Spirit Awards presented to Oklahoma hospital employees

Posted on: 11/15/17


Fifty hospital team members statewide received an Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) Spirit of Resilience Award during the 2017 OHA Annual Convention, Nov. 2. The 50 front-line, behind-the-scenes and administrative employees received the award because they demonstrate strength and toughness in the face of great challenges and adversity. 

Award recipients were chosen by their hospitals for exemplifying the Spirit of Resilience because they: recover quickly from a set-back or adversity; do not let failure define them, continuing on a path to success; come back stronger than ever when knocked down; react optimistically when faced with sudden change or an unexpected outcome; or change a negative turn of events into a positive source of healing for their patients.

“We are pleased to honor these special hospital employees who have dedicated time, talent or expertise to improve their organizations and their communities,” said Craig W. Jones, president, Oklahoma Hospital Association. “These are the type of team members who, when they see problems, consistently work to solve them.”

Award winners are:
AllianceHealth Deaconess, Oklahoma City, Amy Clymer, CRT, Director of Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Medicine
AllianceHealth Madill, Elizabeth Carroll, LPN, Clinic Manager
AllianceHealth Midwest, Midwest City, Mark Macklin, RN, BSN, Cardiovascular Services/Chest Pain Coordinator
AllianceHealth Ponca City, Susan Adkins, RN, Charge Nurse
Blackwell Regional Hospital, Joyce Daniel, MSN, CEO/CNO
Choctaw Memorial Hospital, Hugo, Marcia O’Connor, CEO
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Lawton, David Lyon, Director Radiology
Creek Nation Community Hospital, Okemah, Elizabeth Wheeler, LPN, Fast Track
Duncan Regional Hospital, Amy Toomey, MS, LMFT, Manager
Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, Madi Rodriguez, Patient Experience Coordinator
Hillcrest Hospital Cushing, Marylin Peck, Medical Staff Coordinator
Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, Alisa Trout-Schurr, MPS, BS, CDM, CFPP, Director of Food and Nutritional Services
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Michele Diedrich, RN, BSN, MA, Chief Nursing Officer
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center, Enid, Russell Wilson, Director of Facility Services
INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Yukon, Vicki Cantrell, MS, RN, CNOR, Clinical Director Perioperative Services/Cath Lab
INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, Brenda Bronaugh, CHAA, Revenue Integrity Coordinator
INTEGRIS Health Edmond, Mitzy Bayne Baggott, BSN, RN, Clinical Director
INTEGRIS Miami Hospital, Carrie Turner, RN, Clinical Director
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Kevin Hilburn, Director of Engineering Services
Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Dawn Lundwall, MS, RCEP, Wellness Services Manager
Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center, Shari Wood, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacist
Lawton Indian Hospital, Jessica Steinert, PharmD, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator/Pharmacy Residency Program Director
McAlester Regional Health Center, Jeanne LeFlore, Manager
Mercy Hospital Ada, Ashley Trower, Manager
Mercy Hospital Ardmore, Gary Brawley, Director of Plant Operations
Mercy Hospital Logan County, Guthrie, Rose Gathers, LPN, Practice Manager
Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, Sue Gibson, RN, Director, Home Care Operations
Mercy Hospital Tishomingo, Paul Thomas, RN
Norman Regional Health System, Jacquelyn Scott, RN, Charge Nurse II
Northeastern Health System Sequoyah, Sallisaw, Sharon Randolph, RN, Case Manager
Northeastern Health System, Tahlequah, Northeast Oklahoma Cancer Center Team: Brent Townsend, Robin Sisco, Wiley Bottger, Kelly Hatley, and Kristen Allen
Okeene Municipal Hospital, Robyn Acre, RN
Purcell Municipal Hospital, Ryan McKay, LPN
St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Darla Wilson, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Critical Care Services
St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, Vicki Keener, Revenue Integrity Specialist
St. John Broken Arrow, Kacie Roberts, RN, Registered Nurse III
St. John Owasso, Rebecca Cartwright, RN, Nursing Manager
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Enid, Chad Gruber, RN, Director
Stillwater Medical Center, Lea Brown, RN, BSN, Human Resources Clinical Recruiter
The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, Bethany, Teresa Adkison, PTA
The Physicians’ Hospital in Anadarko, Sally Green, Administrative Assistant
Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital, Shaula Cochrane, RN, CNOR, Director of Surgical Services
Valir Rehabilitation Hospital, Oklahoma City, Sara Brickey, RN, Care Coordinator
WW Hastings Indian Hospital, Tahlequah, Donna Wolfe, Secretary
Wagoner Community Hospital, April Watkins, LPN, Clinical Informatics Coordinator
Weatherford Regional Hospital, Amy Maynard, RHIA, Director Health Information Management

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