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Health Care in Broken Arrow Continues to Expand

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By Patsy B. Weiler on March 23, 2022

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Broken Arrow is a place on the move, and growing with this dynamic city is an award-winning, patient-centered health care system.

One of the local facilities in the middle of a growth blueprint is Saint Francis Hospital South, located near U.S. Highway 169 and East 91st Street. The 104-bed hospital serves local citizens, but also the residents of nearby communities, including Bixby, Jenks, South Tulsa, Wagoner and Coweta.

“We’re growing our campus to essentially double its present size,” says Todd Schuster, vice president and administrator of Saint Francis Hospital South and Saint Francis Hospital Vinita. “This change will help us better serve our neighbors from surrounding communities and reduce the amount of patient transports to Saint Francis Hospital on Yale. Our staff and providers are very excited about what we have planned.”

Saint Francis Hospital South in Broken Arrow, OK
Saint Francis Health System

Saint Francis Hospital South Expansion

The first phase of a $275 million expansion plan began in January 2022, with 2025 targeted as the completion date. The new space and addition of more physicians will make accessing primary and specialized care even easier, improve the patient experience and reduce the need to travel longer distances for quality care.

On the drawing board is the addition of 120 new patient beds. Sixty of the beds will be a combination of medical-surgical and intensive care beds, while the other 60 will be for inpatient rehabilitation.

Plans also include four more operating rooms and a second cardiac catheterization lab as well as new surgical support areas. Patients and visitors alike will enjoy the improved hospital lobby, new chapel, cafeteria, coffee shop, gift shop and expanded parking.

The increased conference space will allow Saint Francis Hospital South to hold community educational events, and the planned walking trails will benefit the health and wellness of the staff and community.

Ascension St. John Broken Arrow
Ascension St. John

New Beds at Ascension St. John

Another hospital in growth mode is Ascension St. John Broken Arrow. The facility announced the addition of 24 acuity-adaptable beds designed to allow a patient to stay in the same room through discharge.

This welcomed new buildout will take place on the shelled sixth floor and is expected to be finished by early 2023. It is part of a $16 million investment Ascension St. John is making in northeast Oklahoma.

“Since its inception in 2010, Ascension St. John Broken Arrow is the only acute care hospital in Broken Arrow. This move solidifies our commitment to providing the high-quality, compassionate care our patients have come to expect in our 95 years of service,” says David Phillips, Ascension St. John Broken Arrow president. “We are honored to have been named by several national organizations for the quality of our services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a five-star hospital for two years in a row.”

Also located on the Broken Arrow campus is a 100,000-square-foot medical office building; St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health; Prairie House, an assisted living and memory care facility in collaboration with the hospital; and Cornerstone, a long-term acute care hospital.

High Tech in a Compassionate Setting

Hillcrest Hospital South is a 180-bed hospital in nearby Tulsa that provides state-of-the-art technology in a friendly setting. A leader in cardiac care, the hospital was recognized for its high performance in U.S. News & World Report.

It is home to the Oklahoma Heart Institute and offers hands-on CPR training at local events. Additionally, its Advanced Wound Center is renowned for its expertise in wound treatment. Other honors include being in the top 10% of all hospitals nationally for low infection rates.

“At Hillcrest South, we take pride in the services and care we provide to our patients,” says Bennett Geister, CEO of Hillcrest South. “We’re able to off er the highest standards of care with the technology we have, along with the heart and compassion of our team. Our employees play an instrumental part in our success. We’re proud to serve Broken Arrow and our surrounding communities and help them get and stay well.”

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