Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Presbyterian to Join in Health Care Field Test

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Presbyterian to Join in Health Care Field Test

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Presbyterian Hospital has been selected to participate in the field testing of indicators, or "performance measures" for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Presbyterian Hospital will participate in the testing of trauma care, oncology and cardiovascular care indicators.

Testing will begin this year and extend for about two years. The indicators are designed to support hospital efforts to assess and improve the quality of patient care they provide. . .

Tom Stanton, charge nurse at Edmond Regional Medical Center Intensive Care-Coronary Care Unit, has been certified by the American Association of Critical Care Nursing as a critical care nurse.

Critical Care is a new multi-disciplinary medical and nursing subspecialty based in the intensive care unit, with its primary concern being the care of the critically ill or injured. . .

Drs. William Graham, Carl Bogardus, and John Taylor, three University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center physicians, have made arrangements with the Deaconess Cancer Center at Deaconess Hospital to oversee radiation therapy for cancer patients beginning this fall.

Graham will manage the program and is an associate professor and director of resident training in therapeutic radiology at the health sciences center. Bogardus has been director of radiation oncology at the health sciences center since 1964. Taylor is completing a fellowship at the health sciences center.

The Deaconess Cancer Center will offer a variety of radiation therapy treatments for cancer patients with a new Clinac 2100C dual energy linear accelerator. . .

Linda Murdock, has joined Mercy Psychiatric and Rehabilitation Center as program director for the Adolescent Dual Diagnosis program, a program designed for people who have concurrent substance abuse and psychiatric problems. . .

Terry Neese has been appointed to the board of directors of the Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center, which serves to promote the wellness of children in a natural, drug-free way. Neese is chairman of the board of Terry Neese Personnel Services. . .

Dr. Steven E. Watson was honored Tuesday for his contributions to the adolescent behavorial medicine program at Hillcrest Health Center. …

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