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Tulsa is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and 46th-largest city in the United States. With a population of 393,987 (2012 US Census estimate), it is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 951,880 residents in the MSA and 1,122,259 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, and extends into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties.
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Located in northeastern Oklahoma at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Tulsa is a dynamic city situated in the heart of Oklahoma Green Country. Known as the “Oil Capital of the World,” Tulsa is home to a population of more than 400,000 residents and a strong, progressive economy that boasts over 40,000 businesses based primarily in aerospace, technology, manufacturing, transportation, and energy. The city is home to several highly rated institutes of higher learning that include the University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University, both private institutions ranked among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. The city is also home to the Tulsa campuses of Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, and Langston College, the only historically black college in the state.
Tulsa is the center for culture and the arts for the state of Oklahoma. The city is home to two world-class museums – Gilcrease Museum, home of the world’s largest collection of art and artifacts of the American West, and the Philbrook Museum of Art, an excellent fine art museum located in the former residence of Oklahoma oilman Waite Phillips that is listed among the top 50 fine art museums in the country.
Tulsa’s downtown Art Deco District features one of the largest concentrations of art deco architecture in the nation. The district features a number of historically significant buildings that include the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, Philcade Building, and Oklahoma Natural Gas Building, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Brady Arts District offers exciting downtown entertainment well into the wee hours of the morning. The district is home to an eclectic collection of shops, boutiques, bars, clubs, and restaurants that include Philbrook Downtown, the Woodie Guthrie Center, and Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Iconic music venues such as the Brady Theater and Cain’s Ballroom dot the district landscape, along with a host of city parks that include Guthrie Green and Tulsa River Parks, an innovative system of connecting parks paralleling both sides of the Arkansas River that feature over 26 miles of hiking and biking trails that connect with the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area on the southeastern edge of the city.
The city of Tulsa loves to party, as evidenced by the large number of festivals and special events hosted by the city each year! Tulsa is home to a number of ethnic festivals dedicated to celebrating the valuable contributions of the various cultures that have contributed to the city’s history. Popular events include Linde Oktoberfest, one of the top ranked German festivals in the nation that draws more than 60,000 visitors annually, and Tulsa Greek Fest, the city’s oldest ethnic festival held each September at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Tulsa. Tulsa International Mayfest is a four-day art and music extravaganza held in the heart of downtown that features arts & crafts, children’s activities, great food, and live music by local and regional bands. The festival has won multiple awards, including silver and bronze medals in various categories from the International Festivals and Events Association for its 2015 festival.
Family friendly attractions include the Tulsa Zoo, a 75-acre facility that is home to more than 1,500 animals housed in a diverse collection of ecosystems, and the Oklahoma Aquarium, a 72,000-square foot facility featuring hundreds of exhibits and thousands of aquatic animals along with a coral reef, shark tank, and fishing tackle museum. For hands-on, interactive fun, check out the Tulsa Children’s Museum & Discovery Lab, where children and families can learn about space, science, art, technology, and engineering from innovative hands-on displays and exhibits aimed at encouraging learning and creativity.
Tulsa is home to a nationally recognized healthcare system featuring state-of-the-art hospitals and healthcare facilities. Saint Francis Healthcare System is an integrated, medically based health system comprised of multiple entities that include Saint Francis Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, Heart Hospital at Saint Francis, Saint Francis Hospital South, Natalie Warren Bryant Cancer Center, and the Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital. Other Tulsa healthcare facilities include St. John Medical Center, a Magnet-recognized hospital that was recently ranked among the top hospitals in Oklahoma by U.S. News & World Report, and Oklahoma Surgical Hospital, a five-star Medicare facility that has been ranked among the best hospitals in the U.S. for joint replacement.
An important aspect of the healthcare industry that is often overlooked is medical and biohazard waste disposal. Proper handling, collection, transportation, and disposal of medical and biohazardous waste is vitally important for the safety and protection of healthcare professionals, patients, hospital workers, and the community at large.
Tulsa’s medical and biohazard waste disposal is regulated by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Oklahoma State Department of Health, and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. The DEQ defines regulated medical waste as discarded or reusable materials containing an infectious substance generated during the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of people or animals, or during research pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of people with a disabling or fatal disease.
Examples of medical waste include human blood and blood products, human body fluids, pathological waste consisting of human tissue, organs, and body parts removed during surgery, autopsy, or biopsy; contaminated sharps; used collection bags, tubes, and vials; contaminated carcasses of animals; soiled masks, gloves, gowns, and bedding; cultures and stocks of infectious agents, including HIV-containing cells or tissue cultures; and any other material or equipment deemed contaminated by the healthcare facility staff.
Oklahoma law requires all large-quantity generators of medical and medical waste to have a hazardous waste disposal plan in place that addresses the removal and disposal of regulated medical and medical waste.
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What was ultimately to become Tulsa was originally part of Indian Territory and was first settled by the Lochapoka and Creek tribes in 1836. They established a home under a large oak tree at the present day intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and 18th Street, and named their new settlement "Tallasi", meaning "old town" in the Creek language, which later became "Tulsa". On January 18, 1898, Tulsa was officially incorporated and elected its first mayor, Edward Calkins.