OK Kids Korral
The mission of the OK Kids Korral is to provide a home-like environment for pediatric cancer patients and their families to stay while they are receiving treatment at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center and the OU Cancer Research Center and other nearby facilities. The OK Kids Korral offers the warmth and security of home in a setting where the love and encouragement of others enlighten and inspire guests. The patients who use this facility are undergoing out-patient diagnosis and treatment. The facility provides overnight and daytime respite for the patients and their families, including individual guest suites, a communal kitchen, play areas, a learning center, a family business center (with computers, fax machine, and printers for parents away from work), a home-theater, a chapel/reflection room, fitness room, and outdoor play spaces. Although all 16 guest rooms are partially accessible for the physically limited, there are four guest rooms with Neutropenic mechanical systems with special filtering for immune-suppressed patients, two fully accessible/ADA units, and two daytime suites which are also fully accessible. Crafton Tull delivered full-design serviecs for this new facility.