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Ronny Gordon is a paramedic and a Lead Nurse at AllianceHealth Deaconess Emergency Room. Team work is very important when it comes to working in the ER.


by Vickie Jenkins – Writer/Photographer

When it comes to helping others, there is someone special that seems to have a real gift for it. No matter what the situation, Ronny Gordon, RN is ready to take charge as a lead nurse or focus on his paramedic skills in the ER at AllianceHealth Deaconess Hospital.
Ronny grew up in Newcastle, OK where he still resides. Serving as a volunteer for the Newcastle Fire Department, he realized his calling was to help others. He became a paramedic and worked at Norman Regional Hospital for 14 years. It was at that time that he decided to continue his education and become a nurse. He accomplished his goal and is presently going to school for his Masters.
Asking Ronny if anyone influenced him to become a nurse, he replied, “No, I decided to go into the medical field on my own. In fact, I was the first one in my family to become a nurse. I am a paramedic here at the hospital several days a week and a Lead RN for several days. It’s kind of a crazy schedule but I love it. I like the fast-action variety of the ER. Either one, I know it is my job to take care of the people in the best way that I can,” he said.
Ronny is married and enjoys spending time with his wife and his two children; a daughter 12 and a son, 9. “Both, my son and my daughter are into basketball. My son likes football too. My daughter is entering middle school so she wants to do cross country. I know it is going to be a busy year,” he said with a smile. “We try to spend family time as much as we can, including swimming and just hanging out together,” he added.
Asking Ronny what the best part of his job is, he replied, “the best part of my job is administering to the patient, and seeing the results. When the people come to the ER, I see them at their best and worst. In the ER, we don’t have time to develop longtime friendship. We usually have a 2 to 3 hour window and that’s it.”
“I didn’t have any mentors while going through nursing school but after graduation, there were a few people at Norman Reginal Hospital that I really looked up to. Since I was a paramedic, things were quite a big different than being a nurse. I had to learn about time management. I admired Stephanie Allen for teaching me some of the nursing skills. In fact, I am still good friends with Stephanie. My time management has improved so much,” he commented.
What qualities make a good nurse? “A nurse has to have patience and a true understanding of the patient. As you probably know, sometimes, the patients come in, and they are not in the best of moods. Sometimes, the patients are not in their right mind; such as dementia, they say all sorts of things to the nurses. It is not aimed at us; they don’t know what they are saying. We, as nurses, have to understand that they are not attacking us with their words. We just have to let those feelings go and roll off our back, not holding a grudge. I consider it a real blessing because I am one to let things go. A nurse needs to be able to be mentally healthy to process it and go on with life,” he said.
There is not a typical work day for Ronny. “Sometimes, we may see 50 patients and they are all fast-track. Those 50 patients may take a lot longer than we had planned, needing extra procedures, taking more time than we assumed. But then again, we might see those 50 patients, and each patient moving along quickly. In the ER, no one knows how the day will start or end. We never know how it will turn out,” he said.
Ronny’s biggest reward about his job is the fact that he is helping others. Not only is Ronny an excellent RN and paramedic, but he also teaches different classes at AllianceHealth Deaconess including PALS (pediatric advanced life support) and medical classes for orientation. “AllianceHealth Deaconess ER is one of the best ER’s I have worked at. We have good management here. I admire my director and supervisor and I have a lot of respect for my coworkers and the hard work that goes on here. I enjoy my job here and wouldn’t ‘t change anything,” Ronny said.

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Forging Better Relationship with Pharmacy Team Offers Cascade of Benefits

By Jessy Thomas, PharmD

In many hospitals and health systems, it is not uncommon to hear of tensions between two particular departments on staff: nursing and pharmacy. While both disciplines have a shared primary focus on the needs of the patient, differences in their job functions and communication styles can lead to friction and frustration, which could in turn result in a range of detriments. In many hospitals and health systems, it is not uncommon to hear of tensions between two particular departments on staff: nursing and pharmacy. While both disciplines have a shared primary focus on the needs of the patient, differences in their job functions and communication styles can lead to friction and frustration, which could in turn result in a range of detriments.
The first and most obvious outcome of interdepartmental schism is the likelihood of increased job dissatisfaction, which could, in turn, have negative effects on the hospital’s bottom line. The link between nurse job satisfaction and patient satisfaction has been well-documented, with one study showing that for every 10 percent of nurses reporting job dissatisfaction, the likelihood of patient recommendations decreases by 2 percent. This correlation brings with it the possibility that low job satisfaction could negatively impact HCAHPS scores – the government survey that measures patient satisfaction – with the ensuing potential for lower reimbursements and decreased profitability.
An even greater cause for potential concern is that a poor relationship between the nursing and pharmacy departments could lead to communication breakdowns, even resulting in adverse patient reactions.
So how to improve this relationship, and put your hospital on the right path to a more positive and collaborative culture and working environment? Here are four strategies to consider:
· Consider a new pharmacy model – Introduce a decentralized pharmacy model that provides nurses a “go-to” pharmacist dedicated to a particular floor that can assist directly with medication needs. The traditional, and prevalent, model often sees the pharmacist isolated, located on a separate floor, and away “from the action.” This can not only be a cause of frustration for nurses that are on the frontline and having to manage a patient who might be in serious pain, but it also reinforces the perception that since the pharmacist isn’t interacting directly with the patient, they don’t appreciate the urgency of the situation or level of pain the patient is experiencing.
By contrast, the decentralized model bring a delegated pharmacist to the floor, which can minimize medication delays, and also makes an expert available to directly answer any specific medication questions a patient, nurse or other healthcare provider might have. This strengthens the relationship between physicians, nurses and other members of the medical team. It also assists to identify potential issues and solutions. Having the pharmacy team integrated in this way could provide a range of benefits, such as improving order sets, refining infusion pump data, and assisting nurses to educate patients about their medications.
· Foster an environment of open communication and collaboration – Sometimes the respective “languages” spoken by the nursing and pharmacy staffs can create communication blocks between the two.  It would be beneficial if pharmacists could shadow and spend a day in the nurses’ shoes and vice versa.  Better understanding brought about through such an effort could serve to break down barriers and allow us to communicate using the same language.
Also, aligning the goals of both the nursing and pharmacy teams is important in helping to improve communication, as demonstrated by the decentralized pharmacy model. Facilities with a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care are armed with the best tools to manage any potential communication challenges.
· Share perspectives during recruitment process – Involve pharmacists in the hiring of nurse leadership positions and vice versa. Executives will find that each discipline brings different input points to the process, increasing the chance of bringing on the best candidate. It also provides a chance to establish the hospital’s collaborative, team-environment from the start, which is easier than trying to implement after the fact, and further helps to increase a better understanding of both professions.
Jessy Thomas, PharmD, is director of pharmacy for CompleteRx, one of the nation’s leading pharmacy management companies, and has served as the director of pharmacy for Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, for the last five years. She was previously the pediatric intensive care unit clinical pharmacist at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Jessy holds a doctor of pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and completed a residency in pharmacy practice.

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In a 5-4 landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the president has the authority to ban travelers from certain majority-Muslim countries if he thinks that it is necessary to protect the country, overturning lower court decisions that had struck down three versions of the so-called travel ban. ANA had joined an amicus brief filed by the Association of American Medical Colleges and more than 30 other organizations, representing a wide range of health care professions urging the Supreme Court to reinstate the nationwide injunction against the Trump Administration Proclamation 9645 that indefinitely bars individuals from entering the United States on the basis of their nationality.
The following statement is attributable to Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
“The American Nurses Association (ANA) is very disappointed that that Supreme Court did not maintain the injunction against the travel ban. Nursing is committed to the welfare of the sick, injured, and vulnerable in society and to social justice. The Code of Ethics for Nurses calls on all nurses to always preserve the human rights of vulnerable groups such as children, women and refugees, and to advocate for the protection of social justice to guard against unfair targeting of religious groups. Any actions that are intended to increase the safety of our country must be clearly defined and not jeopardize human rights.
Additionally, the travel ban may halt the entry of highly sought after experts who would contribute valuable services within the United States. As such the ban fails to acknowledge that the American healthcare workforce is part of an integrated international community; professionals in the U.S. and beyond our shores collaborate to address critical healthcare issues and provide quality care rooted in research, discovery, and innovation that cuts across borders. A failure to recognize the invaluable contributions of top minds in health care around the globe threatens the nation’s health security and creates unnecessary barriers to care for vulnerable populations and millions of Americans.
ANA remains committed to raising our voices in the name of social justice and for the welfare of the sick, injured, and vulnerable in society.”

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Q. So is happiness really all that’s is cracked up to be? It seems so much emphasis is put on being happy that it sets people up to believe we should feel that all the time. I’m not happy all the time and I think that is normal. What do you think?
– Andrea

A. Well Andrea I agree with you; it is not normal to be happy all the time or to strive to be happy all the time!
According to Dr. Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap – stop struggling, start living; the more we try to find happiness, the more we suffer. We are so busy chasing the feeling of happiness we forget to live in the now. Maybe we are happy now but how would we know it if our energy is spent searching for it. What does happiness look like?
Dr. Harris defines happiness in the following two ways:
1. Happiness usually refers to a feeling: a sense of pleasure, gladness or gratification. We all enjoy happy feelings so no surprise that we chase them. But feelings of happiness don’t last. In fact the harder we pursue pleasurable feelings, the more we are likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.
For example: Ricky (name change) was a cocaine addict. He described how amazing he felt the first time he snorted cocaine. “It was over the top euphoric, I felt so good.” He continued using cocaine for a long time. One day he said, “I don’t know why I keep doing cocaine, I have never felt that amazing experience again, but I keep hoping I will.”
2. Happiness is having a rich, full and meaningful life — a powerful sense of vitality. This is not some floating feeling. It is a profound sense of a life well lived. And although such a life will undoubtedly give us many pleasurable feelings, it will also give us uncomfortable ones, such as sadness, fear and anger. This is only to be expected. If we live a full life, we will feel the full range of human emotions.
For example: Brittany (name change) occasionally had bouts of depression that made he go to bed and pull the covers over her head. She called one day and said, “I need to make an appointment, I have been in bed for three days and need help.” I asked if she showered,got dressed and ate breakfast, she said yes. When she came in I told her sometimes we experience days when we do not want to get out of bed. Sometimes we have symptoms of depression and we need to reach out for help, which she did. (It is true that depression can become very serious without intervention). Sometimes we just have to call it what it is and use various coping skills to lift it and find comfort.
Beware of Destination Addiction — a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.

Vicki L Mayfield, M.Ed., R.N., LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy Oklahoma City

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If you described yourself like a movie, would it be a romantic, comedy, mystery, adventure or documentary?

My life would be like a comedy movie. I have 3 teenagers that are all going in 3 different directions. Trisha Dooner, RN

I would have to say it would be more like a documentary. I am a mom; therefore, every day is a new adventure. Ashley Kurtz, RN

Comedy-Love to laugh. Love to make other people laugh. Love to have fun with all situations in life. Susamma Babu, RN

Adventure because I like to keep myself busy and looking forward to fun/new things. Shikshya Shrestha, LPN

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More than 50 million people in the United States suffer from at least one food allergy.

Peanuts. Shellfish. Eggs. Milk. While that may look like a grocery list to some, to those who are allergic to these common foods, it reads like the start of a horror novel.
More than 50 million people in the United States suffer from at least one food allergy, and many can result in serious health problems and even death. Allergic reactions to food are most common in children, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting 4 to 6 percent of youngsters in the U.S. are affected.
With food allergies making such a significant impact on the population, are we any closer to solving the issue?
“We don’t yet have all the answers, but we’ve found some important new clues in recent years,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D.
Food allergies occur when the body has a specific immune response to a food. While our immune system is designed to fight off foreign invaders like viruses to keep us healthy, occasionally it can incorrectly identify a harmless substance—like peanuts or shellfish—as a threat.
Prescott said for many years, health experts focused on identifying allergens and telling people to stay away from those offending foods.
“This resulted in stringent requirements for food labels and measures like peanut-free classrooms,” he said. “Still, the prevalence of peanut allergies kept increasing.”
In an effort to understand why, scientists studied hundreds of infants deemed at high risk of developing a peanut allergy. They randomly assigned some of the babies to be regularly fed peanut products, while denying the others all foods containing peanuts.
By age 5, less than 2 percent of those children fed peanuts developed an allergy, compared to almost 14 percent of those who’d avoided peanuts. A second study involving children who already showed peanut sensitivities at the beginning of the study yielded similar outcomes.
“These findings suggest that we’ve been going about things all wrong,” said Prescott, a physician and medical researcher. “Instead of protecting kids from food allergens at young ages, it looks like we’d do better by exposing them.”
Indeed, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has issued new guidelines recommending giving babies puréed or finger food containing peanut powder or extract before they are six months old.
“If parents follow this advice, I’d hope to see the peanut allergy numbers start to drop in the coming years,” said Prescott. “If that happened, it would be a big step forward.”

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The Journal Record recently held their 2018 Reader Rankings survey, asking readers to vote for the best businesses across a wide variety of categories encompassing the areas of construction and design, entertainment, finance/accounting, general business, higher education, hospitality, legal services, real estate and information technology and health care.
According to survey results Journal Record readers voted SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital as “Best Hospital.” “SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital takes great pride in providing exceptional patient care. This recognition is a reflection of our employees and their dedication to providing safe, compassionate care to every patient,” said Tammy Powell, President of SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital.
More than 600 businesses and organizations were listed on the official online ballot. The ballot was open from March 5-April 16, and generated more than 2,255 responses from businesses and professionals across Oklahoma.

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ICU nurse Chris Houck is currently somewhere along a 211-mile hike to the top of California’s Mt. Whitney.

by Bobby Anderson, Staff Writer

The vents. The alarms. The difference between life and death measured in respirations, milliliters of fluid and micrograms of medication.
For the next three weeks all of that will be gone for ICU nurse Chris Houck.
Houck flew out last Friday and began a 211-mile hike this week on the John Muir Trail on the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
Along the way, Houck will see temperatures ranging from the high-30s overnight to the 80s during the day. For every thousand feet he goes up in altitude the temperature will drop five degrees.
The pinnacle of the trip is Mt. Whitney, elevation 14,505 feet. Houck will get up around 1 a.m. the morning of his final ascent, trekking in the darkness with only his head lamp to light his way, in order to make it to the summit just as the sun rises.
It’s a life-changing experience.
A few years ago Houck started a Facebook group – Norman Outdoor Adventurers – for those who wanted to get moving outdoors. It was originally meant just for hospital employees but has branched out to anyone in the area.
“It’s not just about hiking,” Houck explained. “We’ve organized kayaking trips, overnight camping trips to the Wichita Mountains. It’s just for anybody who wants to get outside.”
Houck, 36, has been an ICU nurse for Norman Regional for the past 12 years.
Numerous hikes, starting out with day hikes then working his way up to overnight hikes have come along the way.
He began thinking about doing the John Muir Trail, a 211-mile trail that runs from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney in California, after watching the documentary, Mile… Mile & a Half.
Houck then hiked the John Muir Trail by himself in just 19 days last July.
It was still “early season” for the hike and the path had its largest snowfall since the 1980s so Houck had to be careful as he hiked the snow-covered path.
“I hiked eight miles in snow on one of the days. I couldn’t even see the path—I had to just learn it on the fly,” Houck said.
This year, Houck is setting out to hike the trail again. He planned to hike this time with his 16-year-old daughter, Raelee, but unfortunately she injured her shoulder during track season and can’t go.
Houck’s wife, Keri, who also works at Norman Regional, was originally hesitant about Raelee going on the hike, but now she’s sad for her, Houck said.
Houck said his manager and director fully supported him taking the time to chase his dreams. He’ll be gone for three weeks.
“As long as I’ve still been working hard and make sure they have plenty of notice, I’m able to take these trips. It’s wonderful that Norman Regional fosters that type of environment—it keeps employees around,” Houck said.
Houck says hiking – upwards of 20 miles per day – is the easy part. An immense amount of planning occurs months before.
He lost 10 pounds on his last trip – eating a 3,800-calorie diet. A lot of time and research went into meal planning this time which includes not only selecting but cooking, measuring, dehydrating, packing and then mailing food to various supply drops along the way.
Those points are post offices off the trail. He hikes off usually 10 miles or so, picks up his supplies, checks in with the family on his cell and then hikes back onto the trail.
It keeps him from having to carry a trip’s worth of food but also keeps him on a tight schedule.
Once he reaches the summit it’s a 10-mile hike to the Mt. Whitney portal entrance.
“Mt Whitney doesn’t have a parking lot,” Houck laughed. “There’s a little restaurant there you hitch a ride out to Lone Pine.”
There’s a hostel in Lone Pine where he’ll grab a shower, a real bed and then a bus to Reno, Nevada the next morning and an airplane ride home.
“It’s tremendous,” Houck says. “It’s one of the reasons I’ve tried to encourage my coworkers. I think medical personnel and first responders – the mental stress we go through with our jobs and the things we see … the entire society would be better people if they went and did things like this more often. When you get back the things that bothered you before may not bother you now.”
“It kind of puts it into perspective and makes you grateful for what you have. You appreciate how great things can be when you get back.”

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Timothy Pehrson, president and chief executive officer of INTEGRIS.

INTEGRIS, Oklahoma’s most comprehensive health care system, announces the selection of Timothy Pehrson as its president and chief executive officer following completion of a national search. Pehrson comes to Oklahoma from Intermountain Healthcare in Utah where he most recently served in a dual role as regional vice president/CEO for the North Region and vice president of continuous improvement for Intermountain Healthcare.
Like INTEGRIS, Intermountain is widely recognized as one of the most innovative, high-quality health systems in the country. In his role as CEO of the North Region, he was the market leader of a five-hospital region in Utah and Idaho, responsible for integrating the efforts of physicians, hospitals and health plans to improve care for the communities Intermountain served. In addition to his role in charge of regional operations, as vice president of continuous improvement he led the enterprise-wide improvement efforts across Intermountain Healthcare to drive caregiver engagement and strong performance in safety, quality, patient experience, access, caregiver engagement, costs and growth.
“Tim distinguished himself throughout the interview process with his impeccable record of accomplishment, an impressive understanding of not only today’s health care industry and its challenges, but more importantly his insights into areas of opportunity for sustainability, affordability and even greater success,” said INTEGRIS Health Board Chairman Pete Delaney, who added, “Tim’s strong physician and employee focus and his genuine enthusiasm for the possibilities that exist here make him the right choice to lead INTEGRIS.”
“I am both humbled and pleased to be joining INTEGRIS, a health system also recognized nationally for excellence, pioneering medicine, innovation and commitment to community,” said Pehrson. “The physicians, clinical professionals and employees at INTEGRIS are some of the most accomplished anywhere. Professionally and personally, my family and I are excited to be making the move to the Oklahoma City area and being part of a growing community that offers an excellent quality of life.” He succeeds Bruce Lawrence, who retired last December, and Pehrson officially steps into his INTEGRIS leadership role Aug. 1.
Pehrson’s career at Intermountain began in 2000 as operations officer at one of its hospitals, and he was named that hospital’s CEO in 2004. Prior to his career at Intermountain, Pehrson worked for United Healthcare, Samaritan Health and Henry Ford Health System.
Tim earned his B.A. in history from Brigham Young University and his master’s in health services administration from the University of Michigan.

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Experienced RNs are invited to 918 Nurses’ Night, a social event sponsored by Saint Francis Health System. Come mingle with fellow nursing professionals while enjoying wine, beer and appetizers, and a beautiful view of the Tulsa skyline from Tulsa Country Club. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.
Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about working for Oklahoma’s largest healthcare provider and the region’s only locally owned and operated health system. Learn more about our comprehensive range of services and locations—including our newest, Saint Francis Glenpool—and discover nursing opportunities throughout the health system.
About Tulsa Country Club
Country Club is only five minutes away from downtown Tulsa, which offers a variety of unique bars, restaurants and hotels. 918 Nurses’ Night is great reason to plan a night out and reconnect with fellow nurses.
918 Nurses’ Night will be at Tulsa Country Club, 701 North Union Avenue, on Thursday, June 28 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. RSVP and learn more about the event at or call 918-771-0678.

918 Nurses’ Night
Take your nursing career to new heights.
June 28 | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Experienced nurses are invited to 918 Nurses’ Night, a social event sponsored by Saint Francis Health System. Come mingle with fellow nursing professionals while enjoying wine, beer and appetizers.
Door prizes will be offered, and representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about working for Oklahoma’s largest healthcare provider.
To RSVP or learn more, visit or call 918-807-6048.
918 Nurses’ Night
Thursday, June 28
Tulsa Country Club
701 North Union Avenue
Saint Francis Health System
Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran