Health System Overview for Media

With a focus on delivering exceptional patient care, we are committed to improving lives through healing and discovery. We have subject matter experts in a variety of fields and our facilities offer unique services that aim to provide compassionate care to patients and advance the overall health of Oklahomans and our surrounding region. Find out how to correctly refer to our facilities and more on the OU Health Style Guide page or contact a member of the OU Health media relations and storytelling team.

OU Health Leadership Executive Team

At OU Health, our pursuit of excellence is led by a dynamic and experienced executive leadership team. Our leaders bring a wealth of expertise and dedication to the forefront, steering the hospital towards innovation, compassionate care and operational excellence. With a shared vision of providing quality healthcare services, our executive team plays a pivotal role in shaping our strategic direction, ensuring that we continue to meet the evolving needs of Oklahoma and the surrounding region. Get to know our leaders.

OU Health Philanthropy

OU Health is a nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to advancing healthcare, medical education, and research. Here, life-saving needs are addressed through collaborative efforts. Donations directly contribute to life-saving initiatives and ground-breaking research, fostering a more vibrant community and a healthier Oklahoma. Explore how giving can truly make a difference.

About OU Health

OU Health is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. We are the clinical partner of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences, one of the most comprehensive academic and research campuses in the country, and we are home to Oklahoma’s largest provider network featuring a complete range of specialty care. Learn more about our mission, values and responsibility to Oklahoma and our region.

OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center

OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center is the state's only comprehensive academic hospital. We provide a wide range of medical and surgical services. As Oklahoma's exclusive Level I Trauma Center, we are a regional hub for injury prevention and treatment. Renowned for high-level stroke care, neurology, neurosurgery, and organ transplants, our hospital collaborates with OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences to offer the state's sole comprehensive bone marrow transplant center and the broadest range of radiation therapy options. Our patients receive the most advanced healthcare treatments across various specialties, benefiting from the latest research and medical advancements.

OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center Highlights:

  • First and only health system in Oklahoma to offer focused ultrasound treatment for Essential Tremor and Deep Brain Stimulation for movement disorders
  • First and only health system in Oklahoma to offer Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation
  • Oklahoma City’s only certified ICU for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Oklahoma’s only multidisciplinary clinic for adult spina bifida
  • Oklahoma’s only comprehensive program for epilepsy
  • Oklahoma’s only robotic spine surgery
  • Offers enhanced screening options including AI assisted colonoscopies
  • Named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Great Hospitals in America (2020)

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health is the state’s most comprehensive pediatric hospital. We combine extensive training, education, research, and technology to enhance the well-being of women and children in our region. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Oklahoma Children’s Hospital as one of the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals for Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery. Our Level IV NICU allows us to provide the state’s highest level of neonatal care. Offering a range of specialized services, from the only Level I pediatric trauma center to dedicated pediatric imaging and comprehensive services, our children’s hospital stands as a national referral center for various pediatric procedures.

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Highlights:

  • Home to the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in Oklahoma City
  • Offers a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), featuring a 34-bed, non-cardiac intensive care unit that provides specialized care for seriously ill/injured children up to 18 years of age
  • Offers the only pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) of its kind in the state, dedicated solely to the care of children with a range of heart conditions
  • Women’s and Newborn Service is a regional referral center for the state, providing prenatal and delivery care for pregnancies ranging from minimal risk to the most complicated
  • Oklahoma’s only Level 4 (highest) comprehensive epilepsy program for children designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers
  • Oklahoma’s largest and most comprehensive pediatric diabetes and endocrinology program
  • Oklahoma’s only pediatric facility with dedicated ground and air transport for kids
  • National referral center for pediatric spinal shortening procedures
  • Offers Oklahoma’s only pediatric dialysis unit
  • Unique telehealth partnership with Oklahoma City Public Schools to bring healthcare services to Oklahoma City children

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

OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences is Oklahoma's sole National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center, ranking among the top 2% of cancer centers in the nation. Established in 2011, we are the state's largest and most comprehensive cancer practice, delivering personalized, multidisciplinary care across all cancer types. Our center actively engages in community outreach, focusing on cancer prevention and screening programs. Achieving NCI Designation in 2018, Stephenson Cancer Center conducts extensive research, hosting around 300 active clinical trials, and publishing over 1,500 scientific articles. With unique capabilities, such as CAR-T therapy, bone marrow transplants, and access to Phase I clinical trials, we play a pivotal role in advancing cancer treatment.

Stephenson Cancer Center Highlights:

  • Offers the state’s only Phase I clinical trials program
  • One of two proton therapy centers in the state
  • Offers the only adult bone marrow transplant and cellular therapy program in the state
  • Operates state’s only Varian EDGE, the most advanced type of Linear Accelerator (LINAC)
  • Offers only program in the state doing laparoscopic Whipple procedures for pancreatic cancer
  • First in state to offer contrast-enhanced mammography for better detection of potential abnormalities
  • Operates a Phase I clinical trial for a new drug called OK-1 that was created and developed entirely in Oklahoma - a historic first for the campus and state
  • 1 of 32 U.S. cancer centers achieving Lead Academic Participating Sites (LAPS) status in NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN)

OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center is dedicated to eradicating diabetes and addressing the global diabetes pandemic. As one of the world's largest and most comprehensive institutions in our field, we combine advanced academic research with clinical care and disease prevention efforts. With facilities in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, as well as affiliations statewide and partnerships with Native American communities, our center provides resources like risk assessments, prevention information and internationally recognized biomedical research.

Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Highlights:

  • One of the largest and top-funded diabetes research programs in the world integrating top-flight academic research with clinical care and disease prevention
  • Offers an innovative range of services including cooking classes, lifestyle intervention programs and a summer camp for diabetic kids and teens
  • Received $10 million COBRE federal funding awards over the last 13 years for mentoring diabetes researchers
  • Received over $100 million in grant funding for diabetes research over the last 10 years, in conjunction with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
  • Offers early access to the latest advancements in diabetes treatment via pediatric and adult clinical trials
  • Partners with several Native American tribes to provide comprehensive diabetes care for American Indians across Oklahoma
  • Oversees the Harold Hamm International Prize for Biomedical Research in Diabetes – the world’s top research prize in diabetes to promote lasting achievements and progress toward a cure

OU Health Edmond Medical Center

For 75 years, OU Health Edmond Medical Center has been a cornerstone of the Edmond community, providing full-service healthcare with a direct link to the state’s only comprehensive academic hospital, OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center. We offer clinical excellence in emergency care, surgical procedures, and innovative outpatient services such as diagnostic imaging, a cardiac catheterization lab, and physical rehabilitation programs.

OU Health Edmond Medical Center Highlights:

  • Edmond’s only hospital with 24/7 urology services, emergency room, general surgery and orthopedic care
  • Senior friendly emergency room, which provides seniors with a dedicated Senior Services social worker, access to specialized hearing and visual aids, if needed, as well as assessments for delirium and fall risk
  • Offers Edmond’s only DaVinci robotics program emphasizing training the next generation of surgeons
  • Home to the OU Health Autumn Life Center for Geriatric Behavioral Health, recognized for its innovative programs and holistic approach to treating adults 55 and older experiencing mental and emotional illness
  • Orthopedic surgery program that focuses on continuum of care from pre-op education through post-surgical rehab at Edmond Physical Therapy
  • Designated as a hospital that meets national guidelines established by Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)

Oklahoma Center for Gerosciences and Healthy Brain Aging

The Oklahoma Center for Gerosciences and Healthy Brain Aging at OU Health is a leading institution dedicated to advancing healthy aging and addressing age-related diseases. With a history dating back to the 1920s, our center integrates academic research with clinical care and disease prevention initiatives. Collaborating with geriatric medicine physicians and researchers, we focus on understanding the aging process and promoting healthy brain aging, offering personalized care, wellness programs, and specialized services.

Oklahoma Center for Gerosciences & Healthy Brain Aging Highlights:

  • 1 of 8, National Institute on Aging-funded Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence
  • Home to OU Health’s Memory Care clinic, Oklahoma’s first comprehensive memory care service that puts a priority on physical, emotional, and social needs for an individualized treatment plan
  • Supports community connections, health services and education and provides support to Oklahoma’s Aging Networks including Oklahoma’s Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) and Oklahoma’s Dementia Care Network (OKDCN)
  • Conducts basic and translational studies, providing professional research training and resources
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