Moore Tornado
10:03 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Temporary Medical Facility Opens In Moore

A new temporary medical facility is open and serving patients in Moore.

Moore, Okla. after the tornado tore through the community May 20. The community's only hospital was destroyed in the storm.
Credit Jamin Yeager / Aerial Oklahoma

Moore Medical Center opened the temporary facility at noon Monday. The temporary, modular building includes treatment rooms, a triage area, as well as X-ray, CT, ultrasound and lab services.

The city has been without a medical center since the May 20 tornado destroyed the town's hospital. The Norman Regional Hospital Authority has approved a $28.8 million new hospital, but the temporary facility will serve the community for about two years until the permanent center is built.

The Norman Transcript reports (http://bit.ly/1c8S6qQ that the temporary facility was built by the same manufacturer that built a temporary hospital in Joplin, Mo., following that city's tornado.