INTEGRIS Regency Home Care has received a Certificate of Achievement from the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Oklahoma, for quality improvement in Dyspnea, one of the 10 publicly reported outcome measures for home care.
Dyspnea is when a person is having difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. Dyspnea can be caused by a variety of conditions including heart disease, anxiety, or even strenuous exercise.
OFMQ, working under contact with the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, provided tools and resources, training workshops and other guidance to facilitate INTEGRIS Regency’s efforts in quality improvement.
The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association (OOA) named Tammie L. Koehler, D.O., the “Rookie Physician of the Year”. Dr. Koehler received the award at the OOA’s 107th Annual Convention for being a young physician who has excelled in her field during the first two years of practicing medicine.
Dr. Koehler joined the medical staff at INTEGRIS Miami Hospital in 2005. She specializes in obstetrics and gynecology.
A 2001 graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health and Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Koehler went on to complete her OB/GYN residency at Tulsa Hillcrest Medical Center.
Dr. Koehler has been active in the OOA since her first year in medical school. She is currently a member of the organization’s Bureau on Continuing Medical Education and the Bureau of Young Physicians. She represented OOA Young Physicians at the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Council of Young Physicians during the 2006 AOA House of Delegates.
The Rural Health Association of Oklahoma has named Dr. Duane Koehler as the 2006 Practitioner of the Year. Dr. Koehler, a family practice physician on staff at INTEGRIS Miami Hospital, was presented the award at the recent Physician Manpower Taskforce meeting and honored for his outstanding service to the State of Oklahoma through tireless efforts to provide excellent medical care to the citizens in rural areas.
In addition to the award, Dr. Koehler has been appointed by Governor Brad Henry to serve on the Physician Manpower Training Commission. The prestigious taskforce is dedicated to enhancing medical care in rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma, as well as increasing the number of practicing physicians and nurses in rural areas of the state.
INTEGRIS Regency Home Care was honored by HomeCare Elite as one of the top home health care agencies in the United States. The prestigious ranking lists Regency Home Care among the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the nation.
The elite listing was determined by measures of quality, improvement, and financial performance.
Stephanie Stepp, RN, was named a recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Award and honored during the Third Annual Freeman Excellence in Nursing Gala.
Dr. Mark Osborn was honored as the Oklahoma Champion of Health for his efforts to assist families affected by the Tar Creek Superfund site. Selected from more than 100 individuals and organizations nominated for their efforts to improve Oklahoma’s health, Dr. Osborn accepted his award at the 2005 Champions of Health Awards held on October 5 in Oklahoma City at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
INTEGRIS Miami Hospital concluded its annual United Way campaign on a positive note. Increasing its contribution by 75 percent over last year, employees and physicians raised $35,000 for the Ottawa County United Way. The 2004-2005 United Way goal was increased to $130,500. The hospital’s contribution represents almost 30 percent of the target goal.
Sybil Cantwell, RN, was a recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Award and honored during the Second Annual Freeman Excellence in Nursing Gala.
Jeff Womack was named Oklahoma’s Outstanding Home Care Professional of the Year by the Oklahoma Association for Home Care.
INTEGRIS Miami Hospital earned a 2004 Quality Award from the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality for their work to improve the care given to Medicare beneficiaries.
INTEGRIS Miami Hospital was named “Sponsor of the Year” by the Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Emergency Medical Technician, Matt Nicholson, was named EMT of the year at the Oklahoma EMT Association’s annual educational conference.
Sybil Cantwell, RN, was named the “healthcare hero” for INTEGRIS Miami Hospital. She was honored at the annual OHA Conference on November 12.
Janie Satterwhite, RN, was named Oklahoma's Outstanding Home Health Nurse by the Oklahoma Association for Home Care. Two other Regency Home Care employees, Carol Cason, nominated for Outstanding Home Health Aid, and Vicki McGinty, nominated for Outstanding Supervisor, were also honored for being in the top three in Oklahoma.
The Hospice Association of Oklahoma named Katharine Burleson the Outstanding Nurse Aide of the Year.
Jamie Baker, director of rehabilitation services, was named the recipient of an Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award from the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association.
Picher High School graduate Michelle Mantle was named Training and Conditioning’s High School Female Comeback Athlete of 2001. Also nationally honored were the members of her comeback team from the Rehab and Sports Medicine Department at INTEGRIS Miami Hospital. Mantle’s injury, rehabilitation program, and return to high school sports were featured in an in-depth article in the April 2001 issue of the magazine.
IBRHC Chaplain Bob Barker was awarded a medallion for his individual efforts to raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation. The prestigious honor was given by the Oklahoma Organ Sharing Network, the American Red Cross, and the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank.