Northeastern Health System Volunteers have Ribbon Cutting

Northeastern Health System Volunteers have Ribbon Cutting

Northeastern Health System employees and volunteers were honored to greet Chamber and community members for a ribbon cutting, celebrating the re-opening of Remarkables Thrift Store. Remarkables, operated by the Northeastern Health System volunteers, recently underwent a floor-to-ceiling remodel. “I am so happy with the turnout,” said Remarkables Manager, Pam Coonce. “The ladies have worked so hard getting the store ready. I think it offers such a great shopping experience now.” Remarkables takes a variety of housewares and clothing donations. All profits are used to provide scholarships to NHS employees who are seeking to further their education, and to purchase equipment, supplies and facilities for Northeastern Health System. “I knew even before I retired that Northeastern Health System is one of the places I wanted to volunteer,” said Sueann Freeman, Volunteer President. “I love getting up and coming into the hospital. I can’t wait to see everyone.” Remarkables is run strictly by volunteers, and they are always looking for more help. Those interested in volunteering at Remarkables or at Northeastern Health System should contact the Hospital Gift Shop or Remarkables for an application. Share...
An NHS Family Story – Ruth Stell

An NHS Family Story – Ruth Stell

From Germany to Okie Ruth Stell is NHS’s self-proclaimed “Cafeteria Lady.” If you’ve ever eaten in the NHS Cafeteria, you can’t miss her. She’s tall, speaks with an accent, and seems to never meet a stranger. Not only does she serve food, and bring joy to the eating experience, but she raises money to help feed hungry children in Cherokee County, a service close to her heart. Ruth was raised as a child in Bad Kissingen, Germany. Her Father was an engineer and her mother was the supervisor of housekeeping at the high-brow, Steinberger hotel. “It was a five-star hotel which was very picky,” said Ruth. “Can you imagine how she was at home? I have a little bit of that. I drive people crazy.” Her childhood was filled with family and travel, fishing with her dad or picking mushrooms and blueberries with her grandmother. “Because of dad’s job, he was always gone all over,” said Ruth. “Through him, I got to see Europe pretty good. We went to Paris and Italy and other places. I still have a friend I keep in touch with to this day that I met on the beach in Italy in the 60’s.” When Ruth completed school, at age 15, (the common age of school completion in Germany at the time), she wasn’t quite sure what to do with her life. When she turned 16, she was hired by the American Military as a Civilian employee and worked as a Candy Striper. “I was shy and they wanted me to go work in a different culture,” remembered Ruth. “I saw all those soldiers...
NHS Named Organization of the Year

NHS Named Organization of the Year

Todd Mutzig, left, and Laura Doss, right, present Brian Woodliff and Northeastern Health System with the MyTahlequah Organization of the Year during the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet.  We are proud to serve our community! Share...