Saint Francis psychiatric hospital breaks ground on expansion

December 1, 2023

Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital, part of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Saint Francis Health System, broke ground Nov. 7 on a $70 million expansion that will add 60 new beds for acute behavioral health care.

Laureate, in Tulsa, now has 45 acute psychiatric beds, 30 senior behavioral health beds and 15 inpatient beds for people with eating disorders. The expansion will also add a crisis center for people who need more care than an outpatient visit can provide but less than an inpatient hospital stay.

“Severe, untreated mental illness is a key driver of poverty, violence, homelessness and incarceration,” Ken Moore, president of Laureate, said in a statement. “Being able to provide treatment can prevent some of those problems.”

The project, which includes about 87,000 square feet of new and renovated clinical space, is expected to be completed in 2025.


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