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Norman Regional Hospital

(405) 307-1000

Norman Regional Health System is a multi-campus system that serves healthcare needs throughout south central Oklahoma. NRHS is operated by Norman Regional Hospital Authority, a public trust, which serves the public interests and functions as a political subdivision of the State of Oklahoma. Norman Regional Hospital, an acute-care facility on the Porter Avenue Campus is licensed for 324 beds and offers a full range of services. The HealthPlex campus at Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road, licensed for 136 beds, features Cardiovascular Services, Spine and Orthopedic Surgery, and Women’s and Children’s Services. On May 20, 2013, a tornado struck Moore Medical Center destroying the building. No staff, patients or visitors were injured. The Health System opened a modular or temporary ED in December to serve the community of Moore. This freestanding ED will serve the emergency needs of the area, until our permanent structure is built and scheduled to open in 2016.

Norman Regional Health System also provides outpatient diagnostic centers, medical transport services, physician services, centers of excellence, durable medical equipment supplies, a primary care network, community wellness service and employer health services. Norman Regional Health System has grown to employ more than 2,700 people. More than 350 physicians are credentialed on the Medical Staff.

The Mission of Norman Regional Health System is provide quality and compassionate health care services and education to our regional community in a responsive, efficient and safe manner.


Senior Care

Norman, Oklahoma is a great place for seniors. Norman has an array of resources for seniors, both recreational and basic. The environment is safe; living is affordable. There is convenient and professional healthcare, and many services aimed primarily at senior citizens.

To address the health needs of seniors, Norman provides several healthcare services including Aging Services, an Eldercare Nutrition Project, an Alzheimer’s Association, an Arthritis Foundation and the Ask a Nurse program through the Norman Regional Health System.

There are also many avenues for seniors to access social services. The local AARP office provides regular services as well as tax assistance to the elderly. Cleveland County has a Council on Aging. Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma has a local office. Meals on Wheels of Norman provides daily lunches to seniors unable to leave their homes and the local Social Security Administration office provides assistance to seniors when needed.

The Norman Senior Citizens Center, located at 329 S. Peters, is a program of the Norman Parks and Recreation Department. The center offers a daily schedule of activities for all persons age 55 and older. In addition to the daily activities the center offers special activities and trips throughout the year. The Cleveland County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) gets seniors back into the work arena to keep them just busy enough so that they don’t miss that 40-hour work week.


Griffin Memorial Hospital

(405) 573-6600

Griffin Memorial Hospital is an adult inpatient psychiatric teaching hospital offering comprehensive services that include psychiatric and psychological diagnostic evaluation; individual, group, and family psychotherapy; chemotherapy; activities therapy; psychiatric rehabilitation; and medical and surgical services for mental health clients. Specialized acute psychiatric services are available for geriatric and developmentally disabled clients.


J. D. McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities

(405) 321-4830

The J.D. McCarty Center is a rehabilitation hospital where Oklahoma’s children with development disabilities learn to move, act, play, think and communicate better and where parents find relief from overwhelming responsibilities. Both inpatient and outpatient care are available.


Oklahoma Veterans Center, Norman Division

(405) 360-5600

The Oklahoma Veterans Center provides long-term, skilled and non-skilled nursing care to eligible Oklahoma veterans in a state-of-the-art 301-bed long-term nursing care center. Staff includes doctors and social workers on every unit and physical therapists.


Norman Specialty Hospital

(405) 321-8824 or 888-427-8814

Norman Specialty Hospital
(NSH) is a 50 bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH). We are a facility that provides extended care for medically complexed acutely ill patients. We provide highly specialized medical care and rehabilitation in a beautiful and spacious facility. Care is delivered to patients whose conditions have stabilized beyond the need for intensive care, but whose needs may be too demanding for traditional rehabilitation, skilled nursing, or long-term care. Patient at Norman Specialty Hospital can expect an extended stay averaging 25 days. A wide variety of services and treatment plans are available in a warm and responsive environment. A multi-disciplinary treatment team is available to every patient. Patients and families will have a Case Management team member to assist them with daily needs and discharge planning. Chaplain services are also available. Patients are seen daily by Physicians and 24 hour nursing care is provided. Specialized wound care, and respiratory care are provided as well. Every patient is evaluated by a Registered Nurse Liaison to ensure that they meet admission criteria according to Insurance and Medicare prior to admission.

Mission Statement: Healing through individualized, high quality, efficient, compassionate care for people experiencing life-altering medical events.


Red River Youth Academy

(405) 701-8530

Red River Youth Academy is a residential treatment center for adolescent boys and girls (ages 13-17) with behavioral and emotional disorders. Residents from across the state participate in individual, group, and family therapy in a secure, structured environment. Residents also attend on-site school taught by Norman Public Schools educators. Red River focuses on teaching functional life skills and the ability to perceive and process information effectively, enabling youth to make healthier life decisions. The staff includes licensed professionals from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, counseling, social work, nursing, dietary services, and special education. Red River Youth Academy is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.