Location Profile

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Facility Type
Acute Care - General
Facility Location
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Part of a large healthcare system in the region, the facility has a range of specialties to meet community health needs. Services include emergency care, pain management, diabetes, and more. This accredited facility is a trusted provider in the area.

Community Overview

Ponca City began as an oil town and is now a vibrant cultural spot in Oklahoma. The city features lush parks, multiple family-friendly amenities, and compelling history. There's something for everyone in this diverse and fun city. Ponca City is a diverse community with plenty to do. The city has a proud Native American heritage and celebrates this with the Standing Bear PowWow, a gathering of 6 distinct tribes. Each September the Kaw, Osage, Otoe-Missouria, Ponca, and Tonkawa tribes gather for a lively celebration of their heritage. The public is invited to learn about their cultures and partake in the activities including artisan booths, traditional Native food, and gourd dancing. This is just one of the events that add to the spirit and culture of the area.

Learn more about Ponca at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

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Ponca City Public Schools is the public school district for the area. The district includes 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. Niche.com has rated the Ponca City Public Schools as among the top 4,000 districts in the country. The district’s high school is ranked among the top 10,000 in the country and among the top 200 in the state by U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools. A wide range of technology is available in the district. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards and students in grades 8-12 are able to take home a Chromebook for homework use. Students in middle school have access to Chromebooks for in-school use. This is all part of the district’s promise to create digital citizens. Students in the district have a low student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are also 3 private schools in the area.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

Shopping in Ponca City includes the stores along 14th Street and in the charming Downtown Ponca City. The assortment of shops include boutiques, antique shops, thrift stores, and more. You’ll also find big-box stores like Hobby Lobby, Hallmark, JCPenney, and other brands.

Ponca City’s arts and culture scene includes arts venues, theatres, and museums. The Ponca City Art Center hosts workshops and classes in addition to offering a series of exhibits throughout the year. Established in the 1950s, Ponca Playhouse has been entertaining audiences for over 40 years. Each season features dramatic and musical performances by the community theatre group. The Poncan Theatre is another theatrical venue in the city and features family-friendly productions with the Evan Children’s Academy. The theatre also offers free kid’s movies during the summer. For new release movies head to the local Carmike Cinema. Art fans should visit the Gordon Matzene Art Collection located inside the Ponca City Library. This collection of American Western art and Oriental art include watercolors, oil paintings, and sculptures. Ponca also has a robust selection of museums to preserve local history through exhibits and artifacts. The Marland Grand Home is a beautiful historic mansion that was once the home to oil magnate and now operates as a museum. Inside, guests will find E.W. Marland’s belongings plus Native American artifacts and archeological exhibits. Oil history also abounds at the Conoco Museum and lets visitors see the evolution of the company through a series of exhibits on employees, marketing, regional history, and more. Ponca also has some niche museums such as the Pioneer Woman Museum which pays tribute to the brave women of the plains. Standing Bear Park is a 63-acre park that includes a museum dedicated to the local tribes and has a nice display of artwork. Ponca City even has a children’s museum, Exploration Destination, and features several hands-on exhibit rooms for educational play.

Take the chance to play and explore all of the outdoor recreation Ponca City has to offer. Ponca City is lush and green with more than 10 parks and gardens to explore. There are several hiking and biking trails for all levels including the Lake Ponca Mountain Bike Trails. Located in Ponca City and featuring 168 miles of shoreline, Kaw Lake is an outdoor recreation site for fishing, skiing, hiking, picnics, and more. It’s a great place to watch for wildlife including deer, rabbits, and coyotes, plus plenty of birds, including bald eagles. Lake Ponca is another ideal destination for water fun as it offers boating, fishing, water-skiing, and camping. It’s also home to a golf course. If you’d rather splash around in a pool than a lake, Ponca City offers Ambuc Pool and Wentz Pool. The Ponca City RecPlex features a family pool with kid-friendly slides, steam, sauna, and whirlpool. It also has a 40-foot rock climbing wall, basketball courts, and other indoor recreation options.

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Crime Rate

The crime rate has gone down by 3% over the last year and the city is safer than nearly 10% of the country. Ponca City has a dedicated police force and offers several community initiatives dedicated to crime prevention.

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