Eastar Community

Neighbors Who Care

EASTAR Health System offers community focused healthcare services in Muskogee, OK. The people of Muskogee have dedicated themselves to providing the highest quality of health care to the people of Muskogee County, OK and the surrounding areas. Today, our physicians, nurses, and other professionals take great pride in our hospital’s inviting atmosphere and the quality of its services. Accredited by the Joint Commission, EASTAR Health System offers an extensive range of medical and surgical services.

A progressive and friendly city of 40,000, Muskogee is located in beautiful eastern Oklahoma in the heart of Green Country, a land of rolling hills, abundant lakes and luscious evergreen pine and deciduous forests.

The Hospital

EASTAR Health System (EASTAR Health Services) is a 275-bed full-service hospital. As one of the first hospitals established in Oklahoma, EASTAR Health Services has grown to become one of the state’s largest and most comprehensive facilities outside the Tulsa/Oklahoma City area. With a staff of close to 900 and an active medical staff of 94 representing 33 medical specialties, the hospital serves a multi-county area.

Its many services include a Cancer Treatment Center, Rehabilitation Center, Emergency Services and the Pavillion, a comprehensive mental health program. The medical center recently updated the Perioperative Services area featuring a new cardiac cath lab and eight new, advanced operating suites.

Cardiac services provided at EASTAR Health System include EKG, Cardiac Ultrasound, Stress Testing, Nuclear Scanning, Holter Monitoring for the evaluation of heart rhythms, Pacemaker Insertion and Transesophageal Endoscopy, an internal echocardiograph procedure.

EASTAR Health System leaders discuss the benefits of the partnership their hospital has with Capella Healthcare…

The Community

Muskogee is proud of its excellent school systems, which includes two high schools, a junior college and two four-year universities. The city boasts of a wealth of museums and historical sites that showcase its proud heritage and rich legacy, including Three Rivers Museum, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Muskogee War Memorial Park, Thomas-Foreman Historical Home, The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, as well as the newly renovated Roxy Theater which hosts numerous events.

The 122-acre Honor Heights Park, one of America’s oldest and most famous city parks, features acres of manicured gardens and over 30,000 azaleas. The park hosts the world famous Azalea Festival, which attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year.

Just up the road is the city of Tulsa, home of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the Tulsa Ballet and Symphony, two major art museums (Philbrook and Gilcrease), and the Tulsa Zoo, as well as five professional sports teams in baseball, football, soccer, basketball and hockey. Tulsa also hosts an array of shopping, fine dining and evening entertainment options.

Recreation

The Green Country surrounding Muskogee is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring an abundance of lakes, rivers and streams for fishing as well as wilderness areas for hunting. Muskogee

is surrounded by four lakes – Ft. Gibson, Tenkiller, Eufaula and Greenleaf – all popular destinations for boating, fishing and weekend homes, with waterfront property that is reasonably priced. In addition, the Illinois River, located in nearby Tahlequah, is an ideal setting for canoe/raft float trips.

Locally, the Love/Hatbox Sports Complex features a water park, softball fields, baseball fields, soccer fields, a skateboard park, batting cages and a walking/cycling trail. For golfers, there are three premier golf courses to choose from: the Muskogee Country Club, Eagle Crest and Cobblestone.

Local Points of Interest

  • Honor Heights Park – home of the world famous Azalea Festival, features acres of manicured gardens and over 30,000 azaleas.
  • The Green Country – surrounding Muskogee is well known for its fishing and hunting and features four nearby lakes: Ft. Gibson, Tenkiller, Eufaula and Greenleaf.
  • Love/Hatbox Sports Complex – is the city’s center for recreation, with a water park, softball fields, baseball fields, soccer fields, skateboard park, batting cages and a walking/cycling trail.

Distance To Major Cities

Tulsa, Oklahoma . . . 54

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma . . . 140

Dallas, Texas . . . 234

Board Vice-Chair Discusses Muskogee Community Foundation Grants…