OKLAHOMA CITY – The House of Representatives today passed a measure aimed at encouraging more doctors to practice in rural areas of the state. House Bill 2511, by House Speaker Charles McCall, would reduce a doctor’s tax liability by up to $25,000 annually if he or she practices in a rural community for the tax […]
Reserve Deputy Josh Alexander talks with Guthrie High School Principal Chris LeGrande on how to use a tourniquet in an emergency.
With classes out on Monday, teachers with Guthrie Public Schools took part in training classes with local law agencies. Heartland Medical Direction, along with the Guthrie Police Department, Guthrie Fire Department and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, provided training to school employees. The training consisted of the civilian response to active shooter events, or CRASE, […]
On the November 6 general election, a county question for the creation of a new Emergency Medical District will be on the ballot.
Logan County voters inside certain school districts will decide in November whether an Emergency Medical Service District should be formed. If approved, a tax levy will be placed on property owners within those school boundaries.
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 […]
As required by SQ 788, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has posted application information and instructions for patients and businesses interested in obtaining medical marijuana licenses.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today advised the State Board of Health to convene a special meeting to amend the rules it passed regulating medical marijuana.
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 […]
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 […]
The department that citizens depend on for extinguishing house fires and rendering medical care when life or death is on the line is running low on manpower. Several factors play a role, but there appears to be no easy solution on fixing the issue that is plaguing the Guthrie Fire Department.
Dr. Bill Worden (pictured) demonstrates how the drug Narcan is applied during a press conference on Tuesday.
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 […]
Bobby Stitt (L) was named Mercy Hospital Logan County new administrator. He takes over for Josh Tucker (R).
Board members of the Mercy Hospital Logan County formally announced the new administrator for the local hospital during the weekly Chamber Coffee.
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. […]
Josh Tucker, administrator of Mercy Hospital Logan County, recently made the list as one of the “60 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know” in 2017 by Becker’s Healthcare.
GUTHRIE – Mercy Hospital Logan County has been ranked as a top 20 critical access hospital for quality care in the U.S. and is one of only three rural facilities in the state with the honor.
Practical Nursing students from Meridian Technology Center were recently recognized for completing their career training.
Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow announced this week that Captain Jason Starns and Lieutenant Ryan Reeves both recently achieved their certification as paramedics.
Pictured below is Dr. Arvin Pourtorkan (left) and Dr. Casey Cochran (right) have joined Mercy Clinic – Guthrie Academy.
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.
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.
For the second time in several months, an ambulance service in Logan County is expected to come to an end. Patients in need of an ambulance in Crescent may not have access after June 4.