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Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation

8100 North Highway 81
Duncan, OK 73533
P: +1 580-255-9675


Duncan is a community that works together to move the community forward, and health is no different. The health community of Duncan is a major facet.

Duncan Regional Hospital is the second largest employer of not only Duncan but Stephens County. Duncan Regional Hospital, employing almost 950 people, play a major role in community leadership. One of the most exciting endeavors is the Heritage Trails Pedestrian Walkways. Construction has started in the beautiful park along Highway 81. Ultimately, the Trails will expand all over the city of Duncan.

The people of Duncan always find a way to enhance the community through dreaming, setting goals, and working together to accomplish great things. The Simmons Center is one of those proud accomplishments. It is an amazing multi-purpose facility.  The large complex houses a recreation center with the feel of an upscale YMCA, a 750-seat theatre, and a sprawling conference center.  

More information is listed below on these two health aspects of the Duncan community.  However, many more health related gems are located in Duncan.  

The Simmons Center

A breathtaking 105,000 square foot, multi-purpose complex incorporating flexible meeting room setups, a sports facility, and performing arts theater which can be utilized for meetings and conventions as well. The sports/recreation facility includes a 25-meter indoor pool, walking/jogging track, saunas, whirlpool, gyms, courts for basketball, racquetball, volleyball & handball, and the latest in strength and conditioning equipment as well as classes. Low-cost day passes are available.

Heritage Trails - Connecting the Community

Heritage Trails Pedestrian Walkway Plan is designed to link city parks, schools, government facilities, and business centers to a city-wide pedestrian walkway trail route. The plan also links various complexes such as the Simmons Center Recreation Facility, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, and Duncan Regional Hospital. The primary goal of the development was for the community, within various partnership coalitions, to work towards the development of a safe pedestrian city-wide walkway route adding an additional quality of life feature to the community.

Healthcare Facilities

Duncan Regional Hospital
Duncan Regional Hospital is a 167-bed nationally accredited not-for-profit hospital. DRH is without a doubt, one of the most technologically advanced, forward-thinking health care facilities in Oklahoma. The hospital's dedication to excellence is recognized by the many awards that have been achieved such as the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital Award, Hospital & Health's "Most Wired" and the VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence just to name a few. DRH is continually planning for the future, seeking to implement services to meet the needs of our community. Along with highly skilled health care professionals, Duncan Regional offers state-of-the-art cancer care, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, cardiac care, women's service, pediatric care, and much, much more. To see a comprehensive list of the services available through Duncan Regional Hospital visit their website.

Sanford Pediatrics
The Sanford Children's Clinic, designed to look like a castle, is located on the northwest corner of the Duncan Regional Hospital campus. The 8,000 square foot facility has two pediatricians and support staff with room for growth. Sanford Children's Clinic Duncan is the first in a series of new Sanford Children's Clinics being developed around the world to celebrate life and join together to tackle the toughest of challenges.

Children, no matter what age, need time to play, discover, and explore. When their health and wellness doesn't allow for it, they'll find the support they need at Sanford Children's Clinic - where a team of experts and specialists fight disease, dream big, discover cures, and believe in the power of play. They deliver foundational care that's tailored to children and focused on family.

Senior Care
Seniors live longer and have more fulfilling life styles. In Duncan, seniors keep active with golf, tennis, walking, running, and Senior Olympics at many locations including the Duncan Golf & Tennis Club and the Simmons Center. Dining in many local restaurants, boutique/antique shopping, visiting local museums, and enjoying art shows, plays, and concerts provide an opportunity to meet with friends. Duncan's two Senior Citizen Centers also provide a place to socialize, receive information on health issues, blood pressure checks, and transportation for appointments and shopping. Some of the socially-oriented recreational activities are card games, pool, dominoes, bingo, crafts, art classes, quilting, needlework, aerobics, and a "sit & be fit" program. Other activiites include potluck luncheons, health screenings, safe driver programs, and dances with a live band.

Duncan not only provides home/community-based services (home-delivered meals, adult day activities, long-term care support, and care giver support), but Duncan is the home to ASCOG's headquarters for an eight-county area. ASCOG provides options counseling for senior living. Stephens County has three assisted living centers, an independent living apartment community, and an Alzheimer's center. If services are needed, Duncan Group Home & The Power Shop provide development plans for physical disabiliites in the Center for Independent Living. To further support seniors, Stephens County has nursing home services for a total of 230 beds.

Workforce Programs

DRH Nursing Program
Duncan Regional Hospital is very proud to be one of the first hospitals in the state working collaboratively with two schools of nursing, The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University. This new initiative will allow many more nurses to graduate each year and offer their finely honed services and skills to patients within Stephens County and beyond. Programs available include: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN, Accelerated BSN for Second Degree Students and Masters of Science in Nursing.

Did You Know?


Duncan is an attainment area and enjoys fresh air, water, and soil.  Oklahoma environmental regulations are in place to protect these precious natural resources but not overburdensome for business and industry.  

Data Name Value
Premature Age Adjusted Motality 454
Poor Physical Health Days per Month 4.2
Poor Mental Health Days per Month 4.5
Fair/Poor Health 19.38%
Smokers 17.82%
Obesity 34.30%
Excessive Drinking 12.49%
Diabetes 12.90%
Inactivity 31.20%
Population to Primary Care Physician 1,837:1
Data Name Value
Population < Age 65 Insured 83.50%
Population < Age 65 Uninsured 16.40%


Hospital Name Type Owner ER
Duncan Regional Hospital, Inc Acute Care Hospitals Voluntary non-profit - Private Yes
Data Name Value
Drinking Water Violation Yes
Fine Particulate Matter - Average daily PM25 N/A
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