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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 »

Bob and Norma Clearly arrive at Bailey Medical Center each Tuesday morning and start their jobs as volunteers for the hospital. Norma helps the staff in Administration with dating and organizing the mail and assists Human Resources with various projects. “It is mostly work that anybody can do, but it is time-consuming and it helps them do more work that is technical to their area,” says the retired pharmacist. “I feel that I’m really helping them.”

Norma is the longest-serving volunteer at Bailey. When she first inquired about volunteering at the newly constructed hospital in her... Read More »

The doctors, nurses and staff who arrive at Bailey Medical Center each day (or night) are among some of the most satisfied health care employees in the country, according to a growing list of awards and recognition. Listed as a “Top 100 Best Places to Work in Health Care” by Modern Healthcare in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, a Becker’s Hospital Review “Best Places to Work” in 2012, 2013 and 2015 and recipient of the HealthStream 2015 Excellence through Insight award for Overall Employee Satisfaction in the Small Hospital category, Bailey Medical Center continues to catch the eye not only... Read More »