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(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Bailey Medical Center would like to thank our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight Frank Gaffney, M.D., and Catherine Gaffney, D.O.)

For the Gaffneys, Bailey Bariatrics is more than a weight loss program. It’s their passion.

Frank Gaffney, M.D., is the director of cardiology for Bailey Medical Center while Catherine Gaffney, D.O., is the medical director of The Center for Bariatrics at Bailey. The husband-wife team each play a key role on the... Read More »

We’re proud to share the Bailey Medical Center 2020 Community Benefit Report. Along with hospital statistics, this report reflects Bailey’s impact on the community through unfunded care, discounts to uninsured patients and support to local vendors. It’s an honor to provide unsurpassed care and support to our community every day. See report here.

Nicole Bearden is proving that hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.

The nightshift nurse in the medical/surgical unit at Bailey Medical Center in Owasso recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Bearden earned a nomination from a patient at Bailey's Center for Bariatrics for the accolade, which recognizes the outstanding, compassionate care nurses provide patients and families on a regular basis. See the entire story from the Owasso Reporter.  


(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Bailey Medical Center would like to thank all of our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight emergency room medical director, Steven Treat, D.O.)

Steven Treat, D.O., emergency room medical director at Bailey Medical Center, is a veteran in the medical field after spending the past five decades in the industry.

Interestingly, Treat’s genesis into health care was spurred on by a questionable haircut.

Before ever picking up a stethoscope, the... Read More »

The Vandiver family had an unexpected Valentine’s Day present when their son, Jase, was born on Feb. 14, eight days prior to his due date. It was the care they received from the labor and delivery staff at Bailey Medical Center that made their early blessing all the more enjoyable.

“There was never a wait for anything,” said Kaylee, Jase’s mother. “Then on my birthday (Feb. 15), they came in at midnight to tell me happy birthday with a cupcake. The nurses who helped deliver Jase made me a card, got flowers and made me a candy bouquet with tongue depressors and lab tubes. The nurses... Read More »

Jeffery Grimes will not soon forget his experience at Bailey Medical Center, and the wise decision of one doctor.

It was a decision that may have saved his life.

In September 2020, Christopher Cole, D.O., performed bariatric surgery on the Ripley resident at Bailey in Owasso. The surgery was a success as Grimes lost more than 100 pounds. But during one of Grimes’ follow-up appointments several weeks later, Cole recognized a potential concern.

Grimes was diagnosed with left lung empyema, a condition caused by an infection that spreads from the lungs. Empyema leads to a... Read More »

Sarah Hair is a nurse in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) at Bailey Medical Center, an Ardent facility in Owasso, Oklahoma. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, her hospital, which specializes in surgical weight loss procedures, closed temporarily due to the Governor’s order suspending bariatric surgeries.

As Chief Executive Officer Keith Mason was meeting with the surgery staff to discuss next steps, he mentioned that there was a need for RNs at an Ardent sister hospital in New Jersey, an early COVID hotspot state.

Sarah said that as soon as Keith mentioned the... Read More »

Switching to a cleaner eating routine isn’t about jumping on a fad diet. Instead, it’s about creating a healthier lifestyle that focuses on paying attention to what you put in your body and learning about your relationship with food. It can sound daunting, but transitioning to clean eating doesn’t have to be done in one big move.

“As with any lifestyle change, make adjustments in stages,”  said Stephanie Atkinson, registered dietitian at Bailey Medical Center.

Making a huge change, like going from a daily soda to none will likely make you miserable and result in failure.... Read More »