Pride of the Plains is a special section that will publish in the Enid News & Eagle for eight Sundays in February, March and April 2018. The section is designed to feature individuals, businesses and organizations in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma that work every day for the betterment of the region and its residents. This section, which published Feb. 18, 2018, focuses on the health care industry, its members, careers and concerns.
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"So, we are on a collision course, and the system as it's designed today is not sustainable long-term. They will have to go back and visit this." — St. Mary's Regional Medical Center CEO Krista Roberts
"I don’t know that there’s an answer to handling uncertainty. Because right now it’s on the federal level as well as the state level, because every program that we’ve depended on on the federal level is in that same state of uncertainty." — Fairview Regional Medical Center CEO and Administrator Roger Knak
“Most people who come to the fitness center are trying to get healthier, and being co-located with the medical group is helpful, because between us we can focus on a wide range of health issues.” — Kellie Jensen, base fitness program coordinator
CrossFit is a high-intensity workout designed to build strength and allow training for athletes, police officers and members of the military.
“I would encourage them to go everywhere and check it out and make sure they’re comfortable with the choice they’re making. Go look everywhere and try to talk to staff.” — Carmen Fore, director of nursing, Greenbrier Village
Northern Oklahoma College Enid has updated simulation equipment, including pediatric and neonatal simulators for its nursing program.
The facility includes eight semi-private treatment bays and four private treatment bays, said Catherine Gann, director of foundation and business development for Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.
“When I’m presented with a challenge, I brainstorm ways to address it. If that doesn’t work, I keep trying until I accomplish my goal.” — Kathy Chambers, lead speech-language pathologist at Hedges Regional Speech and Hearing Center
The center will feature a 15 chair infusion area, exam rooms, waiting room and lab, and it will operate five days a week.
“The volunteers, when they’re here, their entire focus is on patient care. It’s amazing how much having those volunteers available increases patient satisfaction.” — John Shearon, volunteer services manager, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
“Your trainer should be aware of your current abilities and have a good idea of how to maintain or challenge them. Your trainer will be your best friend, your toughest coach, your biggest cheerleader and advocate and accountability partner.” — Cecilia Holle, co-owner of GYM in Enid
What makes Great Salt Plains Health Center unique to the area is its status as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Hickman said. “Because we are a federally qualified health center, we can see any patient that walks in the door,” Hickman said.
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“We inject money into the schools for the things the district can’t cover with their regular money that they get from the state.” — Janna Jackson, EPSF executive director
Students in all three grades at Longfellow and Emerson middle schools and eighth-graders at Waller Middle School have been working this year to develop their career academic plans.
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Former Enid resident. Celebration of Life Service 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 24th 2022, graveside, Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Okla., with Pastor Tom Arnould officiating
A Celebration of Life Service for Geneva M. Hobson, age 91, of Meno, passed away January 19, 2022. Services are pending under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Celebration of life services 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2022, Stittsworth Memory Chapel, with Pastor Kelly Kronkite officiating. Military honors by Silver Talon Honor Guard. Arrangements under the kind guidance of Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service. www.stittsworthfuneralservices.com
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