OSU Medical Center Gets Vote Of Confidence

Friday, December 12th 2008, 6:02 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The deal to save the OSU Medical Center received a vote of confidence on Friday.

The Coalition of Tulsa Area Governments voted unanimously to endorse the plan.

The deal calls for OSU Medical Center to be donated to a public trust, and to be managed by Saint John.

Private donations and the state will pay for its operation.

"We needed to find a long-term solution to the crisis because it really would have been a crisis.  I truly believe that if something had not been resolved then people would have died," said Scott Adkins of the Coalition of Tulsa Area Governments.

The group will send a letter to Governor Henry and the legislature to voice its support for keeping the center open.

The lobbyist who works for the group says the agreement came just in time to prevent a healthcare disaster in Tulsa.