Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus
Reaches Construction Milestone
Hospital is Joint Venture of Four Area Hospitals
OKLAHOMA CITY – Construction on the $98-million, 163,000 square-foot, all-digital, state-of-the-art Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus passed the 50% inspection conducted by the Oklahoma Health Department. Oklahoma Heart Hospital South 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.
“Increased demand for heart care in Oklahoma has forced us to accelerate the pace of construction at the South Campus to meet our patient’s needs. Exterior walls are up and interior walls are taking shape. We are on track to complete construction in 2009 and begin caring for patients in January 2010,” said Dr. John Harvey, CEO/President Oklahoma Heart Hospital.
The successful model of heart care delivery, as developed at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital North Campus, prompted physicians from four hospitals to come together to create a very similar hospital in the underserved south region of Oklahoma City. 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 electro physiology lab. 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.
“Oklahoma’s continued ranking among the worst states in the nation in heart disease stokes the demand for cardiovascular services. The demand also prompted a $55 million dollar expansion project at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital North Campus to add 21 inpatient beds, 10 ER beds and 3 new catheterization labs,” continued Dr. Harvey.
The Oklahoma Heart Hospital leads the nation in patient satisfaction as noted by the prestigious Press Ganey Summit Award, an award given to hospitals that maintain the 95th percentile of patient satisfaction for three consecutive years. The hospitals actual patient satisfaction rate is above the 99th percentile level. In 2006, Oklahoma Heart Hospital achieved a 100% rating from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for delivering quality treatment to the highest number of cardiovascular patients.
Mon, April 27, 2009
by Account Owner