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Mercy Listens as Ada Community weights in on healthcare needs - News - Valley View Regional Hospital
"The roundtable certainly met my expectations," said Susan Scroggins, Oklahoma Blood Institute director.
Susan Scroggins, sub-center director for ECOBI, led the tour of the state-of-the-art facility which has a tornado shelter for its employees and a massive generator -donated by Peoples Electric Cooperative-to keep blood and plasma the right temperature during power outages.ECOBI had outgrown the old facility located on North Mississippi. "The much-needed new building was made possible by fund raising and donations," Scroggins said.
ADA - "We could not have done it without the community," East Central Oklahoma Blood Institute Manager Susan Scroggins said about the new ECOBI facility located at 1930 Stonecipher Boulevard.ECOBI will dedicate its new facility with a grand openng celebration Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new Ada blood center. "The community helped build it, so it is theirs too," Scroggins said.Additional program speakers include architect Don Childers, of Childers-Childers & Associates and Scroggins. Scroggins said the 8,500 square-foot facility is much larger than the previous center located on North Mississippi. "It has a lot more space for donors and staff," she said.more donor beds, more screening booths.People can just get in and out a lot faster now."Scroggins also encourages members of the community to come out to tour the facility because of its new location."It is in a beautiful location.Out here in the country, it is just a very pretty setting," she said. She also mentioned a new large community room for members of the community to use for meetings, etc.The ribbon cutting ceremony will be facilitated by ambassadors of the Ada Chamber of Commerce."We will have food, fun and tours, so I just hope everyone comes out," Scroggins said.ECOBI hours of operation are weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.The telephone number, (580) 436-0384, remains the same."We've been waiting for the new facility for 20 years and it is impressive.It will be so nice for the community to have a fantastic place to come and donate, and we could not have done it without them," Scroggins said.
The Ada Evening News
The Hensleys had three daughters, Pat, Sue and Linda (who is now deceased), and they have one granddaughter; five grandsons; and three great-grandchildren, two girls and a boy.Sitting left to right are Loné Beasley, Dr. Judy Goforth Parker (ECOBI president), Susan Scroggins (ECOBI manager), Marilyn Thompson, Peggy Clark, and Nancy Smith.Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) officials say every three seconds someone somewhere needs blood, and that's where they, and you, come in. "OBI currently services 93 hospitals in the state, with East Central OBI in Ada servicing nine of these hospitals," said Susan Scroggins, ECOBI manager. Scroggins said ECOBI, currently located at 900 N. Mississippi in Ada, is in need of a new facility to keep up with both the increasing demand for blood and the latest technology available in blood banking.
ADA - Donating blood is about to be a far more relaxing and comfortable experience for Ada-area residents, according to Susan Scroggins, manager of East Central Oklahoma Blood Institute (ECOBI).Scroggins said the transition will be made swiftly to ensure there will be no interruption to blood collection, which sustains the community blood supply for area patients and hospitals.ECOBI expects to begin blood collection at the new facility Monday.Weekdays, hours of operation will be from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.The telephone number, (580) 436-0384, remains the same."To tell you the truth, OBI's donors and staff are so excited," Scroggins said."We've been waiting for the new facility for 20 years and it is impressive and wonderful.It will be so nice for the community to have a fantastic place to come in and donate and we could not have done it without the community.They are the ones that made it happen and we really thank them for that." A ground breaking ceremony was held on July 21, 2005, to begin clearing the way for the dream of a new facility."Now, thanks to community-spirited donors and steady fund-raising efforts, the dream is finally coming true, Scroggins said."When the board set the goal of building a new building, Susan Scroggins and her staff were behind us all the way."The increased size alone will make a tremendous difference," Scroggins said.Scroggins said the new building's bright red roof is appropriate.