About Us

Providers in Oklahoma interested in creating value in healthcare

Meet the Hospitals

Eleven institutions across Oklahoma are the owners of The LifeCare Companies.


LifeCare Health Services, LLC

An organization established in 1994, and the recently established Lifecare Value Network, LLC, together "The LifeCare Companies" are wholly owned by the founding hospitals' members and were established to create synergy and an innovative approach to the delivery of healthcare. Our founding hospitals are:

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    Ascension St. John Health System

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    Comanche County Memorial Hospital

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    Duncan Regional Hospital

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    Grady Memorial Hospital

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    Great Plains Regional Medical Center

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    Jackson County Memorial Hospital

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    McAlester Regional Health Center

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    Norman Regional Health System

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    Northeastern Health System

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    Stillwater Medical Center

Over 80% of Oklahomans live within
30 minutes of a LifeCare Hospital.

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The Vision of The LifeCare Companies is to:

  • Enhance the ability of member organizations to remain independent, community-based assets

  • Bring tangible benefits of "systemness" through the elimination of duplicate services and creation of scale to result in improved financial performance

  • Facilitate collaboration for improved patient care

  • Provide services of exceptional quality, value, and accessibility

Meet the Leadership Team

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Karen Hendren


Karen Hendren, CPA, FHFMA, is President of Lifecare Health Services, LLC, a company wholly owned by eleven hospitals and health systems in Oklahoma. Lifecare is an alliance or virtual system of independent hospitals, committed to collaboration and cost reductions through shared services.

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Jenny Manderino

Sr. Director Lifecare Accreditation

Lifecare Accreditation Services is led by Jenny Manderino, RN, MSN.  Jenny is responsible for delivering Accreditation and Regulatory Service consultingfor hospitals and healthcare systems of all sizes, ambulatory care organizations, behavioral health facilities and critical access hospitals.

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