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Norman Regional Hospital will begin limiting evening and night access to the hospital, citing the safety and security of employees, patients, physicians and visitors.
Beginning Monday, hospital entrances will be locked from the time visiting hours end at 9 p.m. until 4:30 a.m.
The northeast entry and the emergency department entrance will remain open and will be monitored by a security officer. Visitors who enter the hospital between those times will be issued visitor badges and will be asked to wear the badges while in the hospital during those hours.
Hospital staff and physicians can still enter the building through any door equipped with a badge reader.
"We believe these changes will ensure a safer environment for everyone inside the hospital," said Norman Regional Security Manager Richard Simpson. "People who are staying overnight with loved ones in the hospital still will have access to the building."
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This Week's Circulars
Deborah Rene Skaggs (63) of Lexington, passed away on June 30, 2020 at her home. Services are pending with McMahans Funeral Home of Noble.
Mary Ann Geiger (72) of Norman passed away on June 30, 2020 at the Norman Regional Hospital. Services are pending with McMahans Funeral Home of Noble.
Garrett Matthew Cox, 25, Tecumseh, passed away June 30, 2020. Visitation, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 5, Tribute Memorial Care, 708 24th Ave NW, Norman. Service, 1:00 PM, Monday, July 6, Bethel Baptist Church, 1717 W Lindsey St, Norman.
Evelyn Mayan Shultz, 86 of Moore, born November 24, 1933 in Oklahoma City, passed away May 27, 2020. Services will be 3:00 PM, Friday, July 3, 2020 at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, 120 South Broadway, in Moore.
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