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Enjoyment, Variety Important in Fitness

By EMILY RAMSEY

After years of playing soccer, including two seasons professionally, and dealing with many injuries, “it was fitness that helped me heal,” says Bobby Raymond, fitness manager at Gold’s Gym, 6612 S. Memorial Dr., in Tulsa.

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CTCA Receives Fourth Consecutive Award

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has named Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa as one of its 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award recipients. The Tulsa hospital is one of only 10 CoC-accredited programs in the United States to receive this award four consecutive times. In addition, CTCA is the only 2013 recipient from Oklahoma to be recognized with this award, which recognizes approved cancer programs that exceed the national standard in providing quality care to cancer patients.

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Wagoner Community Hospital Receives QHR Leadership Award

Quorum Health Resources (QHR) announced the winners of the Excellence in Leadership awards presented at its Annual Leadership Conference on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. Wagoner Community Hospital of Wagoner, Oklahoma received the award for Best Overall Performing Hospital in the Under $40M Revenue Group.

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Fundraiser Supports St. John

The 21st annual St. John Street Party was held June 7. Proceeds went directly to St. John Health System and St. John Clinic in support of their efforts to develop multidisciplinary teams to provide consistent and coordinated patient-centered medical care. The event is a fundraising opportunity as well as an opportunity to educate the public of St. John’s history and the services it provides. The theme was “Red Dirt Roundup,” and it featured food supplied from more than 60 of the city’s top restaurants, wine tastings, and live music by the Mid-Life Crisis Band.

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Morton Announces Foundation

CELEBRATION DAY: Morton Comprehensive Health Services CEO John Silva stands with former Mayor Susan Savage and Dr. Mary Anne McCaffree, professor of the College of Medicine/Pediatrics/Neonatology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Keller Williams Donates

COMMUNITY GIVING: Keller Williams associates gathered on May 8 to give blood with the Oklahoma Blood Institute and collect food for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma as part of RED (renewing, energizing, donating) Day, the company’s annual day of service.

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Local Family Trains Diabetes Alert Dog, Supports Annual ADA Tour de Cure

By SANDY BREIPOHL

The Tulsa Tour de Cure has become a “save the date” event on the calendars of many area cyclists. This year the event will be held Saturday, May 31, beginning and ending at Hillcrest Hospital South. In addition to providing an enjoyable, well- planned bicycling experience for riders of all skill levels, it also offers the opportunity to support the mission of the American Diabetes Association by raising much-needed funding and awareness of the growing diabetes crisis in our country.

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Morton Health Accredited

Morton Comprehensive Health Services has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory health care organizations. The accreditation award recognizes Morton’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. Morton received the accreditation in 2008 and 2011, also.

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St. John Opens New Facility on Riverside

On April 10, St. John Health Systems officially opened its new 50-room, 33,400 square-foot health facility located off Riverside Drive at 1441 E. 75th Pl. S. This facility will house a significant portion of services that specifically serve the uninsured or underinsured population.

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HEART WALK:

The American Heart Association Annual Tulsa Heart Walk was held April 12 beginning at ONEOK Field. The Heart Walk benefited The American Heart Association and included a non-competitive 5K (3.1 mile) walk. More than 8,000 walkers celebrated the event, which raised more than $900,000 for the AHA.

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Heart Institute Offers New Surgery

A team of Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI) physicians, led by Drs. Kamran Muhammad, Wayne Leimbach Jr., and Paul Kempe, along with Drs. Clorinda Robles and Mark Halterman of Cardiac Anesthesiology, recently performed the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure in Oklahoma without the use of general anesthesia. The 81-year-old patient was sedated using monitored anesthesia care (MAC) such that she had no discomfort or pain during the procedure but did not require general anesthesia, intubation or mechanical ventilation.

TAVR is a minimally invasive, life-saving procedure for patients with aortic stenosis who would be considered high-risk for traditional open-heart surgery for valve replacement. Often, these patients are also poor candidates for general anesthesia, intubation and mechanical ventilation as well.

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Heart Attack Survivor Speaks at Go Red Breakfast

By EMILY RAMSEY

In February, Cancer Treatment Centers of America hosted the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women breakfast. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of heart disease in women and prevention methods.

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OSU-Tulsa Hosts Health Program

RAISING AWARENESS: Dr. Amy Bowerstock stands in the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Health Education and Promotion department, where the school hosted an open house in February to showcase the program.

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Senior Star Living Builds for Community

TEAM EXERCISE: Management employees with Senior Star Living recently came together for the company’s annual forum meeting and team-building event at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center, 6808 S. 107th E. Ave. Employees came from across the country to build toys for students at Instituto Bilingue Guadalupano. Senior Star employees pictured include Elaine Rodgers, business manager; Victoria McKenna, community relations consultant; Sabrina Davidson, executive director; Rose Cooper, food and beverage director; Ronnie Sharp, community relations coordinator, and Deidra Nickel, community relations director.

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Local Dentist Carries on Father’s Heritage

By BLAKE AUSTYN

Dr. Andrew Carletti knows dentistry.

Dr. Carletti followed in the professional footsteps of his father, John, who started his dental practice in 1964 in Sapulpa. Dr. Carletti attended the University of Central Oklahoma and received his undergraduate degree in biology. He received his doctorate of dental science from the University of Oklahoma in 2000. The Sapulpa office is located at 635 S. Main St.

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