Monday, September 20, 2010

Dr. Spradlin talks about life with a stroke on Channel 4

Dr. Janet Spradlin, immediate past president of the AHA SouthCentral Affiiliate Board, was recently interviewed on News Channel 4 in Oklahoma City about living life after a stroke. Dr. Spradlin did a great job so please take a few minutes to watch.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Oklahoma Heart Institute Recognized as a Top Get With The GuidelinesSM Participant

Oklahoma Heart Institute – Hospital, on the campus of Hillcrest Medical Center, has been recognized for its demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the GuidelinesSM (GWTG) program.
Introduced in 2000, GWTG helps hospitals close the gap between recommended treatment and actual treatment of heart patients. Hospitals implementing the quality improvement program generally see measurable results.
Each year, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize hospitals for their success in using GWTG to improve quality of care for heart disease and stroke patients.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

If you’re like most Americans, you have questions about how the new health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, will affect you and your family. The American Heart Association has produced a series of brief videos with questions from real consumers and responses from experts about how the new law will impact patients with heart disease or stroke. Learn more by visiting:

Here are some videos that you may find helpful:

"Will health care reform make coverage more affordable for families like mine? How will it work?"

“How will healthcare reform address the needs of patients like me, who have lost their jobs and employer insurance?”

"Will the new health reform law make prevention and preventive coverage an integral part of health care and place more emphasis on preventing disease, rather than treating it?”

Tulsa County says "No Smoking" in county buildings and vehicles

Tulsa County followed Oklahoma County by making their buildings and vehicles smoke free yesterday. You can read more about the vote here

Oklahoma already has a statewide law that prohibits smoking in most workplaces. This policy would prohibit all tobacco not only inside buildings but outside and in the county owned vehicles opperated by their employees.

San Antonio vote puts Oklahoma further behind

0 comments posted an editorial today from a Smoke-Free Oklahoma supporter regarding the vote by San Antonio to become the final large city in Texas to be smoke-free. Read more below.

Move by San Antonio places Oklahoma further behind competition

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