Turney to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Turney to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Mr. Maurice Turney, who will receive the Mary Carlile Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Hearts of Gold Gala. Turney (left) was presented a certificate announcing him as a recipient of this prestigious award by NHS President and CEO, Brian Woodliff (right). Share...
Freeman to Receive Hearts of Gold Award

Freeman to Receive Hearts of Gold Award

Congratulations to Vera Freeman who was named Volunteer of the Year and will be awarded the Hearts of Gold award at the 2018 Hearts of Gold Gala. Vera has been a volunteer for 17 years. Vera (left) was presented with a certificate honoring her award by her sister-in-law and Auxiliary President Sueann Freeman (right). Share...
A day or two in the life of a Type 1 diabetic.

A day or two in the life of a Type 1 diabetic.

Bryn Smith, Internal Medicine Resident Coordinator at Northeastern Health System, was was diagnosed with non-familial Type 1 diabetes when she was eight years old. In recognition of November as Diabetes Awareness Month, Smith has offered her story to help create awareness of a disease held by millions of Americans. “I was diagnosed with non-familial Type 1 diabetes when I was eight, in my home state of California,” said Smith. “I remember getting sick, vomiting for a few days. Then, as I recovered, I remember having the most uncharacteristically ravenous appetite ever, eating anything and everything I could get my hands on, while becoming thinner by the day. I was extremely thirsty as well, and began bruising for no apparent reason. My parents, despite being highly educated, preferred to keep things natural, living without most medications and choosing not to seek assistance from physicians.” Smith’s parents changed their minds when she failed to improve. She was taken to a local pediatrician who immediately admitted her to the hospital. “I was also placed in the custody of the state, while my parents were, ‘counseled,’ to appropriately parent a child with diabetes,” remembered Smith. From the moment of hospitalization, life changed dramatically for Smith. At the time of diagnosis, management of diabetes was largely guesswork. There were no finger-stick blood tests available to determine blood glucose. Instead, all urine had to be collected, measured, tested, and recorded. “My dad had to perform strange calculations to determine an approximation of my blood glucose levels,” said Smith. During this time, insulin was different. It was derived from animals and poorly concentrated resulting in allergic...
Spirit Awards Presented to Oklahoma Hospital Employees

Spirit Awards Presented to Oklahoma Hospital Employees

Fifty hospital team members statewide received an Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) Spirit of Resilience Award during the 2017 OHA Annual Convention, Nov. 2. The 50 front-line, behind-the-scenes and administrative employees received the award because they demonstrate strength and toughness in the face of great challenges and adversity. Award recipients were chosen by their hospitals for exemplifying the Spirit of Resilience because they: recover quickly from a set-back or adversity; do not let failure define them, continuing on a path to success; come back stronger than ever when knocked down; react optimistically when faced with sudden change or an unexpected outcome; or change a negative turn of events into a positive source of healing for their patients. “We are pleased to honor these special hospital employees who have dedicated time, talent or expertise to improve their organizations and their communities,” said Craig W. Jones, president, Oklahoma Hospital Association. “These are the type of team members who, when they see problems, consistently work to solve them.” Northeastern Health System’s Cancer Center, Northeast Oklahoma Cancer Center, was awarded for their resilience when long-time and much-loved Radiation Oncologist, Daniel Murphy, suddenly passed away. The staff pulled together to continue patient care, even through their grief. They comforted patients and made arrangements to keep all scheduled treatments so as not to disturb the patients’ treatment schedules.   Photo Caption: The NHS Cancer Center team recently received the Oklahoma Hospital Association Spirit of Resilience Award. Pictured are (L to R): Brent Townsend, B.S.,R.T.(R)(T)(CT) Robin Sisco, Wiley Bottger, CMD, R.T.(R)(T )  Kelly Hatley, LPN  and Kristen Allen, B.S., R.T.(R)(T)(CT). Share...
NHS Celebrates National Rad Tech Week

NHS Celebrates National Rad Tech Week

NHS recently celebrated National Rad Tech week. Radiology Technicians work in a variety of capacities throughout the hospital. Here are some of our Radiography Techs, Cath Lab Techs, CT techs, Mammography Techs, MRI techs, Ultrasound Techs, Echo Techs and a Radiology Physician’s Assistant. Thank you for all you do! Share...