About Our Community

McAlester is a blend of small town quiet and a community on the move. Its low cost of living makes it a great choice for living comfortably with good growth potential. The community’s diverse and growing industry, business and medical services have established it as the regional hub for Southeastern Oklahoma.

McAlester offers a rural lifestyle conveniently located within one to two hours drives from major cities such as Dallas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Outdoor enthusiasts have an abundance of area lakes and state parks to enjoy including one of Oklahoma’s largest lakes in Eufaula with 600 miles of shoreline, Robber’s Cave State Park and beautiful Talimena fall foliage drives.

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McAlester Regional Health Center is a 149 bed public trust health care facility. MRHC has received recognition for meeting and exceeding strict standards of care and administration of services as determined and evaluated by DNV Healthcare Inc., the American College of Radiology, the College of American Pathologists, and the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities.

MRHC, located in the center of southeastern Oklahoma, serves Pittsburg County and surrounding areas reaching into the counties of Atoka, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, McIntosh, and Pushmataha.

MRHC’s active medical staff includes 21 medical specialties including: Allergy, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Care, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Urology. The health center is devoted to a continuum of care offering a variety of health care services to the citizens of Southeast Oklahoma. Educational programs and support groups provide residents an open forum for healthcare information.

Institutional / Annual Data

Total licensed beds, McAlester Regional Health Center, 171
Occupied bed size, McAlester Regional Health Center, 41%

Fiscal Year 2014
Emergency Room visits 25,304
Admissions 4,284
Inpatient surgeries 1,556
Hospital outpatient surgeries 1,818
Ambulatory Surgery Center surgeries 3,347