John E. Orr of Oklahoma City will chair the 1994-95 Commission
for Rehabilitation Services.
Other officers are William F. Crawford of Sulphur, vice chair;
and Ernest M. Simpson of Checotah, member-at-large. Jerry Dunlap
is director of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation
Services. . .
Three physical therapy clinics owned by Dallas Cowboys Coach
Barry Switzer have been sold to NovaCare Inc.
The publicly traded corporation has operated the three Rebound
Oklahoma facilities since the purchase closed June 30.
NovaCare, based in King of Prussia, Pa., recently has acquired
other Oklahoma health care properties, including the Sabolich
Prosthetic and Research Center in Oklahoma City.
No financial details of the Rebound Oklahoma acquisition were
The former University of Oklahoma coach and Larry Derryberry
were principals in Rebound Oklahoma.
Derek Prentice, Oklahoma business development manager for
NovaCare, said Switzer and Derryberry, a former state attorney
general, will be associated with the new NovaCare properties in
consulting and marketing positions.
Rebound Oklahoma has a center in Oklahoma City and two in
All of NovaCare's Oklahoma physical therapy centers eventually
will operate under the NovaCare Outpatient Rehabilitation name,
Prentice said. . .
Business Network Inc. will present the seminar "Quality, Outcomes
Marketing in Managed Care" from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at
The seminar is for health care management personnel needing a
better understanding of outcomes reporting and marketing.
The fee is $185, but discounts are available for multiple
registrations from the same facility. For more information call
1-800-889-2688. . .
A "Stress and Burnout Conference," scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-4:30
p.m. Oct. 13 at Cameron University in Lawton, will highlight the
critically high rate of stress, anxiety and frequent burn out
among health care workers.
The event is sponsored by Public and Community Services, a
unit of the University of Oklahoma College of Continuing
Presenters include active nurse professionals who have
firsthand experience with the problem.
Participants at the conference will assess their traits to
target their individual stressers, which can include family,
co-workers and supervisors, career, change and fears of the
future. The format will guide participants into designing their
individual blueprint plans to counter stress and anxiety.
Program sponsors include the OU Health Sciences Center; Marti
Jones, executive director of Agape Recovery Systems in Oklahoma
City; the OU Southwest Center for Drug-Free Schools and
Communities; and OU Health Promotion Programs.
Cost is $49 and includes refreshments and lunch. To register
or for accommodations on the basis of disability, call (405)
325-2248. . .
Dr. Kenneth Dormer, professor of physiology at the University of
Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, presented research results of
the African Institute for Scientific Research, Education and
Development at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Scientific
Affiliation in St. Paul, Minn.
He presented research on possible tick-killing properties of
five species of commiphora plants in East Africa. …