Couple Celebrates Anniversary in Hospital

Couple Celebrates Anniversary in Hospital

Happy 52nd Anniversary to Dennis and Susan Harrison. Little did they know, they would be spending their anniversary in the Cardiovascular ICU at Northeastern Health System. Dennis underwent quadruple bypass surgery this week and is recovering nicely. “We are thrilled with everyone we have encountered here,” said Susan. “They have all been wonderful.” “They really have been good to us,” added Dennis. “They go the extra step to help you. When asked what the secret to a lasting marriage is, Susan said, “Lots of patience,” to which Dennis added, “I do what I’m told!” Happy anniversary you two from all of us at NHS! Share...
NHS Auxiliary Installs Board of Directors

NHS Auxiliary Installs Board of Directors

The Tahlequah Hospital Auxiliary installed its new board of directors today. The Auxiliary is made up of 65 volunteers and chaplains who volunteer their time in a variety of areas throughout the hospital. They also own and operate two businesses, the hospital Gift Shop and Remarkables Resale Store. Money raised is donated back to the hospital in the form of scholarships, equipment and facilities. Pictured are (L to R): Sueann Freeman, President and Gift Shop Manager, Bob Hefley, Vice President and Surgery Waiting Manager, Nancy Wooley, Secretary, Marguerite Arnold, Treasurer, Anne Cottrill, Past President, Pamela Coonce, Remarkables Manager, Merle Meigs, Information Desk Manager, and Valarie Hebler, Member at Large, not pictured. Share...
NHS’s Lovell Named one of Oklahoma’s 100 Great Nurses

NHS’s Lovell Named one of Oklahoma’s 100 Great Nurses

Congratulations to Suzanne Lovell, BSN, RN, NHS’s Education Coordinator, for being named one of the 100 Great Nurses in Oklahoma. The 100 nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession of nursing and their mentoring of others. Suzanne (center) is pictured with NHS Nursing Administrators, (L to R) Connie Obenrader, Assistant VP of Operational Nursing, Melanie Stopp, Cath Lab Director, Lista Watkins, Clinical Educator, Suzanne Lovell, Cari Felts, Assistant VP of Clinical Nursing, Donna Dallis, VP of Patient Care, and Amy Williams, VP of System Clinical Operations.   Share...
NHS Trains New Parents in Safe Sleep Techniques

NHS Trains New Parents in Safe Sleep Techniques

Nurses in the obstetrics department at Northeastern Health System, recently underwent training by the Oklahoma State Department of Health in safe sleep techniques for newborns, making NHS a Safe Sleep Champion. This training allows the nursing staff to teach new parents the safest ways for infants to sleep to help avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), and the spread of contagious diseases. “We chose to be a Safe Sleep Champion hospital because we want to provide the safest care possible for our tiniest patients,” said Teina Trimble, OB Director. “Our new parents are now trained on how to put the baby to sleep, how to dress the baby so they aren’t too warm and what a safe sleep environment looks like. It has been beneficial to staff as well as to patients.” Despite a major decrease in the incidence of SIDS since the American Academy of Pediatrics released its recommendation in 1992 that infants be placed for sleep in a nonprone position, this decline has plateaued in recent years. Concurrently, other causes of SUID, including suffocation, asphyxia and entrapment have increased in incidence. “It is important for NHS to be a Safe Sleep Champion because we put a large emphasis on education for our patients and staff,” said Trimble. “The benefits of having the formal education for the staff and patients allows us to reinforce best practices for safe sleep and helps us achieve the highest quality of care for our patients built on evidenced-based practices.” In addition to training, the OSDH is providing free sleep sacks for newborns, while supplies last. For more...
It’s Rehab Services Week!

It’s Rehab Services Week!

Rehabilitation is an integral part of healthcare and a tremendous component in providing patients with positive outcomes. It is a medical specialty which helps restore people affected by potentially disabling disease or traumatic injury to good health and functional, productive lives and also helps minimize physical or cognitive disabilities. This group, and a few not pictured, work hard every day to give our inpatient rehab patients a better quality of life. Thank you for all you do! Share...