OU Opens Center on Health Policy Research, Development

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A new center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City has been established to help improve public health policy and changes in the nation's health-care system.

The Center for Health Policy Research and Development, a collaborative service of the OU College of Public Health and the OU College of Medicine, will serve as a research, resource and teaching base. Co-directors are Dr.

Bailus Walker Jr., dean of the College of Public Health, and Dr.

Edward N. Brandt Jr., executive dean of the OU College of Medicine.

The center will research health policy and management issues from both a state and national perspective and will help to assess issues related to program-service design, development, implementation and evaluation.

Faculty from all areas of the university will contribute their expertise to the center's research program, Walker said. . .

St. Anthony Hospital Occupational Health Services Network is scheduled to sponsor a seminar titled "A.D.A. (Americans with Disabilities Act): A Medical Perspective" at 9:15 a.m. March. 6 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

The seminar is designed to address the issues concerning the delivery of business and industrial health services under the new regulations that became effective Jan. 26.

Registrations may be made with the St. Anthony Hospital Occupational Health Services Network. . .

Dr. Bette Leone has been elected chairman of Midwest City Regional Hospital's board of governors. Other officers include:

Keith Beachler, vice chairman; Linda Skaarer, secretary; and Don Killough treasurer. Other board members include: Wayne Hodge, Dr. Arnold Nelson, Joe Cole, Dr. Richard Wilson, and Dr. Stanley Chard.

The hospital's board of governors direct the day to day operations of the hospital, including policy determination, financial responsibility, recruitment and training, and appointment of the medical staff. . .

Dr. Douglas P. Fine has received the James Hammarsten Award from the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Fine is chief of medical services. …