Tuesday, July 24, 2018

NHS Sequoyah Honors Retiring Board Member and Physician

At the July 17th Board Meeting Northeastern Health System (NHS) Sequoyah congratulated both John Cripps and Dr. Rick Robbins for over 40 years of service to the hospital. For the last 40 years, Cripps has served as the Board Chairman and Dr. Robbins has served as a practitioner for the hospital patients. Both were presented with a plaque as a small token of appreciation for everything they have done for the facility. 

Cripps is known for empowering the local hospital staff to establish best practices and subject matter expertise in patient services. Cripps has experienced the growth of the hospital from watching the hospital be transformed from a high school gym, to financial ups and downs and multiple leadership changes. His legacy will continue on the board through the wisdom he has instilled in current board member. 

Dr. Robbins has been a local healthcare icon. From delivering hundreds of babies to performing countless athletic physicals to attending many funerals while comforting the family members of his patients that had gone on. Because of his impact in healthcare and the community, Dr. Rick Robbins Day will be celebrated every July 9th in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. 

“I have worked alongside both of these gentlemen for the last 25 years and have gained a great amount of respect for the many years of service that they have both given to the facility,” stated John Mayhan, NHS Sequoyah Board Chairman. “I would like to personally thank them for the countless hours they have both given to NHS Sequoyah, it has been a pleasure to work alongside them both.” 

“What a benefit the hospital has received to have two great men serve the facility for over 40 years,” stated Todd Martin, NHS Sequoyah Board Member. “It is such a rarity to have both a physician and board member to serve such a lengthy term and give nothing but the best in both clinical and leadership expertise. It is something that the community will forever cherish and be eternally grateful for.” 

KXMX News Staff

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