Woodward Regional Hospital was established in 1917 and continues to bring the finest in medical care services to the citizens of northwest Oklahoma, southern Kansas and the Texas panhandle. The hospital opened in the current location in 1984. WRH is accredited by the Joint Commission and offers a wide range of services including emergency and intensive care services, as well as a full-range of diagnostic services on both inpatient and outpatient basis. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day with designated emergency room and radiology physicians.
The medical staff of Woodward Regional Hospital offers a diverse range of specialties including family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat), cardiology, pulmonology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, and radiology. The hospital's medical staff also includes a hospitalist service offering 24/7 availability for area referring physicians to have their patients cared for during their inpatient stay by physicians who provide critical care and acute care coverage.
Woodward Regional meets the regional health care needs of the Woodward area by offering specialized services such as fixed-site MRI, nuclear medicine, home health and hospice, chemotherapy, sleep study, digital mammography, and stereotactic breast biopsy. In addition, the hospital's physical therapy, occupational therapy and industrial medicine departments serve area businesses and industries with comprehensive pre-employment screening, and offer employee health management tailored for specific needs. Outreach programs like Senior Circle and Healthy Woman provide education and support to the community.
The community offers a side variety of dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, and private counseling of various kinds. The hospital is home to the Northwest Oklahoma Mental Health Clinic and is just minutes away from Western State Psychiatric Center. Assisted living and traditional nursing homes are located throughout the community. Pharmacies and durable equipment vendors provide drug and other health related services.
The Woodward County Health Department offers childhood immunizations and prenatal care in addition to other services. The Woodward County Emergency Medical Service provides Enhanced 911 emergency ambulance service.