City leaders in Moore are adamant that the community needs a hospital. At Moore Medical’s remembrance ceremony, City Manager Steve Eddy echoed sentiments voiced at city hall by council members since the tornado destroyed MMC.
“It took a lot of years to get the hospital here,” Eddy said. “Norman came in and rescued it when it was having some difficulties. A hospital is such an important part of a community in terms of service that is provided and just community life, really. It is sad to see what’s happened to it, but it also means new life and new things. That’s true with everything in town here. It’s sad, sad, sad to see but out of it will come new and better and bigger. We’ve done that two times now with storms in the past, and it gets better every time.”