Saint Francis South Announces Major Expansion

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HEALTHFUL PROGRESS: The Saint Francis Hospital expansion at the Highway 169 on 91st Street location in Tulsa is a $250 million effort to give the best in medical care to patients in the region.

Saint Francis Health System has announced plans for the expansion of its Saint Francis Hospital South campus. Located east of Highway 169 on 91st Street in Tulsa, the 104-bed hospital originally opened in 2008. And while facility renovations have occurred at that site, this is the first major campus expansion project.
The expansion project is a $250 million plan slated to begin this year with construction occurring over the next several years. Features of the plan include: a new patient bed tower adding 120 new beds; renovation of surgery services expanding to eight operating rooms; consolidation of the pre and post-anesthesia units; expansion of inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation services; a new main hospital lobby; a linear corridor connecting the main lobby, the patient bed tower, the emergency department and the parking garage.
“We’re growing our campus to essentially double its present size,” said Todd Schuster, vice president and administrator of Saint Francis Hospital South and Saint Francis Hospital Vinita. “We will be adding approximately 200,000 square feet to this hospital, and our staff and providers are very excited about what we have planned.”
Since the hospital opened, the population in south Tulsa, Bixby, Broken Arrow and the surrounding areas has grown, and the facility has grown as well, providing suburban and rural patients with the care they need closer to home.
“We’ll go where we’re needed. We don’t expand for our benefit; we do it for our patients and the community,” said Jake Henry Jr., Saint Francis Health System president and chief executive officer.
The goal of this expansion is to not only add more space to the facility, but to continually improve on the patient experience. Key to that goal is lowering the number of patient transfers out of Saint Francis Hospital South to Saint Francis Yale campus, as well as expanding Saint Francis Hospital South’s ability to serve patients from outlying areas.
The expansion project is currently slated for completion in 2025.