St. John Rehabilitation Hospital to Hold Community Grand Opening Celebration

TULSA, Okla. (July 6, 2017) – A community grand opening celebration for St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth, will be held Thursday, July 13 from 4-6 p.m. at 1200 West Albany Drive in Broken Arrow. The event will include hospital tours, a ribbon cutting ceremony and a brief program with remarks provided by David Nicholas, CEO of St. John Rehabilitation Hospital; Jeffrey Nowlin, president and chief operating officer of St. John Medical Center; Mayor Craig Thurmond, City of Broken Arrow; former patient Dr. John Minielly; and Mark Tarr, president and CEO of HealthSouth Corporation.

“We look forward to providing a higher level of inpatient rehabilitation services through our new hospital,” said David Nicholas, chief executive officer of St. John Rehabilitation Hospital. “This new, state-of-the-art hospital has been designed with our patients’ needs in mind and will provide them with access to the latest rehabilitation treatments and technologies through our inpatient rehabilitative programs. We are thrilled to be a part of the robust continuum of care provided here in Tulsa.”

The freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital includes 40 private patient rooms featuring two isolation rooms, two bariatric rooms and six rooms equipped for patients needing dialysis treatments during their stay. Also included in the 49,000-square-foot hospital, is a spacious therapy gym, outdoor courtyard, dining room and dayroom areas. The hospital serves patients overcoming a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries including stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations, hip fractures and complex orthopedic conditions.

St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, which is currently located on the campus of St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, will begin seeing patients on Aug. 1 at the new location. For employment information, visit For more information on how to become a patient at St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, please call the admissions department at 918-744-2334.

About St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth

St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth, is a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Tulsa and the surrounding areas, the hospital is located at 1200 West Albany Drive and on the Web at     

About St. John Health System

Ascension’s St. John Health System operates seven hospitals and more than 90 healthcare clinics and facilities in eastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas. St. John Health System employs approximately 8,000 associates. Across the region, St. John Health System provided more than $68 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Oklahoma for more than 90 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

About HealthSouth

HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at

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