“I believe we have some of the best minds in the nation here in Tulsa working to understand and treat brain diseases and behavioural health disorders,” said Dr Kayse Shrum, President of the OSU Center for Health Sciences and Dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. “We are harnessing the creative energy of our faculty and staff to become the nation's leader in addiction medicine, pain management, behavioural health and virtual medicine. This clinic will transform the patient care we deliver through our OSU Medicine clinics and the education our medical students receive.”
As a member of the Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network, the clinic will gain access to tools, resources and collaborative consultation for its leadership, staff, patients, families and communities, as well as shared learnings and insights from other network members.
“The OSU Addiction Medicine Clinic is a groundbreaking approach to treating those who suffer with addiction,” said Attorney General Hunter, who chairs the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse. “Through its comprehensive approaches to behavioural health, the OSU Center for Health Sciences continues to be a national leader in terms of research, education and treatment. In the highest regard, I commend Dr Shrum and her colleagues at OSU for collaborating with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and opening this clinic, which will absolutely save many lives in the state of Oklahoma.”