About the Campus

Oklahoma Health Center


The Oklahoma Health Center Fast Facts

The Oklahoma Health Center (OHC) is the epicenter of research, health care, education, technology and community services organizations which exists nowhere else in the state of Oklahoma.

  • This 300-acre complex is located just south of the state Capitol and east of downtown Oklahoma City, a few blocks from the heart of the Central Business District and close to the Bricktown area.
  • The Oklahoma Health Center Foundation (OHCF) consists of 28 member organizations ranging from cutting-edge biotechnology companies to government, education, patient care and community support institutions.
  • These 300 acres represent a $3 billion capital investment.
  • As a whole, the OHC represents the second largest concentration of employees in Oklahoma--more than 17,500--and is larger than a number of Oklahoma communities.
  • A recent study showed the annual economic impact of this complex on the local community is $1.7 billion.
  • The Oklahoma Health Center was founded in 1965 by a small group of Oklahoma City businessmen including Stanton L. Young, Dean A. McGee, Harvey Everest, E.K. Gaylord and Don O’Donoghue. It is patterned after the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
  • The 27 acres between N.E. 4 and N.E. 8 and Centennial Expressway to Lincoln Boulevard are designated as grounds of the University of Oklahoma Research Park. This $100 million Research Park is the biotechnology transfer center for the state and includes five buildings with a parking structure under construction. Currently, 49 companies are housed at the Research Park with more than 1,000 employees.
  • Biotechnology transfer brings the discoveries of Oklahoma scientists to the commercial arena for use by the worldwide health community. Housed in the OU Research Park, these emerging and growing companies are creating high tech jobs for Oklahoma City and Oklahoma.
  • Whether its doctors teaching, scientists conducting bench research studies or other health professionals working hand in hand, the energy produced from interaction within Oklahoma Health Center organizations culminates in cutting-edge health care for Oklahoma and the nation.

OU Medical Center

Presbyterian Tower

Presbyterian Tower is a full-spectrum adult hospital affiliated with OU Medical Center. The Emergency Department is the only Level 1 trauma center in the state. The ophthalmology room will be remolded with new equipment in 2015.

Children's Hospital

The Children’s Hospital is the state’s only hospital solely dedicated to the treatment of children. The newly modernized children’s pediatric Emergency Department has 21 beds. Critical newborns and premature infants receive care at a newly renovated 88 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. OU Children’s Physicians building houses the private practice doctors’ offices of the Children’s Hospital medical staff. The Eye Clinic there features 4 20-foot lanes and a minor procedure room.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Oklahoma City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a 169 bed facility that serves as a primary, secondary and tertiary care center for eligible veterans in the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the western two-thirds of the state, and two counties in north central Texas. It is a Regional Referral Center for open-heart surgery, hemodialysis, and surgical eye disease and serves as a tertiary referral center for patients from Oklahoma and the surrounding states. The variety of specialized programs demonstrates technological excellence and enables the Medical Center to serve as a regional referral center for other VA facilities.

OUHSC Campus

The medical center campus also contains a newly-completed Cancer Institute, outpatient facilities for adult and pediatric clinics, the Bird Medical Library, the OU Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (housing the McGee Eye Surgery Center), and research facilities used by the OU College of Medicine as well as the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.  Additionally, the Oklahoma Department of Health, and OU Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing and Public Health are located on the campus as well.  A new, 7-story administrative and educational building for the College of Medicine is currently under construction.

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