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Consumer Choice Award
photo by James Coburn
Teresa Schroeder knows all about paperwork as a registered nurse at Accentra Home
Healthcare. But more importantly, she understands the value of compassion and the
longing for independence.
Teresa Schroeder does
a lot of diagnosis coding
and paperwork as the RN
case manager at Accentra
Home Healthcare, located in
Oklahoma City.
But that’s not all she
does. She knows all about
patient care because she has
a natural affinity for people.
And it shows.
There are doctors orders
and communication needs
with the nurses in the field,
she said. Patients, families
and the nurses at doctors
offices, wound care clinics and
dialysis centers are common
points of contact.
“It’s mostly paperwork and
phone calls,” said Schroeder,
who has been a nurse for
15 years, since earning her
nursing degree at Bacone
College in Muskogee.
There is always
more paperwork, she
said. The Paper
Reduction Act that
was enacted during
the administration
of President Bill
Clinton did not
reduce paper work,
she said.
She
hasn’t
always worked in
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Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City received the 2014/2015
Consumer Choice Award this month by National Research
Corporation. The annual award identifies hospitals across
the United States that health care consumers choose as
having the highest quality and image.
“It is truly one of the biggest honors to receive an
award based on the feedback of our patients,” said Jim
Gebhart, president of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City.
“Every day, our talented doctors and co-workers dedicate
themselves to providing the very best care and service
to patients and their loved ones. We are so thrilled to
know that patients
recognize and value
that high level of
service and care.”
Mercy Hospital
Oklahoma is one
of
four
Mercy
hospitals and one
of just 273 hospitals nationwide to receive the national
award this year. Consumers in the Oklahoma City area
have recognized Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City as a top
hospital based on four key metrics: ∑ Best overall quality
∑ Best image/reputation ∑ Best doctors ∑ Best nurses.
Winners are determined by consumer perceptions
on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the
company’s Market Insights survey, the largest online
consumer health care survey in the country.
“The complexity of health care has urged consumers
to play much more of an integral role in their care
decisions, which in turn, is prompting hospitals and
health care systems to lead a proactive approach to
brand awareness,” said Brian Wynne, vice president
of sales at National Research Corporation. “This year’s
winners have done an exceptional job of representing
their organizations in terms of high-quality
care, improvement initiatives, and positive
consumer perceptions and experiences.”
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Malaria Indicated in Initial
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Receiving Post-Arrival
Monitoring following West
Africa Travel
The Oklahoma State Department
of Health (OSDH) and Tulsa Health
Department (THD) report that a
laboratory test indicates positive
results for malaria in an individual
in Tulsa County, who recently
traveled from West Africa.
An
additional laboratory test is pending
at the Oklahoma State Public
Health Laboratory and will be
completed later today.
The individual was being
monitored daily by public health
personnel because the person had
traveled to Guinea, Liberia or Sierra
Leone within the previous 21 days.
The individual was assessed to be
low risk for contracting Ebola, did
not report any known exposure to
persons with Ebola nor did the
individual provide healthcare to an
Ebola patient while in Africa. In
taking all precautionary measures,
a blood specimen was collected
and will be sent to CDC for Ebola
testing.
Late Thursday evening, the
individual informed THD health
officials that they had developed
a
fever.
THD
immediately
implemented an isolation and
clinical
evaluation
plan
in
conjunction with the Regional
Medical Response System following
appropriate
infection
control
protocols. The individual was safely
transported via ambulance to a
local hospital for medical evaluation
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home health. Her career includes
working in a nursing home and in
a small rural hospital. However, she
has spent 13 years as a home health
nurse. Seven of those years have been
loyal to Accentra. So what keeps her
dedicated to patient care at Accentra?
“Well, I love the people that
I work with and the patients,”
Schroeder said. “We do have repeat
patients. The management is great to
work with.”
Anyone considering a career in
home health should be able to work
independently, Schroeder said. Home
health nurses do not have the code
teams and the IV team and lab nurses
coming to draw blood for a home
health nurse at somebody’s home, she
said.
“You draw the lab and you do
the instructions,” Schroeder continued.
“When you’re in the home, it’s you,
a good skill set for assessments and
accessing a vein. Sometimes new
nurses are easier to train, but then an
older nurse has the skills down.”
Schroeder was called to be a
nurse when working at a young age
in a nursing home as a home health
aide. That was enough to propel her
up the career ladder.
She has learned that patient care
needs all levels of health care workers
from certified nurse aides, medication
aides, physicians and nurses. Each
role is of value, she said. Everybody
needs this family of patient care, she
said.
Schroeder recalls how being a
home health aide in a long-term care
setting helped to prepare her to be a
better nurse.
“If our basic needs aren’t met,
nothing else can be either,” Schroeder
explained.
Accentra nurses are dedicated.
That’s what Schroeder admires most
about the staff she spends time with
each day.
“They are caring and the patients
love them,” she emphasized. “I couldn’t
ask for a better group of field staff
to work with.”
Outside of work, Schroeder will
spend time with her children
and family. Together, they enjoy
water activities. She loves to cook.
Her daughter is an animal lover
and is talking about becoming a
veterinarian.
“My son only asks me questions
when he’s sick,” she said with a
chuckle. “He’s 21. They’ve not really
shown any interest in going in a
nursing field.”
A home health nurse must like to
drive a lot and be on his or her own,
she said. You can call a physician
from the house but a doctor is not
there in the home, she said.
“We educate patients on their
disease processes, and any new
medications a doctor calls in to
increase or decrease a dosage,” she
said.
Many patients in home health are
educated about their disease processes,
but something a nurse says may
trigger a new question. Schroeder has
heard it said, “Well, I didn’t know if
I’m sick my blood sugar may be a
little higher.”
People like to be in their
homes. So home health is working
well in allowing people to be
more independent in life, she said.
Sometimes a nurse will go in to find
a patient needs hospital care. The
patient may not want to go, she said.
“We make every effort to try to
contact their physician and manage
them at home without having to
send them to the emergency room,”
she said. “We’ll maybe make them
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a doctor’s appointment for that day.
Patients want to stay at home. They
don’t want to be in the hospital or a
nursing home.”
Patients also tell her they don’t
mind going to a skilled facility as
long as they know they will return
home, she added. For many patients,
home is all they know.
“So that’s where they want to
stay,” Schroeder said.
Schroeder offers encouraging
words. Something keeps her going.
“Even in the office we’re almost
as independent as the nurse in the
field is,” she said. “We maintain that
open line of communication with
physicians and the nurses, wound
care clinics and whatever. It keeps us
on our toes.”
Her career is not all paperwork,
she said. At times, she will visit with
patients.
“Sometimes you miss that.
Sometimes I’ll say, ‘Hey, I need to go
see somebody.’”
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Greg Bridges says he loves how
his eclectic nature of the nursing
industry. A registered nurse, Bridges
has an extensive career in nursing
with a diverse understanding of
complex facets. This compliments his
service today as the administrator and
co-owner of Home Care Assistance,
located in Edmond.
Quality aging in place enhances
lives, he said.
“Nothing gets you more than
when you are concentrating on a
medical aspect and this beautiful
elderly lady grabs hold of your hand
and says, ‘I’m so lonely,’” Bridges
said. “That’s something we just
couldn’t do anything about before.”
Today transcends with a new
model of care with Home Care
Assistance. The company employs
certified home health aides that are
placed in the home of clients that
need personal assistance. They also
employ non-certified staff who have
experience working with seniors.
They can be placed with clients
who need a companion level of
care. There is a growing need in
the community for assisting part of
the elderly population with meals,
assisting them with help to the
grocery store and ensuring they
have transportation to see their
physicians.
He earned a master’s degree in
health education and a bachelor’s
degree in nursing at the State
University of New York through the
Jamestown Community College.
Bridges has worked as sports
coach, in acute care and has taught
nursing in higher education at
Southwest Medical Center in Liberal,
Kansas, where he was director of
staff development. In 1993, he was
asked to help open a home health
care business.
“That’s where I started to make
this change. We were hard core. We
took care of a lot. We really shot to
reduce re-hospitalizations,” he said.
Bridges began to realize that
some people have a need for more
than what medical services offer. He
responded to a need among part
of the elderly population involving
loneliness, boredom and a loss for a
sense of purpose.
Bridges had worked in the
quality improvement specialist and
consultant world of health care
at the Oklahoma Foundation for
Medical Quality.
Today at Home Care Assistance,
Bridges is able to offer a holistic
approach to senior care. This means
he engages further than what
medical aspects can offer in the
overall health of a person.
“We’re looking at them more
globally. What is it we can do to
help with the boredom? What is
it we can do to help with the
helplessness, loneliness, and enhance
their sense of purpose?” he said.
“A lot of that is socialization, and
we do that through what we call
Balance Care Method.”
The aides have the time to stay
in a home and let the clients’
needs unfold, rather than providing
a bath and leaving. Aging in place is
not disruptive on anybody’s lifestyle.
Home Care Assistance meets elders
where they are in life and facilitates
care whether it be in a home,
assisted living or a nursing home.
The home health aides engage.
They interact with their clients
beyond the home bound limitation
of what Medicare specifies when
reimbursing the home health care
industry, he said.
“That’s one of the reasons we
started this. I don’t want to be
encumbered by that,” Bridges said.
The company’s registered nurses
initiate the plan of care and
assessment. Their focus is non
medical, but they keep and eye on
the client’s medical health, so they
are mediators in working with a
home health care agency or other
health care settings.
“Even the hospital -- we can
have clients in there as well,” he
said. “But it’s just to go an extra
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Halloween Fun for All Ages
Edmond nursing
home welcomes
trick-or-treaters
As co-owner of Home Care Assistance in Edmond. Greg Bridges has
discovered a fulfilling career that helps the elderly achieve their personal
best by being engaged in life.
also vascular issues, a lack of
layer above.”
Adult-to-adult,
clients
are nutrition and depression. Despair
encouraged to maximize their can significantly impair a person’s
potential. They are not treated cognitive function, he said.
The founders of Home Care
as dependent children. A person
experiences a boost in self-esteem Assistance are neuro psychologists,
when they accomplish something who have studied why some people
they had not been able to perform live long, healthy lives.
“They’re involved and engaged,”
for a while, Bridges continued.
“That’s very satisfying to see he said. “What we can control is that
process of quality aging in place and
them make progress,” he said.
Areas of the brain addressing try to maximize all of these psycho/
memory,
executive
functioning, social aspects.”
language, visual aspects and coping
are part of threats for diminished
capacity.
Not every dementia points to the
plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s
disease, Bridges said. There are
Halloween is always a favorite
for the young and young at heart.
That’s why Grace Living Center
Edmond hosts its annual Halloween
Trick-or-Treat Party for children
from the community.
The event is a favorite of
residents of the home, who look
forward to welcoming young trickor-treaters.
“When the kids come in dressed
in their costumes the residents just
light up,” said Kevin Shaw, activities
director at the home. “They love
handing out candy to the kids and
it really gives them a chance to
engage with the community.”
This year’s event was slated for
Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
at Grace Living Center Edmond,
2520 South Rankin. It was open to
kids of all ages.
“We brought all the residents
out into the home’s town square,
located in the front, and they lined
Baylee Bolton, a certified nurse aide
at the home, fills one of the many
candy buckets used to pass candy
out to trick-or-treaters.
up with buckets of candy to pass
out to all the trick-or-treaters,” Shaw
said.
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Stroke of beauty
Businesswoman keeps
beautiful art alive
BY-IKE,EE
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It can be said that Kim McAllister
has the face of an angel, the hands of
a saint and is playing an important
role in sustaining what is quickly
becoming a lost art.
Calligraphy - from the Ancient
Greek combining beauty and writing
- is something many have grown up
with. From hand-addressed wedding
invitations, to personalized Bibles calligraphy is an art form that is
rarely taught, and takes years to
master.
In a world where handwriting
has been replaced by emails and
keyboards are the new stroke of a
pen, McAllister harkens back to a
time of a more personal form of
communication.
“I like seeing the person’s face
who hired me when they see the
finished product,” McAllister said. “I
really love it when they appreciate
what I do.”
McAllister
is
a
life-long
Oklahoman, growing up with a dad
in the Air Force and attending Del
City High.
She parlayed a scholarship to
the University of Central Oklahoma
in Edmond into a bachelor’s in
sociology and master’s in criminal
justice administration.
“I wanted to help kids stay out
of trouble and that’s what I did
the first part of my post grad,” she
said.
Working at the non-profit MidDel Youth and Family Center was
her job. But turns out, calligraphy
was her passion.
Kim McAllister enjoys seeing the faces of clients light up when they see
her work.
Her mother dates McAllister’s
obsession with writing back to the
second grade.
“I would just write all the
time,” she said. “They bought me
a chalkboard for my room to save
trees. After a year my mom got
tired of cleaning my room with all
the chalk dust because I wore that
sucker out.”
A dry erase board followed as
did a calligraphy set around sixth
grade.
McAllister’s love of the written
word was so powerful she decided
to make it her life’s work. So she
quit her job and now runs Sooner
Calligraphy from her home full-time
in April 2012.
She’s a one-stop shop with no
employees.
Some days she has to hand
address 100 wedding invitations.
Other days she’s writing out a
scripture or poem someone wants to
frame and give as a gift.
“It
was
extremely
scary,”
McAllister said of going out on her
own, but then I thought rationally
and realized I had been marketing
and doing public relations for years
and I had made lots of companies
money and marketed them so why
can’t I do that for myself.
“You put your faith in the Lord
and say ‘I’m going to do what I
know what I was born to do.’”
McAllister is well compensated for
her work. Her clients aren’t the
typical ones who head to Michael’s
on a Sunday to buy a few hundred
wedding invitations.
And often times she admits that
it’s the mother or even grandmother
who insists the bride-to-be meet with
her.
Because after all “guys don’t have
a clue what I’m talking about,” she
laughed.
McAllister believes she is the
only full-time calligrapher in the
metro. Some may dabble as a hobby,
but McAllister has invested her life.
“I would hope I’m bringing it
back a little bit because I am someone
who can offer it full-time,” she said.
As her business has grown,
McAllister has become more selective.
She used to sit for 20 hours at a
time, creating beauty for others at
her own expense.
She marketed herself so much in
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the early goings that she couldn’t
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LMFT Marriage and Family
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AND CALENDAR LAUNCH SURE
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If you would like to send a
question to Vicki, email us at
Miracle Kids share their stories and tell listeners how
[email protected]
Q. My supervisor suggested that I should come talk to
you after I shared with her some of the things that were
going on in my marriage. She used the word “abused”
and I was shocked. I never thought I was abused. But
now I believe it is true. So what do I do now?
A. Hillary has been married to Sean for over 20 years.
They both have full time jobs and a comfortable income.
They have four children; 2 grown/2 still at home. Hillary has
been depressed and wanting out of her marriage for years.
She described her husband as very controlling as evidenced by
wanting to know where she was at all times when she was not
working, not wanting her to have girlfriends but to spend her
off time with him and expecting the house to be “spotless” at
all times. (Just to name a few).
Hillary was presented with a list of domestic violence
warning signs in counseling. She was dumbfounded when she
realized that a number of abusive acts that had been perpetrated
against her by her husband were on the list. Here are the ones
she checked: 1. Jealousy and possessiveness (He tells me that he
“owns” me.) 2. Controlling or limiting contact with friends and
family. (I have to sneak around to see my friends, sometimes
I pretend that I am going to work so he won’t ask questions.)
3. Controlling of finances, making the abused partner ask for
money, or refusing access to money. (He expects me to pay the
bills with my check and some of his, but he has “fun” money
at all times). 4. Undermines my parenting. (When I set limits
with our children he will take them to do something fun and
give them money, he will give them whatever they want.) 5.
Forces sex when the abused partner doesn’t want to or makes
the abused partner perform sexual acts he/she doesn’t want to
do. (This is a huge problem. I try to let him fall asleep before I
do, sometimes I pretend to fall asleep in the guest bedroom but
when I do sleep with him he will always wake me up in the
middle of the night; he says it is his “right” to have sex with
me, when he wants it because I am his wife. And if I don’t
want to he accuses me of having sex with someone else.)
Abusive and degrading behavior are not acceptable but as
Hillary has stated, “I can’t just leave, I don’t know if Sean would
hurt me but if I left him and he ever saw me with another man
I think he would kill me.”
At the present time Hillary is attending counseling to have a
safe place to discuss her thoughts and feelings. What the future
holds for Hillary is uncertain but she is trying to take life one
day at a time, build a strong support system and seek legal
advice to clarify some of her concerns..
they can help make a difference in the life of a child
Broadcasting live from the
Children’s Hospital Atrium, Thurs.
and Fri., Nov. 6 and 7, the KXY
Loves Kids Radiothon and Calendar
Launch will bring together Miracle
Kids from across Oklahoma. Each
will share their personal story of
triumph and strength as they strive
to help listeners better understand
what it’s like inside our local
children’s hospital, as well as how
listeners can help kids like them.
In addition to Miracle Kids
and doctors, representatives from
Children’s
Miracle
Network
Hospitals and Children’s Hospital
Foundation also will gather to
celebrate the new 2015 Miracle
Children of Oklahoma Calendar
from 10 to 11 a.m., Thurs., Nov. 6.
Calendars are on sale for $5 and
can be autographed by featured
Miracle Children onsite.
During
Radiothon,
KXY
morning DJs Bill Reed and Shawn
Carey will broadcast live for two
full days. Their goal is to help raise
awareness and funds to support
the mission of Children’s Hospital
Foundation – to improve the health
of Oklahoma’s children.
Listeners will hear on-air
interviews from Miracle Kids
who are dedicated to speaking
and raising awareness about the
importance of research, education
and
clinical
care
through
fundraising efforts in Oklahoma.
The amazing stories of hope and
courage from Miracle Children like
Hailey will inspire all who tune in
and listen.
Hailey was born with a rare
genetic disorder characterized by
severe malformations of the chest
cavity, ribs and thorax, thus
affecting her ability to breathe. She
wasn’t expected to live long after
birth. A few months later, Hailey’s
family discovered she was blind.
Despite the odds she would not
walk, breathe on her own or live
to her tenth birthday, Hailey has
accomplished all three. She has
excelled in braille and Cherokee
language competitions. She’s full of
energy and is vivacious.
Pledges from the KXY Loves
Kids Radiothon and proceeds from
calendar sales help to make sure
kids like Hailey can receive leading
edge pediatric specialty care without
having to leave Oklahoma.
“I’m proud to have been a part
of Radiothon for the past 12 years,”
said Bill Reed, KXY DJ. “This event
has allowed me to meet true heroes
– the kids, their families and the
care teams who help to improve
their health. This event never fails
to touch my heart each and every
year.”
Listeners are encouraged to call
in and make a pledge to support
Oklahoma’s kids through Children’s
Hospital Foundation. Callers may
choose to be a KXY Loves Kids
Club Member for $15 a month,
which will go to help Oklahoma’s
sickest children, or they may choose
to make a one-time gift.
Children’s Miracle Network
Hospitals is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to
helping children by raising funds
and awareness while keeping
100 percent of donations in the
community where they are raised.
Children’s Hospital Foundation is a
proud affiliate of CMN Hospitals
and is dedicated to providing
funding for pediatric programs in
research, education and clinical care
for Oklahoma’s children.
To make a donation during the
KXY Love’s Kids Radiothon, call
405-271-9043 or donate online at
www.okchf.org.
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Why do you like working as a nurse? Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital
“I enjoy being able to
develop relationships with
our patients and their
families, watching them
grow.”
“I love coming to work
and seeing the children
smile and interact with the
staff. I love watching the
progress that they make
from being admitted to
being discharged.”
Each week we visit with health care
professionals throughout the Metro
“I enjoy working at the
Children’s Center because
we have the best patients.
They are such a joy to see
so early in the morning.”
“The Children’s Center is
my favorite place on Earth!
I love seeing all of the
children’s smiles and
hearing their laughter.”
Sarah Gonzalez, RN,
BSN
Jessica Lunsford, RN
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Moore Joins Mercy Clinic
Northwest Family in
Oklahoma City
Throughout Barbara Moore’s
32-year career in health care, she has
always loved the challenge of finding
the right diagnosis and medicine to
help patients feel better so they can
experience a higher quality of life.
Moore brings those problemsolving skills and a deep desire to
help others to her role as a family
medicine nurse practitioner at Mercy
Clinic Northwest Family in Oklahoma
City.
“As a new provider at Mercy, I
look forward to building friendships
and relationships that will last a
lifetime,” said Moore. “My style of
care is a partnership with patients so
they are comfortable participating in
the health care decisions that impact
their lives. I love to learn about
my patients’ families, pets, jobs and
hobbies.”
She began her career as a
registered nurse then decided to
go back to school to become a
nurse practitioner. She has worked
in hospital-based nursing, home
health, geriatrics, community health,
American Indian health and in
the private sector. She also worked
overseas for a short time in a rural
clinic.
Moore received her bachelor’s
degree in nursing from the University
of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky,
and her master’s degree in the
family nurse practitioner program
from the University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma
City.
In her spare time, Moore enjoys
music, reading, spending time with
her two dogs and is involved in her
local church. She also teaches classes
in the nurse practitioner program at
Frontier Nursing University.
Mercy Clinic Northwest Family is
located at 5201 W. Memorial Road in
Oklahoma City and can be reached
at (405) 755-4050.