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Getting to Know WellOK -- the Nonprofit "Northeastern Oklahoma Business Coalition on Health"

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Aired on Wednesday, January 6th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we learn about a non-profit called WellOK, which was formed in 2014, and which bills itself as "the Northeastern Oklahoma Business Coalition on Health." It's a coalition of 17 locally based organizations, including businesses large and small that purchase healthcare as well as government and philanthropic organizations. WellOK -- as noted at its website -- endeavors to meet these three goals: "to achieve better care for each of our employees and families and better health for all in our community, all at the best possible cost; to make our community more attractive to growth by offering high-value healthcare; and to make quality and price fully transparent so each of us may be the wisest purchaser of healthcare." Our guest is the President & CEO of WellOK, Dr. Stanley Schwartz.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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