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2016 Awards

2017 RHAO Awards Nominations are NOW OPEN!

Nominations are due Friday, April 7th by 5pm CST.

2017 Awards Nomination

 

 

Click to see the Award Winner Brochure Final.

All WinnersA few of this year’s winners pictured above are (left to right): Michelle Bero, RN, Diabetes Educator, Community Diabetes Education Outreach Program (CDEOP); Becky Zook, Program Coordinator, CDEOP; Mindy Snowden, Tri-CHIO Board member (Rural Health Program of the Year), and Dr. John M. Huser, III (Rural Provider of the Year).

Alison and JeffAllison Schultz (left) with Great Salt Plains Health Center accepts the Rural Administrator of the Year award for Tim Starkey from Jeff Hackler, RHAO President (right).  Mr. Starkey who was unable to attend the awards luncheon.

 

 

 

Know someone who is deserving of recognition for their work in rural health?  The Rural Health Association of Oklahoma will open applications for the 2017 Rural Health Awards in the fall/winter of 2016.  The award categories are:  Rural Physician of the Year, Rural Administrator of the Year, Rural Health Program of the Year, and Rural Legislative Excellence (one nominee is chosen from both the Senate and House of Representatives).

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2015 Awards

 

Dr. Bierig award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rural Physician of the YearDr. Kirt Bierig, D.O.

Okeene Municipal Hospital, Okeene

 

Farrell award 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rural Health Administrator

Darin Farrell, CEO, Arbuckle Memorial Hospital

Sulphur, OK

 

Office of Rural Health award 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rural Health Program of the Year

Oklahoma Office of Rural Health

 

RepInmanAward 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rural Legislative Excellence

Representative Scott Inman, District 94

Oklahoma County

 

Rural Legislative Excellence

Senate: Sen. Susan Paddack, Ada, District 13

Garvin, Hughes, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, and Seminole Counties

 

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2013 Awards

 

2013 Award Winners

Award Winners

 The Rural Health Association of Oklahoma honored ten Oklahomans, including two state legislators, for their outstanding dedication, leadership and service in rural health.

 

Outstanding Rural Physician
Tom Conklin, D.O.
Stigler, OK

Outstanding Rural Physician
Mike Woods, M.D.
Ramona, OK

Rural Administrator of the Year
David Keith
McAlester, OK

Rural Program of the Year
Oklahoma Hospital Association

Legislative Excellence in Rural Health
Senator Tom Ivester
District 26

Legislative Excellence in Rural Health
Representative
Lisa Johnson-Billy
District 42

President’s Award for Lifetime Service to Rural Oklahoma
Kenneth E. Whinery, M.D.
Sayre, OK

 

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2012 Awards

 

The Rural Health Association of Oklahoma honored ten Oklahomans, including four state legislators, for their outstanding dedication, leadership and service in rural health.

Pictured:  Al Allee,  Darrel Morris,  Dr. Suthers, Becky Peal-Sconce, Sen. Dorman, Corie Kaiser, Lora Brooks, Rep. Mike Jackson, Cheryl St. Claire, Sen. Halligan

2011 Awards:
Rural Physician of the Year
Neal Suthers, MD ~ Buffalo, OK

Rural Administrator of the Year
Darrel Morris ~ Drumright, OK

Rural Program of the Year
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the
Oklahoma Office of Rural Health at Oklahoma State University (accepted by Corie Kaiser, Lora Brooks and Cheryl St. Claire)

President’s Special Award for Service to Rural Oklahoma:
Al Allee, Administrator ~ Frederick, OK
Becky Peal-Sconce, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

For Legislative Excellence in Rural Health:
Senator Charles Laster,  District 17
Senator Jim Halligan, District 21
Representative Mike Jackson, District 40
Representative Joe Dorman, District 65

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Awards

2016 Awards Nomination

Download the form above to nominate an Oklahoman for the 2016 Oklahoma Rural Health Awards.  Email completed forms to agseigars@nwosu.edu.  The awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on May 26th in conjunction with the Oklahoma Rural Health Conference on May 25-26 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Norman, OK.  The deadline for nominations is 5pm Friday, April 29, 2016.