Kelly Lawson, RN, breast health navigator at the SOMC Cancer Center, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Institutes of Learning Conference Scholarship for $1,000 from the Oncology Nursing Society.
The scholarship is given to nurses who have demonstrated innovation in responding to challenges within their profession and field of practice. The award will be applied toward registration and travel to and from the Eighth annual IOL Conference in Chicago, Ill. in November.
As Breast Health Navigator at Southern Ohio Medical Center, Lawson is the primary nurse contact for breast cancer patients, helping to bridge the gap between the physical aspects of breast cancer and the immediate needs throughout diagnosis, surgery and treatment. She also is the coordinator of care to underinsured women throughout the community, providing access to free mammograms and services.
A Portsmouth native, Lawson is a graduate of Shawnee State University. She has been a part of the nursing staff at SOMC since 1990 and previously served for five years in Radiation Oncology at the SOMC Cancer Center.
Southern Ohio Medical Center has welcomed pharmacist Christie Gray, Pharmacy Director Rory Phillips announced.
Gray is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with Cardinal Health at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., where she worked until coming to SOMC.
Originally from Huntington, W. Va,, she is a resident of the Ironton area and enjoys showing quarter horses as a hobby.
The Hope Guild, which supports projects of Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently presented $10,000 to SOMC from the guild’s fundraisers. Shown at the presentation are (from left) guild member Lorraine Fraley, SOMC CEO Randy Arnett, and guild members Genetta Moore and Jackie Pass.
The Pleasure Guild, which supports projects of Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently presented $2,000 to SOMC from the guild’s fundraisers. Shown with SOMC CEO Randy Arnett (center) are guild members Barb Schuler and Judy Hunt.
The Promise Guild, which supports projects of Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently presented $4,000 to SOMC from the guild’s fundraisers. Shown (from left) guild members Joan Romero, Marilyn Mercer, SOMC CEO Randy Arnett and guild member Joyce Payton.
Southern Ohio Medical Center is participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s “5 Million Lives” campaign, a voluntary initiative among health care organizations to protect patients across the country from five million incidents of medical harm over the next two years. In launching the campaign locally, SOMC presented information to employees with statistics and facts about medical error prevention. Shown, Rory Phillips (center), director of SOMC Pharmacy, and Paul Rase (right), nurse manager of the SOMC Heart Care Unit, talk to Cathy Bailey, MSN, and nursing students from Shawnee State University about the campaign.
Southern Ohio Medical Center has welcomed Gretzel King, MD, to the staff as a hospitalist.
Dr. King received her medical doctorate from the Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Bolivia, and completed her undergraduate work at the Universidad Boliviana Mayor de San Andres. She completed internships at the Japanese Hospital of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, Md., specializing in internal medicine. She completed her residencey in internal medicine at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio. She comes to SOMC from Med One in Columbus where she served as an hospitalist.
Of interest for the area’s the Spanish-speaking population, Dr. King is fluent in both English and Spanish. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the medical care of the hospitalized patient. Dr. King is residing in the Portsmouth area.