Shelly Dunham walks through the halls of Okeene Municipal Hospital in northwest Oklahoma on a slow Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s not a busy place. We don’t have a lot of patients, but we’re the safety net for patients,” Dunham said.
Dunham is the CEO of this 17-bed hospital that offers the basics in care - like an emergency room, a laboratory, therapy, X-rays, and CT scans.
“We have to be open to take care of people who come in with emergencies and get them to higher levels of care when they need that,” Dunham said.