Lyons named association president
OKLAHOMA CITY - Cindy M. Lyons, associate director of community
educational outreach for the Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric
Nursing Excellence and a faculty member at the University of
Oklahoma College of Nursing, has been named president of the
Oklahoma Nurses Association.
Lyons has served ONA as president-elect, vice president and
Region 2 president. She was the 1989 recipient of the Oklahoma
Nurses Association/Upjohn Award for Excellence in Gerontological
She will serve a two-year term as president.
A member of the OU College of Nursing's faculty since 2004, Lyons
served on the advisory board for the International Geriatric
Research Center and chairperson of the Gerontological Division of
the Oklahoma Nurses Association. Lyons holds an associate degree in
nursing from Tulsa Community College, a bachelor of science degree
in nursing from Langston University and a master of science degree
in nursing administration from OU.
OU receives gift for medical scholarships
OKLAHOMA CITY - The University of Oklahoma has received a $1.5
million gift as the first distribution of what is expected to total
$3.7 million from the estate of the late OU alumnus Crockett H. Page
to establish an endowed scholarship fund in the College of Medicine.
The gift boosts OU's $10 million College of Medicine Campaign to
more than $7.1 million.
At Page's request, all of his estate gift will be directed to the
College of Medicine's Second Century Campaign for Scholarships.
Page grew up in Oklahoma City and earned two degrees from OU,
including his undergraduate degree in chemistry in 1958 and his
medical degree in 1961.
He spent his medical career in the U.S. Navy, specializing in
family medicine and dermatology. Page died July 3 at the age of 77
in Albany, Ga., where he lived after his retirement from theNavy.
Programs OK'd for McAlester Regional
McALESTER - Two residency programs have been approved for
McAlester Regional Health Center in partnership with Oklahoma State
University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The two residency programs will begin in July. McAlester Regional
completed the credentialing process and was approved by the American
"As a teaching hospital, MRHC will be at the forefront of the
latest medical developments and bring improved quality of care and
customer service to our patients," said David Keith, president and
CEO. "Our strong affiliation with OSU and the teaching environment
that results will certainly energize the hospital staff and our
physicians. Our community also stands to benefit from the program
as an economic driver and through increased access points of care
Ronald Tanner is MRHC's director of medical education. Tanner, a
family practice physician in the community, is double board-
certified in emergency medicine and family medicine. Tanner served
on the committee to design and administer the national certifying
examination for hospitalist certification and has directed residency
programs in Texas and Arkansas.
"Combining quality health care training in a community setting
with hands-on training and direct mentorship from highly skilled and
experienced physicians will prepare residents to be the best they
can be," Tanner said.
Valle, Doescher join OU Physicians
OKLAHOMA CITY - Laura Valle, a certified nurse midwife, and Mark
Doescher, a family medicine physician, have established practices
with OU Physicians.
Valle has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of
Oklahoma College of Nursing since 2011, teaching obstetric and
maternal-child clinicals. She was a labor and delivery consultant in
Germany and had been a registered nurse home visitor in the
Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. She is also a former labor and
delivery staff nurse for OU Medical Center.
Valle graduated with a master of science degree in nursing-nurse
midwifery from the University of Cincinnati Distance Program. …