Dr. Randy Curry Appointed to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board
Dr. Randy Curry, rural health coordinator for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford, has been appointed to the board of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
As rural health coordinator, Curry oversees services and staff that provide community based Diabetes Self-Management Education and Diabetes Prevention Programs as well as Remote Medication Order Processing for critical access hospitals.
“Maintaining access to quality, affordable health care in rural Oklahoma is an incredibly important issue that our health care leaders are focused on,” said Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, who made the appointment. “With more than 30 years of retail pharmacy experience and work with SWOSU supporting a network of more than 300 rural pharmacies and some hospitals, Randy Curry is well situated to provide insight on how the OHCA can effectively serve the rural health care community.”
Curry, a graduate of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, is an assistant professor with the college and administrates certificate-training programs for pharmacists and students in the areas of Immunization, Patient-Centered Diabetes Care, Medication Therapy Management, Cardiovascular, and Point of Care Testing.
He annually coordinates a medical mission trip for healthcare students into remote areas of Panama to provide medical and dental clinics to the underserved. Curry also serves on the board of the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma.