC, always has the safety of healthcare workers at the forefront of his mind. “Being a part of the healthcare community during this time, I’ve been concerned for our frontline workers who are at the most risk for contracting the COVID-19 virus,” explains Sanchez. “I feel like everyone should be doing their part, whatever we can do, to help our community right now.”

Two complete intubation boxes were the result of his willingness to help outside his normal line of work. Material costs have been covered by an anonymous donor.

Originally started by Jim Correll, Fab Lab Director, the project hit a standstill once the temporary closure of the Fab Lab prevented them from accessing the CNC router required to make the drawings a reality. The project was then handed off to Robert Cooper who asked Sanchez to assist. Cooper owns a CNC router and Sanchez knew how to operate it.

“We had never worked with Plexiglass before, but we took the challenge and we successfully made it,” said Sanchez, who completed over 95 percent of the project.

The boxes were delivered to the hospital on April 21, 2020 and are accessible through the Emergency Services Department.

“It is my social responsibility to help,” concluded Sanchez. “I was thankful having the opportunity to give back to my community.”


Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is offering a new class called [email protected] [email protected] provides excellent instruction on staying safe inside the house, outside the house, online, and with others. The class is designed for students in grades 4th-6th to equip them to be safe when they are home alone. [email protected] is a 90-minute program and requires each child to have a Safe @ Home student booklet. Some of the topics they will learn:

  • How to prevent unsafe situations
    • What to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies
    • Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

REGISTRATION: Required, 620-252-2201 or email, [email protected]
DATE: February 22nd                                                                                                                   TIME: 9:00am-10:30am
LOCATION: 4th Floor Conference Room at CRMC
FEE: $10 (class and booklet) – You can pay the day of the class