Greater Tulsa Reporter
A COMMUNITY STAPLE: In November, Bailey Medical Center celebrated its 10-year anniversary. From left are Keith Mason, Bailey Medical Center CEO; Gilberto Araiza, the first child to be born at Bailey Medical Center; Ray Cartwright of the Larkin Bailey Foundation, which donated the land for the medical center; Araiza’s first nurse; and Donald Baker, Hillcrest Healthcare System CFO.
In November, Bailey Medical Center celebrated its 10-year anniversary.
Bailey Medical Center treated its first patient on Nov. 21, 2006, said CEO Keith Mason at the hospital’s anniversary celebration on Nov. 17.
Since its entrance into the community, the hospital has made more than $110,000 in charitable contributions and provided nearly $23 million in uncompensated care.
The site for the 138,000-square-foot Bailey Medical Center, near 106th Street North and Garnett Road, includes expansive green space and a pond and was made possible due to a philanthropic gift made by the Cartwright family to the Bailey Education Foundation. Mason thanked the Cartwrights during the celebration.
Since opening, the hospital has continued to expand its care and offerings and to increase its staff from 130 to over 200, about 20 of those employees ones who have been with Bailey since its opening, said Mason.
In recognition of Bailey’s workplace culture, the hospital has received national attention, being named to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” list from 2011-2016 and Becker’s Healthcare Review’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” list for the past five years.
“This culture not only creates a great place to work for Bailey employees but an exceptional place to receive care for its patients,” said Donald Baker, Hillcrest HealthCare System CFO.
In addition, Bailey has received various national awards throughout the years, including winning Ardent Health Services’ Ardent Cup on three separate occasions. The Ardent Cup is the health care company’s highest honor, given to one of its facilities across the nation; “a testament to the high level of care provided right here at Bailey,” Baker noted.
Bailey Medical Center offers a full range of medical services, including general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics, bariatric services and emergency care.
Additionally, in 2014, the hospital introduced its PLAY (Parents, Learning Activities, Youth) Program, an initiative designed to help create a healthy community by creating healthy families.
Each year, in January, PLAY Program passports are distributed to Owasso Public Schools elementary school students. The program continues through the summer and allows students to earn a healthy eating sticker to put in their passport every time they choose a healthy food option, such as a fruit or vegetable, at participating Owasso restaurants.