McCarthy Breaks Ground on $150 Million Expansion at Oklahoma Heart Hospital


Building team will leverage advanced technology to construct six-story Mercy hospital tower on OHH’s south campus.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has broken ground on a $150 million expansion of Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s south campus in Oklahoma City. The project includes the addition of a six-story, 228,338-sq.-ft. Mercy hospital tower on the campus’ west side.

As construction manager, McCarthy will oversee construction of the new building, which encompasses 44 patient beds; eight cardiac care unit beds; a catheterization lab; two inpatient pharmacies; imaging, prep and surgery areas; a post-anesthesia care unit; a chapel; a lobby and registration area; and administration and shell space. The project also includes construction of surface parking, a helipad and a two-level, 180-space parking garage.

Both Oklahoma Heart Hospital and Mercy will share the facility, advancing a 15-year partnership between the two healthcare organizations.

“Since the Oklahoma Heart Hospital South opened in 2010, the demand for health care has grown substantially,” said Dr. John R. Harvey, president and chief executive officer of Oklahoma Heart Hospital.

“We will now be able to offer patients a wider range of services as our partnership with Mercy continues.”

“We are always looking for ways to meet the growing health care needs of our community,” said David Whitaker, chief administrative officer of Mercy in Oklahoma. “As more people move south, we can better accommodate them by providing the same level of care they already know and trust.”