Governor signs revised emergency rules for medical marijuana

Governor signs revised emergency rules for medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued this statement after signing revised emergency rules adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Health, which establish a framework for patients, physicians, caretakers, and business owners interested in medical marijuana: “These rules are very basic, and represent the best option in developing a proper regulatory framework for […]

Logan County Health Department: Now is the time to vaccinate for school and day care

Logan County Health Department: Now is the time to vaccinate for school and day care

Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health, especially when they are in school or a day care center where disease outbreaks can occur. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new day care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a […]

Bill ensuring rights of family caregivers signed into law

Bill ensuring rights of family caregivers signed into law

Sen. AJ Griffin and Rep. Harold Wright applauded the signing of SB 1516, a continuation of the Lay Caregivers Act, which was passed in 2014. The Lay Caregivers Act allows hospital patients to designate a lay caregiver upon formal admission to a hospital facility and requires hospitals to notify the designated caregiver of the patient’s […]

Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association donates opioid antidote to all Oklahoma sheriffs and deputies

Dr. Bill Worden (pictured) demonstrates how the drug Narcan is applied during a press conference on Tuesday.

Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association donates opioid antidote to all Oklahoma sheriffs and deputies

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association is supplying every Oklahoma sheriff and their deputies with a dosage of NARCAN® Nasal Spray, the drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. An event was held today at the Oklahoma State Capitol to announce the donation and provide a demonstration of how law enforcement can […]

DHS announces no program cuts December 1 

DHS announces no program cuts December 1 

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services announced today the agency will not have to reduce or eliminate service programs for seniors and people with disabilities on December 1 and January 1 as previously planned. Governor Mary Fallin approved $26.9 million in short-term funding for the agency when she kept intact parts of the revised budget bill on November 17. […]

Guthrie welcomes two new doctors

Pictured below is Dr. Arvin Pourtorkan (left) and Dr. Casey Cochran (right) have joined Mercy Clinic – Guthrie Academy.

Guthrie welcomes two new doctors

GUTHRIE, Okla. – Two Oklahoma natives have joined Mercy Clinic – Guthrie Academy as family physicians, each sharing a unique story of how they chose medicine as a career. For Dr. Arvin Pourtorkan, it was as easy as drawing from a hat.

Lewis Joins Mercy Clinic on Waterloo Road

Lewis Joins Mercy Clinic on Waterloo Road

Mercy Clinic Primary Care-Edmond Waterloo has added another doctor to the team with the addition of Dr. Kristen Lewis. A board-certified physician, Dr. Lewis says that although practicing medicine is now her passion, it isn’t always something she dreamed of doing.

Guthrie administrator awarded national honor

Josh Tucker and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City President, Jim Gebhart, at the FACHE convocation in Chicago.

Guthrie administrator awarded national honor

GUTHRIE, Okla. – It is a goal Josh Tucker has worked toward for more than five years. On Mar. 13, Tucker became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

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