Reporting For: Medical Duty

Would you trust your medical welfare in the midst of a life-threatening emergency to a man named ‘Rowdy’? Hundreds of soldiers did. And the city of Edmond will, too.

In May 2008, Mustang native Rowdy Anthony, RN, accepted the dual posts of Director of the Emergency Department and Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Edmond Medical Center. Among other duties, Anthony will be working to improve the hospital’s already excellent record of quality care.

Anthony, a military man, served his country for twelve years. After two grueling and demanding deployments in Iraq, he retired as a Captain in the army. As a soldier in Operation Iraqi Freedom, his duties included emergency care, clinical supervision and the coordination of helicopter MEDEVAC operations.

Rightfully proud of his service with the military, Anthony attributes his many talents and skills to his occupation of choice.

“The army expanded my medical knowledge and provided experience and opportunities that no other career offers,” says Anthony. “I’ve held progressive leadership roles as the Director of Emergency Services during two separate deployments to Iraq.”

Anthony is excited about his new position with the hospital. “Edmond is my family’s home. It’s the community where we worship, shop, and spend our leisure time,” says Anthony. “We enjoy the Edmond community, and Edmond Medical Center is a great facility with a long history of compassionately providing the city with needed medical services.”

In his new position at the hospital, Anthony champions a technique known as “evidence-based medicine.” The approach emphasizes the study and consideration of extensive evidence gathered through research