By: Renetta Harrison | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2007
Rogers County Health Department staff: (back, left to right) Lisa Weilert, R.N., Debbie Briggs, R.N., LaDeana Shouse, R.N., Pat Armbrister, P.C.A., Crystal Jensen, R.N. (front, left to right) Diana McCright, N.P., Angela Rhoten, R.N., nurse supervisor
The Rogers County Health Department is proud to announce the addition of a new nurse to its clinic staff. With over seven years of experience, Crystal Jensen, a registered nurse, will serve as a positive asset to the Rogers County Health Department.
Jensen realized her call to be a nurse while caring for animals as a technician in an animal clinic. Her transition to caring for humans from animals occurred slowly as a medical assistant, and she attended Rogers State University and graduated with a nursing degree in 1999.
Jensen has discovered her love for community health. Her specialty areas at the Rogers County Health Department include family planning and immunizations. Jensen will soon begin training for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, as well as dysplasia, tuberculosis and Take Charge, a family planning service. A Claremore High School graduate, Jensen resides in Tiawah with her husband and two daughters, Riley, age 7, and Zoey, age 3.
The Rogers County Health Department clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic nursing staff consists of Sharon Konneman, district nurse manager, Diane McCright, nurse practitioner, Angela Rhoten, nurse supervisor, LaDeana Shouse, R.N., Lisa Weilert, R.N., Crystal Jensen, R.N., Debbie Briggs, R.N., Pat Armbrister, P.C.A., and Betty Reed, P.C.A. Services are available to anyone on a sliding scale fee. They offer communicable disease and tuberculosis control, immunizations, chronic disease screening, child health services for children through age 18, family planning and WIC. Other general clinic services include blood sugar and anemia screenings, sexually-transmitted disease testing, blood pressure monitoring and tuberculosis skin tests. Brochures describing all of these services and many others offered through the health department are available in the clinic’s lobby. They may also be mailed upon request. Call (918) 341-3166 for any other questions regarding services, eligibility or general information.