The Journal Record Health Care Briefs: December 4, 2012

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Integris names Johnsen presidentOKLAHOMA CITY - Tom Johnsen has been named president at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, effective Jan. 2.

Johnsen has a more than 25-year career in health care starting as a nurse in a cardiac intensive care unit, then a director of an air medical program. He was later the director of emergency services at an emergency and trauma center.

In 2000, he was chief operating officer of a health care system in Missouri. He was recruited by Mercy to serve as president and CEO of another Missouri hospital in 2003. Johnsen was transferred to Mercy Hospital and Clinics Hot Springs, Ark., in 2006 and named president and CEO in 2007.

Johnsen received his bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. He earned a master of science in health services administration from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., and completed his master of business administration at Webster University in St. Louis.

Johnsen succeeds Chris Hammes who was promoted in July to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Integris Health's network of hospital operations.

George to receive hematology awardOKLAHOMA CITY -American Society of Hematology has selected James N. George of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as recipient of its Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology.

George was selected for the award for his 50-year career combining clinical research investigation, teaching, mentorship and patient care, society officials said.

George holds the George Lynn Cross Research Professorship in the departments of Medicine and Biostatistics & Epidemiology at the OU Health Sciences Center. George served as American Society of Hematology president in 2005.

The 2012 Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology will be presented to George on Sunday in Atlanta, during the American Society of Hematology's 54th annual meeting.

Timmons joins Daily Living CentersBETHANY - Pam Timmons has joined Daily Living Centers as vice president of development.

Her office will be at the Bethany location. Daily Living Centers has four locations providing adult day health care.

Three join staff of OU Children's PhysiciansOKLAHOMA CITY - Jewel Montgomery, Cristina Rhodes and Jordan Stabinski have joined OU Children's Physicians.

Rhodes, an anesthesiologist, has also been named an assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Rhodes completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Corpus Christi. She completed a residency in anesthesiology and pain management and an internship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Rhodes earned her doctorate of osteopathy at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Va.

Before going to medical school, Rhodes worked for NASA in Houston as a biomedical flight controller for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs. She trained crew members for medical procedures adapted to zero gravity and co-wrote medical checklists for both programs. She also helped design software for in- flight physical examinations conducted weekly aboard the shuttle and ISS.

Montgomery, a pediatric anesthesiologist, completed a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship and a residency at University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago. …

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