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Ashley McMains, RN, BSN and Tesha Loven, RN, ER Director have spearheaded the hospital’s efforts toward national stroke certification.

by Bobby Anderson, Staff Writer

In November, months of preparation and hard work will be put to the test at AllianceHealth Midwest.
Surveyors from The Joint Commission were set to arrive on campus to decide whether or not the hospital was deserving of national stroke certification.
The visit would be the culmination of months of planning, protocols and streamlining by Emergency Department Director Tesha Loven and her staff.
Stroke classes for system nurses began in late September. Loven’s’ staff took ownership to educate the inpatient staff.
“We’re excited because it’s not just about the ER. Now it’s about the whole hospital getting on board and having that same goal and mission of taking care of the stroke patient,” Loven said.
The stroke program requirements were developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA).
Applicants for advanced certification must meet the requirements for Disease-Specific Care Certification plus additional, clinically specific requirements and expectations.
“It’s very important to us as a hospital as well as for the community,” Loven said. “It’s about expanding the services we are providing.”
The minutes following signs and symptoms following a stroke are critical. Clot-busting agents can only be administered during the golden hour following a stroke.
“We want to make sure we have that service here and can provide that in our community so they don’t have to drive that extra time to another facility,” Loven said. “That delays (care) and there’s a potential they can’t have it.”
“It’s basically for the betterment of our community. It’s more of a trust-factor for our community.”
Loven said ER nurse Ashley McMains, RN, BSN was instrumental in the process.
“Ashley took ownership in the beginning. She identified where we really needed education and she was excited certification was one of our goals,” Loven said. “Even before the certification we were already headed in the direction of consistent processes to meet the patient care standards.”
“Really, Ashley was the one who put all that into place.”
McMains also balanced nurse practitioner school through the whole process. She was able to view the process through advanced practice eyes.
“I think it’s very important because stroke symptoms can be very vague,” McMains said. “It’s taken a lot of education for the staff to think ‘could this be related to a neurological thing or could it be musculoskeletal.”
“There’s obvious things I think everybody has thought about but some things like dizziness or numbness of the face I don’t think a lot of the nurses would have gone down that route before us going through this process. It’s definitely taken a lot of education.”
McMains actually came from a stroke center two years ago.
Joining Loven’s team she noticed the focus on possible strokes just wasn’t the same.
She voiced that frustration to Loven who challenged her to help bring about change. Pursuing national stroke certification through The Joint Commission began not long after.
“It’s exciting because I’m seeing a change in a lot of the doctors and a lot of staff as well,” McMains said. “They’re seeing the urgency.”
For years, AllianceHealth Midwest has been able to administer thrombolytics to stroke patients who meet criteria. Loven views the certification as just further validation AllianceHealth is meeting and exceeding national standards throughout its continuum of care.
“Really, I think going through the certification we are able to provide care a lot better because it requires a lot of education for the staff and there are certain times that have to be met for national benchmarks,” McMains said. “When she says we were providing it before we were just not as efficient.”
The process required buy-in from all departments.
“The staff are really excited because it’s just one more thing that we are able to do for the community,” Loven said. “We just got the open-heart program back and that’s been exciting for the hospital because you want to go somewhere that you can work that you can always move up.”
“We’re providing that next step, that next opportunity. Our goal is to get where we are accredited in all the services.”
The emphasis on stroke protocols has already made a difference. Loven said before the process the hospital would see one to two thrombolytic interventions per quarter.
“Now we’re seeing one to two about every other week,” Loven said. “It’s because we’re identifying it so much quicker. When the patient gets here we’re following a consistent process.”
“We run every single patient through a Code Stroke if they have a symptom regardless of time of onset. The fact that we’re looking for the needle in the haystack we’re providing more TPA for the appropriate patients because of the processes and education we’ve put in place.”

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Christina Pickle takes part in the UCO Lip Sync Battle November 2017.

Annual faculty lip sync battle helps fill UCO Student Nursing Association coffers

University of Central Oklahoma nursing instructors showed their stuff last week during the school’s Student Nursing Association annual faculty lip sync battle. above: Angela Willis takes part in the 2017 Lip Sync Battle at UCO.

story and photos by Traci Chapman, Staff Writer

While University of Central Oklahoma’s Student Nursing Association takes its work seriously, its annual lip sync battle fundraiser is anything but.
“It’s always a lot of fun – it’s a great way to raise funds, while having a great time and seeing another side to our professors,” said Alex Hughes, SNA special events coordinator.
Funds raised go toward the nursing school’s senior celebration and pinning ceremony, Hughes said. The $150 to $200 raised annually by the event – now in its fourth year – goes a long way toward making sure those special activities go on without a hitch, he said.
“For pinning, we do a special second graduation after the main graduation on campus strictly for the nursing program, where the graduating class is presented awards and receive their pins,” he said.
All lip sync battle participants are faculty members, and this year six of them went head-to-head to give it their best. Participants this year were professor Dr. Nancy Dentlinger Ed.D RN; instructor Jodi Elderton, MSN, RN; clinical instructor for foundations and maternal-child Christina Pickle; Angela Willis, MS, RN, career advancement coordinator and instructor; assistant professor Dr. Stefani Legrande Ed.D; and instructor Kathy Smith, MSN, RN. Instructors got into the program as much as their audience, which packed the room in which it was held until it was standing room only. Pickle was the big winner of the year – but Hughes said students were always the big winners, because the competition not only cuts the stresses found near the end of each semester, but also gives them a glimpse into the other side of professionals who are helping them fulfill their dreams.
“This is one of our funniest fundraising events we do every year,” Hughes said. It is also our last meeting for the year, which means we hand over responsibilities during this meeting from our senior officers to our next group of officers.”
Officers and SNA Student Leadership Council member roles are very specific and include a president, president-elect, secretary and treasurer; leadership council roles include class liaison and special event, fundraising and philanthropies coordinators.
UCO’s Student Nursing Association is very active and dedicated to promoting nursing students, official said. It is open for membership to all nursing majors; that membership is required for anyone admitted to the nursing program’s upper division.
The group holds monthly meetings on campus, as well as special events like the faculty lip sync contest.
UCO’s SNA is affiliated with both the Oklahoma and national Student Nurses’ Associations, officials said. The National Student Nurses’ Association has more than 45,000 members across all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
More information about UCO’s Student Nursing Association can be found on the university’s website at https://sites.uco.edu/cms/nursing/Current_Nursing_Students/student_organizations.asp or by searching for “UCO SNA” on Facebook.
“It’s a great organization with a lot of people who care about nursing and who like to work together to make the school, and the nursing program, better for everyone,” Hughes said.

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Village on the Park memory care CNAs Phyllis Middleton, Shannon Coe, Denise Ahpeatone and Jennifer Mallory face pain and loss in dealing with residents who will not recover, but they have found strength and inspiration in being there for people they say become like family.

CAREERS IN NURSING
MEMORY CARE A CHALLENGE, BUT HIGHS OUTWEIGH LOWS

by Traci Chapman – staff writer/photographer

Memory care takes a special kind of person – it is difficult and painful to first-hand witness someone’s decline. But, it can be the most fulfilling of positions, and for the CNAs at Village on the Park, there’s nothing else they would want to do.
Jennifer Mallory
“There’s nothing like seeing the residents light up as they tell their stories – who they were, who they loved, what they were like in the past, how hard they worked, their kids,” Village on the Park CNA Jennifer Mallory said. “They remember everything about their past, and they tell these inspirational stories that make it so easy to get attached to them; it’s amazing how much it means to be able to be there for them when they need it the most.”
Mallory wasn’t always a CNA, but what she was always willing to do was whatever it took to support her family. For a long time, that was working in fast food, something Mallory excelled at, as she was promoted to management positions and increased responsibility. While the jobs, however, lacked good pay, Mallory said there was always something else missing – it just wasn’t fulfilling.
“I always wanted to be a nurse, but when I had a child I got sidetracked,” she said. “I was in a dead-end situation and then I had a great situation come up – I had a really good boss and supportive friends that allowed me to work Monday through Friday and take evening CAN classes.”
Those classes led to a change in Mallory’s life and in her outlook, as she found meaning in helping others. The new CAN worked in several facilities, even in California, when her sister became ill and she moved there to help her. In 2013, Mallory was ready to come back to Oklahoma, and her preparation before returning paid off.
“It took 20 minutes to find a job when I got back,” she said.
Moving to Chandler, Mallory worked full-time while also taking her son to Moore Autism Center; a Facebook ad was how she became a CAN at Village on the Park – working double weekends, while juggling the travel and other positions. It took perseverance, which paid off. Mallory applied for a day shift when someone left and moved to Moore the weekend before she got the job.
Still, her work ethic remains stronger than many – Mallory still takes double weekends, in addition to her usual memory care work, dispensing medication in the Village’s assisted living section.
“I’ve always had two jobs, and I just love working here,” she said. “That makes it worthwhile.”
Shannon Coe
Shannon Coe has worked at the Village for more than three years. Living in Altus, the young mother worked in home care and hospice – but she needed more to provide for her family. That’s when she heard of Village on the Park and its memory care unit.
“When I started here, I worked Monday through Friday in Altus and double-weekends (a from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., 16-hour shift) here,” Coe said. “I did that for six months and waited for my daughter to finish school, and then we moved here.”
Coe’s work ethic and spirit impressed her supervisor, Tammie Bohanon. The Village on the Park’s director of resident care said Coe – and her fellow CNAs – had a gift that made them perfect for the facility’s memory care unit and its residents.
“It can be really hard to see someone transition, to decline, and we all get very attached to both our residents and their families,” Bohanon said. “My staff does much more than physical care – they keep the spirit alive and they provide love and a home for our residents.”
That’s what Coe said she loves most about the job – the day-to-day interaction with residents and activities staff develops to keep them engaged. On a day last week, Coe led the way with a weekly “Fun with Food” session – making a whipped cherry cream salad that residents would later eat during their afternoon get-together.
“Every day is a new day – what’s special is being able to interact wit the residents, getting to know them on a personal level,” Coe said. “We become family with the residents, and with our coworkers too.”
Phyllis Middleton
For Phyllis Middleton, Village on the Park represents a career change – the result of a transition from being a “numbers person” to dealing with what many healthcare professionals consider among the most challenging of situations.
“It can be so stressful and it’s sad – it’s just really tough to see people decline and to lose patients as they come to the end of their lives, you get acquainted with them, you become close,” Middleton said. “But, it’s also a wonderful thing because we get very attached because they are so wonderful – our residents have so much history behind them and we get to hear their life stories and what meant the most to them.”
Middleton’s path to Village on the Park was unique, perhaps – after working for 14 years as a bookkeeper for former Ziegfield Follies girl, Doris Eaton Travis, the then 52-year-old decided to change to home health care after Travis’ death. When the woman she cared for moved to Village on the Park after a few years, Middleton went with her – and fell in love with the facility, its staff and residents.
“After awhile you get tired of numbers,” shed said. “This is a wonderful place to be – it’s inspirational, and I’m inspired every day.”
Denise Ahpeatone
Denise Ahpeatone’s heart has always been with elder care. She worked hospice for three years, after serving as a CNA at Integris Southwest Medical Center’s geriatric floor.
Her three-year hospice stint taught her a lot, Ahpeatone said, but it was draining – the travel and her particular position of being called out at the very end of a patient’s life. She needed a change, and said discovering Village on the Park gave her a new lease on her career.
“This is the best place I’ve worked – all of the friendly and loving people,” she said. “I just love helping people when they need it, and our residents are so appreciative of what we do for them.”
Ahpeatone and Coe are the unit’s “planners,” their coworkers said. Getting to plan activities and decorating the memory care area is something special to Ahpeatone and a big part of the best of her job, she said.
“We’re doing things that keep our residents engaged and active, and that means a lot to them and to us,” Ahpeatone said. “I love decorating and bringing the holidays home to the residents because they really love that and it’s something special for them.”
“There’s no doubt this can be very hard because we get so attached to our residents and to their families,” she said. “But, it’s just so amazing to have them become part of your family and that you can make sure they are loved and cared for no matter what.”

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Donated 865 Turkeys for Families Living with Hunger this Holiday Season

 

INTEGRIS Health and its employees have once again donated turkeys from their annual Turkey Toss to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. This year, 865 turkeys were donated and distributed to fellow Oklahomans who have inconsistent access to nutritious food.
“We consider ourselves blessed to work for an organization that values our employees and is willing to reward them in this special way,” said Bruce Lawrence, president and CEO of INTEGRIS Health. “We were fortunate to partner with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for the eighth year. Donations made to the Regional Food Bank allows INTEGRIS to live our mission by supporting our community through giving to those in need this holiday season.”
INTEGRIS Health traditionally hands out turkeys to their employees in November as a way of ‘giving thanks’ for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Many employees ‘pay it forward’ by donating their turkey to the Regional Food Bank.
“Having a meal to share is often out of reach for many of our Oklahoma neighbors,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “There are too many of our neighbors – people you may even know – who are quietly living with hunger. Thanks to INTEGRIS Health and all of their wonderful employees, hundreds of families will now enjoy a nutritious holiday meal together.”
This year alone, INTEGRIS, and its employees, donated 25,850 pounds of food through its Turkey Toss and Gov. Mary Fallin’s Feeding Oklahoma Drive. In total, 7,626 turkeys have been donated to the Regional Food Bank since INTEGRIS Health began the partnership in 2010. The majority of Oklahomans served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on limited incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet.
It’s not too late to make a difference this holiday season. Thanks to a generous matching challenge from APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation, every gift we receive through Jan. 15 will be matched, dollar for dollar – up to $600,000 – for a total impact of $1.2 million. To make a donation call 405-600-3136 or visit regionalfoodbank.org/donate.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 613 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry. For more information, visit:
http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

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OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D.

The holidays can be a tough time for the scale-conscious. But fretting about holiday weight gain is somewhat misguided, according to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation President Stephen Prescott, M.D.
“There’s a saying that goes, ‘Don’t worry about what you eat between Thanksgiving and New Year’s; instead, think more about what you eat from New Year’s to Thanksgiving,’” said Prescott, a physician and medical researcher. “There’s some truth to that adage, but by exercising a little self-control during the holidays, it can help you carry that habit over into the other months of the year.”
Americans gain only 1-2 pounds on average during the holiday season, according to The New England Journal of Medicine. But that’s no free pass to splurge on Turkey Day, said Prescott. “The real impact of overeating lies in the long term, and it’s a problem that’s reaching epidemic levels in the U.S.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of all American adults are obese. Oklahoma is among the worst, with 64 percent of all adults classified as “overweight,” as are more than 15 percent of all children and adolescents.
“Those numbers don’t come from sneaking an extra piece of pie at Grandma’s house on Thanksgiving,” said Prescott. “While one bad day of eating isn’t detrimental to your health, experts say it can trigger a cycle of overeating where your body begins to anticipate a higher food intake next time you sit down at the table.”
That’s where things can snowball. Research shows that your body can struggle to return to a normal amount of calories after overeating, often resulting in more significant weight gain in the in the cold, inactive months immediately following the holidays.
And even if you don’t gain substantial weight outside the holiday pound or two, problems can still arise when that weight is never lost and it begins to add up. “Gain two pounds during the holidays every year,” he said, “and suddenly you’re 20 pounds heavier by your next high school reunion.”
And as the pounds pack on, your risk factors for a slew of health issues—cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke—skyrocket. In fact, said Prescott, many health concerns at the top of the obesity list can interact, so getting one can increase your likelihood for developing others.
“Obesity has a wide range of negative effects, and individuals who are in the obese category or who are substantially overweight have the worst health outcomes across the board,” he said.
So what should you do? For starters, be realistic.
It’s fine to eat your holiday favorites, he said, but be conscious of portion sizes. And, choose which desserts and side dishes you really want, but don’t give in to eating huge portions of them all.
“If you love peach cobbler or mashed potatoes, then enjoy what you love, but be responsible with the rest of your food choices,” Prescott said. “Control how much you eat this time of year, and you’ll set yourself up for success the rest of the year. You’ll be battle-tested.”
Secondly, be more active. Prescott says a lot of overeating during the holidays comes from sitting around and snacking. By getting outside, going to the gym or taking a walk, you burn calories and remove temptation simultaneously. Activity also reduces stress and can improve your mood.
“So enjoy that turkey and dressing, and don’t despair if you indulge in a little extra dessert,” Prescott said, “But keep your eye on the bigger picture. It’ll help you stay on track until next the Thanksgiving rolls around.”

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What were your thoughts about the arrest of the Utah nurse Alex Wubbels? 2017 ONA CONVENTION

My initial reaction was it’s about time this gets attention. It’s time to be seen and not hidden away. Jane Lowrey, RN

My sister is a police officer so I was concerned with a story about one more bad officer. I was proud of the nurse because she advocated for her patient. Christine Fisher, RN

I was appalled. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the video. There was a nurse doing exactly what she was supposed to. Lena Maxwell, RN

I was shocked. I was proud of her for taking a stand. She was a patient advocate. Susan Fryrear, RN

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“I told my husband that I wanted a divorce, I was done, so what does he do……. initiate more communication, vacuum and pick up his clothes. Why didn’t he initiate these behaviors before I was done?” – Samantha

The following is the story of Samantha and Dan (of course names have been changed but the story, unfortunately fits countless couples). They came to counseling to discuss the breakdown of their twelve year marriage.
Samantha stated she and Dan had struggled for a long time with broken communication. “I would try to talk to Dan, he didn’t appear to be listening, I would talk louder and longer and now he really wasn’t listening. We both work full time jobs but I always seemed to have “more to do at home,” it was like having two full time jobs.
I realized after so many years of trying to communicate my needs, I was growing farther away from Dan. Maybe that was resentment replacing love. I couldn’t imagine this being my forever life. I convinced Dan to go to counseling. It seemed to help a little, Dan would be more connected and helpful for awhile but it did not last.
Dan’s turn. “I am not the best communicator, Samantha has expressed her frustration many times with our lack of ability to make positive changes. I probably have taken her for granted. But I really never thought she would divorce me over it. I have been doing the things she has been asking for but it almost seems to make her mad.
She seems so cold and indifferent. I have become more emotional as I realize she wants a divorce. When she said she was done…….she meant it. There are no tears for her. I just really can’t believe this is happening.
The sad reality of many marriages it the breakdown of communication. It affects everything, i.e., finances, sex, parenting, etc. Nothing works well if people cannot communicate effectively.
Many females (and males too but really prevalent in women) will exhaust their emotional reserves after realizing their circumstances are never going to change unless they make change happen. They have nothing left. It is like a death.
Try having any meaningful relationship without healthy communication and you can almost predict the outcome.

 

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Fifty hospital team members statewide received an Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) Spirit of Resilience Award during the 2017 OHA Annual Convention, Nov. 2. The 50 front-line, behind-the-scenes and administrative employees received the award because they demonstrate strength and toughness in the face of great challenges and adversity.
Award recipients were chosen by their hospitals for exemplifying the Spirit of Resilience because they: recover quickly from a set-back or adversity; do not let failure define them, continuing on a path to success; come back stronger than ever when knocked down; react optimistically when faced with sudden change or an unexpected outcome; or change a negative turn of events into a positive source of healing for their patients.
“We are pleased to honor these special hospital employees who have dedicated time, talent or expertise to improve their organizations and their communities,” said Craig W. Jones, president, Oklahoma Hospital Association. “These are the type of team members who, when they see problems, consistently work to solve them.”

Award winners are:

AllianceHealth Deaconess, Oklahoma City, Amy Clymer, CRT, Director of Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Medicine
AllianceHealth Madill, Elizabeth Carroll, LPN, Clinic Manager
AllianceHealth Midwest, Midwest City, Mark Macklin, RN, BSN, Cardiovascular Services/Chest Pain Coordinator
AllianceHealth Ponca City, Susan Adkins, RN, Charge Nurse
Blackwell Regional Hospital, Joyce Daniel, MSN, CEO/CNO
Choctaw Memorial Hospital, Hugo, Marcia O’Connor, CEO
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Lawton, David Lyon, Director Radiology
Creek Nation Community Hospital, Okemah, Elizabeth Wheeler, LPN, Fast Track
Duncan Regional Hospital, Amy Toomey, MS, LMFT, Manager
Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, Madi Rodriguez, Patient Experience Coordinator
Hillcrest Hospital Cushing, Marylin Peck, Medical Staff Coordinator
Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, Alisa Trout-Schurr, MPS, BS, CDM, CFPP, Director of Food and Nutritional Services
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Michele Diedrich, RN, BSN, MA, Chief Nursing Officer
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center, Enid, Russell Wilson, Director of Facility Services
INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Yukon, Vicki Cantrell, MS, RN, CNOR, Clinical Director Perioperative Services/Cath Lab
INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, Brenda Bronaugh, CHAA, Revenue Integrity Coordinator
INTEGRIS Health Edmond, Mitzy Bayne Baggott, BSN, RN, Clinical Director
INTEGRIS Miami Hospital, Carrie Turner, RN, Clinical Director
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Kevin Hilburn, Director of Engineering Services
Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Dawn Lundwall, MS, RCEP, Wellness Services Manager
Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center, Shari Wood, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacist
Lawton Indian Hospital, Jessica Steinert, PharmD, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator/Pharmacy Residency Program Director
McAlester Regional Health Center, Jeanne LeFlore, Manager
Mercy Hospital Ada, Ashley Trower, Manager
Mercy Hospital Ardmore, Gary Brawley, Director of Plant Operations
Mercy Hospital Logan County, Guthrie, Rose Gathers, LPN, Practice Manager
Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, Sue Gibson, RN, Director, Home Care Operations
Mercy Hospital Tishomingo, Paul Thomas, RN
Norman Regional Health System, Jacquelyn Scott, RN, Charge Nurse II
Northeastern Health System Sequoyah, Sallisaw, Sharon Randolph, RN, Case Manager
Northeastern Health System, Tahlequah, Northeast Oklahoma Cancer Center Team: Brent Townsend, Robin Sisco, Wiley Bottger, Kelly Hatley, and Kristen Allen
Okeene Municipal Hospital, Robyn Acre, RN
Purcell Municipal Hospital, Ryan McKay, LPN
St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Darla Wilson, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Critical Care Services
St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, Vicki Keener, Revenue Integrity Specialist
St. John Broken Arrow, Kacie Roberts, RN, Registered Nurse III
St. John Owasso, Rebecca Cartwright, RN, Nursing Manager
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Enid, Chad Gruber, RN, Director
Stillwater Medical Center, Lea Brown, RN, BSN, Human Resources Clinical Recruiter
The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, Bethany, Teresa Adkison, PTA
The Physicians’ Hospital in Anadarko, Sally Green, Administrative Assistant
Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital, Shaula Cochrane, RN, CNOR, Director of Surgical Services
Valir Rehabilitation Hospital, Oklahoma City, Sara Brickey, RN, Care Coordinator
WW Hastings Indian Hospital, Tahlequah, Donna Wolfe, Secretary
Wagoner Community Hospital, April Watkins, LPN, Clinical Informatics Coordinator
Weatherford Regional Hospital, Amy Maynard, RHIA, Director Health Information Management

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WHEN CAREGIVING HURTS

This event will be held at the OU Schusterman Center, Learning Library 4502 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135 December 1st, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Check in/registration will start at 7:30 a.m. Session Topics: Violence in the workplace, Preventing Injuries at Work, Humor Amongst Healthcare, The Grieving Professional and Drug Use/Abuse Pre-registration $120 until November 24th, after that date $150 Lunch & CEU’s included Register at www.ohai.org. For more information call 1-888-616-8161.

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