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Kiamichi Tech recognizes Ruth Wilson Hurley Manor as a Partner In Progress

Posted Date: 08/25/2021

Kiamichi Tech recognizes Ruth Wilson Hurley Manor as a Partner In Progress

WILBURTON, Okla. – Kiamichi Tech honored Ruth Wilson Hurley Manor as a Partner In Progress during Oklahoma Summit, CareerTech’s annual conference and awards ceremony, on August 1, in Oklahoma City.

Ruth Wilson Hurley Manor, a partner of Coal County General Hospital, Inc., has served Coalgate and surrounding areas for over 60 years. This intermediate and skilled senior care facility is the largest in the area with 75-beds.

“Our healthcare facilities offer high-quality services and medical care for our rural community,” said Trent Bourland, CEO of Coal County General Hospital (CCGH). “We partner with Kiamichi Technology Centers in Atoka as a clinical site for their students.”

The partnership between Kiamichi Tech and the senior care facility goes beyond the classroom. Nursing home staff have participated in mock-interviews and other activities on campus to ensure Kiamichi Tech students are ready for their career in healthcare.

“I have volunteered to do mock-interviews and really have loved getting to work with the students,” said Cindy Martin, Human Resources Manager for CCGH. “We also hire graduates from their programs regularly and know we are getting highly trained healthcare professionals.”

The healthcare facility has over 150 employees that are cross trained to work in the nursing home, hospital and rural health clinic. “Kiamichi Tech - Atoka is very proud to partner with Ruth Wilson Hurley Manor to provide quality healthcare to the citizens of southeast Oklahoma,” said Greg Davidson, Atoka Campus Director. “They are always willing to help train our Certified Nurse Aides, Certified Medication Aides, and Practical Nurses. We are very appreciative of their support for our students and our communities.”

Ruth Wilson Hurley Manor and Coal County General Hospital have greatly contributed to the rich history of Coal County and has pioneered healthcare in the area. Ruth Wilson Hurley was the wife of 1929-1933 Secretary of War, Patrick Hurley, of Lehigh, Okla. Major General Hurley opened the original hospital and spent several years working with donors locally and around the state to raise funds for the opening of the nursing home in 1959.

“The Hurley name is a staple in our community,” said Bourland. “Patrick Hurley felt the community had done so much for him, and this was his gift back to Coal County.”  

“We are a community-minded organization supporting our local business with resources, and our community with care. With the help of our community partners, like Kiamichi Technology Centers, we hope to continue the Hurley’s legacy of meeting the healthcare needs of rural, Southeast Oklahoma,” shared Bourland.