Tulsa Bone & Joint and Saint Francis Health System are announcing a new strategic partnership, one which will enhance services at both entities and offer orthopedic patients the latest technology and the best orthopedic services in the region.
“We believe Saint Francis Health System offers the best healthcare in the region, and Tulsa Bone & Joint is well-known for offering the highest-quality orthopedics care. This is a case of the best partnering with the best in a way that will only make both partners that much better,” said Dr. Cliff Robertson, president and CEO, Saint Francis Health System. “I’m grateful for the time and dedication from the Warren Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine physicians, health system leadership and the team at Tulsa Bone & Joint for their planning and collaboration as we worked to develop this plan to raise the bar for orthopedic care in the region.”
The partnership will allow Saint Francis and Tulsa Bone & Joint to benefit from each other’s expertise and resources:
- TBJ physicians now have privileges at Saint Francis, giving them access to state-of-the-art surgical suites, specialty services and support teams
- SFHS patients will have access to TBJ physicians
- There will be expanded access to after-hours and weekend urgent care services for SFHS patients
The partnership addresses needs from both entities: SFHS has a need for additional orthopedic specialists and more sites of care across the region, and TBJ needs more access to the facilities, technology and related provider specialties that SFHS offers.
Looking to the future, plans are in the works for additional expansion at the Saint Francis Hospital South campus that will offer orthopedic patients easier access, lower costs and newer technology.
“We are looking forward to working with the Saint Francis team to take this service line to the next level. The expansion at the South campus will be a game changer for orthopedic care in the region,” said Dr. Kevin Dukes of Tulsa Bone & Joint.