Foundation for Medical Quality Moves Its Offices

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The Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality is moving from its current location at the Paragon Building to the Quail Springs Parkway Plaza.

The new office space consists of 29,463 square feet of offices, reception and meeting rooms on a single floor. The foundation plans to be situated at the new space, located at 14000 Quail Springs Parkway, by Nov. 1, said Lynne Keller, administrative services manager.

The Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality's fourth floor has four conference rooms, including a boardroom. The boardroom adjoins the large conference room with a moveable wall to create one large room for company-wide meetings, which the organization lacks at its old quarters.

OU Health Sciences Center

Sherwin Nuland, a surgeon and Yale educator who is author of How We Die, will speak at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as part of the dedication of the new central campus gardens at noon Thursday at the Stanton L. Young Walk.

The public is invited to the noon event. Tours of the new central campus and gardens will be given following the ceremony.

Nuland will offer brief remarks at the dedication, and will present a keynote address to the student body at 2 p.m. in the OU Medical Center Conference Center, located on the fifth floor of Nicholson Tower at Children's Hospital.

"The dedication of the new central campus gardens will mark one of the largest landscaping projects in the history of the state of Oklahoma," said OU President David L. Boren. "It will create a beautiful and healing environment for patients, their families and our faculty, students and staff."

The beautification project, which was funded with private donations, cost $6.2 million.

Association for Healthcare Ethics

Ethical decisions made by individuals, by health care institutions, and in the wider community will be the topic for the Oklahoma Association for Healthcare Ethics annual educational conference on Nov. 22 at the Oklahoma City Community College.

Robert Potter, of the Midwest Bioethics Center, Kansas City, will be the keynote speaker. Potter has more than 30 years' experience in internal medicine and geriatrics, as well as training in religion, psychology and ethics. He will present "Ethics Is Not Easy: Just Keep Practicing and Someday You Will Get It Right."

The conference includes 12 breakout sessions. Among the topics covered will be a review of Oklahoma laws regarding the end of life, spiritual issues in palliative care, genetic manipulation and cloning, and terrorism and emergency response in an ethical framework.

Pain Relief Oklahoma, an interest group committed to better pain management, will conduct a series of sessions on pain management issues

The statewide conference is open to the public. Continuing education credits are available and registration is open until Nov. 19. For more information, call 888-687-2280.

OU Physicians

Seniors and their families are invited to a healthy aging celebration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at the OU Physicians Building, 825 NE 10th St. The free event is co-sponsored by OU Physicians Senior Health Center and OU Medical Center.

Registration and health information booths are open from 8-9:30 a. …