OKLAHOMA CITY - As Oklahoma City’s population grows, so too does the need for convenient medical care. After nearly three years of construction and anticipation, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City South recently opened. The six-story, 228,000-square-foot facility includes 36 hospital beds with build-out options as patient volume grows.
“We have been working to offer patients in south Oklahoma City more convenient access for some time, with Mercy Clinic offices and Mercy GoHealth Urgent Cares added in the last two years,” said Jim Gebhart, community president for Mercy in Oklahoma. “While it wasn’t by design, we’re opening these hospital doors during a global pandemic – a time when our communities need to trust that safe, quality health care will be there when they need it, even when it isn’t easy.”
Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City South is located at I-240 and Sooner Road, on the campus of Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) South. The new hospital is licensed under Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City and offers ambulatory care, low trauma, inpatient care and advanced surgical capability.
The $150-million project includes:
- Outpatient imaging services – X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI and mammography
- Inpatient care
- Inpatient pharmacy
- Inpatient and outpatient surgery
- Inpatient and outpatient GI - endoscopy (internal imaging camera) suites
- Cancer clinic
- Cancer infusion
- Lab draw
“Oklahoma Heart Hospital and Mercy have demonstrated a successful partnership in north Oklahoma City, said Peggy Tipton, chief operating officer for Oklahoma Heart Hospital. “We are excited to expand our partnership and offer patients in south Oklahoma City a wider range of health care services.”
Built in 2010, Oklahoma Heart Hospital South also underwent renovations for an expanded emergency room, heart catheterization lab and additional beds to accommodate a growing population in south Oklahoma City. OHH has been Mercy’s partner in providing cardiology services to patients for more than 20 years.
Screening and visitor limitations continue in the new hospital as well as masking requirements. In order to best serve in the community, Mercy strongly encourages everyone to continue following the basic three Ws – wash your hands, wear a face covering and watch your distance of six feet.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems for four consecutive years by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy is one of the nation’s most highly integrated, multi-state health care systems, including more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, more than 4,000 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners and 40,000-plus co-workers serving patients and families across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients from coast to coast.