Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Health Care Briefs: January 25, 2011

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Health Care Briefs: January 25, 2011

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Hospitals sign affiliation agreement

St. Anthony Hospital and Purcell Municipal Hospital have announced a formal affiliation between the two facilities.

St. Anthony will provide support services to help provide access to health care in the closest clinically appropriate location for Purcell-area residents. The agreement also allows for co-branded marketing of St. Anthony and Purcell Municipal. St. Anthony of Oklahoma City finalized a similar agreement with Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck in October.

"Local governance and control is vital to meeting the growing health care needs of our community," said Susan Tarp, chairman of the Purcell Municipal Hospital board. "It is important that our patients understand that Purcell Municipal Hospital is still a local facility with local citizens serving on the board, diligently working to provide the best services for the citizens in the area."

Purcell Municipal Hospital is a 39-bed licensed hospital. St. Anthony Hospital is a 686-bed tertiary care facility specializing in surgery, oncology, cardiology and behavioral medicine.

Shrum approved as OSU provost, dean

Kayse M. Shrum has been approved by the OSU/A&M Board of Regents as the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences' new provost and dean of its College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Shrum has spent the past eight years with OSU-CHS as a faculty member, clinician and administrator, most recently as interim vice president of academic affairs and chair of pediatrics.

Certified Healthy awards presented

The Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Oklahoma Academy, The State Chamber and the Oklahoma Turning Point Council have selected 228 Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Award winners.

The Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Program recognizes Oklahoma businesses that provide health and wellness opportunities. …

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