Oklahoma-based health system Integris announces it is entering a partnership with Emerus to build micro-hospitals in several locations across central Oklahoma.

Micro-hospitals offer the same services and facilities as larger hospitals, but on a much smaller scale. A media release from Integris explains that they house between eight and 10 inpatient beds for observation and short-stay use, and include a similar number of emergency treatment and triage rooms, along with primary care and specialty care physicians, diagnostic, and other outpatient clinic services.

“We are pleased to be the first health system in Oklahoma to build a hospital of this kind,” says Integris President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Lawrence, in the release. ” Our new micro-hospitals will bring to local neighborhoods 90 percent of the health care services our patients and families may ever need.”

“We are honored to partner with Integris as it expands its footprint throughout central Oklahoma,” said Emerus Chief Executive Officer Toby Hamilton, MD. “Micro-hospitals offer an innovative approach to providing quality, accessible medicine.”

[Source(s): Integris, PR Newswire]