Integris Baptist Medical Center touched the lives of nearly 70,000
people through community health initiatives last year.
Those efforts were recognized when Integris Baptist received the
VHA Leadership Award at a national conference of more than 2,400
health care professionals in Philadelphia recently.
It was one of eight health care organizations nationally to
receive the award from VHA Inc., formerly known as Voluntary
The award recognized Integris Baptist for improving performance in
community health, clinical effectiveness, organizational management,
and supply chain management.
"We are truly very honored and proud to be recognized for the work
done by Integris in giving back to the community," said Stanley F.
Hupfeld, chief executive officer of Integris Baptist.
Activities considered in the judging included the hospital's free
community clinic, free health screenings, flu vaccination program,
support groups such as the Calm Waters program for children who have
lost a parent through divorce or death, and the community monthly
VHA Inc. is based in Irving, Texas, and represents more than 1,300
health care organizations, including 21 percent of the nation's
community hospitals serving 26 percent of all patients.
Kevin Graves has been appointed vice president of operations for
Integris Health in Oklahoma City.
He will be responsible for environmental services, engineering and
maintenance, parking and security, food services, laboratory,
radiology and pharmacy areas at Integris Baptist Medical Center and
Integris Southwest Medical Center. He will maintain offices at both
Oklahoma City Integris hospitals.
He previously served in a similar position at Tucson, Ariz.,
The Integris Health Volunteer Leadership Award is scheduled to be
presented to Stephen F. Young, Oberia Beasley and Roy W. Home at the
Integris Circles of Excellence Awards and Recognition Dinner Tuesday
at the Marriott Hotel.
Young is president of Oklahoma Electrical Supply Co. and chairman
of the Foundation Associates, a volunteer group that works on behalf
of Integris Baptist Medical Center.
Beasley has accumulated more than 8,000 volunteer hours in the
gift shop at Integris Southwest Medical Center.
Home will receive the award on behalf of Integris Rural Hospitals.
He is president of the Volunteer Auxiliary at Integris Bass Baptist
Health Center in Enid. He served as chairman of the hospital's
governing board in 1994 and 1995.
A support group meeting for families of children with type I
diabetes is scheduled 10 a.m. to noon May 11 in the James L. Henry
Auditorium at Integris Baptist Medical Center.
Dr. Michael Parra is scheduled to make a presentation on the
psychosocial issues affecting families. Sick day management for the
child with diabetes also will be discussed in the program presented
by Dr. David Domek, pediatric endocrinologist at Integris Baptist
Other topics may include new treatments for diabetes, nutritional
needs and emotional difficulties of coping with the disease.
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