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.”

Xavion Neal Selected as 2020 Stephen Ellis Memorial Scholarship Recipent

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation has announced Xavion Neal as the Stephen Ellis Memorial Scholarship recipient for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Neal, a Coffeyville native, recently graduated from Field Kindley High School and plans to attend Coffeyville Community College in the fall. After CCC, Neal plans to continue his education at the University of Kansas and then Medical School where he plans to specialize in cardiothoracic surgery.

“Growing up I’ve always had an interest in helping people,” said Neal. “I enjoyed my biology class.”

Neal is no stranger to the hospital, he has spent time shadowing CRMC General Surgeons Aaron Russell, MD and Michelle McGurik, MD and is looking forward to coming back in the fall to spend more time in the Operating Room.

In his spare time, Neal likes being outside, drawing and playing Apex Legends.

The Dr. Stephen Ellis Memorial Scholarship was established in 1985 through gifts made by Dr. Ellis’ family, friends 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.

CRMC’s Kim Sanchez Goes Above the Call of Duty to Make Intubation Boxes for Hospital

Kim Sanchez, a Physical Therapist at CRMC, always has the safety of healthcare workers at the forefront of his mind. “Being a part of the healthcare community during this time, I’ve been concerned for our frontline workers who are at the most risk for contracting the COVID-19 virus,” explains Sanchez. “I feel like everyone should be doing their part, whatever we can do, to help our community right now.”

Two complete intubation boxes were the result of his willingness to help outside his normal line of work. Material costs have been covered by an anonymous donor.

Originally started by Jim Correll, Fab Lab Director, the project hit a standstill once the temporary closure of the Fab Lab prevented them from accessing the CNC router required to make the drawings a reality. The project was then handed off to Robert Cooper who asked Sanchez to assist. Cooper owns a CNC router and Sanchez knew how to operate it.

“We had never worked with Plexiglass before, but we took the challenge and we successfully made it,” said Sanchez, who completed over 95 percent of the project.

The boxes were delivered to the hospital on April 21, 2020 and are accessible through the Emergency Services Department.

“It is my social responsibility to help,” concluded Sanchez. “I was thankful having the opportunity to give back to my community.”


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: February 22nd                                                                                                                   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 Auxiliary Valentine Bake Sale Fundraiser, February 14, 2020

Love sweets? CRMC Auxiliary is hosting a bake sale on Friday, February 14, 2020, form 9:00a.m. until sold out. The bake sale will be located on the first floor of the hospital by the Auxiliary Gift Shop and they will also be stationed on the 2nd floor waiting room by Acute Care.

The Bake Sale is one of many fundraisers that the CRMC Auxiliary hosts throughout the year.  A portion of the proceeds will go toward various projects in the hospital.  Don’t forget to stop by Coffeyville Regional Medical Center this Friday to pick up some nice homemade treats and support the Auxiliary.

CRMC Foundation presents $299,082 for Medical Imaging Project

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation recently presented CRMC CEO Brian Lawrence with $299,082 for upgrades to the Medical Imaging Department.  The Foundation began an 18 month campaign, “Imagine the Future in Focus” in September 2018 to support expanded services in Medical Imaging through Interventional Radiology and new equipment which provided upgrades to the department making it completely digital.

The majority of funds received during the campaign were through donors who participated in the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit program.   Through the tax credit program, donations made to the CRMC Foundation of $250.00 or more qualified for a 70% credit on Kansas Income Taxes.  The Kansas Community Service Tax Credit program is a great benefit to both the organization receiving the donations and the donor making the gift.

“If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain caused by a known injury or illness, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center now offers many innovative types of interventional radiology treatments to provide you with effective pain management, and in some cases, eliminate the source of your pain altogether”, said Dr. David Gutschenritter, Interventional Radiologist.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center and the CRMC Foundation are thrilled with the success of this project and the new and enhanced services available to the community. The “Imagine the Future in Focus” campaign completed the transition of our Medical Imaging Department from computed radiography (CR) to 100% digital radiography – meaning CRMC now provides 100% digital imaging to our patients. Digital radiography enables the near-immediate rendering of high-quality medical images, right at the point-of-care. Digital radiography is the gold standard for x-raying patients.

The campaign allowed for the installation of the Siemen’s Artis Zee Multi-Purpose Fluoroscopy System, which is specifically designed to meet the escalating demands of interventional radiology and fluoroscopy – it is a multi-purpose imaging solution. It allows expanded pain management procedures such as Epidural Steroid Injection, Facet Joint Injections, Medical Branch Blocks, Nerve Blocks, Spinal Cord Stimulation and Other Neurostimulation Approaches. New Interventional Radiology procedures include Chest Tube and Chest Port Placement, Gastrostomy Tube Placement, Nephrostomy, Radiofrequency Ablation and Cryoblation for Tumors, Vascular Access Procedures and more. CRMC also added a two-bed patient prep and recovery area for interventional radiology. Other upgrades were made to current x-ray equipment to digital radiography and CRMC added additional x-ray packaging for orthopedic patients.

Earlier in 2019, CRMC installed a new state-of-the-art Hologic Genius 3D Mammography unit. A 3D exam allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with conventional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.

For more information about our 100% digital Medical Imaging Department, call Christy McCullough, Interventional Radiology Nurse, at 620-252-1179.

Patient Pat Layton, is very delighted to have such services in Coffeyville as she had to travel in the past for procedures she is undergoing currently for her pain management.

“I have been undergoing pain management treatment for the past 25 years due to a failed back surgery with nerve damage. To get pain relief I needed a special treatment and at that time CRMC didn’t offer the service I needed, so I traveled over an hour each treatment time for the past 10 years or so. I am very pleased now that I can receive my pain management treatment in my hometown of Coffeyville. I really enjoy working with and seeing Christy McCullough, Dr. Gutschenritter and staff when I receive my treatment. All my treatments have had zero wait time, the Doctor was very thorough and I was in and out in know time. If someone is in need of pain management I would highly recommend going to CRMC and speaking with the pain management team and see what they could do for you, I am glad I did.”


CRMC Receives Grant from Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas for Pediatric Equipment

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation is the proud recipient of a grant from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas for equipment used in the pediatric clinic.  Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) was able to purchase wellness screening equipment to better serve the children of southeast Kansas.  The CRMC Pediatric Clinic sees over 1,000 children in the region and this upgraded equipment allows for easier screening of children as they grow and develop.

“We are extremely blessed to partner with the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas and upgrade some of our pediatric equipment for some of our smallest patients,” said Rural Health Clinic Director Sandi Beree.  “As Dr. Cline continues to grow her practice, we are able to reach out to children across the area and serve their needs.”

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas hosts individual charitable funds, created by donors who have a passion for giving back to their community.  Grants from the funds assist people throughout Southeast Kansas and many charities beyond Kansas. Call the Foundation, 620 231 8897 with questions about the Community Foundation and its many services available for donors.

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.