Oklahoma State University Medical Center

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Oklahoma State University Medical Center
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
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Location 744 W 9th St, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Hospital type Teaching
Beds 249 [1]
Founded 1943
Website www.osumc.net
Lists Hospitals in Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University Medical Center (OSU Medical Center) is a teaching hospital with medical clinics located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. OSU medical center operates a large number of osteopathic residency and fellowship programs. The hospital is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. [2]

A teaching hospital is a hospital or medical center that provides medical education and training to future and current health professionals. Teaching hospitals are often affiliated with medical schools and work closely with medical students throughout their period of matriculation, and especially during their clerkship (internship) years. In most cases, teaching hospitals also offer Graduate Medical Education (GME)/ physician residency programs, where medical school graduates train under a supervising (attending) physician to assist with the coordination of care.

Tulsa, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, United States

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 45th-most populous city in the United States. As of July 2016, the population was 413,505, an increase of 12,591 over that reported in the 2010 Census. It is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 991,005 residents in the MSA and 1,251,172 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, with urban development extending into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties.

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The emergency department at OSUMC receives about 45,000 visits per year. [3]

Emergency department Medical treatment facility specializing in emergency medicine

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Oklahoma legislators have appropriated $40 million in funding towards improving the hospital's technology and facilities. Among the expected improvements are an expansion of the intensive care unit and renovations to the women's health and neonatal intensive care unit programs. The hospital is the largest osteopathic teaching center in the United States, training 126 resident physicians in primary and sub-specialty care each year.

Oklahoma Legislature

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Intensive care unit hospital ward that provides intensive care medicine

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The OSU Medical Center began as the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital, which was created in 1943 by a group of osteopathic physicians. The hospital name was later changed to Tulsa Regional Medical Center. In 1996, the non-profit hospital was bought by Columbia/HCA of Nashville, Tennessee. [4] The company later became the target of a federal fraud investigation, which eventually pleaded guilty and paid $1.7 billion in fines. The hospital was sold to Tulsa-based Hillcrest Medical Center, another non-profit, which already owned another hospital in Tulsa. The for-profit Ardent Health Services, also of Nashville, bought the Hillcrest system in 2004. In 2009, the city formed a trust to take over the hospital, which was threatened with closure by lack of funds. [5]

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OSU Medical Center has a partnership with OSU Center for Health Sciences and Diagnostic Imaging Associates to provide medical care to rural communities in Oklahoma with a telemedicine program. This program currently includes 35 regional hospital and clinic partners, and is one of the largest statewide telemedicine programs in the United States.

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) is a public medical school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is part of the Oklahoma State University System. OSU-CHS was founded in 1972 as the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. In 1988, Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery merged into the OSU System and embraced a new name – the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 1997, OSU-CHS was established as an academic health center to extend OSU’s reach and expand OSU’s capabilities in the health sciences. Today, OSU-CHS comprises the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Forensic Sciences, the School of Healthcare Administration and the School of Allied Health. OSU-CHS educates osteopathic physicians, scientists, allied health professionals and health care administrators for Oklahoma with an emphasis on serving rural and underserved Oklahoma. OSU-CHS offers graduate and professional degrees with over 1,000 students enrolled in academic programs. OSU-CHS also operates an extensive clinic system in Tulsa, employing over 90 full-time clinicians. Through their teaching hospital and network of clinics, OSU-CHS is a major provider of health care in Oklahoma.

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OSU Medical Center also provides cardiology care, comprehensive wound care, and child, adolescent, and geriatric psychiatric care. OSU Medical Center recently expanded its cardiology services and uses Cardiology of Tulsa to oversee its cardiology fellowship program.

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Graduate medical education

OSU Medical Center operates a large number of osteopathic medical residency programs. Training programs include internal medicine, [6] pediatrics, [7] emergency medicine, [8] anesthesiology, [9] diagnostic radiology, [10] general surgery, [11] obstetrics and gynecology, [12] orthopedic surgery. [13] and ophthalmology. [14]

Fellowship programs include cardiology (heart), [15] oncology (cancer), [16] and nephrology (kidney). [17]

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