Baptist Saint Anthony's sale finalizes - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Baptist Saint Anthony's sale finalizes

Posted: Updated:

Expansion at Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital can move forward now that the purchase of the hospital was finalized Wednesday.  Ardent Health Services now owns 80 percent of BSA and Baptist Community Services owns the other 20 percent.

Ardent of Nashville, Tennessee plans to invest $125 million in the hospital over the next five years. Twenty-five million of it will go toward expanding the Emergency Room and another $25 million will go toward building a new cancer center.

"The remaining 75 million will be invested in projects that will come up over the next five years, they've made that commitment," added Mary Barlow with Baptist St. Anthony's.

But BCS of Amarillo teaming up with Ardent, a company that owns 14 hospitals, isn't just about the money they're investing, it's also about the money they're saving.

"We will have the ability to purchase equipment, purchase supplies in bulk as you may call it where you can negotiate a better price when you're buying over a large system than if you're a stand alone hospital," added Barlow.

BSA will also keep it's name, mission, management team as well as it's reputation for excellent health care.

"We're going to invest some dollars in other areas," said Kevin Gwin, Vice President of Communication for Ardent Health Services. "But this is a great hospital and health system and you're not going to see a lot of changes."

"They came in here and really appreciated that about our facility," said Barlow. "They made that commitment to not only allow us to keep our facility up and modern but also keep our services too."

Another upside to the finalized purchase is that it will not affect any of the employees at the hospital or their jobs.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man says he was shot twice by people chasing him

    Man says he was shot twice by people chasing him

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:41:31 GMT
    Lawton- A man was in a Lawton hospital Thursday morning and police are working right now to find out who shot him twice. It happened around 2:30 a.m. when officers were called to Southwest 15th and Tennessee.
    A man was in a Lawton hospital Thursday morning and police are working to find out who shot him twice.
  • MS Walk silent auction is underway

    MS Walk silent auction is underway

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:36:07 GMT
    LAWTON, Okla._During the month of April, City National Bank on 82nd Street will be hosting a variety of items available for a silent auction to benefit the National MS Society.Items available for the auction
    During the month of April, City National Bank on 82nd Street will be hosting a variety of items available for a silent auction to benefit the National MS Society.
  • SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:38 AM EDT2014-04-17 08:38:07 GMT
    What a nice end to the work week with sunshine, south winds and temperatures ranging through the 70s and even some low 80s out near the Texas panhandle.  For this evening expect temperatures to fall through
    A Cold Front Brings a Chance for Showers Today. 
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.