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Mary Bea Drummond | 918-594-8223

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OSU Center for Rural Health Distributes SHIP Grants to 60 Oklahoma Hospitals

TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health at the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa has presented 60 Oklahoma hospitals with grants of $8,283 each from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Health Resources & Services Administration Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP).

OSU received $496,980 in 2008 to distribute equally among the hospitals. The funds were distributed in February 2009. The SHIP grant program helps small hospitals pay for upgrades of computer and data systems, compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and for quality improvement. 

“It is always a pleasure to be able to assist and support our small rural hospitals. Small hospitals in Oklahoma are vital to the health of rural residents, the economic well being of our health system, and are indispensable to future community development,” said Val Schott, director of policy and advocacy at the OSU Center for Rural Health.

Additional information about the SHIP grant, including a map of the Oklahoma hospitals receiving SHIP funding, is available at http://ruralhealth.okstate.edu.

Oklahoma hospitals receiving SHIP grants include:

Hospital Name
Share Medical Center                                              Alva
Physicians' Hospital in Anardarko                              Anadarko
Pushmataha County Hospital                                    Antlers
Atoka Memorial Hospital                                          Atoka
Beaver County Memorial Hospital                             Beaver
Integris Blackwell Regional Hospital                          Blackwell
Cimarron Memorial Hospital                                     Boise City
Bristow Medical Center                                            Bristow
Harper County Community Hospital                          Buffalo
Carnegie Tri-County Municipal Hospital                     Carnegie
Roger Mills Memorial Hospital                                   Cheyenne
Cleveland Area Hospital                                          Cleveland
Integris Clinton Regional Hospital                             Clinton
Mary Hurley Health Center                                       Coalgate
Cordell Memorial Hospital                                        Cordell
Drumright Memorial Hospital                                    Drumright
Great Plains Regional Medical Center                        Elk City
Parkview Hospital                                                    El Reno
Community Hospital Lakeview                                  Eufala
Fairfax Memorial Hospital                                         Fairfax
Fairview Regional Medical Center                              Fairview
Memorial Hospital & Physician Group                         Frederick
Logan Medical Center                                              Guthrie
Memorial Hospital of Texas County                           Guymon
Healdton Municipal Hospital                                      Healdton
Henryetta Medical Center                                         Henryetta
Elkview General Hospital                                          Hobart
Holdenville General Hospital                                     Holdenville
Harmon Memorial Hospital                                        Hollis
Choctaw Memorial Hospital                                       Hugo
Kingfisher Regional Hospital                                     Kingfisher
Lindsay Municipal Hospital                                        Lindsay
Integris Marshall County Medical Center                    Madill
Mangum City Hospital                                              Mangum
Mercy Health Love County                                        Marietta
Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center                            Nowata
Okeene Municipal Hospital                                        Okeene
Creek Nation Community Hospital                             Okemah
Pawhuska Hospital                                                   Pawhuska
Perry Memorial Hospital                                            Perry
Prague Municipal Hospital                                          Prague
Integris Mayes County Medical Center                        Pryor
Purcell Municipal Hospital                                          Purcell
Sequoyah Memorial Hospital                                     Sequoyah
St. John Sapulpa                                                      Sapulpa
Sayre Memorial Hospital                                           Sayre
Seiling Municipal Hospital                                          Seiling
Integris Seminole Medical Center                              Seminole
Newman Memorial Hospital                                       Shattuck
Haskell County Hospital                                            Stigler
Memorial Hospital                                                    Stilwell
Stroud Regional Medical Center                                Stroud
Arbuckle Memorial Hospital                                      Sulphur
Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority                 Talihina
Johnston Memorial Hospital                                      Tishomingo
Craig General Hospital                                             Vinita
Watonga Municipal Hospital                                       Watonga
Jefferson County Hospital                                         Waurika
Weatherford Regional Hospital                                  Weatherford
Latimer County General Hospital                               Wilburton