Arthritis Foundation Names Horton Chairman

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Richard Horton is the new chairman of the board for the Arthritis Foundation Oklahoma Chapter. Barry Burget is the chairman-elect. Elected vice chairmen were Paul Dougherty, James H. Everest and Hank Ross. Ken Lawton is the new treasurer and Bill Sanford the secretary. Darla Hall, Dick Horton, Bob Linn, John Osborn and Jon Trudgeon were elected members at large of the Executive Committee.

Other people

Dr. Jonathan R.L. Schwartz, the volunteer medical director of the Baptist Community Clinic, has received a Governor's Community Service Award from the American College of Chest Physicians. Also taking home an award was the Oklahoma Project on Women & Girls, Tobacco & Lung Cancer, under the leadership of Dr. Mary Anne McCaffree.

Dr. Bradley Britton has been named the medical co-director at TLC -- Laser Eye Center in Tulsa. He also directs the TLC facility in Oklahoma City.

New to Britton Vision Associates is Dr. Jorge De La Chapa, a University of Texas graduate who received his doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Oklahoma State University in Tulsa. He got his ophthalmology residency at Columbia Tulsa Regional Medical Center.

Now seeing patients at the Heart Specialists is Dr. Naji E. Karam. The graduate of American University in Beirut, Johns Hopkins and the University of Texas had served at University Hospital before joining the St. Anthony heart unit.

Bobby Thompson, president of Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore, has been elected chairman-elect of the Oklahoma Hospital Association board of trustees. Elected to join the board were Joe Gunn of Craig General Hospital in Vinita, Stanley Hupfeld of Integris Health and Randy Segler of Commanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.

Business

St. Anthony Hospital will dedicate its Frank C. Love Cancer Institute with a musical tribute by the Canterbury Choral Society and the blessings of Archbishop Salatka. Made possible by a $500,000 gift from Tom and Judy Love, the center involves 10 private rooms and two suites in remodeled sections of the outpatient and inpatient cancer floor, plus a patient/family area with a lounge and meeting rooms. The center will feature a Multileaf Collimator and Spiral CT, as well as a wide variety of paintings and other art crafted for the center around a common theme: the tree of life. …

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