OU Health Medical Center is a level one trauma center with an open heart surgery program, pancreas, kidney, and bone marrow transplant programs. It has 84 intensive care beds for patients with severe trauma, shock, open heart and bypass surgeries, acute myocardial infarction, major thoracic and abdominal surgery, severe neurological and neurosurgical conditions, severe liver disease, and medical critical illness. Medical ICU patients typically occupy 12–18 beds at any time. The four intensive units are located on the second floor of the hospital in close proximity and are staffed by critical care nurses and respiratory therapists who are knowledgeable in the care of critically-ill patients and familiar with critical care instrumentation, laboratory medicine, and pulmonary function support.
OU Health Medical Center features a full complement of imaging and diagnostic services including: helical CT scans, radionuclide scans including ventilation-perfusion lung scans, PET scans, magnetic resonance imaging, and interventional radiology procedures such as pulmonary angiography, IVC filter insertion, TIPS placement, percutaneous biopsy, and drainage of body cavity fluid collections.
There are comprehensive and timely diagnostic laboratory services including microbiology, cytology, and surgical pathology. There are full-service pulmonary function laboratory (including pulmonary exercise testing and Broncho-provocation testing), cardiac catheterization laboratory, cardiac electrophysiology service and laboratory, and large and busy emergency department.
The space and staffing are appropriate for pulmonary procedures, including bronchoscopy suites with various equipment such as navigational bronchoscopes, linear and radial EBUS, Argon plasma coagulation and rigid bronchoscopes. Diagnostic laboratory and radiology services are available 24 hours per day. OU Medical Center has a 10-bed Accredited adult and pediatric sleep lab.