March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month CRMC Providing FIT Kits to Promote Early Detection

During the month of March, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is promoting Colorectal Cancer Awareness by providing free Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) kits to members of the community age 50 or older. These kits are available in the Tatman Cancer Center during the month of March. Colon cancer is 90% curable if caught in the early stages. Taking an FIT test can help an individual be diagnosed for colon cancer as early as possible and to start lifesaving treatment.

Colon cancer is unique in the medical world. It is one cancer that can actually be prevented if detected early before cancerous polyps have a chance to grow and spread. Colon cancer can strike at any age, but 9 out of 10 new cases are in people age 50 or older. That is why colorectal cancer screening is recommended for men and women over the age of 50 and for anyone with a family history of the disease, regardless of age.
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2017 are 95,520 new cases of colon cancer and 39,910 new cases of rectal cancer. They predict that it will cause about 50,260 deaths in 2017. The death rate (the number of deaths per 100,000 people per year) from colorectal cancer has been dropping in both men and women for more than 20 years. The key to improving survival is diagnosing at an early stage with screening.
For more information about the FIT test, contact Vicky Portwood, Director of Outpatient Services and Cancer Center at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, 620-252-1606.

CRMC Participates in the Little Hats, Big Hearts Campaign

Babies born during the month of February at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will be given a special gift from the heart. CRMC is participating in the Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association. All babies born in February will be given a very special red hat in honor of American Heart Month.

Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign, is a campaign where volunteers from around the country have joined the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. Little Hats, Big HeartsTM, honors babies, moms, and heart healthy lives in a very special way. Supporters have knitted and crocheted red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same.

Together, we are working to raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their family’s heart health to heart while also raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects.

We will be sharing photos of the babies born in February on our Facebook page, wearing these red hats.


CRMC welcomes the First Baby of 2018!

CRMC would like to announce the birth of Cory William Dollins as the first baby born in 2018 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. Cory is the son of Kyle and Allison Dollins and was born at 7:56 am on New Year’s day! He weighed 9 pounds and was 21.5” long. His proud grandparents are Max and Diana Rudd, and Scrub and Donna Dollins.

As our New Year Baby, Cory and his parents were given a baby bouncer, a case of diapers, and a crib activity center! #BornAtCRMC.


Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Recognized Representative Jim Kelly for his Support of Health Care in Kansas

Coffeyville, Kansas – November 17, 2017 – To formally thank Representative Jim Kelly for his support of health care issues during the 2017 Kansas legislative session, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center hosted a special luncheon event on Friday, November 17 at the hospital.

On every high-priority, health care issue addressed during the 2017 Kansas legislative session, Representative Kelly voted in support of the health of our community. Such legislative issues included KanCare reform and expansion, reversal of the 2016 Medicaid provider cuts, and the conceal carry exemption for public hospitals.

“We want Representative Kelly to know how much we, as health care providers, appreciate his support,” said Dr. Mark Woodring, CEO of CRMC. “We hope all our friends and neighbors in Coffeyville and surrounding communities will join us as we recognize Representative Kelly for his support of health care in Kansas and in our community.”

Members of the CRMC Foundation, CRMC Board of Director, CRMB Board of Trustees, and City of Coffeyville leaders joined in our appreciation luncheon in honor of Representative Kelly.

CRMC Welcomes Natalie Edgar, DO

CRMC is pleased to welcome Natalie Edgar, DO, Dermatologist, to the medical staff.

Dr. Edgar will be seeing patients every-other Wednesday at CRMC’s specialty clinic on the 3rd floor of the hospital. She comes to us from Bartlesville where she is part of Regional Dermatology. “I see so many great patients that come from all over Kansas, I wanted to make it more convenient for them,” said Dr. Edgar.

Dr. Edgar received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK and is a member of the American osteopathic College of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and American Osteopathic Association.

To make an appointment to see Dr. Edgar, please call 800-423-1599.

Cancer Center Open House at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will host a Cancer Treatment Services Open House on Wednesday, November 1, from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m., at 1400 W. 4th Street in Coffeyville, Kansas.

“We are inviting the community to meet our amazing oncology team, take a look at the comprehensive services we offer and learn about our new partnership with Midwest Cancer Alliance,” explained Medical Center CEO, Mark Woodring, DrPH, FACHE.

Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) is a membership-based organization that brings cancer research, clinical and support professionals together to advance the quality and reach of cancer prevention, detection, care and survivorship in the heartland. Staff from MCA, the outreach division of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, will be attending the Open House.

As a Clinical Research Partner, CRMC has access to MCA’s network of leading-edge clinical trials, continuing professional education, patient education, networking and outreach opportunities. In addition, patients at CRMC have access to additional cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis and care information, along with other health education resources.

The full range of radiology and oncology services at CRMC’s Jerry Marquette Radiation Oncology Center and Tatman Cancer Center are staffed by a highly skilled care team led by oncologists Akin Ogundipe, MD, Nathan Uy, MD, and Cancer Center Director, Vicky Portwood, RN, MSN.

This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about Coffeyville Regional Medical Center and the Midwest Cancer Alliance, please visit



CRMC Foundation hosts Bill Read Golf Classic

Twenty-Five teams participated in the 24th Annual Bill Read Golf Classic on Saturday, August 26th at The Coffeyville Country Club.  The event raised over $12,000 for the Dr. William Read Medical Scholarship Fund which offers support to medical students who are committed to practicing medicine in Coffeyville.

The top 3 teams in each flight were recognized following the tournament. In the Championship Flight, First Place went to Jason Finley, Greg Fox, Phil Hucke and Russell Tomey; their team was sponsored by Coffeyville Resources.   The Second Place team was sponsored by Community State Bank and included Mike Ewy, Jay Herkelman, Paul Kritz, and Monte Coffman.  Dana Schlorholtz, Chad Schlorholtz, Craig Shlorholtz, and Joe Barker received Third Place.  The “A” Flight winning teams included 1st – Ben Viets, John Lindesmith, Chris Cornell, and Neil Osborn; 2nd – Shane & Paula Schabel, David Frank, and Tamara Christian; 3rd – Tyler Rousch, Tracy Woods, Dustin Cain, and Eric Wood.  The “B” Flight winning teams included 1st – Wade Lamb, Robin Lamb, Mike Lamb, and Mike Pendelton; 2nd – Mark & Brenda Stallsmith and Benny & Kay Yeubanks; 3rd – Marlon Thornburg, Ryan McCune, Jeff Morris, and Chad Barnhart.

Additional Awards were given to Mary Freedle for Women’s Longest Drive, Jeff Morris for Men’s Longest Drive, and Bill Teel for Senior Men’s Longest Drive.  The winners of the longest drive contest went home with a new 60 degree Mizuno Wedge.  Jamie Pool won the award for the Marge Read Neese Women’s Longest Putt.

CRMC Foundation Director, Cari Redden, said “It was a beautiful day on the course!  Thank you to Foundation Board Member Ric Voss for running the tournament, Anna Pool for being our celebrity golfer on the course, and to all of the golfers, sponsors, and volunteers for a wonderful event. The generous support from our community allows the Foundation to assist CRMC in maintaining excellence as a healthcare provider in our region.”

More information about the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation can be found online at or call Foundation Director Cari Redden at 620-252-1674.


The Women & Wellness program at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is hosting their first annual Women’s Health Reatreat” this Saturday at ICC West in Independence. This is a free event for women ages 17+.

The Women’s Health Retreat will begin at 7a with a health fair and exhibits until 9a. The CRMC health fair includes a free blood draw – Cholesterol (HDL and LDL), Glucose, Triglycerides, Kidney Function (10 hours of fasting required), and blood pressure/height/weight/BMI.  And, Dr. Natalie Edgar, Dermatologist, will be providing free skin cancer screenings.

Following the health fair, participants will attend concurrent sessions according to age. These seminars are designed to target health issues by age. Ladies will learn about healthy living, preventative measures, and maintaining optimal health.

Following lunch (by Annie Mae’s of Independence), our group of ladies will join for a group program before we close the day.

For a full schedule and registration for the event, please visit – click the “REGISTER HERE” blue button on the home page.

Full agenda below. For more information, please call Women & Wellness at CRMC at 620-252-2299.


Dr. Mark Woodring, FACHE, CEO, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, Coffeyville, Kansas, recently was re-credentialed as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

“The healthcare management field plays a vital role in providing high-quality care to the people in our communities, which makes having a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization critically important,” says Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “Healthcare leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community by earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE.”

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,100 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recredentialing every three years.

Free Sports Physicals during the month of August

CRMC Medical Group can help you check back-to-school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations off of your to-do list. We provide services for infants, children and adolescents. In addition to immunizations and sports physicals, your child can get routine health exams and treatment when they are sick.

Dr. Bridget Gibson and Dr. Sydney Nichols of CRMC Medical Group are offering free Sports Physicals during the month of August. You must bring the form from your school to your appointment.

Schedule an appointment today!
Call 620-688-6566 in Coffeyville or 620-577-4062 in Independence (Dr. Nichols only)