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St. Anthony set to start final phase of Midtown campus expansion

St. Anthony Hospital is set to move forward with the last phase of a $220 million master plan expansion launched after it agreed to a deal with Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County to retain its historic Midtown campus.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: May 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm •  Published: May 21, 2014

City and county leaders entered into an agreement with the hospital to improve the neighborhood, support a $220 million hospital campus improvement plan, eradicate nuisance properties and improve area streets and sidewalks.

The blight is gone, and the neighborhood is now home to new upscale housing, shops, restaurants, a boutique hotel and soon, new entertainment venues including a bowling alley, live music hall and food court plaza.

Turner Construction is set to start work on the pavilion this summer, with an opening in 2016.

With the completion of the $53 million pavilion, St. Anthony’s campus makeover will total $243 million, exceeding the original plan. St. Anthony and Bone and Joint Hospital employ 2,198 people, and the hospitals received 21,378 inpatient visits last year. Emergency room visits totaled 54,205.

The hospital does not have any other major expansions planned in Midtown, Nondorf said. The current project includes new landscaping and a seating area where the pavilion adjoins Kaiser’s, and the hospital is working with architect Brian Fitzimmons on possible improvements, perhaps including angled parking, on adjoining streets.

“We’re continuing to look at how we can be a better neighbor,” Nondorf said.

by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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In the fall of last year, we met with the architects and the contractor and started to evaluate how to be better stewards of resources and meet our original intent with pavilion. We looked at a redesign that would meet our long-term needs.”

Kyle Nondorf,
Chief operating officer of SMM Healthcare

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