May 9, 2013
OSU Medical Center receives funding as part of state budget deal
Gov. Mary Fallin and Oklahoma legislative leaders have announced that OSU Medical Center will receive $13 million as part of a state budget deal.
OSU officials said that a portion of those funds will be leveraged against available federal health funding to reach the $18.25 million originally requested. The funding ensures that the OSU Medical Center and OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will continue their mission to train physicians and care for the underserved throughout the state.
"We are very pleased that the Legislature and governor recognize the value of OSU Medical Center by providing the necessary support to ensure its continued success," said Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences. "A strong teaching hospital enables us to continue to train dedicated physicians for underserved areas of Oklahoma and helps Tulsa to prosper by providing quality health care for our community."
With the state's support secured, OSU officials will continue seeking a long-term private partner willing to provide financial, management and technology resources to ensure that Oklahoma will have a healthy future.