Friday, April 1, 2016

Richie Splitt, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer, Norman Regional Health System

The month of March was period of change and transition for Norman Regional Health System. Recently David Whitaker, President and CEO of the Health System for the past 17 years, resigned his position. On March 4, I was humbled and honored to accept the Norman Regional Hospital Board Authority’s appointment as Interim President and CEO. Though change and transition are not always easy, the staff and physicians of Norman Regional Health System remain focused on delivering exceptional patient care and the continued growth and development of our services.

We are especially excited about the opening of Norman Regional Moore in May 2016. A tremendous amount of progress has been made both inside and outside of the building. If you have driven by our new facility on Telephone Road, you may have noticed the signage Norman Regional MOORE on the building; representing the new permanent location of your hometown healthcare source. But even more important than the building itself is what is inside - the high quality of care and experience that you have come to expect in your community. Our staff, physicians and volunteers are eagerly preparing to move into the beautiful new facility. Plans for the transition from the temporary buildings for Emergency, Physical Therapy, Imaging and Laboratory services as well as the relocation of physician offices are in the final stages.

It is an understatement to say that we are more than ready to move into our new exceptionally modern building, and we cannot wait to open the doors of Norman Regional MOORE. In fact, we will be having a Grand Opening celebration Saturday May 7 from 9 am to noon to show off this amazing facility. This FREE community event will include building tours, dedication of flags ceremony, live musical performance by award-winning country artist and Moore native Kellie Coffey, family-friendly entertainment including bounce houses and obstacle courses for kids, prize drawings, giveaways and much more! So mark your calendar and plan to join us on May 7 to celebrate this milestone as we move forward. The new Norman Regional MOORE is your hometown healthcare source with the staff and doctors you know and trust. It truly is where the healing begins!