Oklahoma Hospital Moving Ahead on $250M Expansion

By HCO Staff

TULSA, Okla.—Cushman & Wakefield announced recently that the Project Development and Services (PDS) practice at the real estate services firm has been retained to provide development management services for the $250 million renovation and expansion of the Saint Francis Hospital South campus, located in Tulsa.

April Desabrais and Brad Blankenship of Cushman & Wakefield will oversee the 51,000-square-foot renovation of imaging spaces and four operating rooms and a 232,600-square-foot expansion which includes the addition of four operating rooms, a new six-story tower with 124 patient rooms, and a six-story 600-space parking garage.

“The South Project is the result of establishing a great relationship with our customer, Saint Francis Health System, over the past several years,” Desabrais said. “The ability to deliver on time and on budget because of the help of our trade partners. It is a true measure of success that this relationship we worked so hard to build has led to trust in Cushman & Wakefield as a partner and an understanding of the value we provide in our services.”

Located at 10501 East 91st Street, the not-for-profit community hospital currently contains 96 beds catering to south Tulsa and Wagoner counties. Services include labor and delivery, emergency services, imaging and radiology, expectant family program and orthopedics. Completion of the renovation and expansion is slated for March 2025.

“We’ll go where we’re needed. We don’t expand for our benefit; we do it for our patients and the community,” said Jake Henry Jr., Saint Francis Health System president and chief executive officer.

The health system is anchored by Saint Francis Hospital, a 1,112-bed tertiary center, which includes the region’s only children’s hospital and level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a 168-bed heart hospital and Tulsa’s leading trauma and emergency center.

Cushman & Wakefield is currently overseeing completion of a $115 million, 130,000-square-foot renovation and 45,000-square-foot addition to the perioperative unit at the main campus in July of this year. Previously, the company completed a 40,000-square-foot patient bed tower renovation and a 20,000-square-foot build-out of a 30-bed observation unit at the main campus, as well as development of the 141,000-square-foot, 104-bed Saint Francis Heart Hospital.

The design firm on the project is HOK and Crossland was recently awarded as the general contractor on the endeavor.

Cushman & Wakefield is a global real estate services firm with approximately 50,000 employees in over 400 offices and 60 countries.