First recipient of Orange Pride Award selected
|Kim Bean, patient service representative in pediatrics, left, and Jeremy Jones, D.O., pediatrician and clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, celebrate Bean’s selection as recipient of the first OSU-CHS Orange Pride Award.
Kim Bean is the first face parents see when bringing their child to their pediatrician at the OSU Physicians Clinic at Houston Center. And coworkers say Bean’s welcome makes a difference.
“She greets patients and their families as they get off the elevator in our department with a smile on her face,” said Erika Johnson, practice administrator. “Our patients and their families recognize when Kim is not sitting at the front desk and they comment on how sweet she is.”
Bean is the recipient of the inaugural OSU-CHS Orange Pride Award, which recognizes employees who go above and beyond their normal job duties in service to the university. To nominate a staff member for the Orange Pride Award, visit the award website. Read more.
Spring wellness classes underway, including boot camp, yoga
Spring wellness courses in yoga and boot camp have begun for the semester so remember to sign up for your Wellness Center membership. All classes are free and available on a drop-in basis.
The Wellness Center is open from 5 a.m.-midnight from Monday to Sunday. Exercise equipment includes cardio and weight machines, rubber-coated dumbbells, yoga mats, blocks and resistance bands.
In addition, OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend fitness classes at the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center free of charge, including Zumba and Eccentrics. Other OSU-CHS events scheduled for the semester include cooking demonstrations, TED Talk Tuesdays and lunch-and-learn events.
Sign up for a free membership using the OSU-CHS Wellness Center’s online form, For more information, visit the Wellness Center website or call 918-561-8272 or send an email. In addition, Jesse Chaffin, health and wellness manager, may be reached at 918-561-1428.
OSU-CHS special projects coordinator named to Leadership Tulsa
Tanner Thompson, OSU-CHS special projects coordinator, has been selected to participate in Leadership Tulsa, a flagship program that helps local leaders build their personal, professional and community leadership skills. He is one of 43 Tulsans who were chosen for Class 57 of the nine-month program.
“Because I am a new resident of Tulsa, I believe Leadership Tulsa will allow me to experience more of Tulsa,” he said. “Also, my job is in educational outreach so I think this will give me an opportunity to network through civic engagement and community outreach.”
Participants are selected through a competitive application process and are chosen to reflect a diversity of ideas, life experiences, viewpoints and professions.
Leadership Tulsa is a nonprofit organization geared at identifying, developing and connecting diverse leaders in the city who impact the community through service. Participants meet monthly to explore needs and issues within the city and will build their personal, professional and community leadership skills through classes, retreats and internships.