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Kay Netta Allen, 65, and her husband talked about going on a cruise for years. Aside from trips to Branson, Mo., and other road trips, the couple had never taken a “big trip.” The Allens, who have been married for 47 years, had spent nearly two years planning and saving when Kay Netta received a reminder for her annual mammogram. Realizing she had accidently skipped a year, she knew she needed to schedule her mammogram before leaving for the Alaskan cruise. The appointment was set for the month prior to their departure.

Kay Netta arrived at Bailey Medical Center for her mammogram,... Read More »

The oil and gas industry was booming and business was good. Work came first for Michele Thompson just a few short years ago. Turning 40 came and went and before she knew it, Michele was getting her first mammogram at the age of 45 in May 2012. Living in southern Oklahoma at the time, Michele didn’t know what to think when the mammogram revealed a mass. 

She decided to wait to pursue further medical consultation and it wasn’t until she moved to Claremore last fall, when shooting pain in her breast prompted her to seek another opinion. She says, however, the voice inside her head kept... Read More »

The oil and gas industry was booming and business was good. Work came first for Michele Thompson just a few short years ago. Turning 40 came and went and before she knew it, Michele was getting her first mammogram at the age of 45 in May 2012. Living in southern Oklahoma at the time, Michele didn’t know what to think when the mammogram revealed a mass.

She decided to wait to pursue further medical consultation and it wasn’t until she moved to Claremore last fall, when shooting pain in her breast prompted her to seek another opinion. She says, however, the voice inside her head kept... Read More »

The severe weather outbreak Monday afternoon and evening was felt from every corner of the state. As a massive EF5 Tornado ripped through Moore, OK, the skies in Owasso were beginning to stir. Before local media could report the widespread damage in the Oklahoma City suburb, a line of storms quickly developed, and tornado warnings were issued in several Northeastern Oklahoma counties. Code Black rang through the hospital at Bailey Medical Center. Employees and staff moved patients and prepared to take cover. On this particular May evening, Owasso was spared. As the helicopters hovered over... Read More »

To those who have not been personally touched by brain cancer, the word glioblastoma may carry little meaning. For some, like Kathleen Rhodes, this word means everything. Glioblastoma has changed her life and threatened to take it twice. For 20 years, Kathleen has fought this rare disease. “They told me I had six to nine months,” she recalls of the conversation she had with doctors when she was first diagnosed with an aggressive and highly malignant brain tumor in 1993. She underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor. “The fact that I survived is a miracle,” she says.

Looking back... Read More »

When Glenda Riddle retired from retail, she actively pursued new opportunities to meet people and try new things. She began by inquiring about the Silver Elite club at Bailey Medical Center – a free program for seniors 60 and older offering monthly health seminars and in-hospital perks. Glenda walked into the lobby at the hospital to fill out the application when she noticed a flyer for the volunteer program. The idea of volunteering struck a chord with her. “I wanted to volunteer,” she says. “I always have!”

When she interviewed with Volunteer Coordinator Tina Williams, she... Read More »

Standing before a room of hopeful hearts, family and the person she believes saved her life, Denise Sessions found herself changing the deal she had made. “I kept telling myself I wasn’t going to speak at group until I hit my goal weight,” she says.

On the heels of the second anniversary of her bariatric surgery, Session was “stuck” around 200 pounds, shy of the magical “168 pounds” she set as her goal weight. She had maintained her weight within a 9-pound range over the last four months and discovered something new.

“I decided to say to myself that my success what not... Read More »

Even though it is only September, it is time to start thinking about getting a flu shot. Did you know flu outbreaks begin as early as October, though the height of flu season typically does not occur until February? If you have concerns about the flu shot, here are some common questions we have answered for you. Consult with your physician about your specific needs this flu season.  Every one older than 6 months old should consider receiving the flu vaccine.  

Should Pregnant Women Get a Flu Shot?

The CDC recommends that all pregnant women get the flu shot (and not the nasal... Read More »