Coffeyville Regional Medical Center’s Women & Wellness Presents – Stress Doesn’t Go with My Outfit Event

“I stress about stress before there’s even stress to stress about. Then I stress about stressing over stress that doesn’t need to be stressed about. It’s stressful.”

 Does the above quote, sound like you or someone else that you know? Come de-stress with us at our Women & Wellness Seminar. This seminar is a great opportunity to take a minute from your busy work and personal schedules and focus on your health & well-being. Topics in this seminar will focus on:

  • Taking time for yourself
  • Exercises and stretches to help reduce stress
  • Nutrition
  • A New health series called “Take 3 for Me”
  • Women & Wellness program at CRMC

This is a FREE seminar you don’t want to miss!! A light meal will be served and we have limited seating. If you are a member of Women & Wellness “Cantrell Health Incentive” this will count as one of your annual goals.  Please RSVP to this event by, Thursday, May 24th by calling our Reservation and Event line: 620-252-2201 or  Email, or


Mark your Calendar:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Caney Recreation Center
201 E. 1st Ave, Caney, KS 67377

CRMC Relay for Life Team Holds Multiple Fundraisers for Montgomery County Relay for Life Event

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center’s Relay for Life Team has been busy in raising money and planning their tent for this year’s Montgomery County Relay for Life Event that is going to be held at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Coffeyville, KS on Friday, June 22 starting at 6pm and ending on Saturday, June 23rd at 6am. Here is a list of their upcoming fundraisers that anyone can participate in……see list below.


$10.00 per Ticket (Winners choose a Fishing License or a Hunting License)
Only 300 Tickets will be sold – Drawing will be held when all tickets are sold
or during the Montgomery County Relay for Life Event on June 22, 2018
(Whichever comes first – need not be present to win)
Contact: Shannon Uhrmacher 620-252-1554 –
$5.00 per Ticket or 5 Tickets for $20
Tear off tickets will be given to the patrons that purchase a ticket to win the beef.
Contact : Vicky Portwood 620-252-1606 –
Thursday, May 24th – CRMC Cafeteria
$35 per for 1 ticket or $30 for 2 or more tickets (Cost includes your painting and snacks)
Don’t Know how to paint? An instructor will go step by step
to help create the chosen design- sponsored by Art in the Attic
Contact: Pilar Davis 620-252-1628
Going on Now until JUNE 8th
CRMC is passionate about caring for our Cancer Patients, this year’s t-shirt design encourages
everyone to Fight with Hope and conquer all cancers. There are 3 different style of shirts for Adults
and 3 different styles for youth to choose from and the price ranges from $10-$20.
How to purchase shirts? Go to the website below, choose your shirt, pay online – pick up at the hospital
before Relay
Contact: Ashley Tatman     620-252-1576

Coffeyville Regional Medical Centers Marketing Team Receives Three Awards for Excellence in Advertising

The Marketing Department at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center has recently been recognized for excellence in advertising by the Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images, Inc. and the Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators (KAHCC).

CRMC has an award-winning website! The Aster Awards, one of the largest, most respected national competitions of its kind, is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images, Inc. This elite program has recognized outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts for over 17 years.

The 2018 Aster Awards received thousands of entries from across the United States as well as several foreign countries. All entries are reviewed by a panel of industry experts and are scored on multiple criteria with a possibility of 100 percent. Participant’s entries compete against similar-sized organizations in their specific groups and categories.

Awards were issued for entries that received top marks from judges placing them in the top 16% of the nation for advertising excellence. Judging criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.

CRMC was awarded the “Silver Award” – scoring in the top 12% in the nation. “This is a great honor for our team”, said Melissa Summer, Director of Communication and Government Relations. “Our goal with our new website was for it to be user-friendly, include the information people are looking for, include great health information, and showcase our services and people.”

In April, the Marketing team at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center was the recipient of an “Emerald Award” from the Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators (KAHCC) for their Women’s Health Retreat event that was held last fall as part of their Women & Wellness program.

Annually, KAHCC hosts their spring conference for members and Emerald Awards Luncheon. The Emerald Awards recognize excellence in healthcare advertising, events, communications and marketing/foundation projects. There are 11 categories and the entries are judged based on:
• Planning and research
• Implementation
• Cost effectiveness
• Evaluation/Results
• Overall Impression

The “Emerald” is the highest award given by KAHCC. The team also received a “Merit Award” for the hospitals Health Partners magazine. Judge comments on the magazine include: “it’s very impressive this magazine is produced in-house – very personal, professional, and unique”.

“Creating powerful and effective marketing is a passion. And what makes it so great for us is that we get to tell the story of our hospital and the people that make it so wonderful”, Summer said. “Our hospital and services are second to none. My family and I wouldn’t go anywhere else but here for our healthcare. What a talented group of professionals.”

Photo: The CRMC Marketing team at CRMC – Melissa Summer, Director of Communications and Government Relations, and Ashley Tatman, Outreach and Graphic Design Specialist.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center hosting series of Health Seminars and Classes to the Community

Summer is approaching and there is no better time than setting a goal of becoming healthy this coming summer. Coffeyville Regional Medical Center has a series of health seminars, workshops and classes this summer and coming year for the community to enjoy.

Please join us for these FREE seminars designed to help you manage your blood pressure. Programs are available in Coffeyville and in Independence. Attending all the seminars is suggested but not required.

CRMC Medical Group Primary Care
• Shopping, Cooking and Food Preparation – May 17
• Heart Healthy Eating – June 21
TIME: 1:00 pm – 2:00pm or 6:00pm – 7:00pm
LOCATION: Clinic Classroom, North Entrance of CRMC
Required – Call 620-515-4568

Independence Public Library
• Shopping, Cooking and Food Preparation – May 16
• Heart Healthy Eating – June 20
TIME: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Independence Public Library- Media Room
Required – Call 620-515-4568

Hosted by Heart Healthy Ambassador- Kelle Kiser
Sponsored by Coffeyville Regional Medical Center and The YMCA

If you are living with a diabetes health condition or are a caregiver of someone who has diabetes this workshop is for you. Self-Management Education workshops are interactive learning opportunities that teach techniques to manage common symptoms.


REGISTRATION: 620-515-4568
DATE: May 15 – June 19
TIME: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
LOCATION: CRMC Clinic Classroom in the North Entrance Clinic
FEE: Free


Thinking of quitting smoking or chew but not sure where to turn?
Have you quit before and started again? We understand that kicking tobacco is a difficult decision. Our cessation program uses materials from the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center. This patient-centered, interactive program respects your right to make your own decisions.


REGISTRATION: 620-252-1606
DATE: April 25-June 27th
Sept 26 – Nov 28th
TIME: Eight – 60 minute Sessions on Wednesdays
FEE: Free


You can burn serious calories without all that jumping around. We don’t have anything against bouncing, but sometimes you want to give your joints a rest, and with this low-impact workout you can do just that.


DATE: Every Tuesday and Thursday

TIME: 10:00am-11:00am

LOCATION:  Located in the multipurpose room located across the hall from the CRMC Rehabilitation Department

FEE: Free


This is an all year walking program that you can sign up, win prizes and be fit. Sign up today down by our Rehabilitation Department on the Walking Track.

REGISTRATION: Sign up at the Walking Track at the designated

TIME: 5:00am-9:00pm, 7 days a week

LOCATION: On the Walking Track

FEE: Free


More formation about our classes plesase visit our Classes

More information on our events please visit our Events


Coffeyville Regional Medical Center plans to Summer Sessions of Safesitter, babysitting course

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is offering Safesitter classes throughout the summer on Saturdays. The Summer sessions will be held, May 26th, June 9th, July 21st and August 18th. The first session will be held on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 9:30am until 4:30pm, located in the 2nd Floor Administration Boardroom at CRMC.  If you are interested in the May session, please register by Wednesday, May 23rd and pay at time of registration. Please bring a sack lunch as the class will go into the lunch hour. The cost of the program is $35, and registration is required.  Limited space available, if you would like to get your child registered please call 620-252-2201 or email Ashley Tatman at  If you cannot make the May session but would like to attend the June session please register by Wednesday, June 6th and for the July session please register by Wednesday, July 18thand for the August session, please register by Wednesday, August 15th.

The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate instructional program which includes basic information on babysitting, first aid instruction, behavior management, and child development facts for children ages infant to school age.  The class is intended for both boys and girls 11 to 13 years old who are interested in babysitting.  The curriculum is extremely active and hands-on and features babysitting scenarios as a way for the participants to learn how to react to problems they may encounter while sitting with a child.

A large segment of the program concentrates on Infant and Child CPR and Choking Rescue.  Round table discussions are held to cover four aspects of babysitting:  Nap/Night time; Eating; Activities and Toileting. They receive information on child development and age appropriate activities.

Another large component of the program is centered on safety for the sitter.  Sitters are trained to check all references before accepting a job to protect them from going to a strange home.  They are taught to ask the important information they need when babysitting at someone else’s home in case of the need to contact either EMS, an available adult to help, or how to contact the parents if needed. They learn safety and security precautions, such as what to do if a stranger comes to the door and when and how to call for help.

The goal of Safe Sitter is to prepare young adolescents for the responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children, and to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by babysitters.


Women & Wellness presents Take 3 For Me – a health and wellness educational program designed to help you optimize your health, energy, and well-being. Through a series of 3, three-week sessions, participants will understand their current health status, make a plan for the future, and gain the necessary education and knowledge to make better – healthier – choices. The program begins with a health screening. Participants will get this done prior to the first class.

Week 1: Let’s Get With the Program
• Introduction to Take 3 for Me:
– Receive class participation notebook
– Program schedule and outline
– Screening Results
Week 2: Understanding the Risk Factors
Week 3: A goal without a Plan is a Wish
Tuesdays – May 8, 15, 22

Week 1: “No more snackidents” Nutrition and Weight Management
Week 2: Eating for Success
Week 3: Sticking To The Plan
Tuesdays – August 7, 14, 21

Week 1: “Romaine Calm” – Nutrition
Week 2: Let’s Practice What We Preach
Week 3: Live Well. Be Well
Tuesdays – November 6, 13, 20

Each series “Take 3 For Me” will be taught at CRMC Medical Group in Independence, 122 W. Myrtle, Independence, KS. The classes will always be from 5:30pm – 6:30pm and will be instructed by Kathryn Cornell, APRN. If you have any questions about the class, please contact Melissa Summer, 620-252-2214 or email

CRMC Foundation Hosts Spring Chicken 5K

On Saturday March 31 over 170 runners and walkers filled the streets on the west side of Coffeyville and participated in the annual Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation Spring Chicken 5K and 1 Mile Chicken Little Fun Run/Walk. The Fun Run participants made 2 laps around the CRMC outdoor walking track to complete their mile. The 5K runners ran from CRMC to Community Elementary School to Windsor Place and back to CRMC.

The overall top finishers for the 5K Men’s Division – David Box (42) with a time of 18:49 and the 5K Women’s Division – Julia Stafford (24) completing in 21:55. Awards were also given to top male and female participants in each age group including Micah Hogge, Dara Mendoza, Chris Ewy, Kirsten Ewy, Christopher Brown, Chelsie Angel, Douglas Traw, Renee Sharpe, Jeff Hogge, Ellen Jensen, Jim Criswell, Heidi Key, and Donna Schnoor.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation. The CRMC Foundation would like to thank the participants, sponsors, and volunteers for making this event possible. Thank you to the CRMC EMS Department and the Coffeyville Police Department for their assistance in providing a safe environment for all of the participants.

CRMC adds High Tech Camera to Surgery Department

Dr. Michelle McGuirk, CRMC General Surgeon, is using the latest technology in laparoscopic cameras and technology in the CRMC Surgery Department. She is currently using the Stryker 1588 AIM Platform camera, which is designed with five distinct advanced imaging modalities that allow surgeons to see more and do more during surgery. Each modality was developed through surgeon feedback with an emphasis on patient safety. With advanced imaging, the Platform camera is designed to improve the ability to identify critical anatomy, as well as increase efficiencies in operating procedures. The 1588 AIM platform offers nine surgical specialties to optimize color and lighting settings by user and specialty.

The 1588 AIM (advanced imaging modalities) is the next generation visualization platform. The 1588 AIM platform includes a number of technological advancements changing the way the surgeon visualizes the surgical field. The Platform offers premium optics with seamless integration and cross-specialty functionality, in addition to advanced imaging capabilities, designed to allow surgeons to better visualize anatomy.

CRMC Relay for Life Team Annual Flower Sale From Sedan Floral

Just in time for spring planting! Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is putting on a Flower Sale Fundraiser that is raising proceeds for the CRMC Relay for Life Team. You can start ordering your flowers from March 29th-April 19th. Order forms and prices and can be seen at any department in the hospital, or you can print off an order form and return your order with payment to the Main Lobby to the Auxiliary or deliver your order to the Materials Management Department. You can pick up your flowers on Friday, May 4th from 9am-1pm at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center underneath the Pavilion. For more information, please contact, Mary Freedle at 620-252-5338 or email at


What flowers will be available to purchase? The flowers will be coming from Sedan Floral and they are offering flower varieties available for sun/partial shade or full shade; hanging baskets, and this year some vegetable plants and herbs are available. All flower orders must be picked up by 1:00pm on May 4th, if they are not picked up by 1:00pm they will be sold or donated.


Oh! Baby! – On Monday, March 19th, Savana Debo and her husband came to CRMC for the delivery their son, Boone Mattix Debo. They couldn’t wait for their bundle of joy – and what a bundle he was! Weighing in at 14 pounds, 2 oz,, and 22.5” long – Boone is the largest baby ever born in Montgomery County and the 2nd largest baby in the State of Kansas.

“Boone was actually born early! His due date was expected to be April 1st – thank goodness he came early. There’s no telling what he would have weighted if I went two more weeks before delivering”, said Savana Debo, Boone’s mom. “We would like to thank everyone at CRMC, especially nurse Erin Martin, for the excellent care she provided to our family during our stay at CRMC.” A special thank you to Dr. Stephen Miller and Dr. James Christensen, Savana and Boones’ physicians. #BornAtCRMC

Boone has a proud sibling, Chesney Jocelynn who is excited about “big” little brother.  All are doing well and resting at home.

For more information about Coffeyville Regional Medical Centers Women’s Services or Oh! Baby program, visit our website at