CRMC Auxiliary, Foundation and Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas partner to purchase new patient wheelchairs

Auxiliary pictured (left to right) front row is Betty Neville, Carlene Helgason, Beverly Hamlin, Florene Carnes, Judy Hiner, Laura Nicastro, Celia Shultz, and Laudine Luhn. Back row is Nancy Wright, Ken Brown, Betty Kearns, Jackie Barlow, and Diane Earnest.

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Auxiliary championed a project to bring new wheelchairs to the front lobby of CRMC for patient transportation. Auxiliary doubled the availability of wheelchairs at the west entrance with their latest purchase of six Staxi wheelchairs. Auxiliary can often be seen in their red vests pushing patients from one department to the next in their bright red chairs.

A General Fund grant through the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas helped support the Auxiliary’s wheelchair project. The CRMC Foundation and the CRMC Auxiliary split the remainder of the cost of this project.

The CRMC Auxiliary support CRMC by volunteering their services and financially sponsoring a variety of projects in the facility. If you would like to know more about becoming a part of the Auxiliary, please contact Crystal Morris at 620.252.2294.

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 these funds assist people throughout Southeast Kansas and beyond. Call the Foundation at 620-231-8897 with questions about the Community Foundation.

Since 1949, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been serving the health care needs of patients in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma. The 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 community served.

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