• Bristow Medical Center opens Jenks hospital

    By: Preston Jones

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    Quick Facts:

    • The Jenks campus of the Bristow Medical Center opens July 2015
    • The hospital is located at Highway 75 and West Main Street
    • Owner hopes the hospital will help rural hospital remain open

    A new hospital opens this month in Jenks.

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    Bristow Medical Center announced the opening of its Jenks campus, the Center for Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Excellence, for July 2015.

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    The $45 million hospital, located at Highway 75 and West Main Street, includes a physical therapy wing, 24-hour-emergency room, 25 in-patient deds and 10 operating and procedure rooms, among other amenities. FOX23 Preston Jones got a look at the new facility.

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    Jan Clark, CEO of Bristow Medical Center and co-owner of CORE said the new campus was a unique decision “in an industry where rural hospitals are often acquired by a larger metro health system."

    Nearly 50 rural hospitals have closed in Oklahoma since 2010

    Clark noted their focus was to serve patients in Jenks, Bristow and Cushing with a strategic location. 

    The new hospital will reportedly see its first patient next Tuesday, and officials expect 24 surgeries a day there once it is fully operational.

    The Bristow medical center nearly closed in 2009, and now Clark says the new hospital has already hired nearly all 130 of those employees.

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