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New Leadership at Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital

With the retirement of Terry Woodbeck, chief executive officer of Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital (TSSH), a part of Hillcrest HealthCare System, at the end of the year, Trent Gastineau, TSSH’s current chief operating officer, will assume the CEO role.

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Senior Star Announces Internal Changes

Senior Star Management Company recently announced the promotion of Anja M. Rogers to chief executive officer. Previously chief operating officer, Rogers now leads the company’s customer-focused team in its ongoing mission to provide a community lifestyle that inspires people to embrace senior living.

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CTCA and NFL Alumni Team Up for Prostate Lab Screening

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In an effort to increase awareness of the disease and the benefits of early screening, the National Football League Alumni Association (NFLA), Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) and LabCorp have teamed up to educate men and increase access to screenings.

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Coalition Receives Grant for Statewide Database

By EMILY RAMSEY

The federal government recently selected Oklahoma’s Route 66 Coalition to receive a $4.5 million grant to create an Accountable Health Community, which will create a statewide database that will address patients’ social issues and needs, in addition to medical needs.

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Nurse Brings Sunshine To Her Patients at CTCA

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa is a proud DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one nurse each quarter. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Amy Susan, who is a nurse in the Infusion Center at CTCA and lives in Owasso, recently received the DAISY Award.

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Local Optometrist Continues Efforts in Bahamas

By BLAKE AUSTYN

Local nonprofit Vision for Children Charitable Foundation (VCF) will hold its fourth annual fundraiser, A Gala of Sight, on Sept. 7 at Spain Ranch, 732 E. 116th St., in Jenks.

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Parkside Expanding in Size

Parkside Psychiatric Hospital recently broke ground on a 114,500-square-foot patient care treatment center, to be located on the corner of 13th Street and Trenton Avenue, adjacent to its current facility at 1619 E. 13th St. 

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AARP Supports Family Caregivers

As a part of AARP’s “I Heart Caregivers” initiative to support family caregivers who help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home, AARP Oklahoma has launched a series of local resources to support family caregivers and those in their care.

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Utica Park South Tulsa Expands

Two doctors recently joined Utica Park Clinic on the campus of Hillcrest Hospital South.

Amanda Bibbs, APRN-CNP, has joined Utica Park Clinic’s Internal Medicine practice and Libby McCorkle, APRN-CNP, who practices family medicine.

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Utica Park Clinic in Jenks Expands

Kristine Bryant, DO, recently joined Utica Park Clinic’s (UPC) Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/Gyn) practice in Jenks.

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St. John Rehab Center Opens Aug. 1

In July, St. John Health System and HealthSouth Corporation celebrated the new Broken Arrow hospital, St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth, which will open to patients on Aug. 1. The 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital is located at 1200 W. Albany Dr. in Broken Arrow.

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Senior Star Living Sponsors Pilot in Women’s Race

Senior Star Living officially supported the 2017 Air Race Classic, an annual event at the epicenter of women’s air racing. The senior living company sponsored Tulsa native Brooke Rogers, who competed in the race along with her co-pilot Jayden Lancaster. The 2017 Air Race Classic launched from Frederick, Maryland, on June 20 and ended in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on June 23 and included a stop in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Pilots ranged in ages from 17 to 90 years old and flew approximately 2,400 miles in length during the race.

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CTCA’s Dana Haynie is a ‘Rising Star in Healthcare’

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa is pleased to announce that Dana Haynie, vice president of growth and marketing, has been named to the 2017 Becker’s Hospital Review list of healthcare leaders under the age of 40 who are “Rising Stars.” She is the only person from Oklahoma on the list.

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Freedom From Hunger Campaign Begins June 21

Citing statistics that show 17 percent of all Tulsans live in food insecure homes, The Salvation Army and Reasor’s are launching the Freedom from Hunger campaign to raise awareness and funds to help those in the community who need help feeding their families. All donations will benefit The Salvation Army’s feeding program at the Center of Hope homeless shelter.

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Red Cross Requests Blood Donations

The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before, as well as those who have not given recently, to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and to help sustain a sufficient community blood supply through the summer months.
While the need for blood is constant during the summer months, the Red Cross experiences a drastic decline in new donors during those months.
Nationwide, nearly one-third fewer donors gave blood last summer compared to the rest of the year. Additionally, many schools where blood drives are held are not in session, and donors often delay giving due to summer vacation plans.
About 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood, but less than 10 percent of those eligible donate. The blood donation process takes about an hour with the actual donation only taking about 10 minutes.
Whether new to donating blood or a lifelong donor, the Red Cross offers helpful tips for an enjoyable donation experience:

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