Terry gives September health systems update

Terry gives September health systems update
(Shutterstock) Muscogee (Creek) Nation Secretary of Health Shawn Terry updated the National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee regarding the MCN Department of Health Sept. 10 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

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Pink Party date announced

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A health systems update was presented to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare committee by MCN Secretary of Health Shawn Terry Sept. 10 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

Terry said MCNDH has located a potential space for a pharmacy refill center in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

He said MCNDH initiated a computed tomography angiography program for cardiology at the MCN Medical Center and would allow more patients to be treated locally. The facility ran their first six patients Sept. 6.

According to radiologyinfo.org, CTA uses an injection of iodine-rich contrast material and CT scanning to help diagnose and evaluate blood vessel disease or related conditions, such as aneurysms or blockages.

Terry said plans are being developed to relocate MCNDH programs into the Viersen Building located on the MCNMC complex.

“We are looking at moving the women’s and children’s programs from Okmulgee clinic into that building,” he said.

Terry said they are also looking at moving the diabetes program into the Viersen Building, which is being updated along with mechanical and roofing repairs.

He said the moving of the departments from the Okmulgee Clinic to the Viersen Building would allow the Express Care Clinic to be moved to the Okmulgee Clinic building and the trailer being used for the diabetes program would be removed.

Terry said as a reminder, though medical marijuana applications are available on the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority website, MCNDH will not prescribe or dispense medicinal marijuana.

He said Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted a complaint survey at MCNMC with two deficiencies identified that needed immediate correction. Follow up continued on the deficiencies found and the final report had not been received.

Terry said the complaint stemmed from a fall that occurred inside MCNMC. The survey findings resulted in a revision to Fall Prevention Policy for inpatient care and competency related training to MCNMC nursing staff.

He said quality initiatives for fall prevention are ongoing throughout MCNDH including training for all sites related to the new policy.

Terry said MCN Community Hospital’s Corrective Actions Plans for the risk managing company Det Norske Veritas’ deficiency report was submitted on Aug. 15. The plans have been accepted by DNV.

He said 66 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner exams have been completed this year.

According to the International Association of Forensic Nurses, SANE nurses are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse.

“With that kind of volume it makes me happy that we do have that service,” Terry said. “Not many people have that service.”

He said August collections amounted to $5,418,054.

Terry announced the Pink Party would be held Oct. 30 at the Glenpool Conference Center in Glenpool.

A recording of the report is available at: www.mcnnc.com.

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