Temporary Hospital Building to Open in Moore

Sep 15, 2013

Rubble is left after last May's tornado at Moore
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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A temporary hospital building is slated to open this year in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore after a violent tornado hit the community in May.

Norman Regional Health System officials said Friday that the temporary facility is expected to open in late November or early December.

The Norman Transcript reports that the emergency and urgent care treatment facility will have CT and X-ray capabilities and a lab. That means outpatient lab services can be performed in Moore while the new hospital is being built.

More than 40 Norman Regional Health System employees and eight volunteers lost their homes in the May tornadoes.

Norman Regional Health System CEO David Whitaker said the hospital's care committee has distributed $400,000 donated from groups across the country to employees.