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Peggy V. Helmerich Visits Hillcrest’s Women’s Health Center Named in Her Honor

The Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Health Center, Tulsa’s first hospital dedicated to women’s health services, celebrated its 15th birthday in August by welcoming the center’s namesake. Mrs. Helmerich, known professionally in her acting work as Peggy Dow, offered words of encouragement to the staff received a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit where she had the opportunity to hold some of Hillcrest’s tiniest patients.

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Red Cross Asks for Donors

Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

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Ediblend Announces Fresh Kiosk at CTCA

Ediblend has announced its partnership with the Tulsa location of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in bringing plant-based whole food in a fresh, convenient kiosk for patients, caregivers and employees.

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Dr. Peter Aran Named Chief Medical Officer at OU-Tulsa

Peter Aran, M.D. has been named the Chief Medical Officer and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for OU Physicians-Tulsa. He will also serve as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Informatics.

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Hillcrest Medical Center First in Tulsa to Achieve Baby-Friendly Designation

Hillcrest Medical Center is the first hospital in Tulsa to receive international recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility for its commitment to breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Utica Park Clinic Welcomes Dr. Brian Ogg To Claremore Team for Orthopedic Care

Brian Ogg, D.O., has joined Utica Park Clinic’s (UPC) orthopedic care practice in Claremore.

Ogg earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman in 1991 and his doctor of osteopathy degree in 1995 from the Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa. He completed a general rotating osteopathic internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He then completed a clinical trauma preceptorship at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

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University of Oklahoma Physicians Popular in Bixby

The University of Oklahoma Physicians South Memorial at 106th Street opened in April, and the location has become popular with patients from the area. The photo to the right is from the ribbon cutting in April.
OU Physicians South Memorial offers extraordinary care and unmatched expertise to the South Tulsa area. This new practice is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments, extended and weekend hours, and on-site laboratory and X-Ray. Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma and most other insurances accepted. To make an appointment, call 918-634-7600. Learn more at
At the ribbon cutting, OU Physicians joined the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the Jenks Chamber, and the Bixby Chamber for the official ribbon-cutting for the new clinic.  The event included a brief ceremony, refreshments and reception to meet the doctors and staff, and tours of the new clinic.

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St. John Clinic Opens in Jenks

St. John Clinic celebrated the grand opening of its new Jenks location recently at 220 S. Elm St. with a blessing ceremony by Father Elkin Gonzales and community tours. Guests and local leaders got a first-hand look at the 24,900-square-foot facility, built on the former Reasor’s location, which will provide primary care, urgent care and lab services to residents in Jenks and the surrounding area.

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Utica Park Clinic Welcomes Dr. W. Hugh Nesbit To the 7600 South Lewis Family Medicine Team

W. Hugh Nesbit, M.D., has joined Utica Park Clinic’s 7600 South Lewis family medicine team. The facility is located within the boundary of the Jenks School District.

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American Red Cross Needs Donors

As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross has launched the Missing Types campaign to recruit new blood donors – and those who have not given recently – to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients.

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Fab Lab Tulsa Unveils 3D Printer for Health Care

Fab Lab Tulsa has unveiled a new, innovative 3D printer that has the potential to change the way medical students study human anatomy by printing specific anatomically correct body parts through technology and design.

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St. John Clinic Opens in Bixby

St. John Clinic held a community grand opening May 9 to celebrate its newest facility, which is located at 7333 E. 121st St. in Bixby. Community guests and local leaders attended the event to get a firsthand look at the 24,900-square-foot facility that will provide primary care, urgent care and digital lab services to one of the state’s fastest-growing communities. The clinic began seeing patients May 14.

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Hillcrest Donates Land For Neighborhood Park

In 2009, after entering into a long-term lease of Benedict Park, Hillcrest Healthcare System representatives met with the Forest Orchard Neighborhood Association (FONA) to discuss the creation of an interior park for the neighborhood.

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OSU Health Sciences Student to Receive Prestigious Scholarship

First year medical student Brook Cloud has been selected as a recipient of The William K. Warren Foundation-Saint Francis Health System OSU School of Medicine Scholarship. Cloud is a dual D.O./Ph.D. student at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa (OSU-CHS).

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OSU Medicine Doctors Honored

Doctors Damon Baker, Stacy Chronister, Christina Connel, Madhuri Lad and Johnny Stephens were honored at the recent Tulsa CARES Red Ribbon Gala for their work with those living with HIV/AIDS in Tulsa and Oklahoma over the years. 

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