Morton offers support to diabetic patients

Morton Comprehensive Health Services launched the first in a series of diabetes education classes as part of a patient-centered focus to control and manage diabetes. A partnership with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the W. L. Hutcherson YMCA will provide a comprehensive approach to include diabetic office visits, all medications and supplies, diabetes education, physical fitness instruction, a food diary, eye exams, and free transportation, if needed. For more information, call (918) 295-2724.

March is Women’s History Month

The Smithsonian Institution sponsors a website promoting the accomplishments and achievements of women with its exhibit “Because of Her Story”. It says, “The American Women Initiative will amplify women’s voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future.” Visit https://womenshistory.si.edu/ for more information.

American Heart Month – February

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Heart disease can be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. To make your appointment for your check up, call (918) 587-2171 or for more information, visit https://healthfinder.gov/nho/februarytoolkit.aspx

National Children’s Dental Health Month – February

During National Children’s Dental Health Month, Morton encourages parents to take their child/children to see his/her dentist for proper care and maintenance of one’s healthy smile. To make a dentist appointment, call (918) 587-2171.

Area restaurant donates to Morton

“Give Back to Morton on Fridays” – Naples Flatbread Kitchen and Bar, 201 S. Denver Ave., (918) 879-1990, is donating 10 percent of dine-in or dine-out sales on Fridays between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to Morton. Just mention that to the waiter/waitress that you are there to support “Morton Day.” Parking will be validated.

Learn About Resources Available to Caregivers and Seniors

Morton Comprehensive Health Services will be hosting a program for caregivers and seniors at the Creek County Literacy Program, 15 N. Poplar St., Sapulpa, OK, on March 5 at 1 p.m. Representatives from Morton will share information and resources for providing support services for family and friends in need of caregiving. For more information, call (918) 295-6154 or mrains@mortonhealth.org.

Programs offered at Morton

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.
In partnership with the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the W. L. Hutcherson Branch YMCA, Morton is offering a patient-centered program for individuals with diabetes. After meeting with a case manager at Morton, a four-part program will be designed to provide medical oversight, medications and supplies, nutritional and educational information and an exercise regimen. The individual will receive the services and related medical visits and supplies for free. For more information about the program, call (918) 295-6155.

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.

###