The Moore American

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February 26, 2014

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Meanwhile, plans are progressing for the new permanent facility to be built on the site.

“We are working on finalizing the layout and design of the new facility, and we’ve identified many of the services we want to provide on site,” Splitt said. “The next challenge is the patient and work flow.”

Plans currently underway include detailed logistics of patient services and movement. The groundbreaking for the new facility is scheduled for the year anniversary of the storm on May 20.

“We want to remember the courage and the caring that happened on that day while we fix our eyes on the bright future, not only for our facility, but for the city of Moore,” Splitt said. “We’re working with the city to figure out how we’re going to coordinate those events.”

Splitt said the goal is to balance remembering the loss with celebrating the future.

“We want to have a remembrance element in our new permanent structure,” he said.

Hospital officials will pursue a public art project for the new facility. Splitt said it will be a significant project and a call to artists will go out once the budget and a selection committee is established. He said there will be an external component that will lead to an internal piece. It will be of a scope likely to draw international interest, and they are hoping for a “competitive and robust response from the arts community.”

Moore Medical staff and health system leadership want the new Moore Medical Center to be a medical home that provides well care, not just sick care, for the residents of Moore, Splitt said.

Since the tornado displaced residents and patients, the Norman Regional Health System has seen an increase in patients at the nearby HealthPlex and at Norman’s Porter Campus.

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