Integris Health Edmond
First patient: The hospital saw its firsts after doors opened in October: its first patient — a stroke victim — hours after opening, and its first birth.
The city’s newest hospital had been open 2½ hours when Thomas Howard arrived Oct. 3 as the first emergency room patient.
He later became the first patient to be admitted to Integris Health Edmond, the $94 million hospital and medical office building that opened its doors to patients Oct. 3.
Howard said he had a stroke the week earlier but didn’t go to the hospital until the next Monday morning.
“I came in asking if I was the first,” Howard said, smiling from his hospital bed. He said he lives about six or seven miles from the new 40-bed hospital near the northeast corner of 15th Street and I-35.
“I came here because I live real close,” he said.
Little Ryson: Integris Health Edmond hospital introduced its first baby born at the facility since its recent opening.
Ryson Wilson was born to Rocky and Rayna Wilson, of Guthrie, at 5:44 Oct. 3. The infant was officially welcomed by hospital staff as they awarded a $500 check to Last Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America. Scouts from Troop 21, sponsored by St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, accepted the check.
A contest was held between Edmond Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, with the rules stipulating the winner would be determined by the sex of the first baby born at the new hospital.
MIAMI, OK — Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami broke ground in October on a new $1.4 million cardiac catheterization lab.
The 2,400-square-foot facility is on the south side of the hospital near the emergency department.
The lab includes state-of-the-art equipment for catheterization procedures to examine patients for blockages in the heart and coronary arteries, Integris officials said.
Funding includes $200,000 from The Mary K. Chapman Foundation and $500,000 in donations from community leaders.
Mercy Health Center
Work is under way on a $19 million, 50-bed hospital to be leased to Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital LLC when finished in late 2012, according to The Sanders Trust, which is developing the facility at Memorial and MacArthur for Mercy Health Center.
Mercy’s “high design expectations” and other factors caused a short delay after the ceremonial groundbreaking in August, said Rance Sanders, CEO of The Sanders Trust, based in Birmingham, Ala. He said the 50,000-square-foot inpatient facility will be the “highest quality rehabilitation hospital in the state of Oklahoma.”