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 Foundation Announces the Grant Award from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation is proud to announce award of a grant from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas for our pediatric patients facing developmental delays.  This grant allows the CRMC Rehabilitation Team to assess patients and offer the oral motor tools they need and might otherwise not be able to afford. Currently, over 80% of the pediatric patients come from low-income families with limited financial resources.

CRMC serves children born with developmental delays and other unspecified disorders.

“I see children with limited abilities to chew and swallow,” said Speech-Language Pathologist, Gail Billman. “This may be caused by decreased motor movements or sensory issues in which they may tolerate only one texture. Using food and non-food therapy tools are basic-necessities in therapy.  My goal in working with feeding problems is to help the child not only learn how to use their muscles for eating and speech, but also improve their nutritional intake.  Children need a well-balanced diet and adequate caloric intake in order for their brains to develop.”

Improvements with research in the field of speech-language pathology and those that work as feeding specialists have developed a wide variety of successful tools to enhance oral motor skills necessary for feeding, swallowing, and further speech development.

The CRMC speech-language pathologist works closely with referring physicians to determine needed intervention.  Following evaluation and during ongoing intervention with a speech-language pathologist, these tools are recommended to families.

“Many families cannot afford or gain quick access for therapy tools.  This grant will allow us to have a stock supply of materials available and provide immediate intervention to our families,” says Billman.

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. Visit www.southeaskansas.org or call the foundation, 620 231 8897 with questions about the Community Foundation and its many services available for donors.

The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation operates as a 501©3 corporation.  The mission of the foundation 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 Announces the Han Family Departmental Awards

CRMC Foundation Announces the Han Family Departmental Awards

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

Awards of the Han Family Departmental Scholarships will go to the Wound Care Clinic, the CRMC Medical Group Pediatric Clinic and CRMC Rehabilitation Department.

“We are forever grateful at CRMC for the legacy of learning and support that the Han Family is providing for our staff,” said Chief Nursing Officer Sarah Hoy. “Generosity like this allows us to continue to serve our patients with modern, evidence based high quality healthcare.”

The CRMC Wound Care Clinic will send one of their nurses to get additional training and certification in Hyperbaric Chamber Treatments.  Hyperbaric medicine helps the body repair wounds and fight infection.  Patients breathe 100% pure oxygen while in a special pressurized chamber.  This improves healing by allowing greater amounts of oxygen to dissolve in the bloodstream and reach body tissues.

The Pediatric Clinic will have a new Spot Vision Screener for use with pediatric patients. Preventative screening and early intervention are imperative to the growth and development of infants and children.  Providing instrument-based vision screening, in addition to traditional acuity testing, will enhance screening, diagnosis, and treatment to allow for intervention at a much earlier age.   It is estimated that one in five preschool-age children have a vision disorder.

The CRMC Rehabilitation Department will focus on training and resources to expand their knowledge and resources for helping patients on the Autism Spectrum.  The current patient base of the Rehabilitation department includes approximately 32% of patients are pediatric.  Many patients require more than one discipline with roughly 25% of the pediatric population having the medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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.

Local Healthcare Students Awarded Best Family Scholarship

The CRMC Foundation would like to announce the recipients of the 2020 Best Family Scholarship. For the first time in the history of the scholarship, the Best Family fund is able to award three scholarships.  The Best family recognizes the tremendous need for more healthcare workers and feel their scholarship is a way they can help others achieve their healthcare education. Three students pursuing an education in the various medical fields were selected for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The first recipient is Jami Vineyard. Vineyard is from Independence, Kansas and is currently attending the Pittsburg State University pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

The second recipient is Maria Payne of Oswego, Kansas.  She is attending Labette Community College studying Radiography.  She plans to graduate in May of 2021 and work full-time as a Radiologic Technologist.

The third recipient is Olivia Van Anne of Coffeyville, Kansas.  Olivia recently graduated and passed her Registered Nurse boards.  She is currently working on her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Rogers State University.

The Best Family Scholarship was created by the children of Jerry and Norma Best in memory of their father and to honor their mother. The intent of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students in the area who have been accepted into an accredited health-related program.  A regional scholarship committee made up of healthcare professionals and community members assessed applications to determine who was awarded. All funds for this scholarship are generated by fundraisers held by the family, like their fall mum sale.

Scholarship information and applications will be available in the spring for the 2021-2022 academic year at www.crmcinc.org/foundation.

 

 

Since 1949, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been serving the health care needs of patients in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma.  As the region’s local healthcare partner, CRMC is providing the latest in medical technology and care.  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.  For more information on events or how to volunteer please contact the Foundation office at 620-252-1674.

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.

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 Foundation Hosts Tree Lighting

The CRMC Foundation will host their annual “Tree of Hope” tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, December 4th. The event will be held in the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Jerry Marquette Radiation Oncology Center from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, with the tree lighting at 5:30pm. Special music will be provided by Kari Vannoster Price and refreshments will be served.

“The Tree of Hope is one of the ways we honor those special angels in our life who have been touched by cancer. We take this time to honor caregivers and those fighting cancer, as well as remember those we have lost to cancer”, said CRMC Foundation Director Cari Redden.

Angels may be purchased for $5 through the CRMC Foundation Office and are also available at the event. Proceeds will benefit CRMC Cancer Centers. The Tree of Hope will remain lit through the Holiday season. For more information please contact Cari Redden, Director, at 620-252-1674 or [email protected]