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August 28, 2013

Lessons learned in Joplin

NORMAN — Lessons learned in the Joplin tornado are being put to use in Moore. Just like Moore, the Missouri city lost its own hospital when a EF-5 tornado ripped through it on May 22, 2011.

Moore Medical Center officials are planning to rebuild, and a long-range planning committee is meeting with focus groups. But in the meantime, the hospital, part of the Norman Regional Health System, will bring in a 10,880-square-foot modular facility.

Some parts of the facility will come from a similar set-up in Joplin where a new hospital has reopened. The temporary building will be on the southwest corner of the hospital property.

Transcript senior staff writer Joy Hampton wrotes that the temporary facility will include a trauma room, seven fast-track rooms, an isolation room, a triage room and six treatment rooms as well as a lab, ultrasound, X-ray, CT and other supportive services.

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