CRMC Relay for Life Team Hosts Shoe Drive

The CRMC Relay for Life Team is hosting a shoe drive during the dates of December 2, 2019 – January 25, 2020. Do you have any gently worn, used and new shoes that you need to get rid of ? CRMC will gladly take your shoes for their shoe drive.

Stop by the Tatman Cancer Center today and bring your shoes for those in need.

If you have any questions please contact, Vicky Portwood, Director of Cancer Services at [email protected] or 620-252-1606.

 

CRMC Foundation Hosts Tree Lighting

The CRMC Foundation will host their annual “Tree of Hope” tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, December 4th. The event will be held in the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Jerry Marquette Radiation Oncology Center from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, with the tree lighting at 5:30pm. Special music will be provided by Kari Vannoster Price and refreshments will be served.

“The Tree of Hope is one of the ways we honor those special angels in our life who have been touched by cancer. We take this time to honor caregivers and those fighting cancer, as well as remember those we have lost to cancer”, said CRMC Foundation Director Cari Redden.

Angels may be purchased for $5 through the CRMC Foundation Office and are also available at the event. Proceeds will benefit CRMC Cancer Centers. The Tree of Hope will remain lit through the Holiday season. For more information please contact Cari Redden, Director, at 620-252-1674 or [email protected]

COFFEYVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES BRIAN LAWRENCE, MHA, AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The Board of Directors at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announce the appointment of Brian Lawrence, MHA, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Board Chairman Neal Barkley stated, “The Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Lawrence as CEO. He brings a vast amount of experience, and will be an engaged leader with the CRMC team and the communities we serve.”

Mr. Lawrence comes to CRMC most recently from Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, OK, where he served as Director of Operations since 2009. His 15 years of healthcare experience is extensive and includes hospital administration, business development/marketing, physician relations, and human resource management. He is no stranger to CRMC, as he served as Director of Marketing/Physician Hospital Organization in 2008-2009. “I have a sincere desire for rural healthcare and our geographic region”, said Brian Lawrence. “I am excited and passionate about the opportunity to lead Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. I firmly believe in servant leadership, high quality healthcare, and vibrant community engagement. Healthcare is critical to the communities we call home. The CRMC family is filled with talented individuals with servant hearts. Together we will deliver on our mission”, he said.

Mr. Lawrence received his BS in Business Administration and Human Resources from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He received his Master in Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma State University.

[email protected] CLASS OFFERED NOVEMBER 2ND AT COFFEYVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

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: November 2nd
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 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 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.