Learning how to take your medicine safely and effectively can be confusing. That's why it's so important to always ask your pharmacist if you have questions about your medications. The infographic below will help you use your medicines wisely.
A recent purchase by Great Plains Regional Medical Center is making delivering babies more comfortable than ever. The hospital bought three new state-of-the-art labor and delivery beds, one for each delivery room in the Women's Center.
Miranda Cummings, Director of the Women's Center, says the beds have several functions that help moms a lot during delivery.
“Moms can scrunch up if they want to,” Cummings said. “They can elevate various parts of their bodies if they want to, or if we think they need to. We move our patients all around.”
And the beds have a labor bar that can be used if the moms want them.
“The labor bars allow moms to have a more natural, more comfortable delivery. We think these bars can help reduce the need for C-sections and encourage natural deliveries.”
The new beds will also help the doctors and nurses as they help mothers with deliveries.
“The nurses have been walking around with even bigger smiles,” Cummings said.
Each bed cost approximately $17,000. The GPRMC Hospital Foundation raised the money last December during the hospital's first annual Gala.
CEO Corey Lively says the Foundation really stepped up to fill this need.
“I can't thank them enough,” Lively said. “The Gala they put on was wonderful, and it raised a lot of money to help moms give birth.”
Approximately 360 babies are born each year at GPRMC's Women's Center.
Agreement Reached with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma and Great Plains Regional Medical Cent
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) and Great Plains Regional Medical Center (GPRMC) announce a new 3-year mutually beneficial agreement. As of Dec. 1, 2016, GPRMC will stay in-network with BCBSOK. Read more here.
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Although medicine can make you well, it also can harm you if it is not taken the right way. That’s why you need to know all you can about all the medicine you take. While you’re at Great Plains Regional Medical Center, the pharmacy staff is here to make sure that you receive the best and safest medications.
Here are some tips for using your medications safely while you are in the hospital:
Tell your doctor and pharmacist all the medicines you take.
- Bring a medicine list with the names of:
- Medicines prescribed by your doctors.
- Medicines you bought at a drug or grocery store (like medicines for pain or a cold).
- Vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist what you can’t take.
- Your medicine list should also include:
- Medicines that you should not take (because of allergies or other problems).
- Other allergies you have (to things like peanuts, shellfish, or latex).
Watch out for:
- Any changes in your medicine when you get your medicines each day, like a different color or shape.
- Any reactions or side effects that the doctor or pharmacist didn’t tell you about.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist:
- The name of any medicine you are given or asked to take.
- About anything that you don’t understand or that doesn’t seem right.
- For information about your medicines in writing.
If you have any questions about your medicine, ask to talk to a pharmacist.
- Ask a family member or friend to help you. This person can ask questions for you and help you speak up about any concerns you may have.
Dr. Greenway is our newest general surgeon! Appointments available beginning May 16th. Call 580-225-2518 to schedule.
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Great Plains Regional Medical Center has received a Transport Monitor as a donation from our wonderful volunteers!
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