Oklahoma Heart Institute celebrates the 3rd year since opening Oklahoma’s largest hospital dedicated exclusively to heart disease March 2009. Today, we look back on the last 3 years and celebrate the milestone’s we’ve reached.
Treated 1st Patients (March 2009)
Comprehensive, on-site cardiology care at Bailey Medical Center in Owasso (October 2009)
Invited Tulsa area private and public schools, clubs, and nursing students to tour the MegaHeart exhibit for 1st anniversary celebration (March 2010)
Opening of the Oklahoma Heart Institute Vein Clinic (March 2010)
BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma Designates Oklahoma Heart Institute as Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care (July 2010)
The first outpatient facility in the state and the only hospital in Tulsa to offer Aquapheresis therapy, a simple and unique approach to fluid removal for heart failure patients (July 2010)
Opening of the Oklahoma Heart Institute Clinic in Cushing (September 2010)
Recognized for our demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the GuidelinesSM program (September 2010)
Diagnosed and treated conductor and founder of Tulsa’s Signature Symphony, Dr. Barry Epperley, for Atrial Fibrillation (October 2010)
Performed first Cryoballoon Ablation Procedure (May 2011)
Opening of Oklahoma Heart Institute Sleep Care of Hillcrest Medical Center (June 2011)
Oklahoma Heart Institute Cardiologists conducted independent research, specifically aimed at improving door-to-balloon time - the time between arrival at the hospital emergency department, and the opening of a blocked artery in the cardiac catherization lab (July 2011)
Only hospital in the region with multiple heart rhythm specialists at its Advanced Center for Atrial Fibrillation (September 2011)
100th Cryoballoon Ablation Procedure Performed (March 2012)
Here is a video celebrating the opening of the Oklahoma Heart Institute hospital.