The excitement is building as construction crews put the finishing touches on the soon-to-open INTEGRIS Health Heart Hospital on the INTEGRIS Health Baptist Medical Center campus in Oklahoma City. The impressive six-story building now stands as a symbol of renewed hope for all Oklahomans.
“We have been performing what we consider state-of-the-art medicine for a long time,” explains Craig Elkins, M.D., a long-tenured cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon with INTEGRIS Health Cardiovascular Physicians. “Now, what is wonderful is we are going to have a state-of-the-art facility to go with that state-of-the-art medicine.”
INTEGRIS Health Heart Hospital is the only center in Oklahoma to offer the full spectrum of advanced cardiac care support. Whether a patient needs advanced heart failure care, LVAD, ECMO, total artificial heart or transplantation, INTEGRIS Health Advanced Cardiopulmonary Care is the only program in the state that can offer Oklahomans all of these options.
“INTEGRIS Health provides the most comprehensive cardiac care in the state. The professionals who are here have more experience caring for the most complex cardiac patients than anywhere else in the state,” declares Jeffrey Sparling, M.D., the president of INTEGRIS Health Cardiovascular Physicians. “I think this new heart tower helps to continue to put us on the map both regionally and nationally, as a place people can come to for the absolute best care. They don’t have to leave the state to find it, it’s already right here.”
The 209,000 square foot building includes 64 ICU beds, multiple cardiac catheterization labs, cardiovascular operating rooms, hybrid operating rooms, electrophysiology heart labs and convenient cardiac diagnostic testing areas.
Elkins is proud to be involved with what he considers a major accomplishment for our state. He sees the new INTEGRIS Health Heart Hospital as a gift to Oklahoma. “INTEGRIS Health has reinvested in their community. They haven’t just stood on their laurels. They’ve reinvested and built something that will help countless patients for generations to come.”
The INTEGRIS Health Heart Hospital will officially open on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. INTEGRIS Health is actively recruiting for a variety of positions.