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Curtright leaving MU Health Care for Oklahoma City


MU Health Care chief executive officer Jonathan Curtright is heading to Oklahoma City to work for OU Health (2022 photo courtesy of UM System spokesman Christian Basi)

The University of Missouri says MU Health Care chief executive officer Jonathan Curtright will be leaving his position next Friday (July 15), to become the chief operating officer at OU Health in Oklahoma City.

MU Health Care is one of the largest employers in mid-Missouri.  Mr. Curtright has led MU Health since 2016, successfully pushing for construction of the $232-million new Children’s hospital and tower project. He’s also pushed for the additional of the Columbia Battle primary care clinic.

Mr. Curtright led the partnership between Jefferson City’s Capital Region Medical Care and MU Health. He also successfully pushed for the building of a state-of-the-art 14,000 square foot primary care facility in Boonville, a rural town west of Columbia that lost its hospital in 2020.

The University of Missouri plans to launch a national search for a new MU Health Care chief executive officer. Curtright says he’ll always be a passionate support of MU Health Care.

OU Health’s news release says Mr. Curtright will be on-site in Oklahoma City in August. Curtright will have operational oversight of the OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center and OU Health Edmond Medical Center.

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