KRMC provider wins award for vaccine administration

Published by The Bee News

April 28, 2020

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KRMC provider wins award for vaccine administration

Kingman, Arizona, April 28, 2020 – The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) has honored KRMC’s Rauchel Farris, FNP-C with a TAPI Big Shot award for her high rates of immunization and her efforts in vaccine education within the community.

Farris, a nurse practitioner at Joshua Tree Pediatrics, received the “Hot Shot” award. This award recognizes special achievement by providers who have “gone ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty to give tremendous amounts of time and effort to increase immunization coverage levels,” according to TAPI.

Jessica Coglietti, RN, BSN, nominated Farris for the award, saying, “She always involves her patients and families in their care,” giving them the resources they need to make educated decisions about their children’s health.

TAPI hosts an annual awards ceremony for providers and practices with high immunization rates statewide. Last Thursday, April 23rd, TAPI hosted the awards ceremony virtually, through Zoom. Finding out about her award, Farris said, “I am so honored and overwhelmed with appreciation to be able to represent our practice in such a positive way, promoting healthy families.”

About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance.

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