The Moore American

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September 18, 2013

Medical center plans finalized

MOORE — 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.

Johns 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 is $100,000.

Equipment costs 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 the 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.

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