Silver+ Saturday – Texoma Medical Center, Simmons Bank, Midship Pipeline

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Texoma Medical Center (TMC) was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing TMC’s achievements providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

“We are honored and proud to have achieved an overall ‘A’ rating from Leapfrog,” says Ron Seal, Chief Executive Officer, Texoma Medical Center. “Safety is something everyone should consider when going to a hospital. This rating is a testament to our continual focus on delivering safe and exceptional patient care.”

“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and healthcare workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Texoma Medical Center. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”


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Pipelines are the safest and most efficient means of transporting natural gas and petroleum products according to National Transportation Safety Board statistics. Cheniere monitors our pipeline facilities from our Gas Control Center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Learn and always follow your state’s one-call laws and best practices. To help maintain the integrity of pipelines and their rights-of-way, it is essential that pipeline and facility neighbors follow the guidelines listed below to help ensure the continued safe transmission of natural gas through the pipeline. Here’s what you can do:

  • Become familiar with the pipelines and facilities in the area (marker signs, fence signs, etc.) and record the operator name and contact information.
  • Be aware of any unusual or suspicious activities taking place within or near the pipeline right-of-way or pipeline facility and report to the pipeline operator and local law enforcement.
  • Report pipeline emergencies immediately to our gas control center at (877) 375-5002 or call 911.

The following are considered methods that may decrease the likelihood of damage to the pipeline during excavation:

  • Hand and soft digging
  • Vacuum excavation methods
  • Use of pneumatic hand tools

A Cheniere pipeline representative may be required at the job site to monitor activity and help determine an appropriate digging method. Alert Cheniere if work crews will be crossing the right-of-way with motorized equipment or vehicles.

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