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University of Oklahoma President David Boren was in Tulsa Dec. 4 to announce details for the new OU-Tulsa specialty clinic designed to address health disparities in Tulsa. The 50,000 square-foot clinic, to be built in north Tulsa, will focus on specialty care, including the treatment of cancer and heart disease.
From left are former Tulsa County Commissioner Wilbert Collins, President Boren, Tulsa City Councilor Roscoe Turner, Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, Dr. Nicole Washington, Tulsa City Councilor Jack Henderson and patient Erma McGay. In the Tulsa area, resident health status varies dramatically by zip code. Residents in the west, east and north sections have poorer health than residents in midtown or south Tulsa. A specialty clinic located outside of midtown will help alleviate the health discrepancies, according to experts.