Courtney Breckenridge, RN, BSN receives the Oklahoma Spirit of Improving Patient Safety Award for 2016.


Forty-two hospital team members statewide received an Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) Spirit of Improving Patient Safety Award during the 2016 OHA Annual Convention Nov. 3. The 42 front-line, behind-the-scenes and administrative employees received the award because, through their insightful knowledge, innovative thinking and determination, they have helped their departments and/or overall organization achieve major improvement in ensuring a culture of safety for their patients.
Award recipients were chosen by their hospitals for exemplifying the Spirit of Improving Patient Safety by: taking leadership in tackling known areas of patient safety concerns; assembling other individuals and/or a team to elicit their experience and knowledge to identify specific functions and/or areas of operations reflecting patient safety problems; carefully evaluating current operating practices to discern where major improvement in reducing hospital-acquired conditions could be realized; undertaking the challenge of identifying alternative methods and resources to implement improved practices of care among all pertinent caregivers; or monitoring, documenting and presenting to management the results achieved and sustained in patient outcomes and/or reduced patient harm by implementing proposed changes in operational practices.
“We are pleased to honor these special hospital employees who have dedicated time, talent or expertise to improve their organizations and their communities,” said Craig W. Jones, president, Oklahoma Hospital Association. “These are the type of team members who, when they see problems, consistently work to solve them.”


AllianceHealth Durant, Natalie Worsham, Director, ICU/PCU
AllianceHealth Madill, Melany Williams, Laboratory Manager
AllianceHealth Midwest, Midwest City, Deidrea Reisman, Director of Surgical Services
AllianceHealth Ponca City, Carla L. Hobbs, MT (ASCP) CHC, Chief Quality Officer
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Lawton, Debbie Cofer, Director of Quality
Creek Nation Community Hospital, Okemah, Tiana Woodward, Quality Management Coordinator
Duncan Regional Hospital, Cheryl Morrison, Infection Preventionist
Griffin Memorial Hospital, Norman, Lori Jordan, Executive Director
Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, Christine Davis, Safety Officer
Hillcrest Hospital South, Tulsa, Kelly Trotter, Quality Director
Holdenville General Hospital, Dana Cook, Quality and Risk Manager
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Kerri E. Bayer, Administrative Director of Patient Care Services
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center, Enid, Penny Hutchinson, Director of Quality and Risk Management
INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Yukon, Keli Myers Belding, Infection Prevention, Risk Management, Joint Commission & Patient Safety Officer
INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, Tyson Trimble, DO, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
INTEGRIS Health Edmond, Patricia Newberry, RN, Director of Quality
INTEGRIS Miami Hospital, Anthony Morgan, Clinical Director
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Harry Wetz, Patient Safety Officer & Metro Director
Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Anna DeBough, Quality Improvement Specialist
Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center, Kathy Fitzwater, Manager of Non-Clinical Services
Lawton Indian Hospital, LT Teri Bartosovsky, RN, Nurse Educator
McAlester Regional Health Center, Chelsea Bishop, RN, BSN, Quality Manager
McBride Orthopedic Hospital, Oklahoma City, Courtney Breckenridge, RN, BSN, Resource Nurse
Mercy Hospital Ada, Cassandra Chambless, Charge RN II
Mercy Hospital Ardmore, Kimberly Walterscheid, Director, Quality Management
Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, Janiece Redwine, RN, MSN, Manager, Infection Prevention
Mercy Hospital Tishomingo, LaDonna Culp, RN, MSN, Director of Nursing
Northeastern Health System, Tahlequah, Ray Potts, DPh, Director of Pharmacy
Okeene Municipal Hospital, Tammie Jantzen, RN, Chief Operating Officer
Oklahoma Surgical Hospital, Tulsa, Danna Morava-Nail, RN, BSN, Inpatient Med/Surg Manager
St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, John Manford Hurst, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist of Infectious Diseases
St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, Gary Revas, Director of Respiratory Therapy
St. John Broken Arrow, Jeff Barnett, Security Officer
St. John Owasso, Laura Frazier, RN, Nurse Manager
St. John Sapulpa, Dala Stamps, RN III
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Enid, Jessica Easterwood, Director of Pharmacy
Stillwater Medical Center, Necia Kimber, RN, Infection Control Coordinator
The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, Bethany, Denton Chancey, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy
The Physicians’ Hospital in Anadarko, Jenny Morton, Social Work/UR/EM, Risk and Safety Manager
Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital, Adele Chick, Case Manager
Wagoner Community Hospital, Judy Dodson, Quality Director
Weatherford Regional Hospital, Kathy Riggs, Director, Laboratory Services