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Des Moines, IA –Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announces today that its health centers in Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma will soon transition to Planned Parenthood Great Plains, with a projected completion date of October 20. PPGP is headquartered in Overland Park, Kans.


The health and well being of our patients has been, and will always be, our top priority. No health centers will close. Planned Parenthood patients will continue to receive the same high-quality health care upon which they’ve come to rely. This is simply a change in affiliation for the three health centers.


Statement from PPHeartland President and CEO Suzanna de Baca:

“We are pleased that a strong regional partner will continue to provide essential health services to patients in Tulsa, Little Rock, Fayetteville and beyond. Planned Parenthood Great Plains is geographically connected to these communities, has an expansive network of supporters and resources, and it is strongly positioned to take on the unique challenges of operating in this part of the country.

“This change will enable both affiliates to further optimize services and provide care to as many patients as possible across the Heartland and Great Plains regions. Planned Parenthood affiliates across the county are committed to care, no matter what, now and far into the future.” 


Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has served women and men of all ages since the 1930s. Today the agency offers a full range of quality reproductive health care services to residents in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma through 17 health centers plus Education Resource Centers in Des Moines, Lincoln and Omaha.


Planned Parenthood of the Heartland


Rachel Lopez

(515) 249-6084 

 [email protected]


September 09, 2016