INTEGRIS Health held a topping out ceremony on Thursday to celebrate another significant milestone towards the completion of the new INTEGRIS Health Heart Hospital, currently being built on the INTEGRIS Health Baptist Medical Center campus.
A topping out ceremony is a long-standing construction tradition that typically occurs when the final or highest structural beam is raised into place.
Before the beam was ceremoniously placed using a crane – donors, hospital leaders, cardiovascular physicians, construction team members and other A group of people shaking hands Description automatically generated with medium confidencedignitaries were invited to sign the beam for posterity.
“We are excited to mark this meaningful moment in the construction of the INTEGRIS Health Heart Hospital,” said Tim Pehrson, president and chief executive officer of INTEGRIS Health. “Many of those who played an integral part in making this facility possible, will now be forever memorialized within the hospital’s future walls.”
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INTEGRIS Health Baptist Medical Center has long been known as the only hospital in Oklahoma to offer a full spectrum of advanced cardiac care, and the new heart hospital will allow us to continue to offer the best heart care available anywhere in the world.
The 209,000 square foot building will include 64 ICU beds, multiple cardiac catheterization labs, cardiovascular operating rooms, hybrid operating rooms, electrophysiology heart labs, and cardiac diagnostic testing areas – all conveniently located in one easy to navigate location.
We remain committed to Oklahomans who rely upon INTEGRIS Health to care for them in their greatest time of need. We are a forever organization with a mission of partnering with people to live healthier lives!
The anticipated completion date for the new INTEGRIS Health Heart Hospital is 2024.