Norman Regional Community Connections Recent Posts to Community Connections Blog http://www.normanregional.com/en/communityconnections.html <![CDATA[Stepping Up to a Challenge]]> http://www.normanregional.com/en/communityconnections.html?item_id=4 Imagine walking around the earth’s equator more than six times. That is the equivalent of the distance traveled by the participants in the fall Heart and Sole walking campaign. The 742 participants walked 309,867,735 steps, or approximately 154,933 miles, during the six week campaign shattering their campaign step goal of 300 million steps.

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<![CDATA[Loftis Named Paramedic of the Year]]> http://www.normanregional.com/en/communityconnections.html?item_id=5 Tony Loftis was chosen as the 2008-2009 Crimestopper's EMSStat Paramedic of the Year. Tony began at EMSStat as a PRN paramedic in January 2004 and became full-time in October 2005. He became a Relief Crew Chief (lieutenant) in January of 2008. Tony is currently a Field Training Officer, Hazardous Material Technician, Critical Care Paramedic, Bike Medic, and Tactical (SWAT) Medic. He also is very active as a trainer of other SWAT medics.

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<![CDATA[Free Skin Cancer Screenings Offered]]> http://www.normanregional.com/en/communityconnections.html?item_id=6 Save your skin and save yourself. That’s the message for 2009 Norman Regional Health System’s free skin cancer screening day. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday community members received free skin cancer screenings at Norman Regional Hospital’s Cancer Management Center, located through the southeast entrance of the hospital. It was a first come, first served event. No appointments were taken so people were encouraged to come early to ensure a screening.

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<![CDATA[HealthPlex Dedication]]> http://www.normanregional.com/en/communityconnections.html?item_id=7 A dedication ceremony was held for the HealthPlex hospital on Wednesday, October 28. More than 300 people attended the ceremony which celebrated the opening of the new building. Speakers included Cheryl Parsons, Chair of the Norman Regional Health Authority Board; David Whitaker, CEO and President of Norman Regional Health System; Daryle Voss, Chief Administrative Officer of the HealthPlex, and Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins.

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<![CDATA[Students Deliver Toys to Hospital Playroom]]> http://www.normanregional.com/en/communityconnections.html?item_id=8 “We all know what it feels like to be sick, but not really sick,” says McKinley 5th grader Kate Kemmet.

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<![CDATA[NICU Nurse Reunited with Patient, Named Guardian Angel]]> http://www.normanregional.com/en/communityconnections.html?item_id=9 September 2, 2008 was the most exciting, exhausting and emotional day in the life of Abby and David Hudgins. Abby was to give birth that day to the couple’s first born child, a boy they named Horus Lee.

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<![CDATA[Going Green Goes to the Dogs]]> http://www.normanregional.com/en/communityconnections.html?item_id=10 Norman Regional Health System is turning trash into treasure for man’s best friend. Used packaging material from the health system’s operating rooms is being donated to animal shelters to line the cages of dogs waiting for adoption.

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<![CDATA[HME Office and Norman Students Collect Items for Marines]]> http://www.normanregional.com/en/communityconnections.html?item_id=11 Members of Norman Regional’s Home Medical Equipment office and cheerleaders from Alcott Middle School teamed up to support an Oklahoma hero.

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<![CDATA[Books Donated to New Parents at Norman Regional]]> http://www.normanregional.com/en/communityconnections.html?item_id=12 New parents at Norman Regional’s HealthPlex will be leaving the hospital with more than a new baby. They will also receive a brand new book, thanks to a donation from Altrusa International, a women’s service organization, and Kidoodles Toy Zone, 425 W. Main in Norman.

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