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Norman Regional Launches Guardian Angel Program

Patients at Norman Regional now have a special way to recognize outstanding health care providers for the care they deliver. The "Guardian Angel" program provides a unique opportunity for patients and their families to support excellent healthcare and recognize the caregiver who provided extraordinary care.

"We know that every physician, nurse and Health System employee can make a difference in people’s lives each and every day," said Marilyn M. Geiger, CPA, Executive Director of NRH Foundation. She continues, "We define the term "caregiver" in a broad sense. It can be your physician whom you trust, that special nurse who brings compassion to his or her job, or it may be the employee who delivers your evening meal with a cheerful smile. All of these caregivers are what make Norman Regional Health System a great place to work, practice medicine and receive quality healthcare."

As part of the Guardian Angel program, NRH Foundation is accepting tax-deductible donations of any amount. The gift will support excellent health care – close to home. The caregiver will also be recognized during a ceremony of their peers with a specially designed guardian angel lapel pin.

In addition, grateful patients are encouraged to share their stories of how their guardian angels touched their lives while at Norman Regional. "Patient 2 Patient is an innovative internet message board at NormanRegional.com," states Brenda Finkle, Director of Public Relations. "Patient 2 Patient has been designed to promote patient conversations on the outstanding care they receive while a patient at one of our facilities and how our caregivers made a difference."

Norman Regional Health System is an award winning health system serving the healthcare needs of communities throughout south central Oklahoma. In November 2008, Norman Regional was recognized nationally as one of the 100 Best Places to work in health care by Modern Healthcare, the health care industry’s leading publication. The Health System has more than 2,900 employees and a physician directory of 218 active physicians, providing excellent healthcare at Norman Regional.

Norman Regional Health Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports the vision of the Health System through the trust and generosity of its donors. The Foundation enhances excellent healthcare right here at home, now and for the next generation.

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