Catherine Sweeney

Catherine Sweeney
Catherine covers health for StateImpact Oklahoma. She grew up in Muskogee and went to Oklahoma State University. She has covered politics and policy in Colorado's high plains, Oklahoma City and Washington, D.C. You can reach her at catherine@stateimpactoklahoma.org, @cathjsweeney on Twitter or 405-673-5226 on Signal.

Latest by Catherine Sweeney



Oklahoma Public Health Laboratory relocation plan draws blowback

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the long-awaited facility would move to Stillwater, nearly 70 miles from its current site
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Oklahoma Is Finally Getting A New Public Health Lab

Gov. Kevin Stitt announces the lab will relocate to Stillwater, away from state health facilities in Oklahoma City
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A syphilis outbreak in south-central Oklahoma creates yet another strain on the state’s public health system

Public health providers juggle addressing the outbreak, the worst pandemic in a century, the onset of flu season and existing staffing issues
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Oklahoma’s college campuses continue to be coronavirus hotspots

Uneven reporting makes spread tough to quantify, but state leaders say college communities are driving COVID-19 rates
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Oklahoma Engaged: Medicaid expansion vote wasn’t as simple as urban versus rural

StateImpact talks with Oklahoma Policy Institute about myths surrounding State Question 802
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Oklahoma health experts: COVID-19 also attacks the circulatory system

More than half of the Oklahomans who have died from COVID-19 had a circulatory condition.
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COVID-19 exacerbates Oklahoma’s decades-old nursing shortage

Hospital nurses face quarantines, high out-of-state demand and higher nurse-to-patient ratios
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White House officials push Oklahoma to close bars and mandate masks in private task force document

City leaders and public health officials raise concerns about the Stitt administration's decision against sharing recommendations
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Oklahoma public health officials move to collect their own coronavirus data

Oklahoma City-County Health Department raises concerns about state-reported figures
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