The Sulphur Veterans Center is located on a 17-acre site in Southern Oklahoma’s outdoor paradise. The center overlooks the Chickasaw National Recreations Area, one of Oklahoma’s most beautiful areas. The Lake of the Arbuckles, Turner Falls and the Arbuckle Mountains are all located in the immediate area. The original buildings at the center were constructed in 1921, as a tuberculosis sanatorium for veterans. The center once provided general medical hospital care including surgery, coronary care, and dialysis treatment. Since that time these beds have been converted to nursing care beds for Oklahoma’s heroes.
In 1984, a construction project was completed adding a new dietary and central storage building to the facility, featuring a dining room with a full glass northern exposure overlooking the scenic Chickasaw National Recreation Area. In September 2000, a $4.9 million construction project was completed adding a new two-story structure with the capacity for 60 long-term nursing care beds. The new wing provided two 30-bed units with both private and semi-private rooms to replace the 1920s barracks-style open wards and bring the center into the twenty-first century. One unit has been designed to accommodate veterans with special needs. In December, Phase I of a $19.5 million dollar project was completed with a capacity for 62 nursing care beds. This building replaces the 1920s and 1950s era buildings. Phase 2 was completed in April 2014. The total capacity of the Sulphur Veterans Center is now 122 nursing care beds.
Based on the veterans’ individual needs, long-term skilled nursing and medical care are provided by a full-time medical staff, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nurse aides, licensed social workers, pharmacists, certified dietary managers as well as numerous support staff. Therapeutic recreational activities are also provided. Residents enjoy outings in the surrounding community, including fishing trips, bowling, and shopping trips.
For admission information, the applicant should communicate directly with the Admissions Office at 304 E. Fairlane, Sulphur, OK 73086, or by phone at 580-622-7500 or by email.