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).