The Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality is moving from its
current location at the Paragon Building to the Quail Springs
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
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
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
Pain Relief Oklahoma, an interest group committed to better pain
management, will conduct a series of sessions on pain management
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.
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