Tulsa Hospital Holds Topping Off Ceremony For ER Expansion


Monday, December 3rd 2012, 6:10 pm
By: News On 6


One of Tulsa's biggest hospitals is getting even bigger. Saint Francis held its "topping out" ceremony Monday - putting the last steel beam in place, for a new emergency center.

The eight-story building will be the largest expansion Saint Francis has ever had. Inside will be a new chapel, doctors' offices, and more than 150 beds.

The expansion doubles the size of the hospital's current ER.

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"As we anticipate with healthcare reform, many more residents being able to access healthcare services, and we think much of that might come through emergency-type medicine," said David Wagoner, Senior Vice President of Saint Francis. 

It's scheduled to be finished by summer of 2014.