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B.A. Senior Center to Hold Health Fair

The Broken Arrow Senior Center and the Rotary Club of Broken Arrow will hold the 27th annual Senior Resource & Health Fair on April 21. The free event is held to benefit senior citizens and their families in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow area.

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Bailey Medical Recognized

TOP EMPLOYER: Bailey Medical Center employees celebrate Bailey’s recognition as one of the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare for the sixth consecutive year. The list features both U.S. health care provider organizations, such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers and home health agencies, as well as other types of health care-specific companies, like consulting firms, health IT vendors and medical societies. Hillcrest HealthCare System’s Hillcrest Hospital South, located in south Tulsa, also made this year’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” list.

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Red Cross Calls for Type O Negative and AB Blood Donors

The American Red Cross has issued a call for individuals with type O negative and AB blood to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations.

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Senior Star Receives Accreditation, Supports ASHA Website

Senior Star recently announced its three-year term of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the launch of a new website by the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), whereyoulivematters.org, a website that Senior Star employee Letitia Jackson played a role in developing.

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Autism Clinic Expands to Accommodate Growth

By EMILY RAMSEY

Since opening the doors of The Griffin Promise Autism Clinic, 2552 E. Kenosha St., in Broken Arrow, in August 2014, Executive Director Lori Frederick remains surprised by the clinic’s continued growth.

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Merger Creates Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma

Two of Tulsa’s most established and innovative orthopedic groups recently joined to form Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma. The affiliation, between Central States Orthopedics (CSO) and Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center (EOOC), will combine the strengths of both organizations to allow them to better serve patients in the Tulsa and surrounding communities. The larger group is now comprised of 29 physicians whose collective goal is to continue to provide superior patient care and service.

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Clinical Trial Targets Cancer Drugs

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is currently enrolling patients nationwide, across its five-hospital system, to the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) Study-the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) first-ever clinical trial.

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CTCA Expands Surgical Team

Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa (CTCA) announces the addition of two new surgical oncologists, Pragatheeshwar Thirunavukarasu, M.D. (known as Dr. Prag) and Huan Nguyen Vu, M.D. In addition, Vu serves as Medical Director of Surgical Services.

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Peace, Community at Heart of Be Love Yoga

By EMILY RAMSEY

The practice of yoga has seen a sharp uptick in national popularity in the past four years. Tulsa is no exception to that.

Broken Arrow native Joe Picorale, owner of Be Love Yoga Studio, co-founded Tulsa’s I Am yoga, music and art festival in 2011 when there were only three local yoga studios, he says.

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Leaders Launch Mental Health Plan

Area leaders held a press conference at the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce offices recently to discuss the launch of the Tulsa Regional Mental Health Plan that is led by a steering committee made up of 16 Tulsa-area mental health care professionals, foundations and community leaders.

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Area Youth Advocates Honored

As a culmination to “Let’s Talk” month in October, the Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy hosted a luncheon on Nov. 10 in downtown Tulsa to celebrate its third anniversary and honor Community Champion and Changemaker Award recipients.

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Gatesway Foundation Gives Transportation

On Election Day, Gatesway Foundation debuted its transportation program by providing free, handicap-accessible transportation to LIFE Senior Services and Vintage Housing residents in order to vote.

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Bailey Celebrates 10 Years

By EMILY RAMSEY

In November, Bailey Medical Center celebrated its 10-year anniversary.
Bailey Medical Center treated its first patient on Nov. 21, 2006, said CEO Keith Mason at the hospital’s anniversary celebration on Nov. 17.

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CTCA Employee Receives Language Certification

This past fall Jose Minguez, a patient relations advocate and interpreter for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa, took a challenging examination. And he passed it. Few people in the state will ever take this exam, let alone receive a proficient score. What makes Minguez such a special employee at this Tulsa cancer center is the calling behind why he pursued the achievement in the first place.

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CTCA Hospitals Receive National Awards

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) announces that its hospital located in Tulsa has been named 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience.

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