“I wholeheartedly believe Dena brings a vigor for patient advocacy and assertiveness to this job that is exceedingly rare,” said Dr. Vinson. “This is matched only by her immense clinical knowledge and refined clinical skill set.”
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 Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation has awarded six students the Dr. and Mrs. Chan S. Han Family Educational Scholarships. The students awarded (in alphabetical order) are Amber Bird, Abby Ewing, Megan Lafferty, Samson Mah, Maria Payne, and Olivia VanAnne.
“The CRMC Foundation Board recognizes that during these extraordinary times we should do all we can to encourage those 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. Abby Ewing is a Liberty, Kansas native pursuing her Kinesiology degree at Kansas State University following her Bachelor of Science she will start working toward her Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Megan Lafferty is currently a Certified Nurse Aide at CRMC and currently enrolled at Coffeyville Community College in the Nursing program.
Samson Mah is a recent graduate of Independence High School pursuing a Pre-Medicine degree at the University of Kansas.
Maria Payne is currently a Radiologic Technologist Aide at CRMC attending Labette Community College to attain her degree in Radiography.
Olivia VanAnne is currently a Registered Nurse for CRMC pursuing her Bachelor of Nursing at Rogers State 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 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.
Coffeyville Regional Medical Center was recently awarded $2.1 million in SPARK funds from Montgomery County Action Council. The Montgomery County SPARK grant was intended to help small businesses and nonprofits with unexpected COVID related expenses and necessary Public Health (COVID-19) emergency expenses.
“The award of these SPARK funds will allow CRMC to purchase medical equipment and launch our new telehealth platform. The hospital will be able to purchase needed equipment as we provide care for those that become ill from COVID-19 and need hospitalization. The addition of telehealth services will allow us to serve our patients from their homes if possible and will also allow us to seek specialty care from outside providers without requiring our patients to travel,” said Lisa Kuehn, CRMC Foundation Director . “We look forward to upgrading equipment and giving our dedicated healthcare workers the tools that they need to provide the best possible patient experience. Coffeyville Regional Medical Center would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Montgomery County Commissioners for their recent award.”