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.

CRMC Foundation Announces the CRMC Auxiliary Scholarship Winners

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Auxiliary has awarded four students the CRMC Auxiliary Scholarships through the CRMC Foundation.  The students awarded (in alphabetical order) are Beverly McCoach, Briana Paolini, Katelyn Wallace and Sara Wellington.

“The Auxiliary members are a huge part of who we are at CRMC,” said CRMC CEO Brian Lawrence.  “We are blessed by their generous donations and the many hours they give to our patients daily.  We appreciate their support of our CRMC associates and family members.”

Beverly McCoach is Specialty Clinic Charge Nurse at the CRMC Medical Group. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Fort Hays State University.

Briana Paoloini is a Certified Nurse Assistant at CRMC.  She is currently pursuing her nursing degree from Coffeyville Community College.

Katelyn Wallace is a Clinic Assistant for the Cancer Treatment Center at CRMC. She is currently pursuing her nursing degree from Coffeyville Community College.

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

The CRMC Auxiliary are an integral part of CRMC.  They are recognized by their red vests and shirts and perform a myriad of jobs at the hospital including escorting patients to different areas of the hospital, delivering flowers, or carrying trays to patients. You can also find them working in the hospital gift shop and greeting patients in both the Tatman Cancer Center and the Jerry Marquette Radiation Oncology Center.

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 Educational Scholarship Award Winners

 

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation has awarded four students the Dr. and Mrs. Chan S. Han Family Educational Scholarships.  The students awarded (in alphabetical order) are Beverly McCoach, Dusty Miner, Danielle Sallee, 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.”

Beverly McCoach is Specialty Clinic Charge Nurse at the CRMC Medical Group. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Fort Hays State University.

Dusty Miner is a Certified Nurse Assistant and Monitor Tech at CRMC.  She is currently pursuing her Phlebotomy degree from Coffeyville Community College.

Danielle Sallee is an Emergency Room Technician/Paramedic at CRMC. She is currently pursuing her nursing degree from Coffeyville Community College.

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 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.

Annual Mum Sale to Benefit the CRMC Foundation Best Family Scholarship Fund

Annual Mum Sale to Benefit the CRMC Foundation Best Family Scholarship Fund

The Best Family will host their annual mum sale to benefit their scholarship with the CRMC Foundation. Mums will be sold from the CRMC North Parking Lot on September 14-15th from 8 am to 8 pm or until they are all gone.  Mums sell for $12.50 each, pre-order is not required.

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 thirteen recipients have been assisted, many over multiple years to complete their educational goals.

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. 

 

For more information contact:
Lisa Kuehn, Sr. Director of Strategic Development & Philanthropy
620.252.1674

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.