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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 23, 2013

Oklahoma business briefs, Jan. 23
Published: January 23, 2013
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OKLAHOMA BRIEFS

Business mentors sought

Oklahoma business leaders are asked to mentor high schoolers with disabilities as part of the National Groundhog Job Shadow Day on Feb. 1. The new program by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services pairs a high school student with a business leader for the day. “Everybody benefits,” said Kim Osmani, coordinator of the department's Transition School-to-Work program. “Students apply skills that they learned in the classroom to the real world. Employers introduce students to potential careers and share their perspective on employment success.” Contact Osmani at 635-2768 or by email at kosmani@okdrs.gov. The deadline to register is Friday.

Heart Hospital makes list

Becker's Hospital Review has named the Oklahoma Heart Hospital to its list of “56 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know.” The list is selected from more than 240 physician-owned hospitals across the country. “Meeting the needs of our patients and their families is our core value at Oklahoma Heart Hospital,” said Dr. John Harvey, CEO and president.

Agriculture nominations open

Nominations are being accepted for the Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture. The winner is inducted into the Oklahoma Agricultural Hall of Fame at the state Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry's Oklahoma City headquarters. Eligible nominees are those who have been involved with agriculture for at least 25 years, including livestock and crop production, agribusiness, forestry, horticulture and nursery management. Nominations are due at 5 p.m. Feb. 19. For more information, including a nomination form, visit www.ag.ok.gov/odaff-halloffame.htm.

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