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MERCY HEALTH CENTER
4300 W. Memorial Road
As a full-service tertiary hospital, Mercy has 393 licensed beds and 2,300 employees. It was established in 1947 and moved to northwest Oklahoma City in 1974. The former hospital Downtown has since been torn down. It serves a population of about 1.09 million in six counties, including Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Lincoln and Logan.
The sprawling campus includes the hospital, The Plaza, The Tower, McAuley Physician Offices, Mercy Women’s Center, Mercy NeuroScience Institute and Oklahoma Heart Hospital.
Mercy Clinic includes more than 50 physicians in 10 primary clinics.
Mercy operates under sponsorship from the Sisters of Mercy Health Systems based in St. Louis.
Medical Services at Mercy include Birthplace, breast care, cancer resource center, day surgery, emergency care, Gamma Knife surgery, home care, heart care, hospice, Multiple Sclerosis Center, NeuroScience Institute, neonatal intensive care, physical medicine, rehab center, robotic surgery, urgent care and the Women’s Center.
INTEGRIS HEALTH INC.
3300 Northwest Expressway
Integris Health Inc. was formed in 1983, and was established as the parent corporation for Baptist Medical Center to provide management and administrative support.
In 1994, it merged with Baptist Healthcare of Oklahoma, a move that brought rural hospitals around the state under the company’s umbrella. A further acquisition in 1995 saw Integris merge with Southwest Medical Center.
Integris Health and its affiliates operate 15 hospitals around the state, with the flagships being Integris Baptist Medical Center and Integris Southwest Medical Center. Integris Health has more than 1,900 licensed beds around the state, and more than 2,500 physicians.
Medical services include a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services. It is licensed for more than 500 beds. Specialty areas include the Paul Silverstein Burn Center, Integris Heart Hospital, Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute, Troy & Dollie Smith Cancer Center, Women’s Center, Henry G. Bennett Jr. Fertility Institute, Sleep Disorders Center of Oklahoma and Hough Ear Institute.
MIDWEST REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
2825 Parklawn Drive
Midwest Regional Medical Center is a 255-bed, acute-care facility owned and operated by Florida-based Health Management Associates Inc. It has nearly 300 primary care and specialty physicians on staff. For patients, that means access to health care expertise for cardiac services, pulmonology, orthopedics, internal medicine, OB/GYN and urology. The hospital boasts a top robotic-assisted surgical team. Those procedures allow for greater precision, less pain, smaller incisions and faster recovery.
Two new floors were added to the Mulinix Tower, completed in August 2010, to bring it to eight floors. Floors seven and eight added 66 patient rooms. The seventh floor houses Oklahoma Regional Heart Institute; the eighth floor is dedicated to medical and surgical patients.
1000 N. Lee Ave.
Two Sisters from the order of the Sisters of St. Francis traveled from Maryville, Mo., to Oklahoma to found the hospital in 1898.
In 1987, the Sisters of St. Francis joined the Sisters of St. Mary to form the Franciscan Sisters of Mary. It became a member of SSM Health Care, an organization supported by the newly formed order. In the last decade, when faced with the option to move from Downtown to the suburbs, St. Anthony leadership decided to invest in the existing facilities. As the anchor of the booming MidTown district, the hospital has expanded its services. In 2003, it announced a 10-year, $220 million expansion and renovation project.
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
1100 N. Lindsay
The OU Health Sciences Center includes seven health-related colleges just south of the state Capitol complex. The colleges include medicine, public health, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, allied health and graduate studies.
It conducts cutting-edge research that includes gene regulation, infectious diseases, immunology, cardiovascular physiology, diabetes, cancer, ophthalmology, neuroscience and pharmaceutical sciences. Application has been made for a Clinical Translational Science award that would change the complexion of research at OUHSC by emphasizing the translation of basic science findings to bedside treatments.
OUHSC is home to one of the few departments of geriatrics in the nation that conducts basic research in aging.
It also is home to OU Cancer Institute and Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center.
OU MEDICAL CENTER EDMOND
1 S. Bryant Ave.
In 2010, Edmond Medical Center joined University of Oklahoma to form OU Medical Center Edmond. The merger brought babies back to Edmond; the hospital had not had obstetric services since 2005. It also added Women’s Center of Excellence to include access to OU’s high-risk obstetrics team, gynecologic services, breast surgery, and diagnostic and therapeutic imaging.
When the hospital joined OU, it included an immediate $17 million investment to update the facility and allow for future expansion.
It includes 300 physicians in more than 50 specialties. Services offered at the hospital include the medical/surgical center, outpatient surgery, emergency services, Autumn Life Center, diagnostic imaging services, diagnostic laboratory services, cardiopulmonary services, cardiac catheter lab, hyperbaric/wound care center, Edmond Physical Therapy, inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, orthopedics, intensive care unit, nutritional counseling and room service.
NORMAN REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM
901 N. Porter (main campus) 700 S. Telephone Road (Moore Medical Center) 3300 HealthPlex Parkway (HealthPlex)
With several facilities around the area, including the flagship 324-bed, acute-care facility on Porter Avenue in Norman, the Norman Regional Health System also operates the 45-bed Moore Medical Center and the new HealthPlex at Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road with 136 beds.
The NRHS offers outpatient diagnostic centers, medical transport services, physician services, durable medical equipment supplies, a primary care network, and community wellness service and employer health services. It employs 2,700 personnel and 356 physicians.
The main hospital offers a full range of medical services, while the facility in Moore provides general medical and surgical procedures, physical therapy, obstetrical services, 24-hour emergency services and diagnostic imaging. The HealthPlex offers cardiovascular services, spine and orthopedic surgery, and services for women and children.
Photos by Shannon Cornman