Friday, April 14, 2017
NORMAN, OK - April 14, 2017 - Norman Regional Health System (NRHS) is proud to receive the excellence level of the Certified Healthy Business Award from the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, Oklahoma Turning Point Council, Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. NRHS has been actively involved with this program since it began in 2003.
The Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Program recognizes Oklahoma businesses that provide wellness opportunities and are working to improve the health status of Oklahomans. To be certified, NRHS met specific criteria, including providing employee health screenings, workplace health and nutrition education, opportunities for physical exercise activities, management support for healthy workplace environments, tobacco use prevention activities, and sharing wellness activities within the community.
According to Kelly Wells, Director of Planning and Communication, "At Norman Regional, we call our employees healers because they fill in the gap between the hurt and healing for our patients and community. The health and well-being of our healers is a priority. Achieving the excellence level signifies that NRHS continues to focus on employee wellness by providing opportunities for our healers to help improve or maintain their own health."
About Norman Regional Health System
Norman Regional Health System is a multi-campus system that serves the healthcare needs of south central Oklahoma. It is a 4-Star Quality Rated health System by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Health System is comprised of an acute-care facility, Norman Regional, on Porter Avenue, and the Norman Regional HealthPlex, located on Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road in Norman, OK. Norman Regional Hospital is licensed for 324 beds and offers a full range of services including emergency care, oncology, an intensive care unit, surgery and more. The Norman Regional HealthPlex campus is licensed for 136 beds. It features the services of cardiovascular, spine and orthopedics, women’s and children’s and more. The Norman Regional HealthPlex is also the home of the Chest Pain Center and the HealthPlex Heart Hospital. Norman Regional Moore houses an Emergency Department, physician offices, imaging, lab, physical therapy and more.
Norman Regional Health System also provides outpatient diagnostic centers, medical transport services, physician services, centers of excellence, durable medical equipment supplies, a primary care network, community wellness service and employer health services. It has grown to employ more than 3,000 people and over 350 physicians are credentialed on the Medical Staff.