Fighting To Save A Tulsa Hospital

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 10:23 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The mayor and administrators at other Tulsa hospitals say losing OSUMC would be a public health catastrophe.

Those fighting to save the Oklahoma State University Medical Center in downtown Tulsa are thinking big in an effort to win community support. Almost a thousand people have already signed a 400 square foot banner.

The "Save Our Hospital" sign will be hung outside of OSU Medical Center, and later packed up and sent to the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.

"We have so many employees who work here who this is a second home for them.  They have worked here for 20, 30, 40 years and anything that we can do to save the hospital, they're supportive of," said OSUMC Communications Specialist Angela Peterson.

The hospital hopes more people will come by to sign the banner at the hospital Wednesday.

Officials say the public may pull up in the circle drive located on the north side of the hospital at 744 West 9th Street to sign the banner.