Hospitality House of Tulsa, a local nonprofit ministry that serves patient families from all Tulsa hospitals, is celebrating its 15th year of service in the Tulsa community. To help celebrate this significant milestone, Mayor G.T. Bynum officially proclaimed Aug. 24, 2021 as “Hospitality House of Tulsa Day.”
The Hospitality House of Tulsa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, providing lodging, meals and support services to families of inpatients and outpatients in the Tulsa area hospitals, traveling at least 30 miles to Tulsa to care for their loved one during a medical crisis.
Since opening their first home away from home in 2006, Hospitality House of Tulsa has served over 7,400 families of hospitalized patients as well as outpatients receiving treatment in our Tulsa hospitals. With over 25,000 patients traveling to Tulsa for medical care each year, Hospitality House continues to be a significant resource, providing lodging, meals, prayer support, transportation assistance and more for about 460 families each year. Since opening, Hospitality House has served families from all 77 counties in Oklahoma, 48 states in the U.S. and eight foreign countries.
“We are so grateful for our Tulsa community that continues to support families traveling to Tulsa for critical medical care,” says Toni Moore, Founder and CEO of Hospitality House of Tulsa. “For the majority of our families, unexpected medical crises like heart attacks, strokes, premature births, cancer, accidents and now COVID-19 require life-saving hospitalizations in our Tulsa hospitals. Unfortunately, a medical crisis also brings significant out-of-pocket expenses which can financially devastate a family. Tulsans have continued to provide genuine hospitality for these hurting families.”
While many medical lodging facilities had to close during the pandemic, Hospitality House of Tulsa has remained open and continues to serve families. In order to keep hospitalized patients safe, visitation hours in most hospitals have been reduced, and family members of patients are no longer allowed to sleep in waiting rooms. Hospitality House provides a safe and supportive environment for these family caregivers to stay close to their hospitalized loved one.
To help Hospitality House of Tulsa celebrate its 15th anniversary, they are looking for individuals, churches and corporations to help the families by volunteering, providing a meal or making a donation of $15 or more. For more information on how to help families at Hospitality through donations or volunteering, visit HHTulsa.org or call 918-794-0088.