St. John Rehabilitation Hospital Celebrates Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2017) – On Thursday, July 13, St. John Health System and HealthSouth Corporation held a community grand opening celebration to commemorate its new hospital, St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth. Many community guests and local leaders attended the event to get a firsthand look at the 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, located at 1200 West Albany Drive in Broken Arrow.

Guests also heard remarks provided by David Nicholas, chief executive officer of St. John Rehabilitation Hospital; Jeffrey Nowlin, president and chief operating officer of St. John Medical Center; Mayor Craig Thurmond, City of Broken Arrow; Dr. John Minielly, former patient; and Mark Tarr, president and chief executive officer of HealthSouth Corporation.

“This is where magic takes place. Through this hospital, patients will be treated with a multidisciplinary approach to help them meet their medical and personal goals,” said Nicholas. “We look forward to reaching many milestones for a second time with our patients such as walking, communicating, driving, cooking and getting back to work.”

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.

Care will transition from St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, which is currently located on the campus of St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, to the new freestanding hospital in Broken Arrow on Aug. 1. 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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