Friday, September 23, 2016

Richie Splitt, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer, Norman Regional Health System

Fall is here! Football season is in full-swing and I hope you've had a chance to attend a game at the Moore stadium. On the scoreboard, you may have seen our video that features the team from Norman Regional Moore! Norman Regional Health System is a proud supporter of both Moore athletics and also Norman athletics.

While your favorite fall sports teams are gearing up for the season, practicing for the big games and working together as a team, our award winning team of experts at Norman Regional Health System are ready to serve your entire healthcare needs. From scrapes and sprains to life-saving care, our integrated health system offers you and your family the highest quality of care at close to home convenience.

Our team of healers has a lot of heart. In fact, Norman Regional's cardiovascular team provides complete care for your heart. And whether that care starts with our award-winning EMSStat services or emergency department, from diagnosis to outpatient follow-up heart and vascular care our team will put their hearts into providing the best care for your heart. That team includes expert emergency physicians, cardiologists, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, nurses, technologists and rehabilitation specialists.

Our team has been honored with two Mission Lifeline awards from the American Heart Association. One is the 2016 Quality Achievement Award, Bronze Plus (Receiving) which was awarded to our HealthPlex Heart Hospital for the treatment of heart attack patients. Also EMSStat and the first responder agencies we work with (such as the Moore Fire Department) were honored with a 2016 EMS Gold Level Recognition Award!

We are excited to welcome Jim Neel, MD, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, to the Norman Regional family. He performs heart, lung and vascular surgery at Norman Regional's HealthPlex, home to a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center. Dr. Neel, a native Oklahoman, joins the practice of Norman Heart and Vascular Associates. His office practice is located at our Heart Plaza. Dr. Neel is another great addition to our amazing cardiovascular team, which also includes cardiothoracic surgeon Kyle Toal, MD.

Norman Regional's staff and physicians put their hearts into offering the highest level of care to each patient we serve. Thank you for trusting us enough to put your heart in our hands.