OHA celebrates 100th birthday, recognizes charter members

Posted on: 5/24/19

Charter member representatives
On Tuesday, May 21, 100 years to the day since 28 hospital representatives from across the state met at the Hotel Severs in Muskogee to form the Oklahoma Hospital Association, members and friends gathered at the Oklahoma History Center to celebrate. OHA’s founder, Fred Clinton, MD, was represented as a part of a reenactment and read his speech from that first gathering. Jay Johnson, OHA board chairman, president/CEO, Duncan Regional Hospital, read a Proclamation from Gov. Kevin Stitt declaring May 21, 2019, as Oklahoma Hospital Association 100th Anniversary Day in the state of Oklahoma.

Many of those hospitals that were charter members of OHA at its founding are ancestor hospitals of organizations still in existence today. Recognized at the celebration as Charter Members were: Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville (formerly Washington County Hospital); Blackwell Regional Hospital; Grady Memorial Hospital (formerly Chickasha Hospital); AllianceHealth Clinton (formerly Clinton Hospital); INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center (formerly Enid General Hospital); St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center (formerly Enid Springs Sanitarium & Hospital); INTEGRIS Miami Hospital (formerly Oklahoma Baptist Hospital); McAlester Regional Health Center (formerly All Saints Hospital); Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee (formerly Physicians & Surgeons Hospital); Griffin Memorial Hospital, Norman (formerly Central Oklahoma Hospital); Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City (formerly The State Baptist Hospital); OU Medical Center (formerly University Hospital and Wesley Hospital, Oklahoma City); SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Oklahoma City; Muscogee Creek Nation Medical Center (formerly Okmulgee City Hospital); SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Shawnee (formerly Shawnee City Hospital); OSU Medical Center, Tulsa (formerly Oklahoma Hospital); Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa (formerly Morningside Hospital); and Oklahoma Forensic Center, Vinita (formerly Eastern Oklahoma Hospital).

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