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Who We Are

Who We Are

Our role serving Oklahoma is to be the destination of choice for patients with severe and life-threatening conditions that are best served in an academic environment, with access to teams of experts armed with the latest technology and knowledge.

As the state's flagship academic health system, OU Health has a unique duty to care for our state. We lead with compassion, civility, caring, curiosity, belonging and inclusion. We settle for nothing less than living into the OU Health Way values:

  • Patients First
  • Integrity
  • Relentless Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Inclusion
  • Learning

Belonging and Inclusion

Are you looking for a work culture that fosters and celebrates belonging and inclusion? If so, then you belong here at OU Health.

Our Vision

We foster a workplace culture where all employees throughout the talent life cycle feel a sense of belonging, see themselves in all organization decisions, and can contribute their best work because the organization allows them to be their whole selves at work. Defining Belonging & Inclusion:

  • Belonging means feeling accepted, valued and part of a community.
  • Inclusion means creating an environment where diverse perspectives are welcomed and respected.

Fostering a Culture of Belonging and Inclusion

We strive to be Oklahoma's Employer of Choice and recognize the strategic imperative to champion a workplace culture that fosters belonging and inclusion. With a workforce of roughly 10,000 employees, our commitment to creating an environment where every individual feels seen, valued, respected and empowered is foundational to our mission of delivering exceptional healthcare services.

OU Health offers a variety of Belonging Networks that are voluntary, employee-led groups that bring team members together to share common interests, experiences, and identities.

Nursing By The Numbers

A Source of Hope and Courage

2020 was designated the International Year of the Nurse by the World Health Assembly. Our nurses play a vital role in delivering world-class care to our patients, especially during COVID-19.

  • 250,000
    Harold International Prize for Biomedical Research in Diabetes - the worlds top research prize in diabetes - promotes lasting achievements and progress towards a cure.
  • 10
    COBRE federal funding awards - now in year 13 - for mentoring diabetes researchers at Harold Hamm Diabetes Center.
  • 100
    Grant funding for diabetes research at Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and the Univeristy of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center over the last 10 years.

(from 2020 annual report)

*Inpatient hospitals

Offering the State’s Most Comprehensive Healthcare Services

OU Health has locations across Oklahoma, including sites in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Tulsa and more. As the state's only academic health system, OU Health offers services found no where else in Oklahoma.

OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center

is the state's flagship medical center with Oklahoma’s only Level I Trauma Center. In its most recent rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center “High Performing” in Lung, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Surgery as well as Stroke, Kidney Failure and COPD and OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center as the Best Hospital for Cancer Care in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Children's Hospital OU Health

is the state's only comprehensive children's hospital. A regional referral center for the state, high-risk prenatal care, delivery and obstetric emergency care are offered under the same roof as Oklahoma’s most comprehensive Level IV neonatal intensive care unit. Oklahoma Children’s Hospital is also home to the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in Oklahoma City. From advanced surgical services to general pediatrics, oncology care and more, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital provides leading research and treatments through hospital-based and outpatient services.

OU Health Edmond Medical Center

is a leading community hospital, less than 20 minutes away from the main downtown Oklahoma City campus. The hospital offers services in various specialties, including advanced gastroenterology, critical care and general surgery.

OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences

is Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center. It is the largest and most comprehensive oncology practice in the state, delivering patient-centered, multidisciplinary care for every type of cancer. As one of the nation’s leading research organizations, Stephenson Cancer Center uses the latest innovations to fight and eliminate cancer.

OU Health Physicians

clinics have nearly one million patient visits per year, providing a depth and breadth of expertise that is unmatched in the region. Locations range from the Oklahoma Health Center in downtown Oklahoma City to 23 total clinics in the Oklahoma City area, Edmond and Midwest City. In the Tulsa area, 300 physicians and specialists provide clinical care at five OU Health Physicians clinics.


OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences

is among the world’s largest and most comprehensive institutions of its kind, integrating top-flight academic research with clinical care and disease prevention. The center also oversees the world’s top research prize in the diabetes field. It has facilities in Oklahoma City and Tulsa as well as affiliated sites across the state, including partnerships with Native American communities.


OU Health Emergency Room and Urgent Care

provides both a full-service ER and urgent care with on-site laboratory, CT scans, X-ray and ultrasound to communities surrounding the Oklahoma City metro.