The financially strapped OSU Medical Center in Tulsa is exploring a possible partnership with Mercy Health Systems. It could provide some financial stability to the Tulsa hospital, which is seeking an 18.25-million dollar appropriation from the state. State Representative Doug Cox, who is a physician, thinks such a partnership could attract and train more doctors who would work in rural areas. He says that would benefit the entire state.
OSU Med Center has been in discussion about an alliance with the Sisters of Mercy for several months now. If it happens, it’s hoped the partnership will be in place by the end of the year.