We Ensure Quality Healthcare Reaches Those in Need

Who We Are

Join our efforts to raise funds to provide hope and healing through supporting medical advancements in our community hospitals.

Service Within Reach

You can help support projects near and dear to the heart

Gifts to the Ascension St. John Foundation support our mission to serve the people of our community facing health challenges . While healing is at the core of our efforts and programs, human connection is the key to making these initiatives impactful.

Our History

Celebrating St. John’s 90th Anniversary

St. John’s Hospital (renamed St. John Medical Center in 1976) officially opened on February 22, 1926, but its story began nine years before, in 1917. 

The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (SSM), looking to establish a new medical ministry as they had in Wisconsin, Kansas and New Jersey, purchased an 8 ¾ acre farm at the dusty corner of 21st Street and Utica Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Groundbreaking for the hospital did not take place until 1920, and as finances languished, the uncompleted hospital stood empty for three years until renewed interest by members of the Catholic Church and city officials finished the facility.

Hundreds of Tulsans donated funds in 1925 to complete the original St. John building, which opened the following year. So great was the need for a true stand-alone hospital (throughout its brief history, Tulsa’s early medical facilities tended to be converted houses) that patients flooded St. John’s days before the hospital was officially opened – the first birth occurred there more than a week before the opening, on Valentine’s Day. Ever since, this community has supported St. John Health System, and St. John has worked to return the favor by providing the best care to our patients and their families.

Our Values and Mission

A proven track record of positive impact in the lives of our community

With almost 100 years of experience supporting healthcare in Tulsa, Ascension St. John Foundation has a proven track record of making a positive impact in the lives of our community and helping bring hope to those in need of healing.

Campaign Contributions

Founding support ensures we can bring comprehensive care and services to life bringing peace of mind.

Community Events

Events to connect, celebrate, and most importantly benefit our mission of excellence in healthcare.

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Focus on Impact

Leading a new vision within the healthcare industry to provide a holistic approach to care continuity.

Results for Hope

Through service we honor the human dignity of our neighbors and see their struggles with new eyes.

We make lives better when we unify as a community with aligned goals through kindness, compassion, and respect for all.

Stories of Hope at Ascension St. John

Who We Help