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Long-time Hillcrest employee Ruby Thomas, APRN-CNP, is a key player in the bariatric program at Bailey Medical Center. Thomas is giving us an in-depth look into her nursing career and what she enjoys most about working at Bailey.

 

Why did I become a nurse?

I became a nurse because of my passion to be a part of the healing process. I believe that nursing is simply to give tender loving care while applying it to the everyday concept of medical care. I became a nurse to help others feel better and hopefully make a difference in someone's life by always trying to be... Read More »

Tracy Foster, nurse practitioner at Bailey Medical Center, has been working as a nurse for more than 28 years. Throughout her career, she has held numerous positions, with her current role at The Center for Bariatrics having the most profound impact on her.

Prior to working within the Hillcrest system, Foster worked in homecare and hospice. She later became the program director for Bailey Bariatrics while the program was still fairly new.

After eight years, Foster decided to pursue her master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner and worked at Bailey and Hillcrest Claremore... Read More »

National Sleep Awareness Week is March 11-17, the National Sleep Foundation’s annual event promoting sleep health. A decent night of rest is essential for feeling rested and refreshed. Achieving a great sleep starts with setting yourself up for success through proper sleep hygiene. We spoke with Deborah Haring, sleep technician at the Sleep Center at Bailey Medical Center, about sleep hygiene and how you can create an environment conducive to sleep.

“Sleep hygiene can greatly improve an individual’s sleep patterns,” stated Haring. “An environment that is dark, cool and quiet is the... Read More »

It’s that time of year again…we’re fighting the crowds at the malls and department stores to cross everything off of our holiday shopping list. If you are a planner, you might already have most, if not all of your shopping done. However, there are those of us who wait until the last minute to find those perfect gifts. Regardless of your strategy, it’s important to be mindful of what you are purchasing, especially if there are children on your list.

Appropriately timed, December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there... Read More »

Who loves peanut butter? We love peanut butter! Especially people living in the United States. According to an estimate by Kansas State University, the amount of peanut butter consumed by the U.S. in one year is enough to spread across the floor of the Grand Canyon.

If you weren’t already aware, November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month. Peanut butter was probably a lunchbox staple during your early school years, but that doesn’t mean your days of enjoying this creamy, salty-sweet goodness are over. Not only does peanut butter satisfy your taste buds, it is packed with health... Read More »

Birthing Center manager Julia (JP) Profit Johnson, BSN, RN, doesn’t hesitate to empty the trash or pick up a night shift. The same is true of designing a childbirth education program so that local mothers can stay close to home or asking the CEO to invest in a new nurse development idea. If it’s needed she’ll do it. Last December, JP walked across the stage at Oklahoma City University graduating with her bachelor’s degree in nursing with honors. After completing an associates nursing program in 1998, JP believed that too was needed. “I always wanted to go back and get my bachelor’s degree... Read More »

In the early 2000s, the quiet Tulsa suburb of Owasso started attracting residents and retailers at a steady pace. A lower cost of living, family-friendly community and quality school system within a 20-minute commute to Tulsa were (and remain today) drivers for Owasso’s growth. To provide access to top technology and providers for health care needs, Hillcrest HealthCare System announced plans for a new 73-bed, 138,000 square-foot hospital. The news spread as excitement grew for what is today Bailey Medical Center - the largest hospital in Owasso. “I was living in Anchorage, AK about to... Read More »

We are honored to announce that Bailey Medical Center has been listed by Modern Healthcare on the Best Places to Work in Health Care list as 14th of providers and 38th overall. The ranking was announced Thursday evening in New Orleans, LA at the awards dinner. Bailey Medical Center joins four other facilities receiving this recognition within Ardent Health Services, our parent company based in Nashville, TN. No other organization or health system had more facilities make the prestigious list.

“Bailey Medical Center is truly my home away from home,” shares Holly C., an OR surgical... Read More »