Physicians Hospital Of Anadarko - Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
Marcie Mack, ODCTE; Rep. David L. Perryman, D-Chickasha; Cynthia Coffey, The Physicians Hospital of Anadarko; Kathy Quinn-Teague, OSRHE; Ed Lake, DHS; Marva White, OkCTEEC.
April 16, 2015
The Physicians Hospital of Anadarko recently received the Outstanding Business/Industry Partner Award from the Oklahoma Career and Technical Educators Equity Council.
The hospital was among three organizations and 19 people honored at the 21st annual Making It Work Day April 15 at the state Capitol. Making It Work Day recognizes individuals who are committed to removing barriers to success for single-parent families by providing educational experiences for students beyond the classroom. The ceremony also recognized nontraditional students.
The Physicians Hospital of Anadarko provides clinical and work-based learning opportunities to students at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, in addition to work-based learning placement for students in the technology center’s ADVANCE Work Prep Program. The hospital also provides a place for the Work Expectance Program, where the Caddo County office of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services assists Temporary Assistance for Needy Families clients.
“When a participant of either programs walks in the door they are treated as a new employee; they have the attitude that each of these clients are potential employees and strive to make them feel as if they truly belong,” said Ronda Weaver, Caddo Kiowa counselor and TANF coordinator, who nominated the hospital for the award.
“The staff is patient, yet firm, as they provide a quality clinical/work-based learning environment for our students. Bart Daugherty, hospital administrator, and the staff of Physicians Hospital of Anadarko have shown a tremendous commitment to the community and to economic development.”
OkCTEEC is affiliated with the administrative division of the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education. The council advocates for students pursuing nontraditional careers and for resources for educating single parents.
“The mission of OkCTEEC is to serve as a unifying council for all personnel serving displaced homemakers, single parents, teen parents, single pregnant teens and women, nontraditional students and at-risk females,” said Lou Ann Hargrave, Work Prep and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families coordinator at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. She serves as an adviser for OkCTEEC, along with Sandy Elledge of the Department of Human Services and Kathy Quinn-Teague of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
“Our work-prep programs offer students the education and technical training they need to rise above challenges resulting from poverty,” said Marva White, OkCTEEC president and TOP program coordinator at Francis Tuttle Technology Center. “Our programs provide the support they need to overcome barriers to their success and find viable employment. These positive outcomes would certainly not be possible without the myriad supportive services from our business and community partners. They generously provide opportunities and resources and encouragement to assure student success.
Laura Wilson, Writer/Editor