The CRMC Foundation is Accepting Applications to the Best Family Scholarship Fund

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation is accepting applications for the Best Family Scholarship until March 31, 2021. The intent of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students that have been accepted into a degreed medical field program (for example, but not limited to: paramedic, lab, x-ray, nursing, medicine, etc).

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 ten 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 emailing Lisa Kuehn at [email protected].

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. The Best Scholarship Committee is comprised of healthcare professionals from the Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.  They may award multiple winners and applicants who have been awarded previously are encouraged to apply each year they are enrolled and will be considered for awards over multiple years.

 

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. 

Regis Recognized for Exceptional Nursing at CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Dawna Regis as the January 2021 DAISY Honoree. Regis, was nominated by a patient’s family member and was recognized for her helpfulness outside of her typical department.

“My 98 year old grandmother was recently in Acute Care, she was very confused and often scared during her stay. One day when I came to visit her I was surprised to find Dawna sitting by her and holding her hand, as I knew Dawna worked in Women’s Health,” said the nominator. “

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.

“They were not busy in Women’s Health that day and Dawna had come to Acute Care to help out. I am not sure what she was saying to my grandmother, but the fact that she was just sitting there and holding her hand was providing a feeling of safety and caring that both my grandmother and I needed that day, it made a lasting impression on me. All of the nurses and aides during her stay were fantastic.”

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.

Photographed (L to R):

Brian Lawrence, CEO
Jennifer Wintjen, Director of Women’s Health
Dawna Regis, DAISY Honoree
Sarah Hoy, CNO

Beaumont Recognized for Exceptional Nursing at CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Gillian Thomison-Beaumont as the December 2020 DAISY Nominee. Beaumont, nominated twice by Meghan Adams and Carrie Wheeler, was recognized Thursday for her compassion heart and work specifically with our ICU COVID patients.

“Gill has cared for many of our COVID patients that have been in the ICU and she does it with such compassion,” said Wheeler. “Gill is an amazing nurse and definitely puts her heart into caring for her 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.

“While my dad was in the hospital, Gill went above and beyond to make sure my dad was taken care of and to keep my mother and family updated with any information,” said Adams. “She is one of the most amazing nurses and I am so grateful for her.”

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.

 

 

Rodriguez Recognized for Exceptional Nursing at CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Gabrielle Rodriguez as the November 2020 DAISY Honoree. Rodriguez, nominated by Bridget Vargas, APRN, was recognized Wednesday for always going above and beyond to ensure patients and staff have everything they need.

“She goes above and beyond every shift she works and she works a lot. She does this out of fear that the patients and staff won’t have the care they need,” said Vargas. “She is also one of the most intelligent nurses I have ever worked with over my 17 years as a nurse. She loves her patients and staff and I know when I would work a shift with Gabby that we would handle whatever was thrown our way.”

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.

Watch full presentation below!

Trotter Recognized for Being Exceptional Every Day

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Jessica Trotter as the November 2020 BEE Honoree. Trotter, nominated by patient Marvin Pittman, was recognized Wednesday morning for going above and beyond and keeping a family updated during a loved one’s visit.

“Hospitalizations are difficult as you cannot see loved ones,” said Pittman. “I was out of sorts for many days and she called my wife to keep her updated not daily but after every visit to my room. She is a true blessing.”

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.

Watch the presentation below!

Smith Recognized for Being Exceptional Every Day

 

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Cammy Smith as the October 2020 BEE Honoree. Smith, nominated by patient Terri Park, was recognized Tuesday for her bubbly demeanor and her willingness to always go the extra mile for her patients at the CRMC Primary Care Clinic.

“She is always polite to her patients and I love it when she helps me,” said Park. “I have referred my friends and family to CRMC.”

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.

Watch the award presentation below!

 

Moore Recognized for Exceptional Nursing at CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Dena Moore as the October 2020 DAISY Honoree. Moore, nominated by Dr. Landon Vinson, was recognized Tuesday for her passion for patient advocacy and her vast clinical knowledge that allows her to save lives in the Emergency Room every day.

“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.

 

CRMC Foundation Announces the Han Educational Scholarship Award Winners

 

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.

CRMC Awarded $2.1 Million in SPARK Funds

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.”