INTEGRIS Health Edmond turkey toss

INTEGRIS Health Edmond Dr. John Gruel, right, receives a bird from INTEGRIS Engineer Jim Ivey Thursday afternoon during the hospital's annual Turkey Toss event.

INTEGRIS Health Edmond Dr. John Gruel, right, receives a bird from INTEGRIS Engineer Jim Ivey Thursday afternoon during the hospital's annual Turkey Toss event. Turkey is traditionally the entrée of choice during the Thanksgiving holiday and the most expensive item of the feast. That’s why INTEGRIS Health has made it an annual tradition to provide turkeys to employees, a way to say “thank you” for all of their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Last year, INTEGRIS handed out roughly 8,800 turkeys system wide to employees, volunteers, physicians and board members. That includes 300 turkeys distributed to the students and the staff at Stanley Hupfeld Academy, a school the hospital sponsors, and 150 turkeys provided to INTEGRIS’ free clinic patients. Because of generous employees, the hospital is able to give turkeys to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

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