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Norman Regional Health System May 10 Storm Report

On May 10, 2010 Norman Regional Health System, in response to National Weather Service advisories, called a Code Black for all three hospital campuses (at 1:32 p.m.) - Norman Regional Hospital, Moore Medical Center and HealthPlex. Code Black consists of alerting employees that there is a significant risk for damaging weather.

Below is a breakdown of patients treated immediately following the storms throughout Norman Regional Health System.

  • Approximately 70 patients with storm related injuries were treated at Norman Regional Hospital and Moore Medical Center. The HealthPlex hospital did not treat patients for storm-related injuries.
  • 8 patients were treated for traumatic injuries.
  • 5 patients were admitted for further treatment and remain, at this time, in fair condition. Fair condition is described as: “vital signs are stable and within normal limits, patient is uncomfortable, indicators are favorable.”
  • 3 patients were transferred to OU Medical Center.
  • 62 patients or “walking wounded” were treated and released.
  • Approximately 100 employees reported to the Health System’s Incident Command Post for duty.
  • NRHS is also currently working with the Red Cross to help supply food for a shelter currently being organized for the Norman area.

Media needing more information may contact the Health System’s Media Relations Coordinator, Kelly Wells at (405) 307-2143 or

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