New Hospital Under Construction
4:14 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Moore To Get Two Year Temporary Hospital

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

The Moore Medical Center was destroyed in the May 20 tornado. The new facility is set to open in 2016.
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.