Moore To Get Two Year Temporary Hospital

Aug 27, 2013

A temporary hospital building is scheduled to open in the fall in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.

Moore Medical Center
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The Norman Transcript reports the near-11,000 square-foot facility expects to open in November and will operate for two years while a permanent structure is built.

In May, Moore was devastated by a violent EF5 tornado that killed dozens.

Members of the Norman Regional Hospital Authority say the building is not a trailer or a portable classroom, but a facility outfitted with all the typical hospital equipment.

The facility will be 200 feet long and 64 feet wide with 10,880 square feet of usable space. It will have a trauma room, a triage room and six treatment rooms as well as a lab, ultrasound, X-ray, CT and other support services.