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June 9, 2013

Louisiana hospital rallies for Moore center

NORMAN — Lafayette General Health hosted a fund-raising T-shirt drive to benefit Moore Medical Center, the hospital that suffered a direct hit and has been shuttered ever since. The shirt sales topped 1,250 and ended up generating $15,000 in aid.

“I am amazed at the outpouring of support from across the state and nation for our employees. I’m so grateful that fellow hospital workers at Lafayette General Health thought of and organized this effort,” said Norman Regional Health System President and CEO David Whitaker.

Moore Medical Center, a two-story, 45-bed facility, was severely damaged by the tornado. The 30 patients and more than 300 people at the hospital at the time of the storm survived.

“100 percent of the funds donated to the Employee Care Fund have been used and will be used to give direct assistance to our employees whose homes were significantly damaged or destroyed,” Whitaker said. “Employees are receiving cash assistance for food, shelter and immediate needs. They are also receiving basic necessities and cleanup supplies through our free employee relief supply room.”

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