The St. Anthony Volunteer League has donated $10,000 to the hospital's new obstetrical unit. The money will be used to buy art, plants and other decorations for patient rooms, corridors and waiting areas. The new obstetrics unit will feature 14 labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms, and will be completed in August. Sources for the volunteer league income include the hospital gift show, which the league owns and operates, the snack bar, two gold shows per year and popcorn machine sales. . .
- Second Chance Chemical Dependency Day Hospital, a treatment center for alcohol and chemical dependency has opened at 10705 N. Broadway. The center will provide comprehensive treatment and counseling on a daytime basis, six days a week. Patients are treated from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and spend evenings and Sundays in their normal home settings.
Deborah Bates, clinical director, said research studies conclude that once detoxification has been carried out, there is no convincing evidence that inpatient treatment is any more effective than ambulatory care for the average alcohol/drug dependent person.
Second Chance has the capability for providing needed medical, psychological and social treatment. Most treatment protocols are about 30 days, and cost for the Second Chance program is less than half the cost of traditional hospital programs. Dr. Boyd K. Lester, psychiatrist and medical director of the center, oversees the protocol.
Second Chance, a subsidiary of Wetumka General Hospital, has a capacity of 20 patients. The center also has a treatment facility at Seiling Municipal Hospital. . .
- Moore's first physical therapy and hand rehabilitation outpatient clinic has opened at the new Moore Medical Center, 5th St. and Telephone Rd. The Center for Physical Therapy and Hand Rehabilitation is one of the few clinics specializing in hand rehabilitation in central Oklahoma. It is an affiliated service of Norman Regional Hospital. The accredited staff provides treatment on musculoskeletal systems for people of all ages, including back, necks, hand, shoulders, ankles and knees. They also work with patients who have arthritis or who have had strokes or head injuries. . .
- Midwest City Pediatric Associates has opened a new office at 8827 E. Reno, Suite 201. …