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T-CPR Bill Signed Into Law


Oklahoma takes a crucial step forward in emergency response as all 9-1-1 dispatchers will now receive training in high-quality Telephone Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (T-CPR). With House Bill 1590 recently signed into law by Governor Stitt, dispatchers will be equipped to coach callers through CPR for cardiac arrest victims, significantly increasing the chances of survival until first responders arrive.

Southwest Region Rural Health Summit

Rural Health

The inaugural SouthWest Region Rural Health Summit, hosted by the American Heart Association and supported by Texas Mutual, aimed to address the significant health disparity between rural and urban residents in the SouthWest region of the United States, where an 11-year life expectancy gap exists.

Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk


The American Heart Association and MidFirst Bank have unveiled an interactive kiosk at Science Museum Oklahoma, aiming to educate Oklahoma City residents and visitors about Hands-Only CPR. The kiosk provides a brief introduction, followed by a practice session and a 30-second test session using a practice manikin.

Join 100 Ways In 100 Days

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Events in Your Area

Southeastern Oklahoma Heart Walk

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 12:00 AM


2024 Tulsa Heart Walk

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 10:00 AM


Tulsa Heart Ball

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 05:00 PM


Oklahoma City Heart Ball

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 06:00 PM


Oklahoma City Heart Walk

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 09:00 AM


In Your Community

We're excited to share this 3-part podcast series featuring Carrie Slatton-Hodges, Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. After watching each of the episodes below, complete the questionnaire to be entered for a chance for your community's high school to receive a CPR In Schools kit to assist them with meeting their CPR graduation requirements.

Mental Health

Oklahomans with risk factors for heart disease and stroke who lack health insurance or are underinsured are more likely to die early and have poorer blood pressure control than their insured counterparts. Uninsured stroke patients suffer from greater neurological impairments, longer hospital stays and a higher risk of death than similar patients covered by health insurance. Join us in making sure Oklahomans have access to healthcare no matter where they live by advocating for Medicaid Expansion.


Chairperson of the Board 
Raymond P. Vara, Jr.

Marsha Jones

Immediate Past Chairperson
Bertram L. Scott

Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, FAHA

Michelle Albert, MD, MPH, FAHA

Immediate Past President
Mitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS, FAHA

Lee Shapiro

ASA Advisory Committee Chairperson
Lee Schwamm, MD, FAHA

Research Committee Chairperson
Svati Shah, MD, MS, MHS, FAHA

Class A Directors:

Douglas S. Boyle

Shawn Dennis

Linda Gooden

Ileana Pina, MD

Marcella Roberts, Esq

John J. Warner, MD, FAHA

Thomas Pina Windsor

James J. Postl

Robert A. Harrington, MD, FAHA

Jorge Saucedo, MD, MBA, FAHATom Greco

Class B Directors

Mary Ann Bauman, MD

Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA

Keith Churchwell, MD, FAHA

Ron W. Haddock

Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD, FAHA

Cheryl Pegus, MD

Michael Elder

Executive Director, Eastern Oklahoma
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Tara Mundell
Out-Going Chairman

CBIZ Stinnett

Jabraan S. Pasha, MD
Out-Going President

Medical Director
Juno Medical

Heather Cha, MD, FACC
St. John Medical Center 

John Clawson
VP/General Manager

Ed Doerr
Operations Leader
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. 

Zak Helmerich
The Helmerich Trust

Taylor Lagorin
VP of Business Development
Resolute Engineering

Stacey Nester
Private Banking Advisor, VP
Arvest Bank 

Joey Snyder
EVP, Tulsa Regional Exec
First Fidelity Bank

Todd Schuster
VP Regional Services & Operations
St. Francis Health System

Matt Wilkett, DO
OSU Medicine

Angela Sivadon, PhD, RN, RCIS
Tulsa Community College

Nina Williams, MD
Cardiology of Tulsa

Contact Us

Oklahoma City

3401 NW 63rd Street, Suite 510
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Phone: (405) 415-3030


2227 E. Skelly Drive
Tulsa, OK 74105

Phone: (918) 877-8359

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Heart and Stroke News

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