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ing Cardiology ces expand Smith Manager May 13, Cush- Specialty zts cardiology Vhen Dr. Roger D. Du Prey) Weekly line-up of Dr. Des Prez, will Clinic every provide outpatient nuclear car- stress testing. Prez has been a Oklahoma Heart five years. He is a cardiologist with expertise in echo- and nuclear car- Heart Insti- recognized based in physi- at Hillcrest SouthCrest group consists of includ- who specialize Problems and perform procedures combat coronary will of many of associated with Institute as cardi- the Cush- Specialty Years, including n and Dr. Rebecca her Cush- to CEO at Cushing said he is able to work with System Heart Institute need for services among shing and sur- of Dr. Des Prez' weekly clinics, we will have three cardiologists host- ing weekly clinics in Cushing," Cackler said. "This not only gives our patients a choice in physicians and their areas of specialization, but it also means that our local physicians and their patients will experience minimal delays in receiving consultations and treatment for heart problems. In some ROGER D. DES PREZ, M.D. FACC, Board cases, appointments Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care may be available and Cardiovascular Disease sooner here in Cush- ing than they would be if the patient traveled to Tulsa or even Oklahoma City." Dr. Des Prez said he enjoys his cardiology practice and is looking forward to his Cushing clinics. "I enjoy cardiology because it involves interesting and critical decisions where patients need somebody who will give them their full attention," said Dr. Des Prez. "I enjoy caring for people, helping people through difficult decisions and educating people about their medical problems. I take pride in service and in help- ing patients understand complex decisions." Roger D. Des Prez, M.D., FACC, is board certified in internal medicine, critical care and cardiovascular disease. He received his medical degree and Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University. He com- pleted his residency in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of Cleveland. Dr. Des Prez practiced for six years as an internist with the Indian Health Services in Gallup, New Mexico. He retumed to Vanderbilt Univer- sity as a member of the Internal Medicine Faculty, at which time he completed his cardiology training. In addition to noninva- sive cardiology, Dr. Des Prez is interested in outcomes research and computers in medicine. Dr. Des Prez and his wife Karen, a pediatrician, have two children. Karen is currently staying at home and caring for their children, two dogs and two horses. Katie, their 14-year-old daughter enjoys tennis, school, Academic Bowl and Spanish. Sam, their l 1-year-old son enjoys roller blading, computer games and scouting. In his spare time, Dr. Des Prez enjoys joining his son in scouting camp-outs, running (he completed the Jenks marathon), horseback tiding, fly- fishing and bicycling. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Des Prez or the other cardiologists visiting Cush- ing, visit with your personal physician, or call the Cushing Regional Hospital Specialty Clinic at 918/225-2741. The clinic is located at 1002 E. Cherry, corner of Cherry and Wilson. and Home Health Agen0000 JCAHO accreditation Smith Hospital Hospi- Agency have accreditation at Commission of Healthcare recognition of in hospital Care, JCAHO Gold Seal of 3. accredi- that Cushing and Cushing Health e demonstrated With national and for OUr we want our commit- safety and year's survey resulted in the highest JCAHO score ever achieved byCushing Regional Hospital. This out- standing accomplishment result of every employee working together toward the achieve- ment of excellence," said Ron Cackler, CRH CEO. "We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving the goal set by our facility's mission of 'Excel- lence in Care & Caring'." "Above all, the national stan- dards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improve- ment in an organization's per- formance and the outcomes of OV'E NAN'IF RpE NTR00" General Carpentry Remodeling - Repair Room Additions - Decks Privacy Fencing - Roofing 2643 tter Medical Center C00oose Q uafity care," says Kurt Patton, execu- tive director, Hospital Accredi- tation Program, Joint Commis- sion. "The community should be proud that Cushing Regional Hospital and its affiliated home health organization is focusing on the most challenging goal - to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels." The award of accreditation is for the three-year period ending April 2006. Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related ser- vices that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Com- mission evaluates and accred- its nearly 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including approximately 9,000 hospitals and home care organizations and 8,000 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, labora- tory and ambulatory care ser- vices. The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care enti- ties. An independent, not-for- profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards- setting and accrediting body in health care. USDA Small Farms Coalition meeting slated Oklahoma City-USDA is hosting a Small Farms Coali- tion Outreach meeting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7, at the Langston University Campus in Oklahoma City. All small farmers are invited and minor- ity farmers are especially encouraged to attend. "The number of minority farmers is declining," notes Willard Tillman, Special Project Coordinator with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. "USDA estimates Oklahoma has 86,000 farm- ers but only 1,891 are minor- ity farmers." "One reason for this may be that many potential minority producers do not know about USDA programs that could help them get established or remain in production," he said. "That is what this outreach meeting is about, to let people know about the programs and to listen to their suggestions for new programs or policies." Speakers will focus on federal resources especially designed for small farmers with emphasis on new pro- grams funded through the latest USDA Farm Bill. "They are going to show you the money at this meeting," Tillman said. Lunch will be provided by the USDA at the free meet- ing. The Oklahoma City Langston University Campus is located at 4305 N. Lincoln Blvd., north of the State Capitol. Area student earns OSU scholarship The College of Business Niles, who is majoring in Mangemem Science and Infor- mation Systems, is a graduate of Perkins High School. Jake is the son of Jim & The- resa Niles from Perkins. THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursda ,4y_.y_22, 2005-5A Moira K. Wiley Wiley joins Journal staff The Perkins Journal is pleased to announce the addition of Moira K. Wiley to a position as staff writer. Wiley will be coveting Perkins City Commission and Payne County Commission meetings for The Journal, as well as various subjects for features and local news stories. Wiley has written poetry and short stories since the age of six. After years of honing her skills, she branched out into nonfiction, writing articles for many diverse publications including Quarter Horse Journal, Mobility Forum, AgVentures, Chronicle of the Horse, Hobby Farms, Young at Heart, Emu Today & Tomorrow and the Stillwater Newspress, where she served a stint as a staff writer. She has also written and edited entries for various reference book series including Contem- porary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism and the Biography Resource Center, all published by the Gale Group. She is the former editor of GatorTales Magazine and several local and statewide newsletters. currently, she was voted to be the group's 2002-03 president and then in what is said to be the first time in OWFI's 35-year history was voted to a second term as the 2003-04 president. She recently organized the group's 35  annual conference, which had the highest atten dance ever. During her busy year as president, she still managed to continue writing for several publications and not only enter, but also win a first place prize in OWFI's annual writing contest with one of her favorite stories, "Story Hour," in the Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/Horror Short Story category. She was invited to join a group of writers in a collabora- tive effort. The group who calls themselves the "Cozy Crime Writers," published their first anthology of short mysteries in 2002 and the group plans a sequel for 2003. The first in the series is called "Almost Murder...With Pets" and can be purchased at Amazon.corn, Hastings and from any of the nine writers involved. Though nonfiction pays the bills, she hopes to one day get to write r very short time. Due to her dedication to OWFI, a statewide organization for writers with 620+ members tion, Ine:t'o in Fe= of 2000 and has learned an accomplished much in a v short time. Motorcycle "ride in", interest from so many other groups caused the organizers to open it to anyone and any vehicle dis- playing at least one U.S. Flag. Participants are urged to arrive between 11 and 11:45 am. All traffic should exit at Stroud and follow traffic controllers direc tions into the site, immediatel adjacent to the Turner Turn) pike. The Oklahoma Highwa Patrol Motorcycle Division ha been asked to participate in th event on the 57 acre fully paved site. Camp Live-A-Dream scheduled OKLAHOMA CITY) Kids will be kids ... even those with cancer. This is the driving notion behind Camp Live- A-Dream, a free, week-long summer camp for young people ages nine to 17 who have had cancer. For many Oklahoma children whose lives have been affected by cancer, summer camp seems like an impossible dream. The American Cancer Society is making that dream a reality. Camp Live-A-Dream is sched- uled for June 8-13, at the Cen- tral Oklahoma Christian Camp south of Guthrie. Children from all over Oklahoma attend this fun-filled week of activities and encouragement. Campers enjoy a variety of activities swimming, day trips and late night water balloon fights. The camp is designed for chil- dren who have been touched by cancer. Qualified counselors and medical professionals are on hand so these youth can enjoy every minute of the week. A camper's only requirement is to have a great time. Campers do not have to be in remission in order to attend. Qualified coun- selors and medical professionals are on staff 24 hours a day and transportation into Oklahoma City for treatment is available. Ryan Youngblood, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lym- phoma when she was 14, has attended camp for the past nine years. Ryan is now a counselor at the camp. "I came back to b a counselor because I wanted to give back to the program that helped me so much," the 22-year old said. "Camp Livo- a-Dream lets kids with cancer be around other kids who under- stand. You have an instant bond with each other and you make friends for life." For more information about Camp Live-A-Dream, contact your American Cancer Society at (405)782-1701 or 1-800-733. 9888. Come camping with us! The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community, based, voluntary health organi- zation dedicated to eliminat- ing cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. 405-612-4968 Stillwater AUCTIONEER Garaner Auction & Real Estate It's Auction Time! Emrnert Gardner, Jr. The former site of the Tanger Outlet Mall will he ablaze with red white and blue on Flag Day-June 14- as motorcyclists from throughout the state, Route 66 cruisers, and others join with local residents, the Boy Scouts, the American Legion, and National Guard troops to honor Old Glory. Hosted by Stroud Chamber of Commerce officials, the "Patriot Ride" will feature a short formal presentation of the colors and brief remarks by Oklahoma Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Norman Lamb. The formal program is scheduled for 12 noon, and conclude at 12:30. The site will be open for participants from 11 am and will remain open until 1 pm. According to chamber offi- cials, the hope is to display at least 5000 flags. That number was chosen because of the number of stars it represents- 250,000 - approximating a star to represent each of the service people deployed to Iraq. Aerial photos will be taken throughout the event. A special feature will be the unfurling of a 50 foot by 76 foot flag which requires 50 people to fully display. While the event began as a Stroud to host "Patriot Ride'"