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The staff at Hospice Quality Care feel called to provide end-of-life care for terminally ill patients in their home, nursing home, hospital, or at the Hospice Quality Care's own in-patient facility. This commitment is apparent in the customized, compassionate, and comforting care that each patient receives.

 

 
 
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owner/Administrator Judy Harrison, RN/BSN

 

Judy always wanted to be a nurse and feels called to the field of hospice nursing. With over 40 years of experience, Judy continues to be thankful every day that she can make a difference in people’s lives.

 

Originally from Anadarko, Judy attended St. Anthony School of Nursing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City University, and St. Mary of the Plains College in Kansas. Judy is listed in Who’s Who of American Business Women.

 


Judy enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, crafts, and cooking, especially trying new recipes.

 

 

Owner/Director of Professional Services Diann Marr, RN/BSN/MBA


 

Diann’s interest in medicine and service began in childhood with the example set by her parents. She received her first bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and completed her second B.S. degree in Nursing at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Diann recently completed her MBA at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. 

 

Diann was an R.N. in Oncology at the Children’s Hospital (now OU Medical Center); was an Administrator and Director of a home health agency; and worked as a consultant to improve home health care agencies in Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana.

 

Diann and husband Gary, a retired D.V.M., have been married over 30 years. They breed and show Arabian horses and attend as many Oklahoma State University athletic events as they can. Diann enjoys spending time with her large family, which includes two step sons, four granddaughters, two sisters and two brothers. The couple are also Professional Bull Riding (PBR) fans and usually cheer for the bulls.

 


 

 

 

 

Brandi, CNA, Home Health Aide

 

Brandi entered her profession so that she could work closely with the elderly and be able to help people, especially those who can’t help themselves.

 

Brandi graduated from Midwest City High School and attended Rose State College to receive her certification as a Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide. She has four years of experience.

 

Brandi has three children and spends time watching movies, playing at the park, and going to Celebration Station with them. She and her boyfriend met 10 years ago in Job Corps, although they only recently reconnected.

 

 

Crystal, CNA, Home Health Aide

 

Crystal has been a Home Health Aide for over 14 years and feels a real sense of fulfillment in helping other people. Crystal is proud to say that she loves her job and everything about it.

 

A Carl Albert High School grad, Crystal studied as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and completed her Home Health Aide certification from Metro Tech. Her plans to complete her LPN education were cut short by the May 1999 tornado. She has continued her education and received certificates and awards for her computer studies.

 

Crystal loves going shopping and out to eat with her three daughters.

 

 

Daphne, Office Manager

 

Experiencing life as a care-giver for several years gave Daphne a newfound respect for those experiencing the responsibilities of long term illness and loss of a loved one. Daphne is able to bring her ability for compassion and concern to her position as office manager.

 

Daphne has been an office manager since 1998, and has additional training in C.P.R.

 

A Carl Albert Senior High graduate, Daphne and her high school sweetheart, Raul, have been married for over 30 years. This new grandmother enjoys traveling and spending time with their daughter, son, daughter-in-law, and grandson.

 

 

Jim, Chaplain

 

Jim was called to the ministry 35 years ago, and has dedicated himself to a life bringing mercy, care, and support to those in need. An ordained minister, Jim has been a chaplain since 2000.

 

Jim received his bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and a Master of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University. In addition to serving as a minister, and chaplain, he also did clinical pastoral education within the V.A. hospital system.

 

Jim and his wife, Lisa, who is an R.N., have four daughters: an architect, an elementary school teacher, a health information assistant director, and an OSU student. In his spare time, Jim enjoys playing with his toy fox terrier, Pudge.

 

 

Lisa, Contracted Dietician

 

Lisa is passionate about nutrition and the important role it plays in the body. She also cares about people, especially the elderly and infirm. So serving as the center’s dietician is the perfect role for this Westville native.

 

Lisa graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma and has been in her profession since 2001. She is certified in adult weight management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

She loves time spent outdoors working with her husband cutting hay, building their home, and caring for their horses. She is also an avid scrapbooker.

 

 

Neva, CNA, Home Health Aide

 

Neva enjoys her work as a Home Health Aide because she knows that she is helping others. She completed her training at Metro Tech and has worked in her field since 1998.

 

 

Pat, R.N.

 

Pat wanted a profession that would challenge and interest her, while allowing her to care for others, and found that combination in nursing. She is thankful for the opportunity to be able to provide care for the patients and to be in close contact with their families.

 

She obtained her nursing degree from Rose State College and has also studied social work at the University of Oklahoma. With over 35 years of experience, Pat acts as a mentor and resource to her coworkers on a daily basis.

 

Pat enjoys keeping up with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She reads, especially current events and history, does needlework, and loves caring for her cat.

 

 

Randy, RN

 

Randy wants to make a difference caring for his patients and their families during such a difficult time of life. He works tirelessly to increase the quality of end-of-life for the patients with whom he works.

 

A graduate of Northeast High School, Randy received his degree in nursing from Rose State College and has four years of experience.

 

Randy and his spouse like getting away for weekends in the Ozarks and Rockies. They have a son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, and pet cats. Randy spends time learning about different religious faiths and working alongside his other co-workers of faith.

 

 

Rob, RN/BSN, Admission Coordinator

 

Rob came to better appreciate hospice care after seeing its impacts firsthand throughout the illness and death of his mother. It was after this experience that he knew that he wanted to move into the hospice field.

 

Rob studied to be a Registered Nurse at Rose State College and received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He’s been working as Admission Coordinator since 2008.

 

Chef Rob enjoys smoking and grilling and likes having guests over for BBQ’s. He also likes to travel and ride his four-wheeler.

 

 

Sheri, Bereavement Coordinator & Chaplain

 

Sheri entered her chosen field so that she could help people have peace through a spiritual connection at end-of-life. She hopes to assist those left behind in finding meaning and hope, whatever their individual situations.

 

After completing a bachelor’s degree at Anderson University, in Anderson, Indiana, Sheri continued her education in the chaplain/bereavement counselor profession at OU Medical Center-Presbyterian Tower and Children’s Hospital in conjunction with clinical pastoral education.

 

Sheri and her husband, Sterling, have two teenage daughters and enjoy hot air balloons. Sheri enjoys writing inspirational materials.

 

 

Steven, CNA/CMA, Technician

 

Sometimes our families and friends know us better than we know ourselves. Steven entered his profession because his sister said it would be a good experience for him. He loves knowing that what he does touches the hearts of the residents and their families at the inpatient center.

 

A Certified Nursing Assistant and Certified Medication Aide, Steven has worked in his field since 2006.

 

Steven enjoys staying fit and likes engaging in all sports, especially gymnastics. He’d like to continue his education in the field of physical therapy.

 

 

Tammy, LPN, Staff Nurse

 

Tammy wanted to care for others, so it was natural that she would select a career as a nurse. She enjoys working in hospice care because she says there are many people who wish to be around their family and friends when they pass and hospice allows that to happen.

 

As a young person, she moved with her family to Tinker Air Force Base, and subsequently graduated from Midwest City High School. She completed her degree at the Mid-Del Votech Nursing program and has over 15 years of experience in her field.

 

Tammy hopes to be able to return to school one day and further her education. For now, she spends lots of time with her husband and children enjoying family get-togethers, food, and laughter.

 

 

Yvonna, Volunteer Coordinator

 

After a 25-year career in retail nursery as a certified floral designer, Yvonna was ready to do something different. A passionate defender of those who can’t speak for themselves, Yvonna finds great satisfaction in working with the hospice  volunteers. She works closely with each volunteer so that he or she is comfortable with their duties and their work schedule.

 

Yvonna hopes to expand the teen volunteer program because she feels that there is a need to involve the next generation in their community.

 

Yvonna is married with three sons and seven grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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