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Oklahoma City's St. Anthony Hospital lays off new president, 45 others

by Paula Burkes Published: October 25, 2013

But when a headhunter called him about the opportunity at Saints, Beaver, a Tulsa native who studied at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law before earning a master's degree in health care administration from Trinity University, said he researched the hospital and “appreciated its high ratings in patient satisfaction and employee engagement, renovation of its Midtown facility, and growth strategies, including recent openings of its east and south campuses.”

Shortly before the interview, Beaver and his wife, Kim, had closed on a 4,713-square-foot home in southeast Edmond, for which Oklahoma County assessor records show they paid $650,000.

Beaver filled a vacancy at St. Anthony that occurred when Joe Hodges was appointed regional president of SSM Health Care Oklahoma.

Powell was named Bone and Joint president on July 20, 2012, replacing Chad Aduddell, who left after five years in the position to become chief executive of St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark.

Powell began her career in 1988 as a registered nurse at St. Anthony, assuming progressively larger leadership roles.

Powell later worked at Norman Regional Hospital and as executive director of the Oklahoma Youth Center before returning to St. Anthony in 2002 and serving as vice president of behavioral medicine and chief nursing officer. She became chief operating officer in 2008.

CONTRIBUTING: Staff Writer Jaclyn Cosgrove

by Paula Burkes
A 1981 journalism graduate of Oklahoma State University, Paula Burkes has more than 30 years experience writing and editing award-winning material for newspapers and healthcare, educational and telecommunications institutions in Tulsa, Oklahoma...
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