Surgery Center of Oklahoma Blog

September 15, 2011

Enlarging the Integris Sign in Edmond

Filed under: Uncategorized — surgerycenterok @ 9:24 pm

The City of Edmond has approved a request by Integris to enlarge the sign on their new hospital, so the facility could be more visible to passersby on nearby I-35.  Seems like this desire to increase their visibility might be an attempt to attract more patients.  I’m not sure how this jives with their desire to “not make a profit.”  If you have been following this blog you know by now that “not for profit” really means “don’t pay tax.”  I’ve said for years that the one thing the not for profit hospitals are really good at is making money. 

I wonder how flexible the Edmond city council would be with a normal greedy businessman wanting to put up a larger sign?  Seems like it was a lot harder for the church next door to get their cross up than for the Integris folks to put up a sign that exceeded code.   Oh, well.  What’s one more monument to the corporatization of medicine?

G. Keith Smith, M.D.

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