Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus Passes 80% Completion Mark
Community Leaders Tour New Facility
Construction on the all-digital, state-of-the-art Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus has reached the interior finishing stage and is on target for a January opening.
“We are starting to look like a hospital,” stated John Austin, Chief Operating Officer of Oklahoma Heart Hospital South. “The facility is more than 80% completed. Walls, floors and ceilings are in place and workmen are adding finishing touches on the first two floors, ER, day patient, dietary, cafeteria, and pharmacy.”
The $98-million, 163,000 square-foot South Campus facility is being built by a consortium of hospitals including Oklahoma Heart Hospital North, Mercy Health Center, Midwest Regional Medical Center and Norman Regional Health System.
“We are ahead of our construction benchmarks even in a down economy,” said John Harvey, M.D., Oklahoma Heart Hospital CEO/President. “That is an achievement in any economy, but demand for heart services in the region has prompted us to hasten our timetable to get this hospital online for the people of south Oklahoma City and eastern Oklahoma County. Patient demand in our North Campus has far exceeded our estimates in the seven years since that facility opened; the South Campus will help us finally meet that demand.”
Media, civic and business leaders from South Oklahoma City recently got a first hand look at progress made at the facility and a tour from Chief Operating Officer John Austin.
Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus will be a 46 bed facility with the capability to expand to 62 beds. Three catheterization labs will be built with additional space planned for a fourth cath lab as needed in the future. There will be two operating rooms with expansion capability for a third OR as needed in the future. The new hospital will have 10 ER beds and 15 day patient beds.
Thu, September 3, 2009
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