NHS’s Duncan Receives Under 30 Recognition

NHS’s Duncan Receives Under 30 Recognition

Northeastern Health System’s Patient Financial Services Director, Keeli Duncan, recently received the NextGen Under 30 award for demonstrating talent, drive and service in both healthcare and the community. Now in its seventh year, NextGen Under 30 recognizes and encourages the next generation of innovative, creative, and inspiring individuals who push the boundaries in various categories of endeavor. In addition, award winners are selected based upon their participation in and contribution to their communities. A panel of respected business and civic leaders serve as judges. “I feel extremely honored to receive this award,” said Duncan. “To be recognized as a leader in healthcare out of numerous nominees across Oklahoma is humbling, and makes me proud to be a part of the NHS team.” Duncan joined the NHS family in 2016 and has made tremendous strides in the Patient Financial Services department. “Keeli is a valuable member of the NHS team,” said Executive Vice President and Hospital Administrator, Jim Berry. “We are very proud of her accomplishments both in the community and in the hospital. She is well deserving of this award.” The 30 Under 30 NextGen Award program was founded by ionOklahoma Magazine in 2011. Since then, more than 3,000 outstanding individuals aged 30 years and younger have been nominated for their contribution to their organizations and communities. The 2017 program honored 185 winners in 15 categories. There were hundreds of applications from across Oklahoma, each including an essay. “I look forward to continuing to promote Northeastern Health System by doing the best job I can and ensuring that the best quality services are provided to our patients.” Share...
Faith, Family and Strangers Help Cancer Patient

Faith, Family and Strangers Help Cancer Patient

Inner strength, a compassionate medical team, caring family and friends, and faith in God, are what carried Jackie Webb through one of the worst ordeals of her life – breast cancer. As a busy mom, she quickly discovered that breast cancer does not discriminate and it doesn’t care about the patient’s schedule. When Webb received the call in April 2016, that she had breast cancer, she and a friend were driving to her son’s golf tournament. Her cancer was detected by her yearly mammogram by Dr. Kelly Cole at Northeastern Health System. “The first words that came out of my mouth were, ‘What do I do? What do I do? What do I do?” What followed were many tears, medical procedures and prayers. “I had a lumpectomy five days before my youngest son’s high school graduation,” said Webb. “Cancer doesn’t care what your plans are!  The margins weren’t clear so one week later I had another surgery. I then had four months of chemotherapy followed by 37 radiation treatments.” Webb’s niece, Dr. Tara Wilson performed her surgery. She then underwent Chemo with Dr. Leslie Walker and radiation with the late Dr. Daniel Murphy at NHS. Like most cancer patients, Webb created a close bond with her medical team. “Daniel Murphy was a dear friend of mine for years. I never thought my friend or my niece would be providing care of my medical needs,” said Webb. “My treatments at NHS were amazing. Of course, Daniel called me routinely to check on me!  Brent and Kristen actually administered my radiation treatments. One Monday I was having a really, really bad...