December 3, 2013 - Moore Medical Center Emergency Services, a freestanding emergency room, located at the former Moore Medical Center site is now open. The building is a modular or temporary one, but it looks and functions exactly as any other emergency department. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Services at the new building include:
In additional to emergency services, the building also has outpatient laboratory and imaging available. This offers community members a quick, convenient and close place to get lab work such as blood draws done or diagnostic testing such as an x-ray performed. Former Moore Medical Center employees including physicians, nurses, and technicians are staffing the now-open building.
"Our doctors, nurses and employees are excited to get back to the community of Moore," said Richie Splitt, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Moore Medical Center and the HealthPlex. "Our team is ready to take care of your needs whether it is a broken bone, a fever or any emergency situation that arises."
The company that constructed the modular Emergency Department is Serenus Johnson Portables. Serenus Johnson Portables is a leader in the design and manufacture of rapidly deployable, hard-wall, multiple-use facilities and most recently erected a long-term temporary health care facility in Joplin, Missouri, following a similar devastating tornado.
This freestanding ER will serve the emergency needs of the area, until a permanent facility can be built. Norman Regional plans to break ground on a permanent structure in Spring of 2014 and open its new building to patients in Fall of 2016. Moore Medical Center, a 45-bed hospital located in Moore, Okla., was destroyed when an EF-5 tornado tore through the town on May 20, 2013. No one inside the hospital was injured that day. Norman Regional Health System is the owner and operator of Moore Medical Center.