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(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Bailey Medical Center would like to thank all of our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight emergency room medical director, Steven Treat, D.O.)

Steven Treat, D.O., emergency room medical director at Bailey Medical Center, is a veteran in the medical field after spending the past five decades in the industry.

Interestingly, Treat’s genesis into health care was spurred on by a questionable haircut.

Before ever picking up a stethoscope, the... Read More »

The Vandiver family had an unexpected Valentine’s Day present when their son, Jase, was born on Feb. 14, eight days prior to his due date. It was the care they received from the labor and delivery staff at Bailey Medical Center that made their early blessing all the more enjoyable.

“There was never a wait for anything,” said Kaylee, Jase’s mother. “Then on my birthday (Feb. 15), they came in at midnight to tell me happy birthday with a cupcake. The nurses who helped deliver Jase made me a card, got flowers and made me a candy bouquet with tongue depressors and lab tubes. The nurses... Read More »

Jeffery Grimes will not soon forget his experience at Bailey Medical Center, and the wise decision of one doctor.

It was a decision that may have saved his life.

In September 2020, Christopher Cole, D.O., performed bariatric surgery on the Ripley resident at Bailey in Owasso. The surgery was a success as Grimes lost more than 100 pounds. But during one of Grimes’ follow-up appointments several weeks later, Cole recognized a potential concern.

Grimes was diagnosed with left lung empyema, a condition caused by an infection that spreads from the lungs. Empyema leads to a... Read More »

Sarah Hair is a nurse in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) at Bailey Medical Center, an Ardent facility in Owasso, Oklahoma. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, her hospital, which specializes in surgical weight loss procedures, closed temporarily due to the Governor’s order suspending bariatric surgeries.

As Chief Executive Officer Keith Mason was meeting with the surgery staff to discuss next steps, he mentioned that there was a need for RNs at an Ardent sister hospital in New Jersey, an early COVID hotspot state.

Sarah said that as soon as Keith mentioned the... Read More »

Switching to a cleaner eating routine isn’t about jumping on a fad diet. Instead, it’s about creating a healthier lifestyle that focuses on paying attention to what you put in your body and learning about your relationship with food. It can sound daunting, but transitioning to clean eating doesn’t have to be done in one big move.

“As with any lifestyle change, make adjustments in stages,”  said Stephanie Atkinson, registered dietitian at Bailey Medical Center.

Making a huge change, like going from a daily soda to none will likely make you miserable and result in failure.... Read More »

René Norman, a registered dietitian with Bailey Bariatrics, means what she says when she tells patients to ditch the fad diets and stick to committing to a healthy lifestyle.   “It’s not about following the latest dieting fad,” Norman said. “It’s about finding an eating pattern that helps you achieve your health goal that you can sustain.”   When it comes to dieting trends, the Mediterranean diet ranks high from Norman’s perspective.   “Research has shown that this is one of the healthiest eating patterns because it focuses on whole foods (closest to the farm), moderate portions and healthy... Read More »

There are 30 million people in the United States living with diabetes, but one in four do not even know they are living with this condition. In addition to those millions, another 84 million adults, teenagers and children have prediabetes, but 90% are unaware. These numbers show the need to bring awareness to diabetes and clear up any myths that surround this condition.

Discover the truth about diabetes below and share with your friends and family.


What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body reacts to the sugar in your broken down... Read More »

Breastfeeding can be a great experience for both mom and baby, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard work that comes with a set of big difficulties.

If you are a new mom or a mom with several children, you probably already know how up and down, complicated and wonderful parenthood can be. Breastfeeding also has its own highs and struggles. Here are some of both the ups and downs of breastfeeding and how to find support.


The Up: Your Baby Always Gets a Perfect Meal

Your body creates the perfect food for your baby to be able to develop during those early... Read More »