Murray State College, FHCSO presented with business partnership award


The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have recognized the collaboration between Murray State College and the Family Health Center of Southern Oklahoma, Inc. (FHCSO) with a Regents’ Business Partnership Excellence Award. 

The awards are designed to highlight successful partnerships and to further cultivate the higher learning environment through use of State Regents’ Economic Development Grants.

Through clinic locations in Tishomingo, Coalgate and Atoka, FHSCO provides low-income, underinsured and uninsured target populations with access to medical, dental and behavioral health services.

A new FHSCO facility in Tishomingo was made possible in part through help from Murray State College.  The college contributed land for a facility and FHCSO provides students with primary health care, laboratory, x-ray and in-house pharmacy services at highly discounted rates.

In nominating FHCSO to receive this award, Murray State College President Joy McDaniel detailed projects that involve cooperation and unity of purpose.

“FHSCO is an amazing resource for our students and is involved in several community coalitions alongside the college.  We have a mutually beneficial partnership that promotes health of, and healthy lifestyles for, MSC students and residents of southern Oklahoma,” McDaniel said.

Institutions involved in partnerships receive an economic development grant that may be applied to tuition of an employee from the partner business, internship for a current student, faculty externship or enhancement through equipment, materials or supplies.

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