Breedwell Recognized for Being Exceptional Every Day.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Samantha Breedwell as the February 2022 BEE Honoree. Breedwell, nominated by Dr. Landon Vinson and the entire ER Staff. She is being recognized for her hard work and helping others.

Nomination #1 from Dr. Landon Vinson:

On the afternoon of February 11, 2022, Samantha informed the Emergency Department staff that we were on backorder for IV start kits, which is a hugely utilized part of our daily use and routine. She then presented two large plastic totes with 60 kits and took it upon herself to make. She used supplies already available and combined them into individual kits, was able to make 60 additional start kits while we wait for back ordered materials, and did all of this on her own volition. This ingenuity, drive, and ambition is what makes this hospital a great place to work and makes us as providers and bedside caregivers feel supported and taken care of. These actions mean that when patients come in needing life-saving interventions and stabilization, we will be able to carry out our jobs and keep the community safe, all because Samantha realized the importance of her role in letting no detail go unnoticed. Job emphatically well done and my sincerest gratitude for keeping the engine of our hospital going.

Nomination #1 from the ER Staff:

Samantha came to the Emergency Department to inform us that the IV start kits are on backorder. Samantha has the individual supplies that come in the IV start kits but Samantha went out of her way to make up IV start kits to be readily available for use in the Emergency Department to save the staff time to locate each individual item. We as a shift appreciate her going above and beyond for 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.

 

TATMAN RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL NURSING AT CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Robyn Tatman as the February 2022 DAISY Honoree. Tatman was recognized for her professionalism and confidence in her role working in Surgery.

I was recently scheduled for a much-anticipated surgery after enduring a chronic condition for many months. I was very calm and excited to finally getting in, as the procedure is only available once per month. Robyn was extremely welcoming and accommodating through the pre-op process. Unfortunately, as she administered pre-op meds, I had a significant reaction that we later learned was due to a very rare interaction between one of the meds and a maintenance medication I am dependent on to control the panic disorder I have had my entire adult life. Unlike an allergic or anaphylactic reaction, I experienced physical panic and anxiety that took over my entire physical and mental state. Along with the reaction symptoms, I was confused, alarmed, and very embarrassed. Robyn remained completely calm and professional, and also very soothing and reassuring. I could hear her quickly go to my medical record to try to identify which drug created the issue whilst doing everything she could to make m25

e more comfortable. Ultimately, my doctor and I decided to postpone surgery so I would be in a more stable condition. Robyn went above and beyond by kindly checking in on me almost daily for several days after. Robyn demonstrated great nursing for me and showed the best of CRMC greatly impressing my friend who came to care for me post-op, who later said “You definitely wouldn’t find care like that in Wichita.” Kudos and many thanks to Robyn.

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.

 

Page Recognized for Being Exceptional Every Day.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Tina Page as the January 2022 BEE Honoree. Page, nominated by Laura Putman, and was recognized for her hard work and helping others.

 Tina has been working with Jan and I in ICU for months as our Respiratory Therapist. She is always willing to go above and beyond to help us with whatever needs to be done. She has helped us change beds/patients, she has gotten our patients warm blankets when they are cold, fresh ice water when needed, and has assisted us in our lab draws and taking blood to the lab.  She is always there with a smile on her face, even when suffering from her own loss recently. She embodies what CRMC means to me, and she is family!”

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.

 

Wheeler Recognized for Exceptional Nursing at CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Carrie Wheeler as the January 2022 DAISY Honoree. Wheeler was recognized Sarah Hoy for her professionalism and confidence in her role working in the Resource Pool.

Resource Pool can be a tough role to play – you never know which unit you will be assigned to or for how long you will be there before you are re-assigned, sometimes several different places in one shift. One day, Administration received a call from a patient that was so pleased with the experience that he and his friend had here that he wanted to take the time to share it with the CNO. This patient, like so many the past two years, had been diagnosed with COVID and needed an outpatient infusion. He called to share about his pleasant experience at CRMC from the beginning of his search for treatment through his entire care. He reports that he also had a friend with the same need. He was so complimentary of Carrie and her compassion, professionalism, and kindness throughout their time here for the infusion. What makes this extra special to me is that Carrie was assigned this task for one day in a pinch because of patient volume and this patient couldn’t tell that this wasn’t her everyday role. I appreciate Carrie’s willingness to go where the need is and shine bright for our patients. Thank you Carrie – you make a difference!

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.

 

Now Accepting for the Best Family Scholarship Fund

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation is accepting applications for the Best Family Scholarship until March 15, 2022. The intent of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students that have been accepted into a degreed medical field program such as paramedic, lab, radiologic technologist, or nursing.

The Best Family Scholarship was created by the children of Jerry and Norma Best in memory of their father and to honor their mother. Over the last several years, the family has worked together at a variety of fundraisers to enhance their scholarship fund and in 2020 the family was able to endow their scholarship fund so that the Best Family Scholarship will continue for years to come. This scholarship has been awarded since 2015 and twelve recipients have been assisted, many over multiple years to complete their educational goals.

The Foundation Scholarship Application can be attained on the CRMC website at www.crmcinc.org/foundation/campaigns-scholarships/ or by contacting Lisa Kuehn at 620.252.1674 or lkuehn@crmcinc.org.

Applicants are asked to submit a 500-word reflective essay on why they chose to pursue a career in healthcare. They must also submit school transcripts that reflect past grades and have letters of recommendation sent on their behalf. The Best Scholarship Committee is comprised of healthcare professionals from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. They may award multiple winners. Applicants who have been awarded previously are encouraged to apply each year they are enrolled and will be considered for awards over multiple years.

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.