Veterans Hospital in Tulsa (VHiT)

VHiT LLC is a nonprofit vehicle for the development and construction of a new $140 million, 58-bed, Veterans Hospital in Tulsa.

It is owned and managed by The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation. The project itself is a three-way partnership among Oklahoma State University, including the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and Oklahoma State Medical Authority and Trust; VHiT LLC, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

An array of supporting partners have played critical roles, including the state of Oklahoma (Governor’s Office, Office of Management and Enterprise Services, State Legislature, Commissioners of the Land Office), the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County and the Tulsa Regional Chamber. In addition, a number of private donors have invested funds in support of both the VA Hospital and the larger OSU Medical Campus Expansion.

VA Hospital by the numbers

275,000

Square Footage

58

Number of Medical/ Surgical Beds

2025

Estimated Opening

65,000+

Number of Veterans living in the Tulsa area

Support for a Veterans Hospital in Tulsa

VA Hospital in Tulsa: Background and Timeline

VHiT News and Updates

Learn more about the Veterans Hospital in Downtown Tulsa from selected news clips. Use the arrows to click through to older articles.

More than 130 distinguished guests gathered in downtown Tulsa for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Veterans hospital in downtown Tulsa on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Remarks were provided by key elected officials including U.S. Senator James Lankford, Dr. Michael Brennan Executive Director for the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, and Dr. Steven L. Lieberman, Deputy to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health. The event was emceed by Dr. Kayse Shrum, President of Oklahoma State University.


VHiT Advisory Board

Senator Kevin Matthews
Oklahoma State Senate

Representative Josh West
Oklahoma House of Representatives, Veteran & Chair of Veterans  Caucus

Councilor Phil Lakin
Tulsa City Council & Tulsa Community Foundation, CEO

Jed Cochran
City of Tulsa, Chief of Intergovernmental Relations and Veterans Liaison

Jay Helm
American Residential Group, Chairman OSU Medical Authority

Bill Major
Zarrow Family Foundations, Executive Director

Dr. Trudy Milner
Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents

Kayse Shrum
Oklahoma State University, President

Lynn Sund
Saint Francis Health System, Interim President Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital

VHiT Funders

The Veterans Hospital in Tulsa is possible because of $73 Million in Oklahoma Support of the Medical Campus Expansion.

The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation
Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation
The Helmerich Trust
Ruth Nelson
The H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust
Sarah and John Graves
Common Bond Foundation
William S. Smith Charitable Trust
Sanford & Irene Burnstein Foundation
City of Tulsa
Tulsa County
State of Oklahoma

For more information about the Veterans Hospital in Tulsa:

Owners Rep

Stonebridge Group:
Reed Woods

About VHiT Background and Structure

Project Director:
Courtney Knoblock

About OSU-CHS Medical Partnerships, Residencies

OSU-CHS President:
Johnny Stephens

Media Contact: hannah@schnake.com 918.606.8721