Okeene Hospital moves one step closer to Management Agreement with SSM Health

Okeene Hospital moves one step closer to Management Agreement with SSM Health

The Board of the Okeene Municipal Hospital has moved another step closer to a final Management Agreement with SSM Health, as language was approved at a meeting Monday, Feb. 25 between the two parties regarding the specifics of the agreement. Lawyers for both parties will finalize the agreement and a final decision will be made at a Special Meeting in March.

The hospital has had a solid history over the past ten years of working with SSM Health to serve its patients. “It started out as a method for us to have a good location for patients to transfer to,” said Shelly Dunham, Okeene Municipal Hospital CEO. “As a Saints First Affiliate, we were guaranteed that if they (SSM) had the ability to care for the patient, they would accept the patient.”

The affiliate program provided a more secure relationship with the larger medical facilities in Oklahoma City that could provide additional care that could not be provided in Okeene, with the added benefit of communication between the facilities and providers about the patient’s care, as well as health records.

 

 

 

 

 

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