Now Accepting for the Best Family Scholarship Fund

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation is accepting applications for the Best Family Scholarship until March 15, 2022. The intent of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students that have been accepted into a degreed medical field program such as paramedic, lab, radiologic technologist, or nursing.

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 twelve 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 contacting Lisa Kuehn at 620.252.1674 or lkuehn@crmcinc.org.

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

CRMC Received Cuddle Cot Gift from Motl Family

(Left to Right) Jonathan & Shanna Motl, Stephen Miller DO, Sonja Wells, Perry Linn MD, Lisa Kuehn, Jennifer Wintjen, Sarah Hoy, Brian Lawrence, Michelle & Dusty Hurst.

October is infant loss awareness month.  One in every 160 births result in a stillbirth in the United States.  Local couple Jonathan and Shanna Motl experienced this devastating loss in 2016 when their son Gordon was stillborn.  In memory of Gordon, the couple has turned their sorrow and pain into a way to comfort others.  The Motls connected with the Chandler & Paisley Skies Foundation to raise funds for a Cuddle Cot for Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

The Chandler & Paisley Skies Foundation, started by Michelle and Dusty Hurst to honor the twins that they lost, presented the CRMC Women’s Health Unit with a Cuddle Cot on November 22, 2021.  This cooling device allows bereaved parents more time with their infants who have passed away.  To provide the Cuddle Cot to CRMC the Motl family started a grassroots fundraising campaign to raise $4,000 via Facebook.  In ten days, they had accomplished their goal due to the generosity of friends and family.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Motl family to those who suffer this type of tremendous loss,” said President & CEO Brian Lawrence.  “The Hurst and the Motl families have both taken tragedies in their own lives and found ways to redeem it for others.  There is no greater gift than to find ways to serve others through our own loss.”

The Chandler & Paisley Skies Foundation was established in 2017 in memory of the Hurst’s children, Chandler and Paisley. Their foundation was established to place Cuddle Cots in hospitals and offer a small comfort to families experiencing this tremendous loss. These cooling devices can have a significant impact on grieving families, whether it is the allowance of more time for family members to meet the infant who has passed away, or simply more time for the mother and father to spend with their child.

“Having been through the loss of our own children, we knew we wanted to find a way to keep their memory alive while doing good for others,” said the Hurst Family. “We recognize there is no way to make the grieving process any easier for those going through it, but we also know there are small things that can bring little pieces of comfort to families impacted by this loss.”

 

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas has awarded a grant to help support free Childbirth Classes offered by Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

Instructor Kelci McVey demonstrates the positioning of the baby with a childbirth model set supplied by the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas grant.

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas has awarded a grant to help support free Childbirth Classes offered by Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. The grant has purchased new teaching tools and videos that will be utilized in Childbirth Classes for expectant parents. Instructor Kelci McVey will host her next class November 13th and 14th at CRMC. Class is scheduled from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday and 1 pm – 4 pm on Sunday.

These classes prepare the mother and father (or other support person) emotionally, physically and intellectually for active participation in the birthing process. The course includes relaxation exercises, what to expect during labor and delivery, breathing and pushing techniques and care after birth, including breastfeeding. To register for the November class or a future class, parents may contact Director of Women’s Health Jen Wintjen at 620.252.1589 or register at the Women’s Health Clinic located at 1717 W. 8th Street in Coffeyville.

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 Foundation Announces the Han Educational Scholarship Award Winners

 

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation has awarded five students the Dr. and Mrs. Chan S. Han Family Educational Scholarships.  The students awarded (in alphabetical order) are Amber Bird, Bryce Brown, Alice Hite, Viridiana Ornealas, and Sara Wellington.

“We are thankful that the CRMC Foundation encourages our employees 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.

Bryce Brown is currently an EMT at CRMC working on his Paramedic degree at Coffeyville Community College.

Alice Hite works as a Registered Nurse in the CRMC Primary Care Clinic and is pursuing her Bachelor of Nursing from Pittsburg State University.

Viridiana Ornelas works as a Certified Nurse Assistant on the Acute Care floor at CRMC.  She is pursuing her Nursing degree at CCC.

Sara Wellington is a lab assistant at CRMC.  She will be pursuing her Medical Laboratory Science degree from George Washington 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 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 501c3 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.

Logan & Flanders Receive the Stephen Ellis Memorial Scholarship

CRMC Chief Nursing Officer Sarah Hoy(L) and CRMC Foundation Board member LaKisha Johnson (R) present Jakiia Logan with her scholarship award.

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation was proud to award Field Kindley High School students Jakiia Logan and Breanna Flanders the Stephen Ellis Memorial Scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year.  These students excelled academically and both indicated a desire to serve in the medical field caring for others.

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

This scholarship is awarded each year to Field Kindley High School students who excel academically and are seeking a career in healthcare.

CRMC Foundation Board Member LaKisha Johnson presents Breanna Flanders with her scholarship award.

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation operates as a separate 501©3 corporation.  The mission of the organization is 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 Foundation Accepting Han Scholarship Applications

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation announces that they are accepting scholarship applications to the Dr. and Mrs. Chan S. Han Healthcare Education Fund until June 18th.  The Han family established this opportunity for CRMC employees and local community residents to provide access to education and training in the medical field so they may serve the community.  CRMC employees and students from the community who are pursuing education in a healthcare-related field may apply.

Scholarship applications can be attained on the CRMC website at www.crmcinc.org under the Foundation tab or by emailing Lisa Kuehn at lkuehn@crmcinc.org.  The applicant must complete the CRMC Foundation Scholarship Application and other requirements of the Han Family Scholarship.

Dr. Chan Han began practicing in Coffeyville in 1974 and retired in 2014.  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 Foundation Announces the Han Family Departmental Awards

In celebration of Dr. Han’s birthday, the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation has awarded three Dr. and Mrs. Chan S. Han Family Scholarship Awards for training and equipment.  Following the passion of the Han Family, awards were made to departments to increase their department training for associates or enhance equipment within their department.

“Dr. Han practiced in our community for over 40 years and his commitment to the community continues today through the CRMC Foundation,” said Foundation Director Lisa Kuehn. “We are thankful for the Han family’s generosity and dedication to CRMC and the community that we serve.”

Since the fund’s inception in 2003, the Han family has poured over $40,000 into CRMC.  Their generosity has allowed many CRMC departments to offer better technology and utilize advanced training at our community hospital. Awards of the Han Family Departmental Scholarships for 2021 will go to Nursing, Clinical Education and the Rehabilitation Department.

The CRMC Nursing Team will receive a new device that assists nurses in locating veins not always visible to the naked eye for IV starts.  This device called the AccuVein was trialed in our hospital by several nurses with great success.

The Clinical Education department will receive a training manikin for nurse education.  The manikin will be used for hands-on clinical application in the orientation process as well as mock codes and patient care drills.

The CRMC Rehabilitation Department will receive a grant for the purchase of therapeutic equipment and developmental appropriate toys to enhance their current therapy practices. The equipment will focus on fine and gross motor skills as well as sensory processing skills and speech and language development.

Dr. Chan Han began practicing in Coffeyville in 1974 and retired in 2014.  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.

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 lkuehn@crmcinc.org.

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.