Megabus will give away tickets
Megabus, which this summer started a new route between Oklahoma City and Dallas, is giving away 200,000 free tickets for travel Jan. 9 to Feb. 28. Travelers can book their seats now at www.megabus.com using the promo code TRYMEGABUS. Megabus offers service to more than 120 cities in the United States and Canada.
Heart hospital receives praise
The Oklahoma Heart Hospital has been recognized for the seventh year for a customer satisfaction award. The hospital, which has branches in south Oklahoma City and northwest Oklahoma City, received the 2012 Press Ganey Summit Award. “At Oklahoma Heart Hospital, our commitment to our patients and their families is at the very core of our culture,” said Dr. John Harvey, CEO and organization president. “That commitment is seen in our nursing staffing ratios, the close proximity of our cardiovascular specialists and even the design of our facilities.” As well as the two hospitals, the company includes Oklahoma Heart Hospital Physicians, a physicians' group with more than 60 doctors in 50 Oklahoma clinics.
PR group plans coat drive event
The Oklahoma City chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will hold a coat drive next week to support the Salvation Army. The event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rococo Northpark, 12252 N May Ave. Guests are encouraged to bring a gently used or new coat, or a suggested donation of $20 for the Salvation Army's Warmth for Winter program. Donors will receive one free drink ticket and there will be awards for the “tackiest Christmas sweater.”
Beef sought for meals program
Livestock producers are being asked to consider donating cattle for the Beef for Backpacks program, in collaboration with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Beef sticks supplied by program partners provide a valuable source of protein in the backpacks, which are handed to schoolchildren to supplement their weekend diets, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau said. Beef producers are asked to donate at least one animal per year. For information on how to donate, call 523-2307 or visit www.okfarmbureau.org.
From Staff Reports