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.

CRMC Foundation Announces the Han Educational Scholarship Award Winners

 

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation has awarded five students the Dr. and Mrs. Chan S. Han Family Educational Scholarships.  The students awarded (in alphabetical order) are Amber Bird, Bryce Brown, Alice Hite, Viridiana Ornealas, and Sara Wellington.

“We are thankful that the CRMC Foundation encourages our employees who are pursuing healthcare careers,” said CRMC CEO Brian Lawrence.  “We are blessed to have amazing donors like the Han Family who generously donate and support the next generation of healthcare workers.”

Amber Bird is currently a monitor technician at CRMC and is pursuing her Nursing degree at Rogers State University.

Bryce Brown is currently an EMT at CRMC working on his Paramedic degree at Coffeyville Community College.

Alice Hite works as a Registered Nurse in the CRMC Primary Care Clinic and is pursuing her Bachelor of Nursing from Pittsburg State University.

Viridiana Ornelas works as a Certified Nurse Assistant on the Acute Care floor at CRMC.  She is pursuing her Nursing degree at CCC.

Sara Wellington is a lab assistant at CRMC.  She will be pursuing her Medical Laboratory Science degree from George Washington University.

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 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 501c3 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.

PAOLINI RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL NURSING AT CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Charlene Paolini, RN as the May 2021 DAISY Honoree. Diver, was recognized for her dedication to her patients and her coworkers at CRMC.  Paolini was nominated separately  by Dawn Wright, RN, Kris Adams and Melissa Summer

“She is very passionate about her work and always has a smile on her face and a good attitude no matter the circumstances,” said Wright. “She has a huge heart and cares for the safety and well being of all the patients both in and out of the hospital. She deserves to be recognized for her outstanding effort and dedication to her patients, peers, and CRMC”

“Having a coworker who cares that much about her people is amazing. She thoroughly just wants to make being at work a positive experience for everyone,” said Adams. “This ultimately results in a more positive experience for our patients. Most people don’t know she was behind it all, and she would never ask for the recognition she deserves.  She’s an amazing nurse, and if its even possible, an even better coworker!”

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.

MAGANA RECOGNIZED FOR BEING EXCEPTIONAL EVERY DAY

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Jessica Magana as the May 2021 BEE Honoree. Magana was recognized for her growth and dedication to her position over the last several years. Magana was nominated by Dr. Whitney Cline.

“Her dedication, drive, and especially her HUGE heart all make her the best nurse I have ever worked with in ANY pediatric clinic,before or after I became a doctor,” said Cline. “She is a true partner to me in the every day crazy business that is the Pediatric Clinic. I could not do this job without 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.

Logan & Flanders Receive the Stephen Ellis Memorial Scholarship

CRMC Chief Nursing Officer Sarah Hoy(L) and CRMC Foundation Board member LaKisha Johnson (R) present Jakiia Logan with her scholarship award.

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation was proud to award Field Kindley High School students Jakiia Logan and Breanna Flanders the Stephen Ellis Memorial Scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year.  These students excelled academically and both indicated a desire to serve in the medical field caring for others.

The Dr. Stephen Ellis Memorial Scholarship was established in 1985 through gifts made by Dr. Ellis’s friends, family, and colleagues to honor his memory.  Dr. Ellis was a long-time Coffeyville physician who dedicated his life to enhancing the status of the health and education of the people of Coffeyville.  Through this memorial scholarship, the giving spirit Dr. Ellis continues to provide care for the people of Coffeyville.

This scholarship is awarded each year to Field Kindley High School students who excel academically and are seeking a career in healthcare.

CRMC Foundation Board Member LaKisha Johnson presents Breanna Flanders with her scholarship award.

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation operates as a separate 501©3 corporation.  The mission of the organization 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.

CRMC Foundation Accepting Han Scholarship Applications

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation announces that they are accepting scholarship applications to the Dr. and Mrs. Chan S. Han Healthcare Education Fund until June 18th.  The Han family established this opportunity for CRMC employees and local community residents to provide access to education and training in the medical field so they may serve the community.  CRMC employees and students from the community who are pursuing education in a healthcare-related field may apply.

Scholarship applications can be attained on the CRMC website at www.crmcinc.org under the Foundation tab or by emailing Lisa Kuehn at [email protected].  The applicant must complete the CRMC Foundation Scholarship Application and other requirements of the Han Family Scholarship.

Dr. Chan Han began practicing in Coffeyville in 1974 and retired in 2014.  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.

Heiter Recognized for Being Exceptional Every Day

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Casey Heiter as the April 2021 BEE Honoree. Heiter was recognized for always going above, and beyond and her ability to stay positive and patience with difficult situations. Heiter was nominated twice from two different CRMC associates.

“She has amazing patience and empathy for frustrated patients and providers,” said first nominator Barbara McCartney.

“She is always in a positive and uplifting mood,” said second nominator, Alice Hite. “She is always willing to help out and her kind and gentle nature is so refreshing and contagious.”

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.