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Hillcrest Receives Stroke Certification

Hillcrest Medical Center recently received certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from DNV GL Healthcare, a national health care accreditation organization that certifies hospitals’ quality and patient safety protocols. The certification reflects the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events. Hillcrest Medical Center is one of two hospitals in northeast Oklahoma with Comprehensive Stroke certification.

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Going Bald for Cancer

FUNDING RESEARCH: Chelsey Beathard, a second-year student at Oklahoma State University’s College of Medicine, prepares to have her head shaved by Ashton Alagdon, of Epic Salon in Broken Arrow, as part of a St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event, hosted by OSU-COM, to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research.

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CTCA Founder to Receive Horatio Alger Award

Courtesy Horatio Alger Association

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, has announced that Richard J Stephenson, founder and chairman of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, has been selected for membership in the prestigious organization. Stephenson, widely recognized for his philanthropic efforts, global business leadership, and establishment of a new standard in personalized cancer care, joins 10 other esteemed business and civic leaders from across North America in receiving this honor in 2017. For the last 70 years, the Horatio Alger Award has been annually bestowed upon admirable leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversity and who are committed to higher education and charitable efforts in their local communities.

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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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