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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 »

For the fifth year, Bailey Medical Center of Owasso has been named one of the “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare. Bailey Medical Center is one of only three Oklahoma health care organizations on the 2016 list.

The recognition program, now in its ninth year, honors workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower their employees to provide patients with the best possible care and services.

“Our team at Bailey Medical Center is exceptional, and this type of recognition exemplifies our commitment to providing an environment where our patients... Read More »

Bob Chapman understands caring for a loved one when their health is declining. He was the caregiver for his wife for nearly a decade. She was a patient of Utica Park Clinic physician Dr. Clark Tingleaf, whom they were first introduced to in their hometown of Claremore. When Dr. Tingleaf moved his clinic to Owasso on the campus of Bailey Medical Center, the Chapman’s maintained her care under Dr. Tingleaf. “What a great man,” Bob adds. “I’ve had experience at Bailey Medical Center for about eight years. I would always recommend Bailey.”

Bob says of the countless nights he spent in... Read More »

Recently, a new survey found that one in five American children has unhealthy cholesterol levels, and more than eight percent have worrisome high cholesterol levels.  Moreover, the National Center for Health Statistics found that 27 percent of 16 to 19 year olds had at least one measure of unhealthy cholesterol. Cholesterol levels in children are mostly linked to three different risk factors, which are family history, diet and obesity. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends cholesterol screening for all children ages 9 to 11. Having high cholesterol (at any age) is a leading risk... Read More »