NHS Names New Manager of The Coffee House

NHS Names New Manager of The Coffee House

Years ago, Northeastern Health System took the Starbucks products and added them to The Coffee House, where they serve an array of menu options for both food and drink. Overseeing this busy venue is new Barista Manger, Lisa Shelly-Simmons. Shelly-Simmons has worked at NHS since February of 2012. In that time, she has learned the ins and outs of the Dietary and Culinary department, and worked as a barista coordinator since 2016, under recently-retired, Gary Spriggs. “The people I work with are amazing,” said Shelly-Simmons. “NHS is a place where you can grow, learn, and excel as a person.” Shelly-Simmons credits her team for the success of The Coffee House. “My co-workers are my mentors,” she said. “They work hard to keep everyone happy and fed. I couldn’t be more proud of them. We are always open to new ideas, but as of right now, we have amazing staff, great coffee and delicious food.” Shelly-Simmons and husband Marvin have been together for 20 years. They have five children and six grandchildren. In her spare time, the couple enjoys spending time with their family, attending hockey games and hunting. The Coffee House is located on the first floor of Northeastern Health System. They are open Monday – Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options, as well as treats and Starbucks coffee. Share...
NHS Welcomes Surgical Oncologist to Tahlequah

NHS Welcomes Surgical Oncologist to Tahlequah

Northeastern Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Surgical Oncologist, Samuel Bieligk, M.D. The addition of Bieligk, allows cancer patients in Northeast Oklahoma to receive a full continuum of cancer care, including radiation, chemotherapy and surgical services. “Surgical oncology is a specialty that helps patients decide how to manage their tumor/cancer problem, including surgery,” said Bieligk. “Radical and minimally invasive procedures are all offered as part of the process.” Surgical oncology may include the removal of the tumor or surrounding tissue during an operation. Surgery is the oldest type of cancer therapy and remains an effective treatment for many types of cancer today. The goals of surgery vary, however, it is frequently used to diagnose cancer, remove all or some of a cancer or tumor, find out where the cancer is located, and find out if the cancer has spread or is affecting the functions of other organs in the body, to restore the body’s appearance or function, and to relieve side effects. “There are many patients with malignancy or suspected malignancy in the region that includes northeast Oklahoma, NW Arkansas, SW Missouri, and Southeast Kansas, that would benefit from a multidisciplinary team to determine how to diagnose, stage and manage their complex tumor/cancer problems,” said Bieligk. “In collaboration with Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, Dermatology, General Surgery, Radiation Oncology and Radiology, a coordinated cancer program can be developed.” Patients with cancer have a chance to live long, productive lives, if given the chance. The comprehensive cancer program offered through Northeast Oklahoma Cancer Center, an NHS subsidiary, will give patients that necessary chance. Bieligk joined the NHS team for...