MARION RECOGNIZED FOR BEING EXCEPTIONAL EVERY DAY.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Crystal Marion as the November 2021 BEE Honoree. Marion, nominated by her fellow coworkers, was recognized for her hard work and helping others.

 I hear more compliments from other nurses about this aide than any other. She is always busy. She knows her job and she does it well. You never have to tell her what is needed, whether it bathing, feeding, answering call lights etc. She is extremely motivated to care for our patients. She cares for her patients like they are her own family and we are lucky to have her. Crystal is an exceptional aide and I hope she can be considered for the BEE award. ”  – Charlene Paolini

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.

Shaw Recognized for Being Exceptional Every Day.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Kristen Shaw as the October 2021 BEE Honoree. Shaw, nominated by her fellow coworkers, was recognized for her hard work and helping others.

 I wanted to take this opportunity to share how impressed I have been with Kristen Shaw. She joined our Primary Care clinic about a year ago. She never says no to anything she is asked to do. She is responsible for our RHC accreditation status for Coffeyville and Independence clinics and also pulls more reports than I know about. Just this week she was asked to cover our front office, triage phone calls, and also cover our referral staff that has been out. She has a great personality and is always willing to help. I would like to nominate her for a Bee Award. ”  – Dr. Shravan Gangula

Additionally, Shaw received a second BEE nomination: “Kristen has been such an asset to our team. She is always willing to step in and lend a hand anytime it is needed. The clinic was recently in a tough position for covering patient referrals. This was not a task Kristen was familiar with but saw the need. She took time to learn the process and get started. Thanks to her our patient referrals were taken care of. What a huge help to nursing staff who are already overwhelmed. In times such as these, it is a breath of fresh air to see someone willing to accept challenges and work hard. I am thankful for her high energy and positive attitude. She is always good for a laugh.” – Tracey Benson

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.

 

Woodward Recognized for Exceptional Nursing at CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Jan Woodward as the October 2021 DAISY Honoree. Woodward was recognized for her professionalism and service in her role in the ICU.

The reason Jan is so exceptional is her dedication towards her patients. Last March, I had a total knee replacement. Two days later, I had a Physical Therapy session. After my Physical Therapy session, I passed out, and a Code E was called. After determining the cause, I was whisked away for a CT scan, then to the ER/ICU Department. Jan was my nurse for my time in the ER/ICU Department. Jan’s devotion and care made for an easier recuperation. She seemed to anticipate my medical and emotional needs. All of my nurses are terrific, but Jan Woodard really boosted my morale. Jan will always be a winner for me.

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.

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas has awarded a grant to help support free Childbirth Classes offered by Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

Instructor Kelci McVey demonstrates the positioning of the baby with a childbirth model set supplied by the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas grant.

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas has awarded a grant to help support free Childbirth Classes offered by Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. The grant has purchased new teaching tools and videos that will be utilized in Childbirth Classes for expectant parents. Instructor Kelci McVey will host her next class November 13th and 14th at CRMC. Class is scheduled from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday and 1 pm – 4 pm on Sunday.

These classes prepare the mother and father (or other support person) emotionally, physically and intellectually for active participation in the birthing process. The course includes relaxation exercises, what to expect during labor and delivery, breathing and pushing techniques and care after birth, including breastfeeding. To register for the November class or a future class, parents may contact Director of Women’s Health Jen Wintjen at 620.252.1589 or register at the Women’s Health Clinic located at 1717 W. 8th Street in Coffeyville.

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. Call the Foundation, 620 231 8897 with questions about the Community Foundation and its many services available for donors.

 

Foster Recognized for Being Exceptional Every Day.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Tami Foster as the September 2021 BEE Honoree. Foster, nominated by her fellow coworkers, was recognized for her hard work and helping others in Admissions.

 “Tami always goes way beyond her job description. She is always filling in for one of us if we cannot be here. She is always there for us when we need help and able to answer any questions we have. She is a fantastic supervisor. We all really appreciate her. She is the best. She never gets mad or loses her temper with us if we ask dumb questions. She is always so cordial with the patients when she deals with them. She always stands behind us and has our backs. She deserves this award so much!”

Additionally, Foster received a second BEE Award: “Tami was hesitant to step into a supervisor role, but she has made an excellent one for this department. She does not hesitate to help in any situation, works extra hours, covers for people when need be. She takes care of her coworkers and stands up for us. She is so good with patients and always has their best interests in mind. As far as I am concerned, she goes above and beyond her job requirements and has a great attitude when doing it! We are thankful to have her in our department!

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.

Housel Recognized for Exceptional Nursing at CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Shana Housel as the September 2021 DAISY Honoree. Housel was recognized for her professionalism and confidence in the ER Department.

“Shana always shows such compassion for her patients. No matter how many patients are in ER, she is always kind and passionate toward her patients. Shana really does care about each one of her patients. Not only have I had the opportunity to see Shana taking care of others but also I have actually been one of her patients when I had a gallbladder attack and had to go to surgery. Shana was fantastic, she made me feel at ease and I knew I was getting the best care possible. Shana is a fantastic nurse with a great attitude, and we are lucky to have her as one of our very own ER nurses.”

Additionally, Housel received a second DAISY nomination: “Shana was working in the ER when we had to bring in our 2-year-old daughter. Shana was so careful and caring with our daughter and did her absolute best to make sure our daughter was taken care of. When we were transferred to St. Francis, I wish we could have taken her with us! I felt very comfortable and confident in the care our daughter was receiving when she was under Shana’s care. She also went out of their way to check on our daughter when we left. The IV they administered was the same IV location that was used the entire 6 days at St. Francis. She received the first and only stick at CRMC. She is a fantastic nurse and especially with small children.”

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.

Brundige Recognized for Being Exceptional Every Day.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Jenny Brundige as the July 2021 BEE Honoree. Brundige, nominated by her fellow coworkers, was recognized for her hard work and helping others.

 What does Jenny not do? Not only is she the Supervisor for her Department, but she is also working out there every day. I see her during the week as well as working the weekends. She covers for her people when they call in doing the regular every day work. I have seen her picking up trash outside, cleaning windows in our gardens, inspecting patient care areas, and setting up tables for special events. She does so much behind the scenes work on a daily basis.  I wonder if people really pay attention and see all that is done by Jenny? I do not want to take that for granted and that is why I nominate her for the BEE Award.  She is an exceptional part of the CRMC team every single day! Our hospital would not run without people like her.”

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.

 

Kaminska Recognized for Exceptional Nursing at CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Carrie Kaminska as the July 2021 DAISY Honoree. Kaminska was recognized for her professionalism and confidence in her role as the Infection Prevention Nurse.

Carrie has worked at CRMC for several years and her most recent role is the Infection Prevention Nurse. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Carrie has adopted additional reporting responsibilities to support the safety and preparedness of the CRMC team. Carrie is a source of reassurance and mentorship to all. If staff is overwhelmed, her smiling face makes a big difference and reminds us that we are all in this together. Her calm demeanor reminds the nurses that they have the resources and support they need to feel safe. Carrie’s positivity towards her job and COVID-19 is outstanding. Thank you for all you do!

Additionally, Kaminska received a second DAISY nomination: “Carrie Kaminska has done an amazing job helping maintain CRMC’s response to COVID-19. While no one could have been prepared for how to handle the pandemic and the ever changing data, news and reporting, Carrie was quick to adapt and respond to multiple changes in reporting, information, and coordinating what we needed to be on top of everything from numbers of cases to managing the distribution of vaccinations. Carrie’s tireless work and dedication helped CRMC stay on top of the pandemic and provided the best care for patients.

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.

 

Clark Recognized for Being Exceptional Every Day.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Veronica Clark as the June 2021 BEE Honoree. Clark, nominated by her fellow coworkers, was recognized Tuesday for her ‘thoughtfulness and caring’.

“Veronica went above and beyond to find answers to questions and help her teammates in every way possible during system issues and the interim period without a HIM Director. She was gracious, upbeat, caring and does her absolute best to get everything done, and take care of the team. Our Department was hit HARD during the outage — far more than anyone realizes; and we are still not back to regular working conditions. The last 3 months have been overwhelming to say the least and we are still playing catch up. Veronica has lead us, guided us and helped make the madness bearable. If there is a problem, she always tries her best to fix it or get down to the bottom of it. She is a hard worker and helps when and where needed! Veronica is a very sweet, considerate, and fun co-worker. She is very knowledgeable in what she does, and always willing to help others in our Department. She has worked at CRMC several years and is a very reliable and dependable employee. She organized everything when the system was down so that we would be able to locate charts etc. to be able to do our job without so much confusion. She delegated work so everyone knew who was doing what. I know we ran her crazy with all the questions and concerns but she always made time to help solve any problems or concerns we might have. She has worked extra hours and still fulfilled her obligations. She is definitely a good role model for this department. She is also a very kind, thoughtful and caring person.”

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.

Thompson Recognized for Exceptional Nursing at CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Jan Thompson as the June 2021 DAISY Honoree. Thompson, was recognized for her professionalism and confidence helping a patient during their cataract surgery.

“My husband had cataract surgery on April 20, 2021 as he has aged he’s had difficulty hearing and sometimes understanding. Jan recognized this immediately. She was very professional, caring, and understanding while dealing with my husband. She made my husband and I feel very comfortable while at CRMC. The following week Jan called to check on him and reassured me if any problems arose to contact the doctor or Surgery Department. She was very professional and confident. 

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.