OU-Tulsa Clinic Dedication Tomorrow

The newest addition to the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Campus, the Schusterman Center Clinic, will be dedicated tomorrow afternoon.

The clinic will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the clinic atrium and will be followed by a public open house from 4-8 p.m. Door prizes and refreshments will be available, and guests can participate in question-and-answer sessions with OU doctors. The three Heisman trophy winners from OU – Jason White, Billy Sims and Steve Owens – will be available to sign autographs from 5-7 p.m.

The clinical space will allow OU-Tulsa physicians to increase outpatient visits by 25 percent, from 200,000 to 250,000 per year. The $35 million, 100,000-SF facility at 41st St. and Yale Ave. is designed to improve patient care, increase availability for outpatient visits and provide opportunities for expansion of medical research. The estimated economic impact of the clinic on the Tulsa area is $1.5 billion over the next 15 years.

Health services provided at the new location include geriatrics, health awareness, internal medicine, pediatrics, pediatric behavioral health, pediatric diabetes, pediatric endocrinology, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology.

Through the additional training of medical students and physicians, the Tulsa Metro Chamber estimates the Schusterman Center Clinic will add more than $13 million annually to the health care payroll in the Tulsa region. The clinic’s impact is expected to increase OU-Tulsa’s external research funding from $17 million per year to at least $22 million per year.

The Schusterman Center Clinic was named to honor the Charles and Lynn Schusterman family, who donated $10 million in 1999 to assist OU in purchasing the former BP Amoco facility at 41st St. and Yale Ave. Upon passage of Vision 2025 in 2003, the Schusterman family donated an addition al $10 million to OU-Tulsa for the construction of an academic center to complement the clinic as well as other existing facilities. The clinic was provided primarily by the Vision 2025 bond issue.

The University of Oklahoma Scusterman Center is home to all OU programs in Tulsa, including the OU College of Medicine, Tulsa. The OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center offers four bachelor’s degree completion programs, 15 master’s programs, doctoral programs in educational administration, instructional leadership and academic curriculum, engineering, pharmacy and medicine with 10 residency programs.

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