Tulsa's St. Francis Health System has taken over the day-to-day operation of the Oklahoma State University Medical Center in downtown Tulsa.
The changeover was effective Saturday, October 1st.
In a news release from OSU, the school says the 10-year agreement calls for St. Francis to provide executive leadership, operational oversight and strategic direction for the school's teaching hospital and its affiliated clinics.
“As an organization committed to the current and future health of Oklahoma, OSU is proud to affiliate with Tulsa’s only locally owned and operated health system and the market leader in healthcare delivery, Saint Francis Health System,” said Dr. Kayse Shrum, President, OSU Center for Health Sciences.
OSUMC says through its residency programs, they train more than 150 physicians each year.
“Saint Francis Health System recognizes the critical need met by OSU medical graduates in the region and seeks to provide a sustainable infrastructure,” said Jake Henry Jr., President and CEO, Saint Francis Health System.