Biggest Loser Competition Winners Announced

Biggest Loser Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to Nicole Little (left) for winning the NHS 2016/2017 Biggest Loser competition. Hollie Carrol (not pictured) placed second, and Brandi Blossom (center) placed thrid. More than 50 employees participated in the weight loss challenge, losing more than 250 lbs as a group. Awards were presented by NHS Executive VP and Hospital Administrator Jim Berry (right).   Share...
Remarkables Resale Store Undergoes Renovations

Remarkables Resale Store Undergoes Renovations

Remarkables Resale Store, in downtown Tahlequah, has recently undergone a major renovation. The store, operated by the volunteers of Northeastern Health System, is now a beautiful mixture of new construction and historic features. “The tin ceiling, which had been painted numerous times throughout the years, was crumbling,” said Pamela Coonce, Remarkables manager. “It has now been restored and is a great feature of the store.” The three-month renovation is almost complete and the volunteers look forward to hosting a grand opening. “We are still accepting donations,” said Coonce. “They can be dropped off at Remarkables and we will pick them up daily. We accept clothes and house wears and look forward to opening the store with some very nice things.” All proceeds made from the sale of donated items are used to benefit Northeastern Health System, it’s staff and patients. The Auxiliary currently pays for medications and transportation for patients who need help, as well as provides scholarships to employees and equipment for the hospital. “We do this work because we know how important it is to offer quality healthcare to our rural city,” said Coonce. “Northeastern Health System has expanded so much that there is hardly any need to travel to a big city to get care.” Donations may be dropped off anytime at the back door of Remarkables, located at 114 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. Share...
Renowned Dermatologist Joins NHS Ft. Gibson Clinic

Renowned Dermatologist Joins NHS Ft. Gibson Clinic

Dermatologist, entrepreneur, teacher and man of God, Dr. Steven Smith, recently joined Northeastern Health System’s Ft. Gibson Clinic. “I am making a comeback,” said Smith. “After a brief retirement from 32 years of full-time dermatology practice, I am back.” Smith is restarting his career in Ft. Gibson and is currently taking new patients. “I am very excited about my new affiliation with Northeastern Health System,” said Smith. “These caring, compassionate and well organized people will make it a joy for my patients to be seen– and worth the 45 minute drive from Broken Arrow.” Smith graduated from Indiana University Medical School and became board certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine in the early 1980’s. His philosophy is to combine the healing streams of traditional and natural medicine with prayer, keeping Psalms 103 at the forefront of his practice. “I am seeking to restore excellence in caring for the patient in a setting of good customer service,” said Smith. “Everyone I’ve met [at NHS] has been so helpful and positive. That is very refreshing in the current healthcare environment.”In 1985, Smith was employed by Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, where he formed the section of Dermatology in the Department of Internal Medicine. He taught dermatology curriculum to third-year medical students before becoming the Clinical Director of dermatology instruction for fourth-year medical student electives. In 1988, he opened his own dermatology clinic, which soon became a multi-million dollar company. Two years later he founded Loma Lux Laboratories, known as Plymouth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which developed and marketed a new line of eight oral over-the-counter products and four prescription products for treatment...