Integris plans to build its first microhospital at 3391 S. I-35 Service Rd. in Moore.
Integris says it plans to build four microhospitals in central Oklahoma.
Last October, Integris officials announced they would be working with Emerus to open small-scale, fully licensed inpatient hospitals in different quadrants of Oklahoma City.
“We want to provide local neighborhoods with more choice and convenience when it comes to health care,” said Integris President and CEO Bruce Lawrence. “Our microhospitals will offer 90 percent of the medical services many patients and families will ever need.”
Emerus operates similar hospitals in Dallas, Denver and Houston.
The Integris microhospital in Moore will have 50,000 square feet and will include an emergency department, inpatient unit, laboratory, and imaging services as well as medical offices for physicians and other health care providers.
All four Integris microhospitals will have between eight and 10 inpatient beds for observation and short-stay use, and include a similar number of emergency treatment and triage rooms, along with primary and specialty care physicians, diagnostic and other outpatient clinic services.
The three other planned microhospitals will be in northwest Oklahoma City, far west Oklahoma City and Del City. The Moore microhospital will open in early 2019 and the others will be up and running by the end of 2019.