Canadian Valley’s hospital undergoes third expansion

Has served local communities since opening in ‘01

INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital Chief Executive Teresa Gray visits with Cody Mosley, director of business development at Boldt Company. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Canadian Valley’s hospital is undergoing its third expansion project over the past 21-1/2 years.

INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, 1201 Health Center Parkway in Yukon, opened Nov. 9, 2001.

The new regional hospital was 128,000 square feet and offered 30 medical-surgical beds and 10 LDRP (labor delivery recovery postpartum) beds.

After two expansions, ICVH has grown to 225,000 square feet with an attached Medical Office Building.

“Now we need to expand again,” said ICVH Chief Hospital Executive Teresa Gray, addressing local business and community leaders in her annual “State of the Hospital” address.

“We’ve doubled the size.”

Gray was the featured speaker at the June 8th Yukon Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon inside The Progress Room, 10 W Main.

The hospital chief shared data showing INTEGRIS Canadian Valley has recorded:

  • More than 1 million outpatient visits (now about 70,000 annually).
  • 499,644 emergency room patient visits (now about 25,000 annually)
  • 73,356 surgeries (now about 4,200 annually)
  • 61,678 patient admissions (now about 3,500 annually)
  • 16,839 births (now about 1,000 annually).

Today, Canadian Valley’s hospital is licensed for 75 acute care beds in the medical surgical unit, women’s center, intermediate care unit, intensive care unit, emergency department, and surgical suites.

ICVH offers surgical, radiology, laboratory, rehabilitation, women’s health, and respiratory services.

The current expansion project in 2023 will feature a new front entrance. Other highlights are:

  • A new CAT scan machine for radiology services.
  • Renovated space for mammography and bone density in the Medical Office Building.
  • Expanded surgical services for five more pre-op rooms and completed “shell space” for two more operating suites.

“We have really grown,” Gray told the Chamber audience. “I’m excited to see our growth continue.”

Gray described the hospital’s first two expansion projects.

In 2005, a four-bed intensive care unit (ICU) was opened.

In 2010, INTEGRIS Health completed phases one and two of a master facility plan for the Canadian Valley site.

This featured the addition of the third floor with 27 new medical surgical beds and expansion of the emergency department (to 18 beds) and ICU (to 8 beds).

In 2016, the hospital completed a second expansion project that included a new catheterization lab and more space for the surgical services department and future operating suites.

Teresa Gray, chief hospital executive at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, talks about the “State of the Hospital” during the Yukon Chamber of Commerce’s June 8th membership luncheon. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)


Besides the facility on Health Center Parkway, INTEGRIS Canadian Valley operates five community clinics in Yukon, Mustang, Surrey Hills, Weatherford, and Hinton, along with a specialty clinic in Yukon.

A larger Mustang clinic is now under development at S.W. 29th and Mustang Road and should be completed this August.

The INTEGRIS Canadian Valley workforce includes 446 employed caregivers (184 of them registered nurses) and 341 physicians/providers.

The hospital was honored in February as one of the top 100 workplaces for employers with more than 2,500 employees.

“We’re proud of that,” Gray said. “We have a great team.

“I’m blessed to be here.”

ICVH personnel participated in 26 community events last year including blood pressure checks at Yukon’s Dale Robertson Center, a community health improvement program, health fairs/screenings, immunization and flu clinics, blood drives, and food drives.

The hospital supported many other groups across the Canadian Valley region like Yukon Sharing, the United Way, Canadian County Coalition for Children & Families, Youth & Family Services, and Yukon Public Schools.

Academic partnerships include Canadian Valley Technology Center, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University-OKC, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Christian University, and Oklahoma City University.

“We either provide adjunct faculty or we’re hosting their students,” Gray said. “We have a critical shortage of doctors and nurses across the nation.”



INTEGRIS Health has served Oklahomans for more than a century. The largest not-for-profit health system in Oklahoma, it is managed and governed locally.

Funds are reinvested into raises, capital equipment, expansion projects, community/education partnerships, and charity care.

INTEGRIS’ mission is “Partnering with people to live healthier lives”.

The state’s first hospital, opened in 1910, is Bass Baptist Hospital.

Miami Hospital followed in 1919 to serve lead and zinc miners.

Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City opened in 1959 featuring specialist physicians. Grove General came in 1963 and then South Community Hospital in 1965.

Baptist Memorial was renamed Baptist Medical Center in 1972 and South Community was renamed Southwest Medical Center in 1992.

Southwest Medical Center merged in 1995 with Oklahoma Healthcare Corporation.

Today, INTEGRIS Health has almost 11,000 employees serving 17 hospitals, 166 clinics, eight urgent cares, 10 centers of excellence, and 19 telehealth sites.

The health system employs 655 providers and 186 primary care physicians representing 63 specialties.

Some 1,590 partner providers are in the clinically integrated network.

INTEGRIS fully owns and/or manages Canadian Valley Hospital, Baptist Medical Center, Southwest Medical Center, Edmond Hospital, Enid Hospital, Grove Hospital, Miami Hospital, and Lakeside Women’s Hospital.

INTEGRIS Health has four “community” hospitals – Moore, Del City, Council Crossing and OKC West; and partnerships with the Oklahoma Center for Orthopedic & Multi-Specialty Surgery, Healthcare Partner Investments, Digestive Disease Specialists, and Touchstone Imaging Centers.