Coalition to Stop the Health Care Holdup holds day at the Capitol

Posted on: 5/14/21

More than 200 health care providers and patient advocates came to the state Capitol on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to stop the plan to privatize Medicaid. Thank you to the many hospital teams who made the trip and visited with their lawmakers.

Left to right are Jay Johnson, CEO, DRH Health, and chairman, OHA board; Rep. Marcus McEntire; and Patti Davis, OHA president.

Leadership from Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus, Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City, and Elkview General Hospital in Hobart, visit with Sen. Brent Howard.

Jimmy Leopard (far right), CEO, Wagoner Community Hospital, and others visit with Sen. Dewayne Pemberton. 

Left to right in the Capitol rotunda are Brian Woodliff, president and CEO, Northeastern Health System, Tahlequah; Landon Hise, CEO, AllianceHealth Woodward; and Jim Berry, EVP/hospital administrator, Northeastern Health System, Tahlequah.

Kersey Winfree, MD, regional VP of medical affairs, SSM Health Oklahoma, visits with Sen. George Young.

A large contingency from SSM Health gathers at the state Capitol.

More than 200 health care providers and patients advocates attended the event.