Deer Creek Area Has Become Metro Business Mecca in Oklahoma
February 27, 2018
Homeowners in Ideal’s new Northbrook neighborhood, as well as Valencia and Castlewood Trails, enjoy close proximity to some of Oklahoma City’s largest and fastest-growing employers. Healthcare Corridor With Mercy Hospital as its centerpiece, the area along Memorial Road and the Kilpatrick Turnpike, west of Lake Hefner Parkway, has attracted numerous hospitals, clinics and health services providers in the last two decades. Mercy Hospital – With 4,500 employees and 380 beds, Mercy is one of the metro’s largest health services providers and ranks in the top 10 largest employers. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, the hospital moved to the “cow Pasture” in northwest Oklahoma City in 1974. From the state’s first open heart surgery in 1958 to the Coletta Building, a revolutionary cancer detection and treatment center, opened in 2016, Mercy has been and continues to be a leader in healthcare services, innovation and patient care. The hospital is home to Oklahoma’s largest oncology group, the state’s only Stroke Prevention Clinic and the Largest NeuroScience group in the southwest. More than 250 babies are born at Mercy each month. Oklahoma Heart Hospital – Physician owned, Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH), focuses on treating and preventing diseases of the heart and lungs. OHH was designed by cardiologists to ensure that patients receive expert, individualized care with utmost comfort. OHH is the first of its kind in Oklahoma and the first all-digital hospital in the United States. Oklahoma Spine Hospital – OSH leads the way in innovative healthcare services and facilities to restore, maintain and improve wellness. One of the nation’s first physician-owned spine specialty hospitals, the medical team oversees all aspects of treatment. A consistent winner of awards for patient satisfaction, the spine hospital attracts staff that specialize in spine care and have become experts in the field, something uncommon for larger facilities. Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital -- Mercy Rehabilitation provides inpatient rehabilitation services for patients recovering from strokes, brain or spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions. Promoting recuperation outside the traditional hospital setting, MRH offers many unique services, including brain injury and dedicated stroke care units, gymnasiums, suites where families may practice daily living tasks, pet therapy and other recreational programs, and an outdoor healing garden and walking trail. ProCure Proton Therapy Center provides the most advanced cancer treatment available in a supportive and caring environment. Its personalized, comprehensive care from a team of experienced radiation oncologists and highly skilled medical professionals focuses on ensuring exceptional, seamless care beyond proton therapy treatment. The center is co-located with the state-of-the-art INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma, which can provide any additional medical services patients may need while undergoing proton therapy. Integris Cancer Institute -- More than a cancer treatment facility, INTEGRIS Cancer Institute guides patients through the medical journey and walks through it with them personally. It offers an exceptional physicians group and state-of-the-art comprehensive therapies for the diagnosis, treatment and survivorship of cancer patients. Designed with the patient in mind, the 200,000 square-foot facility includes radiation oncology, imaging, infusion therapy, a wellness center and a meditation garden. Business Corridor In addition to healthcare employment opportunities, two of Oklahoma City’s largest business services groups have found homes in the Memorial Rd./Kilpatrick Turnpike area, between Rockwell and Council. Paycom – Founded in Oklahoma City, Paycom has more than 2,000 employees at its headquarters location on the north side of Memorial Rd. As a leader in payroll and HR technology, Paycom’s cloud-based software solution helps companies effectively navigate a rapidly changing business environment. With its core system of records maintained in a single database for all HR-related functions, Paycom provides the functionality that businesses need to manage the complete employment lifecycle, from recruitment to retirement. Paycom serves businesses of all sizes and in every industry, in all 50 states, from offices across the country. Recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. the company has expanded its headquarters facility twice since opening in 2011, to respond to growth. Farmers Insurance Group opened its HelpPoint Claims and Data Center facility on the south side of Memorial in 2011 and now has 1,300 customer service associates and office claims representatives at the 176,500-square-foot facility. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's third largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Nationally, Farmers serves more than 10 million households more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states, with over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.