Oklahoma Hospital Association recognizes W.W. Hastings for flu prevention

BY STAFF REPORTS
08/31/2017 04:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Oklahoma Hospital Association recently recognized the Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Hastings Hospital for the staff’s efforts in preventing influenza.

Hastings Hospital is among 42 in Oklahoma to meet the health organization’s challenge. This year’s goal was to vaccinate 96 percent or higher of the health care staff for the 2016-17 flu season.

More than 800 staff members and health care providers at Hastings Hospital were vaccinated.

In a recent press release, the Oklahoma Hospital Association stated that influenza is associated with 36,000 deaths per year and recognized Oklahoma hospitals with certificates for their work in protecting patients from the dangers of influenza.

“At W.W. Hastings Hospital our patients are our priority, and we work tirelessly to ensure that they receive the first-class health care that they deserve,” Hastings Hospital CEO Brian Hail said. “The continued recognition that we receive from organizations like the Oklahoma Hospital Association speaks volumes to the dedication that our employees show each and every day.”

For more information ab0ut Hastings Hospital, visit www.cherokee.org/services/health.

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