In addition to providing essential medical care to the community, rural hospitals are also the economic engines of small towns like Bristow and Cushing. The leadership and staff of the Bristow Medical Center are committed helping our rural hospital survive and thrive.
Rather than merge with a larger hospital system, or be faced with closure, Bristow has embarked on a different approach to overcoming the many challenges of a rural hospital, such as low reimbursement, aging facilities and regulatory changes.
Choosing an expansion strategy, Bristow Medical Center has recently opened its new Jenks campus called CORE (Center for Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Excellence). This $45 million, full-service hospital is located at the intersection of Highway 75 and West Main Street.
The 51,000-square-foot facility has:
• Six operating rooms designed by physicians
• Four procedure rooms
• 25 in-patient beds
• A physical therapy wing
• A 24-hour emergency room
Orthopedics, spine, pain, and ear nose and throat are among the specialized operations and procedures that will be available at CORE. Additionally, the facility is creating 130 highly-skilled, high-paying positions in the Tulsa metro area.
This new facility will better serve all of our patients in Jenks, Bristow, and Cushing due to its strategic location by increasing access to top quality doctors for patients from Creek and Payne counties. The hospital will provide new and sophisticated technology, the largest operating rooms in the Tulsa metro area, first-class physicians and medical staff, and a small-town dedication to service.
Bristow Medical Center has historically struggled to survive, but this new innovative model should sustain rural healthcare as opposed to the standalone model of the past.