Bristow Medical Center pins its survival on expansion into the Tulsa area. Its parent, Bristow Endeavor Health Care LLC, hopes to complete licensing next week for its newly built $45 million Center for Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Excellence, or CORE, hospital at the northeastern corner of U.S. Highway 75 and Main Street in Jenks.
Officials with the Bristow Medical Center say its new Jenks Center for Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Excellence brings 130 jobs in the community.
The 25-bed facility will focus on spine and orthopedic procedures. Bristow Medical Center is opening an acute care hospital in Jenks next month that will have 25 beds and an emergency room.
“I wouldn’t call this a specialty hospital. This is a fully licensed acute-care hospital that does have a primary focus on orthopedics and spine, but it also has ancillary services that it will offer as well,” said Bristow Medical Center CEO Jan Winter Clark.
“The decision to invest in a new campus is unique in an industry where rural hospitals are often acquired by a larger metro health system,” said Jan Winter Clark, CEO of Bristow Medical Center and co-owner of CORE.
CORE will raise the bar in Tulsa while also increasing access to top quality doctors from Creek and Payne counties.