Coffeyville Regional Medical Center plans to host New [email protected] class the beginning of September

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: September 7th
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

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Welcomes Richard Brown, MD – Internal Medicine

Dr. Brown comes to Coffeyville Regional Medical Center most recently from Horton  Community Hospital and Medical Clinic in Horton, Kansas, here e he also served as the Chief of Staff. He has many years of extensive experience in both a clinic and hospital setting. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School, did his residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Dr. Brown is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

“CRMC is a good fit for me. I looked at the community, the providers, the facilities, and the support staff and I have been impressed.”

Dr. Brown is seeing patients at CRMC Medical Group Primary Care Clinic located at the North Entrance of CRMC.

To make an Appointment with Dr. Brown, please call CRMC Medical Group – Primary Care Clinic:

620-688-6566.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Welcomes Rusty Allison, MD – Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Allison came to CRMC from Russellville, Arkansas. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. He completed his residency with Allegheny University for the Health Sciences in Pennsylvania, Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Tampa, Florida, and was Chief Resident of Orthopedic surgery at Allegheny University Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He is excited to be in Coffeyville. “In my early years, I spent time in SEK and Coffeyville as a bull rider. This is an area I feel I will fit in with nicely – I enjoy the ranch life.”

His specialties include hip, knee, shoulder surgeries and replacements, hand surgeries, and sports medicine. He is located on the 3rd floor – CRMC Medical Group Specialty Clinic.

To make an Appointment with Dr. Allison, please call CRMC Medical Group – Specialty Clinic:

620-252-1639.

COFFEYVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER EARNS ACR ACCREDITATION FOR 3D MAMMOGRAPHY

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in 3D mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.

“Our facility had voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care”, said Lori Rexwinkle, CEO at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. “Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform medical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your testing and treatments. When you see the ACR Gold Seal, you can rest assure that your prescribed imaging test will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of imaging quality.”

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

COFFEYVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL RECEIVES “THE GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL” FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

CRMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey in December. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations,” said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend CRMC for its efforts in being a quality improvement organization.”

“CRMC is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Lori Rexwinkle, CEO of CRMC. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.” During the site visit, the review includes how well our staff:
– provide a safe environment for your care
– educate you about the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment
– protect your rights as a patient, including your privacy rights
– evaluate your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment
– protect you against infection
– plan for emergency situations

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center plans to host Safesitter Class in June

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is offering Safesitter in June. The Summer session will be held June 8th.  This session will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 9:30am until 4:30pm, located in the 4th Floor Conference Center at CRMC.  If you are interested in the June session, please register by Thursday, June 6th and pay at time of registration. Please bring a sack lunch as the class will go into the lunch hour. The cost of the program is $35, and registration is required.  Limited space available, if you would like to get your child registered please call 620-252-2201 or email Ashley Tatman at [email protected].

The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate instructional program which includes basic information on babysitting, first aid instruction, behavior management, and child development facts for children ages infant to school age.  The class is intended for both boys and girls 11 to 13 years old who are interested in babysitting.  The curriculum is extremely active and hands-on and features babysitting scenarios as a way for the participants to learn how to react to problems they may encounter while sitting with a child.

A large segment of the program concentrates on Infant and Child CPR and Choking Rescue.  Round table discussions are held to cover four aspects of babysitting:  Nap/Night time; Eating; Activities and Toileting. They receive information on child development and age appropriate activities.

Another large component of the program is centered on safety for the sitter.  Sitters are trained to check all references before accepting a job to protect them from going to a strange home.  They are taught to ask the important information they need when babysitting at someone else’s home in case of the need to contact either EMS, an available adult to help, or how to contact the parents if needed. They learn safety and security precautions, such as what to do if a stranger comes to the door and when and how to call for help.

The goal of Safe Sitter is to prepare young adolescents for the responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children, and to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by babysitters.

CRMC Foundation Accepting Applications for Scholarships

The mission of the CRMC Foundation is to support Coffeyville Regional Medical Center as it provides the highest quality healthcare to patients and families.  One way the Foundation supports CRMC is by assisting students who are interested in pursuing or advancing their education in a healthcare field. Applications are currently being accepting for the Best Family Medical Scholarship and the Han Family Endowment for Healthcare Education.

The Best Family Medical Scholarship was established by the children of Jerry and Norma Best, Catherine Smith, Dee Winters, Teresa Barker, and Angie Bidleman. The scholarship is given in memory of their father Jerry and in honor their mother Norma.  Recipients of this scholarship are in a medical field of study and are attending school in the four-state area of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

The Han Family Endowment for Healthcare Education was established by Dr. Yong Han, Dr. Y. Yun Han, and Sam Han in honor of their parents Dr. and Mrs. Chan Han.  In addition to a scholarship opportunity for continuing education for CRMC employees, the Han Family supports a scholarship to a local student who is pursuing an education in healthcare.

Students who are interested in applying for a scholarship through the CRMC Foundation may download an application on the hospital’s website www.crmcinc.org/foundation or contact Cari Redden, Director of the Foundation, [email protected] or 620-252-1674.  Completed applications must be received by the Foundation by July 26th.

Michelle McGuirk, MD Receives Board Certification by the American College of Surgeons

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is proud to announce Michelle McGuirk, MD – General Surgeon – has received her Board Certification by the American College of Surgeons.

“Being Board Certified is important to me and should be important to my patients and community. It’s a way of showing my dedication to reaching the highest standard of care – enabling optimal quality of care for my patients”, said McGuirk. Board Certification by the American College of Surgeons demonstrates a physician’s exceptional expertise in their field.

Dr. McGuirk joined the CRMC medical staff in 2017 and brought the latest general surgery techniques and procedures to our facility. After working in basic-science research, as well as biomedical device engineering, Dr. McGuirk decided she wanted to see how her work could directly benefit patients. “I attended medical school so that I could interact with, and impact patients and their families,” said Dr. McGuirk.

Beginning in 2008, Dr. McGuirk attended the University of Colorado Medical School in Aurora. Following medical school, she moved to Wichita where she was a Senior Surgical Resident at the Wichita Center for Graduate Medical Education. She graduated from the program and moved to Coffeyville to practice as a General Surgeon at CRMC. “It’s just a great fit,” said Dr. McGuirk. “I want to stay in Coffeyville and make a noticeable impact. I feel very natural here and I have positive interactions with staff and providers here at CRMC.”

Aaron Russell, MD, General Surgeon joined Dr. McGuirk in the fall of 2018. They offer a wide range of surgical services at CRMC and are located in the Specialty Clinic on the third floor of CRMC. If you would like more information or to make an appointment, please call 620-252-1639.

 

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center plans to hold O.K. Kids Health and Safety Fair

This year Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is teaming up with our local Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Kansas to host a day camp and health fair for our youth in the community, Camp Blue Mission and O.K. Kids Health and Safety Fair. Our local Boys and Girls Club chapter provides a program called Keystone. Keystone is the Boys & Girls Club Movement’s ultimate teen program for youth ages 14 to 18. This unique program provides leadership development opportunities for youth to participate in activities, both in and out of the Club, in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to positively impact teens, their Club and local communities.

Each year, the Keystone group is in charge of a big project that helps the community and this year they are helping put on this event. During the day camp, the youth of Boys and Girls club will show what is offered at our local club. There will be a chance for some hands on learning and educational time.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is excited to partner with our local youth and to continue to provide an educational event to our town of Coffeyville.

Camp Blue Mission and O.K. Kids Health and Safety Fair will be held the first Saturday in May.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

9:00am-Noon

Field Kindley High School Gymnasium

Coffeyville, KS 67337

It is free, for children pre-school age and up, and is designed to educate kids about health and safety.  The “Under the Sea Adventure” is the theme this year and it is sure to be a lot of fun.

Exhibits will be set up both indoors and out.  Outdoor exhibits include police cars, fire trucks and ambulance.  A helicopter will also land during the event to let kids see the inside of a medical helicopter.

Indoors there will be lots of exhibits from area businesses and organizations.  Fun activities such as inflatable jumpers that the kids can bounce around in will be sure to keep them entertained.   Of course, OK Kids wouldn’t be same without the Kansas Kutie Clowns and their famous balloon hats. There will be tons of prizes that will be given away throughout the morning, including two bicycles. Coffeyville Regional Medical Center and The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Kansas will be handing out goody bags to all kids who come to the event. Bring the kids out on Saturday, May 4th for a morning of fun and learning.

 

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center plans to hold April Session of Safesitter, babysitting course

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is offering Safesitter classes throughout the year on Saturdays. The first session will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:30am until 4:30pm, located in the 4th Floor Conference Room at CRMC.  If you are interested in the April session, please register by Thursday, April 11th and pay at time of registration. Please bring a sack lunch as the class will go into the lunch hour. The cost of the program is $35, and registration is required.  Limited space available, if you would like to get your child registered please call 620-252-2201 or email Ashley Tatman at [email protected].

The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate instructional program which includes basic information on babysitting, first aid instruction, behavior management, and child development facts for children ages infant to school age.  The class is intended for both boys and girls 11 to 13 years old who are interested in babysitting.  The curriculum is extremely active and hands-on and features babysitting scenarios as a way for the participants to learn how to react to problems they may encounter while sitting with a child.

A large segment of the program concentrates on Infant and Child CPR and Choking Rescue.  Round table discussions are held to cover four aspects of babysitting:  Nap/Night time; Eating; Activities and Toileting. They receive information on child development and age appropriate activities.

Another large component of the program is centered on safety for the sitter.  Sitters are trained to check all references before accepting a job to protect them from going to a strange home.  They are taught to ask the important information they need when babysitting at someone else’s home in case of the need to contact either EMS, an available adult to help, or how to contact the parents if needed. They learn safety and security precautions, such as what to do if a stranger comes to the door and when and how to call for help.

The goal of Safe Sitter is to prepare young adolescents for the responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children, and to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by babysitters.