The Norman Transcript

Local news

September 14, 2013

Plans finalized for Moore emergency center

NORMAN — Moore Medical Center is going modular, and the temporary facility will open in late November or early December, Norman Regional Health System officials said Friday.

Design changes and a calculation error by the leasing company resulted in a modified contract for the temporary emergency department and outpatient lab. Those changes, along with a cost reduction due to equipment donations by Sona Site and Space Labs, mean the fully-equipped, new facility will cost less than anticipated.

Johnson Portable Buildings — the company that provided the temporary facility for the Joplin, Mo., hospital — will lease the modular units to the Norman Regional Health System for 24 months at a cost of $61,338 per month for a total cost of $1,472,112. The delivery, installation and removal charge is an additional $245,000, the storm shelter $50,00 and utilities and site prep are $100,000.

The cost of equipment, which will be retained for use at the new permanent site, is $523,916. The health system is saving $429,498 because of the donation of ultrasound equipment by Sona Site and the loan of monitoring equipment by Space Labs.

New monitoring equipment will be needed for the permanent facility, but additional equipment would have been needed anyway. The insurance will cover that cost.

The total cost of the temporary facility rings up at $2,595,888.

The emergency and urgent care treatment facility will have a CT, X-ray and lab, which means outpatient lab services can be performed in Moore while the new hospital is being built.

NRHS CEO David Whitaker said focus groups have been completed and the information gathered in those meetings will be turned over to the master facility committee. The focus groups collected input on how best to serve Moore. The master facility committee will begin working with architects on a project design.

Whitaker said Moore Medical’s labor and delivery staff have been fully incorporated into the HealthPlex for the time being. Their services are needed with the increase in volume created by the loss of Moore Medical.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local news
  • Police identify woman found dead Monday

    Norman police have identified a woman found dead in her home at 2202 Donna Drive Monday afternoon. Police responded at 1:25 p.m. to the residence of Cassandra Thompson, 30, after receiving a report that she had not shown up for work ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Residents speak out about document regarding shelter photos

    Norman and metro-area residents showed up in overwhelming numbers, many in red shirts, for an Animal Shelter Oversight Board meeting Monday night demanding for their opinions to be heard....

    July 29, 2014

  • Mixon’s attorney says athlete acted in self-defense

    The attorney for Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon says the incident that left a 20-year-old female OU student with multiple facial fractures was a case of self-defense. “This past Friday morning, Joe Mixon found himself in a situation ...

    July 29, 2014

  • County moves forward on nursing home bonds

    Cleveland County commissioners on Monday approved a resolution authoring a county trust to issue up to $15 million for a nursing home on the site of the former Whispering Pines nursing home at 501 E. Robinson St....

    July 29, 2014

  • Breast Care Center will relocate to HealthPlex

    The Norman Regional Health System will move its Breast Care Center to the HealthPlex campus, making it more accessible for patients, hospital officials said Monday. At its monthly board meeting, the Norman Regional Hospital Authority ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Little Axe Health Center hosting blood drive

    Norman-area blood donors this summer will not only save lives when they donate with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), they’ll also get “Feel Cool” T-shirts and two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo....

    July 29, 2014

  • Woman arrested for allegedly bringing gun into courthouse

    Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Norman woman Friday after she allegedly brought a loaded handgun to the Cleveland County Courthouse. Cynthia Bodnar, 52, of Norman, entered the courthouse through the east entrance shortly ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Man in critical condition after being pinned in wreck

    A Norman man remained in critical condition Monday after a single-vehicle wreck around 10:15 p.m. Sunday at 1100 80th Ave. SE. Norman police believe Justin Davis, 33, was intoxicated when he got tangled in his vehicle and pinned....

    July 29, 2014

  • Teen dies after drowning incident

    After rescue attempts by Good Samaritans and medical crews, Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed that a Yukon teen died at 5:50 a.m. Monday after a drowning incident Sunday at Lake Thunderbird....

    July 29, 2014

  • Police log

    Police responded to the following incidents Sunday: · 12:07 a.m. vandalism, 700 block of Asp Avenue · 1:29 a.m. larceny report, 300 block of North Interstate Drive East · 2:50 a.m. larceny report, 300 block of North ...

    July 29, 2014