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Vision For Children Holds Third Annual Fundraiser

A little over eight years ago Dr. Tom Vanderpool (a local Jenks optometrist) went on a fishing trip to Bimini, Bahamas, with a few of his buddies. What he expected to be some down time with friends and relaxing in a beautiful location was spoiled by an unexpected storm. Because of that storm, and Vanderpool’s curiosity, many children in the Bahamas can see better today.

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Food Bank, Morton Partner

As part of National Health Center Week, Aug. 7-13, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma partnered with Morton Comprehensive Health Services to provide meals and snacks for individuals at various Morton locations.

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Utica Park Clinic Welcomes New Providers

Utica Park Clinic (UPC) proudly announces the appointment of three medical providers, Heidi Dawson, PA-C, Timmeni Stevens, D.O., and Candice Earp, APRN-CNP. UPC, a service of Hillcrest HealthCare System, is one of the largest physician groups in Oklahoma, offering over 200 primary and specialty care providers who practice in over 50 clinics throughout northeastern Oklahoma.

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Bailey Named a Top Employer

For the fifth year, Bailey Medical Center of Owasso has been named one of the “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare. Bailey Medical Center is one of only three Oklahoma health care organizations on the 2016 list.

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Local Nurse Recognized For Compassionate Care

Collinsville resident Linda Caton, RN, who is a nurse in the pulmonary department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa (CTCA), in July, received a DAISY award for the compassionate care she gives to patients.

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TU Football Players Visit Children's Hospital

CHEERING THE PATIENTS: University of Tulsa Head Football Coach Philip Montgomery and members of the Golden Hurricane football team spread some cheer with the patients at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis in Tulsa, June 28. From left are Nathan Walker, Trent Martin, Coach Montgomery, Dane Evans, Blake Belcher and Keevan Lucas.

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ORU Ranks High Among Elite Nursing Programs

The Oral Roberts University Anna Vaughn College of Nursing program has been ranked 35th out of more than 350 nursing schools in the southwest region.

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OU Physicians-Tulsa Names New Chief Medical Officer

Dean of the OU-TU School of Community Medicine James M. Herman, M.D., MSPH has announced that John Krueger, MD, MPH has been named Chief Medical Officer for OU Physicians-Tulsa and Associate Dean of the Academic Affairs for the OU-TU School of Community Medicine. Krueger is a graduate of the OU College of Medicine.

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IHCRC Celebrates

DANCE OF THE TWO MOONS: Indian Health Care Resource Center (IHCRC) of Tulsa CEO Carmelita Skeeter, left, stands with Alison Anthony and Mark Wilson, the 2016 Dance of the Two Moons honorary chairs. The 26th annual Dance of the Two Moons was held in March at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa. Proceeds from the annual fundraising event to support the community programs and services provided by IHCRC.

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Hillcrest Welcomes Artist, Celebrates SILAS Program

In May, Hillcrest Medical Center recognized its Art of Healing program and celebrated the two-year anniversary of its SILAS Program.

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Hillcrest Don’t Bug Me Winners

(Left photo) DELANEY CARLSON: Owasso Public Schools’ Hodson Elementary third grader Delaney Carlson displays her winning Don’t Bug Me poster on May 11 with, from left, Kaitlin Snider, public information officer for the Tulsa Health Department; Ginny Hensley, media and public relations manager for Hillcrest HealthCare System; and Leanne Stephens, with the Tulsa Health Department. Carlson’s poster was the winning creation for the 1-3 grade category of the Don’t Bug Me poster contest. Carlson also won an Amazon Fire tablet.

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Event Promotes Health

On May 7, more than 800 cyclists from across the state and region descended upon Tulsa to participate in the 29th annual Tour de Tulsa, presented by St. John Health System.

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CTCA Excellence Recognized

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa recently garnered two clinical milestones: named one of the “Best Overall Patient-Rated Hospitals” in the country by Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality and receiving re-accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

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Brain Lectures

Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR), a scientific research institute that focuses on discovering brain-based technologies to improve mental health, has scheduled dates through August for its lecture series “Healthy Brains for a Healthy Oklahoma.”

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Researcher Selects OSU-CHS

Showket Hussain, Ph.D., renowned molecular oncologist and senior research officer for the Indian Council of Medical Research in New Delhi, recently joined Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences on an international visiting fellowship for cancer research.

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