Health News

     The health system has released its newest service improvement recently, the mobile friendly website for the health system to use on the go! You can now access your patient portal as well as refill prescriptions via you mobile device.  Please ensure you complete your annual update of information with Purchased Referred Care (PRC), formerly Contract Health Services (CHS).  You can do this with the site you use in either LittleAxe or Shawnee with your PRC Counselor.  The new Patient Resources Guide has been released and was handed out at General Council in October.  Please see patient registration for your copy or look for it soon on our website to be downloaded or accessed via the mobile platform for your ease and comfort!     The flu season is here again! It is imperative you get your flu shot and protect you and your family during this time of the year.  We will also be providing the flu shot at all of our clinics with nurse visits.  The health system encourages everyone in the community to stay healthy this year by utilizing good personal hygiene, especially with good hand sanitation procedures.       If you know of any tribal member who is homebound and needs assistance medically, including home health services, please contact administration at 405.701.7621 so we can assist as best possible with resources or coordinate assistance for these members in need.  Thank you all for making our entire staff and employees feel appreciated and for using all of our wonderful services!            Our health system’s most valuable asset is our people!  I’m always impressed with and proud of our outstanding star performers, and again this month, we thank them all for their contributions to our patients, their fellow employees, and the tribe!  The health employees continue to accomplish outstanding feats for our patients and for each other, taking care of our internal and external customers/patients.  Thank you all for making an important difference in the lives and health of all of our health system’s patients!     October 2019 Employees of the Month: Employee of the Month: Marguerite Wahpekeche, Native Connections Grant Coordinator Team of the Month: AST Optometry Team Special Leadership Award: Michelle Wollenzin and James Wilbanks, EHR Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mark E. Rogers, MAL, FACHE, CMPE, CHC                                                                                                      Executive Director         
Tribes' impact on state nearly $13B in 2017, officials say. Click on link  below.   https://oklahoman.com/gallery/6040476/oklahoma-native-impact-study  
One of the largest and most impactful contributions by 38 federally recognized tribes has been in health care. Oklahoma tribes make millions in payments to Oklahoma health care entities every year when a tribal citizen is referred to private health care providers. In addition, many tribes own and operate hospitals and health centers across the state that serve both Native Americans and non-Native American community members. Check out some incredible facts of what our tribal impacts to the state truly are! Click on the link below. http://www.oknativeimpact.com/healthcare-impact/  
We would like to encourage all Native children and Non-Native SoonerCare children to schedule an appointment at our clinic during the month of February. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.  The American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February.  The AST Dental Clinic will be visiting schools in the service area during Dental Health Month to educate children about the importance of good dental care habits.  Please call Little Axe Health Center and ask for the Dental Department to schedule your Native child or Non-Native SoonerCare child at 405.447.0300.