CRMC Foundation Hosts Tree Lighting

Each year the CRMC Foundation lights the “Tree of Hope” to honor and remember those we hold dear to our hearts.  This year’s Tree of Hope is located in the lobby of the Jerry Marquette Radiation Oncology Center, all proceeds will benefit cancer treatment services at CRMC.

On Tuesday, November 27 a special tree lighting ceremony was held and honorary cancer survivor, Katy Raney, lit the beautiful evergreen adorned with sparkling gold angels bearing the names of loved ones and friends.  Guests enjoyed refreshments and special piano and string music provided by Faye Millen, Cy Smith, and Bradyn Smith.

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

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Welcomes Whitney Cline, DO, Board Certified Pediatrician, to the Medical Staff

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Whitney Cline, Board Certified Pediatrician, to our medical staff and CRMC family.

Dr. Cline is a 2005 graduate of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She completed her Pediatric Residency in 2008 at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (St. Francis Children’s Hospital) in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine in 2011 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OU Children’s Hospital) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  After Fellowship, she practiced Neonatology in Springfield, Missouri at Cox Health South and in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Hillcrest Medical Center and St. John Medical Center for another six years.  This practice time was spent caring for premature and critically ill infants in a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) environment.

She most recently served as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma/University of Tulsa School of Community Medicine Pediatric Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  In her pediatric practice there she cared for many children with special needs and high risk health conditions.  She has a special interest in patients with asthma, ADHD, complications of prematurity, end-of-life issues, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, physician-family interaction, as well as all other pediatric patient care.  She is currently practicing Pediatrics at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville, Kansas.

She has two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson who all live in Oklahoma.  She is an operatically trained singer who enjoys singing all genres of music.  She also enjoys fishing, spending time with family, collecting antiques and art glass, making jewelry, painting, sewing, making crafts, lampwork glass bead making, writing.

She moved to Kansas in September of 2018 after meeting a Kansan and deciding to settle with him in southeastern Kansas.  She is looking forward to learning more about the communities she will call home in Kansas and serving the children of those communities.

Dr. Whitney Cline is now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call:

  • CRMC Medical Group, 1400 W 4th Street in Coffeyville at 620-688-6566
  • CRMC Medical Group, 122 W. Myrtle in Independence at 620-577-4062

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Welcomes General Surgeon Aaron Russell, MD to the Medical Staff

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center welcomes Aaron Russell, MD to the medical staff. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2013, and recently completed his General Surgery Residency at Texas A&M University in Temple, Texas (located north of Austin, Texas).   Prior to going to school to become a physician, Dr. Russell worked in Engineering at companies involved in research and development, some of which were working on medical advancements.

Asked why he decided to become a physician, Dr. Russell said, “My undergraduate degree was in Electrical Engineering.  I worked at Lockheed Martin in New Jersey for a year, and then Texas Instruments in Houston, Texas for the next five years.  I had friends in college who told me to do pre-med because I wouldn’t have to take many additional courses.  I initially told them that I hated biology in high school and didn’t want to do it again.  However, while I was working in New Jersey, I decided to take a night Biology course.  I loved it!  With my engineering background and learning how things work, I was completely enthralled by the sophisticated systems that were designed within our bodies to work in harmony with each other.  I chose surgery because I enjoyed the intimacy and connection the surgeon has with his or her patient.  The patient puts utmost trust in the surgeon to relieve their illness by placing their life in his or her hands.”

Dr. Russell chose to practice at CRMC because he said he liked Coffeyville from the moment he came here… “Everyone I interacted with was extremely caring and friendly.  It was evident that all the staff at CRMC was very proud of their facility and cared much about their patients.  I wanted to be in a facility in which that kind of atmosphere was very prevalent. Dr. Russell will be performing general surgery procedures such as gallbladders, appendectomies, hernias, colonic surgery and upper/lower endoscopy.

Dr. Russell has three children ages 12, 9 and 5.  His interests include programming and robotics.  He loves music, biking, golfing, and just enjoying the outdoors.

Dr. Russell is seeing patients at CRMC Medical Group Specialty Clinic located on the 3rd floor of Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, call 620-252-1639.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Welcomes Judy Carpenter, APRN, Family Medicine

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center would like to announce the addition of Judy A. Carpenter, Family Nurse Practitioner, to our provider staff.

Judy is no stranger to Coffeyville or to CRMC. She is a native of Coffeyville and graduated from Field Kindley High School. She has returned to her roots, most recently from Brea, California.

Judy received her RN degree from Neosho County Community College in Chanute, her BSN from the University of Phoenix, and her Maters of Science: Family Nurse Practitioner, from the University of Phoenix, Costa Mesa, California.

“My focus is on providing quality patient care and maintaining excellent communication with my patient and the healthcare team. And, I am extremely happy to be back at CRMC. I originally joined the hospital at the age of 16 as a medical assistant – now I’m here caring for the community I love.”

Judy will be seeing patients in both Coffeyville and Independence and is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call:

  • CRMC Medical Group, 1400 W 4th Street in Coffeyville at 620-688-6566
  • CRMC Medical Group, 122 W. Myrtle in Independence at 620-577-4062


Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Welcomes Michael Souter, DO, Family Medicine Physician, to the Medical Staff

Please join us in welcoming Michael Souter, DO to the medical staff of Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. He comes to CRMC from Bartlesville, Oklahoma where he has been working in a private group practice.  He brings much experience in family medicine from clinics throughout Oklahoma and Kansas.

Dr. Souter completed his undergraduate degree at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and went on to medical school at Oklahoma State University of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Residency and Internship was completed at Riverside Health System in Wichita, Kansas.

Asked why he chose to be a physician, Dr. Souter explained, “Initially I was in college to become a teacher and coach.  My roommate was premed and after my sophomore year, I made a change after realizing the challenges and rewards of becoming a physician.  After all the different training rotations as a medical student and internship, I felt that seeing the whole family – from babies to grandparents gave me the most satisfaction.”

“I chose Coffeyville because it offers me an opportunity to help while allowing my daughter to finish her high school with her friends and to stay close with family and friends.”

Dr. Souter is married to Marilyn and they have two daughters.  The oldest is a nursing student at Oklahoma Baptist University; the youngest is a high school senior in Bartlesville.  His personal interests are collecting of vintage and current comics and toys.

Dr. Souter is now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call CRMC Medical Group, 1400 W 4th Street in Coffeyville at 620-688-6566.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Welcomes Perry Lin, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology to the Medical Staff

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center welcomes Perry Lin, MD, to the Medical Staff. Dr. Lin is an Obstetrics & Gynecology physician board certified by the American Board of OB/GYN and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Lin is also American Board Certified in the sub-specialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Perry Lin comes to CRMC from South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas City, Kansas where he had an OB/GYN practice since 2012 He was also their current Chief of Staff. Prior practice locations include Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, AZ, where he spent 11 years in solo and group practices, and Regina Medical Center in Hastings, MN.

“OB/GYN is generally a field of good outcomes and happiness. It is a great privilege to be able to deliver a new human life into the world”, said Dr. Perry Lin. “I also enjoy the variety of surgery that I can perform as an OB/GYN.”

Dr. Lin’s interest include advanced laparoscopy, vaginal surgeries, advanced hysteroscopy, infertility management, women’s endocrinology, urogynecology – such as urinary incontinence surgery and prolapse surgery.

When asked why he chose CRMC as his medical home, he stated “I joined CRMC for the opportunity to excel in my career by having more variety of surgical cases that I enjoy performing. I also appreciate the hospitality of my new OB/GYN partners, Dr. Stephen Miller and Dr. Dara Gibson, and the rest of the CRMC medical staff.”

Dr. Perry Lin and his wife, Louise Gut, have enjoyed moving to Coffeyville. Their interests include hiking, mobile technology, and collecting board games. They have two daughters ages 22 and 24.

Dr. Perry Lin will begin seeing patients on Monday, August 20, 2018. To schedule an appointment, call:

  • CRMC Medical Group, 1717 W. 8th Street in Coffeyville at 620-251-0777
  • CRMC Medical Group, 122 W. Myrtle in Independence at 620-577-4062




Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a 501(c)3 municipal, non-profit hospital licensed for 47 beds. On an annual basis, we serve over 45,000 patients from Montgomery, Chautauqua, Labette, Allen, Neosho and Wilson counties in Kansas, as well as Nowata and Craig counties in Oklahoma. Established in 1949, CRMC has grown over the years and expanded its facilities and technology to stay current with today’s world. Our mission is to serve our patients and families with the highest quality healthcare.

CRMC is the only hospital in the region to be accredited by The Joint Commission – the most respected and recognized accreditation body in healthcare.

Sarah Hoy Named Chief Nursing Officer at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center

Coffeyville Regional Medical Centers Chief Executive Officer, Lori Rexwinkle, announce today that Sarah Hoy, BSN, CPPS, accepted the position of Chief Nursing Officer at CRMC. “We are extremely happy that Sarah has taken on this role. She has been an integral part of this facility for years. Her background and passion for nursing will enable her to inspire and lead our great team of nurses.”

Sarah is grateful for the opportunity to serve in this capacity, saying “My desire to serve as CNO for CRMC comes from my passion of building strong relationships within our team, our patient population and within the community. My top priority will be to ensure that CRMC continues to provide the highest quality care through safe, competent and compassionate nursing. It is my goal to continue this strong legacy at CRMC.”

Hoy began her career at CRMC in 2002 as a staff nurse in the emergency room and ICU. She later became a full time OR nurse. In 2011, she accepted the position of Director of Quality Improvement. In 2016, Hoy was promoted to Senior Director of Quality Services and Process Improvement, where she expanded her role to include Quality Improvement, Risk Management, Infection Control, Medical Staff Credentialing, Utilization Review, Care Coordination, Compliance, The Joint Commission Survey Readiness, and Patient Safety Programs throughout the health system. In this role, she led CRMC to achieve state and national recognition for quality improvement and patient safety initiates. “Quality patient care is now and has always been the top priority at CRMC. As CNO, I want to empower our nursing leaders and nursing staff to make decisions that are patient centered.  Feeling confident in this quickly changing healthcare model requires working knowledge of how healthcare in America is moving.  It will be a priority for me to make sure that our nursing team is equipped for these transitions”, said Hoy.

Sarah Hoy has been at CRMC for 16 years. She received her BS in nursing from Pittsburg State University. In addition, Hoy is a Certified Professional in Professional Safety (CPPS). Hoy is a Member of the Kansas Association of Risk and Quality Managers and sits on the KARQM Board of Directors.  She is also a member of the Kansas Organization of Nurse Leaders.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Centers Basement Bunch Walking Club awards top Walkers for 2017

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center officially kicked-off the annual Basement Bunch walking club in January of 2017. This is a free health incentive program that anyone can enjoy. 122 walkers have joined the CRMC Basement Bunch Walking Club.  The CRMC walking track is the perfect place for a safe, healthy walk, anytime….no matter what the weather.

Inside CRMC, you can walk in a climate-controlled environment on a padded walking track with proper lighting. The Walking Track is located in the basement by the Rehabilitation Services. Being a part of the CRMC Walkers Club comes with valuable advantages from Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. It’s also a great way to meet new people.

At the end of the year, we calculated miles, frequency and points for each of the 122 walkers that are in the program and we awarded three winners. 1st place – Tony Bourgeois – 872.55 miles, 2nd place- Kristy Jacobs – 769.60 miles and 3rd place – Melissa Wilmoth- 557.78 Miles. Each winner won a gift card to Shoe Sensation in Coffeyville.

“I was just thinking the other day that CRMC should give gift cards to a shoe store in town for a prize for the walking club. I was so shocked that I won a gift card and that they read my mind on getting new shoes! I walked so much that the treads were wearing off my shoes. We have met some pretty fantastic people on this track and I love walking here at CRMC,” said Kristi Jacobs.

Every month winners are posted on the CRMC Basement Bunch Walking Hall of Fame. All the winners are calculated by miles, frequency and points. Next time you are on the track, please take a look at the winners – January – Kristi Jacobs, February – Melissa Wilmoth, March- Linda Walls and April- Edna Mae Chittum. To join – stop by our registration table located on the walking track. The Basement Bunch is a free program.

CRMC Auxiliary Purchases Charging Stations

When you visit the hospital you are greeted with a friendly smile from the CRMC Auxiliary.  Helping taking care of patients and visitors is just one of the many services they provide to Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.  The CRMC Auxiliary also hosts a variety of fundraisers to support their many projects.  Recently the Auxiliary hosted a Scrubs Sale and an Ice Cream Sundae Fundraiser to support the purchase of two charging stations, new recliners for Acute Care, and award scholarships to local students.

The Courtesy Charging Stations are located in the Surgery Waiting Room and the Emergency Room Waiting Room.  These stations can accommodate up to 8 mobile devices to serve the needs of CRMC guests.  “The Surgical Services Department appreciates the continued support of the Auxiliary and these charging stations will be used and appreciated by the family members of our patients” Teresa Barker, Director of Surgical Services.

One of the favorite projects of the Auxiliary is supporting area students who are seeking to continue their education in a medical field.  For the 2018-2019 school year, the Auxiliary awarded four new scholarships.  Recipients of the scholarship are Jayly Cook,  2018 graduate of Oswego High School; Meagan Wright, 2018 graduate of Chetopa High School; Mackenzie Bauer, 2017 graduate of Field Kindley Memorial High School; and Alexa Maulsby, 2016 graduate of Cherryvale High School.

For more information about the CRMC Auxiliary please visit our website or contact Cari Redden, Director of Foundation and Volunteer Services, at 620-252-1674 / [email protected]