Morton promotes Breast Health Awareness Circle of Care program

Morton and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tulsa are offering clinical breast exams and mammograms for qualified patients. Also, Morton will provide referrals for further diagnostic screenings, if necessary, and educational information on the topic. The Transportation department will make arrangements for patient’s travel to and from clinical visits. For more information, call (918) 587-2171.

 

 

 

 

 

Marketplace Enrollment Assistance to be offered, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8

Morton will be hosting events for Marketplace enrollment on Sat., Nov. 17 and Sat., Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at its main health center, 1334 N. Lansing Ave. Individuals are also able to visit Morton during the work week for assistance in enrollment or reenrollment. The enrollment deadlines for Medicare is Dec. 7 and the deadline for Marketplace Health insurance enrollment is Dec. 15. For more information, call (918) 295-6959. See the press release at Morton Marketplace enrollment press release, Final, 110118

Dr. Pamela Jarrett joins Morton as a specialist in pediatric care

Pamela Jarrett, D.O., has joined Morton Comprehensive Health Services as a specialist in pediatric care.

“Providing quality care to children for the past 20 years is my passion and calling. I am honored to be joining Morton, and I welcome the opportunity to serve Morton’s children and adolescents,” said Dr. Jarrett.

Dr. Jarrett is a native of Fayetteville, Ark. and moved to Claremore, Okla. after high school with her family. She completed her residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center in 1999. She received her medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine after attending Northeastern State University and Rogers State College for her undergraduate studies.

Dr. Jarrett is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jarrett has board certifications from the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, American Osteopathic Association and the Board of Osteopathic Specialists. In addition to her membership with ACOP and AOA, she is a member of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.

“Morton enthusiastically welcomes Dr. Jarrett to its team of highly qualified medical providers at a time when the health and welfare of Oklahoma’s children and families are critical,” said M. Susan Savage, CEO of Morton Comprehensive Health Services.

For more information, contact (918) 295-9398.

About Morton

Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is one of Oklahoma’s largest community health centers in the state. For nearly 100 years, Morton has delivered comprehensive health care services including medical, dental, optometry, behavioral health and much more to individuals regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin or one’s ability to pay for services. Morton operates six (6) locations in northeastern Oklahoma – Main center, 1334 N. Lansing Ave.; East Tulsa Family Health Center, 11511 E. 21st St.; West Tulsa Family Health Center, 6116 W. 11th St.; Midtown Homeless Family Health Center, 102 N. Denver Ave., Suite B; Nowata Family Health Center, 207 S. Locust St.; and at Family and Children’s Services, 2325 S. Harvard Ave. in Tulsa. Morton is accredited by The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and is a Tulsa Area United Way Partner Agency. For more information, visit http://www.mortonhealth.org or call (918) 587-2171.

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Dr. Carlos Guevara joins Morton

Carlos Guevara, D.O., has joined Morton Comprehensive Health Services as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work at Morton. My goal will be to provide exceptional service to women in our community. I invite you to come and see me soon,” said Dr. Guevara.

Dr. Guevara is a native of McAllen, Texas and bilingual in Spanish and English. He completed his residency at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa after receiving his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas Pan American University.

In addition to his medical responsibilities at Morton, Dr. Guevara is the George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the OSU Medical Center. In 2018, he was named Rookie Physician of the Year by the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association. In addition to his medical duties, he is an assistant clinical professor at OSU Medical Center. Dr. Guevara is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

“Dr. Guevara is a great addition to Morton’s team of high quality and experienced medical providers delivering services to women,” said M. Susan Savage, CEO of Morton Comprehensive Health Services. “It is a privilege to welcome him.”

For more information, contact (918) 295-9398.

About Morton

Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is one of Oklahoma’s largest community health centers in the state. For nearly 100 years, Morton has delivered comprehensive health care services including medical, dental, optometry, behavioral health and much more to individuals regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin or one’s ability to pay for services. Morton operates six (6) locations in northeastern Oklahoma – Main center, 1334 N. Lansing Ave.; East Tulsa, 11511 E. 21st St.; West Tulsa, 6116 W. 11th St.; Midtown Homeless Family Health Center, 102 N. Denver Ave., Suite B; Nowata, 207 S. Locust; and at Family and Children’s Services, 2325 S. Harvard Ave. in Tulsa. Morton is accredited by The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and is a Tulsa Area United Way Partner Agency. For more information, visit http://www.mortonhealth.org or call (918) 587-2171.

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Morton selected to host ‘Dealing with Dementia’ training

MORTON SELECTED TO HOST DEALING WITH DEMENTIA TRAINING

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving chooses Morton as one of 20 sites in the nation

June 13, 2018 – TULSA, OKLA. – Morton Comprehensive Health Services has been selected by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) to provide training tips and strategies for family and professional caregivers who are assisting family and friends with dementia. “Dealing with Dementia” was launched two years ago by the Institute to expand resources for this critical role.

“Morton is excited to lead the way in Oklahoma, in partnership with the Rosalynn Carter Institute, to train caregivers whose roles are vital to the health and welfare of those with dementia. This opportunity will also expand and complement the important work underway with the Mayor’s Dementia Friendly Tulsa initiative,” said Susan Savage, CEO of Morton Comprehensive Health Services.

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving will provide train-the-trainer workshops on August 22-23 at Morton. Eight family caregiver specialists from eastern Oklahoma have been selected and approved by RCI, to attend the training at Morton’s main location, 1334 N. Lansing Ave. (See attached Fact Sheet for more information.)

For more information, contact Martha Rains at (918) 295-6154 or mrains@mortonhealth.org.

About Morton

Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is one of Oklahoma’s largest community health centers in the state. For nearly 100 years, Morton has delivered comprehensive health care services including medical, dental, optometry, behavioral health and much more to individuals regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin or one’s ability to pay for services. Morton operates six (6) locations in northeastern Oklahoma – Main center, 1334 N. Lansing Ave.; East Tulsa, 11511 E. 21st St.; West Tulsa, 6116 W. 11th St.; Midtown Homeless Family Health Center, 102 N. Denver Ave., Suite B; Nowata, 207 S. Locust; and at Family and Children’s Services, 2325 S. Harvard Ave. in Tulsa. Morton is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and is a Tulsa Area United Way Partner Agency. For more information, visit http://www.mortonhealth.org or call (918) 587-2171.

About Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Located in Americus, Georgia, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving is a division of Georgia Southwestern State University. The RCI was established in 1987 in honor of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a GSW alumna who serves as president of the Institute’s Board of Advisors. RCI establishes local, state, national, and international partnerships committed to building quality, long-term, home and community-based services. It advocates for evidence-based research to address the strain and burdens associated with family, volunteer, and professional caregiving. For additional information about the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, visit www.rosalynncarter.org.

FACT SHEET

Dealing with Dementia is a training program developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI).

  • Provides tips and strategies for caregivers for caring for their loved ones and for themselves
  • Implemented in Georgia over the last two (2) years
  • The grant (through the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living – https://www.acl.gov/) has been extended for one year and will fund Phase Two (national expansion)
  • Morton was selected as one of twenty (20) host sites from numerous applications across the country
  • Morton was chosen as a partner to provide the training due to Morton’s ability to reach a substantial number of family and professional caregivers’ (a requirement set by RCI)
  • Morton and five (5) other Oklahoma agencies providing caregiver support will receive enhanced training during Phase Two
  • The six (6) Oklahoma agencies being trained serve 22 counties in Oklahoma
  • Training dates are August 22 and 23 at Morton, 1334 N. Lansing Ave.
  • RCI will be providing all the training/materials and materials for all 6 agencies to roll out the training  to Oklahoma caregivers

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