OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The new INTEGRIS Community Hospital at Council Crossing, which brings a transformative concept of health care to Central Oklahoma, is officially open and accepting patients.
A Grand Opening ribbon-cutting event was held Feb. 5 to introduce the new hospital, at 9417 N. Council Road in Oklahoma City.
The 40,446 square-foot INTEGRIS Community Hospital at Council Crossing, which opened to the public Feb. 6, is part of a major initiative in which INTEGRIS will, in 2019, open four new community hospitals – small-format facilities also known as micro-hospitals or neighborhood hospitals – in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
The INTEGRIS Moore Community Hospital at 1401 SW 34th St., is scheduled to open Feb. 27. The INTEGRIS Del City Community Hospital at 4801 SE 15th St., will open in March and the INTEGRIS OKC West Community Hospital at 300 S. Rockwell Ave., will open in May.
As part of its expansion initiative, INTEGRIS, the state’s largest nonprofit health care system, entered into a joint venture partnership with Emerus, the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals, to build and manage the facilities.
“Oklahomans have told us they want quicker, more convenient medical care without compromising quality or safety,” said Timothy Pehrson, president and chief executive officer at INTEGRIS. “These community hospitals allow us to do just that, bring high-quality care closer to home for many of the residents we serve.”
Emerus Chief Executive Officer Craig Goguen said the company is honored to partner with INTEGRIS, an award-winning, highly respected health system brand, as it expands its footprint throughout central Oklahoma. “Our transformative concept of health care allows great health systems like INTEGRIS to expand its reach into the community to provide a variety of patient services that are fast, convenient and economical.”
These new community hospitals will serve a variety of patient needs including emergency medical care, inpatient care and other comprehensive health services. While the ancillary services vary, each community hospital has a set of core services including the emergency department, pharmacy, lab and imaging.
The rest of the services depend on the needs of the community, but common examples include primary care, dietary services, women’s services and low-acuity outpatient surgeries. The community hospitals offer:
- Health system integration — allowing for care coordination, consultation and seamless transition across the care continuum
- Fully licensed as a hospital and subject to all hospital conditions of participation and regulatory requirements
- Emergency-trained physicians and outpatient ambulatory clinical services on site — ensuring patients receive the highest quality care, when they need it
- Inpatient bed capacity — allowing patients to stay closer to home when lower level admissions/recoveries are needed
- All patients accepted without regard to insurance or ability to pay, including Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare
- Community-based hospitals open 24 hours a day, seven days a week – offering ease of access to our patients
INTEGRIS, the largest Oklahoma-owned not-for-profit health system in the state, is known for innovation and unparalleled quality offering advanced treatment options and specialties found nowhere else in the region. INTEGRIS is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. For more information, visit www.integrisok.com.
Emerus is the nation’s first and largest operator of neighborhood hospitals, also known as micro-hospitals. Emerus partners with leading health systems to provide excellence, empathy and innovation in health care delivery through a network of efficient, value-based micro-hospitals. The Emerus network brings high-quality, patient-centric acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services to communities across a given market. This helps patients by positioning best-in-class provider services in the communities where they work, live and play. Emerus’ distinctive level of care earned the Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. More information is available at www.emerus.com.