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Behavioral Health Center at Porter Health Village to Hold Ribbon Cutting

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Behavioral Health Center at Porter Health Village to Hold Ribbon Cutting

New facility will expand treatment options in south-central Oklahoma

Behavioral Health Center at Porter Health Village is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new behavioral health hospital. The state-of-the-art hospital, a joint venture between Norman Regional Health System and Oceans Healthcare, is located at 506 Wellness Way.

The Behavioral Health Center at Porter Health Village will provide inpatient mental health services to adults and seniors managing conditions like depression, anxiety and other behavioral health concerns. It will also add outpatient services, opening an Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program in the months following the official opening in June.

WHAT: Behavioral Health Center at Porter Health Village Ribbon Cutting

WHEN: Thursday, May 23
Opening remarks begin at 11 a.m. Central

WHERE: Behavioral Health Center at Porter Health Village
506 Wellness Way
Norman, OK 73071

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Richie Splitt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norman Regional Health System
  • Stuart Archer, Chief Executive Officer of Oceans Healthcare
  • Farhan Jawed, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health Center at Porter Health Village

RSVP: For members of the media interested in attending, please RSVP to Laura Elkins at

For more information about the hospital, visit

About Oceans Healthcare
Oceans Healthcare is a growing behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery. Founded in 2004, Oceans provides inpatient and outpatient treatment in 36 locations, including 25 hospital campuses across the Southeast and Oklahoma. The company consistently achieves industry-leading performance metrics on national quality and safety measurements, as determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission and was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America for four consecutive years. For more information, visit

About Norman Regional Health System Inspire Health

Norman Regional Health System (NRHS) is a multi-campus system that provides for the health and wellness needs of our regional communities throughout south central Oklahoma. NRHS is operated by Norman Regional Hospital Authority, a public trust, which serves the public interests and functions as a political subdivision of the State of Oklahoma. Norman Regional is transforming healthcare in the communities it serves with the Inspire Health plan. Inspire Health has five core components: the HealthPlex acute care expansion, Ambulatory Pavilion and Cancer Center, a new Freestanding Emergency Department+ (plus ancillary services) in southeast Norman, a Behavioral Health Center and the revitalization of the historical Norman Regional Hospital (Porter) campus into a health and wellness destination, the Porter Health Village. These projects are tentatively set to be completed by 2024. To learn more visit