Legacy Plaza West Tower Ribbon Cutting/Open House
Family and Children’s Services (F&CS) and the OSU Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for Legacy Plaza West on Tuesday, April 26.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony honored the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation. Speakers at the event include Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, Family & Children’s Services CEO Gail Lapidus, OSU-CHS President Johnny Stephens and Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation’s Bill Major and Judy Kishner.
In 2018, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation selected OSU-CHS and Family and Children’s Services as recipients of an in-kind gift of Legacy Plaza West. After renovations were completed last year, F&CS moved into eight floors of the tower and OSU-CHS occupies six floors.
Having space in the facility, which serves as headquarters for Family and Children’s Services, has allowed the agency to consolidate several community-based and home-based services into one location, expand mobile crisis services, and increase conference space to host more parenting classes and training.
“The benevolence and far-sightedness of the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation has resulted in this leading-edge facility, which serves as the central administration center for Family and Children’s Services, the premier provider of mental health services, addiction treatment, and a variety of programs to strengthen families and children, and one of the largest non-profit organizations in the Tulsa area,” said Gail Lapidus, CEO of Family and Children’s Services.
Several OSU-CHS programs and initiatives relocated to Legacy Plaza West including the OSU Behavioral Medicine clinic, OSU Medicine Primary Care clinic, Project ECHO, the Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy and the OSU Health Access Network. The National Center for Wellness and Recovery’s Addiction Medicine clinic is also located in Legacy West.
“We are so grateful to the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation for their immense generosity in gifting OSU the significant footprint at Legacy Plaza where we can treat patients in a modern facility, expand our Project ECHO service lines that provide health and mental health resources to rural care providers, and offer dedicated space to research better health outcomes for Native American populations,” said Dr. Johnny Stephens, President of OSU-CHS. “It also provides for a collaborative environment with Family & Children’s Services as our next-door neighbors.”
About Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences is a nationally recognized academic health center focused on teaching, research and patient care through its OSU Medicine clinics located throughout the Tulsa metro area. OSU Center for Health Sciences offers graduate and professional degrees through the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the School of Allied Health, the School of Health Care Administration, the School of Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Forensic Sciences. OSU Medicine operates a network of clinics offering a multitude of specialty services including addiction medicine, cardiology, family medicine, internal medicine, pain management, pediatrics, psychiatry and women’s health. Learn more at health.okstate.edu.
About Family & Children’s Services
For over a century, Family & Children’s Services has been the place to turn for help with problems that seem overwhelming and too difficult to handle alone. The agency restores children’s well-being, heals victims of abuse, strengthens individuals and families, and provides hope and recovery for adults suffering from mental illness and addictions. Today, its life-changing services help one in six Tulsans.