Monday, February 1, 2016

Richie Splitt, Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Norman Regional Moore & HealthPlex

Since 2016 is a Leap Year and the month of February has an extra day, Norman Regional Health System is filling every minute of it with hope, healing and health. We've got exciting construction developments occurring at the new $29 million Norman Regional Moore facility. The exterior brick and stone are complete and the remainder of the parking lot work is underway. Inside the building sheetrock is nearing completion and painting has already started on the second and third floors and the public elevators have been installed.

Our dedicated staff and physicians can't wait to serve the community of Moore in our new permanent facility when we open this spring. In addition to the full-service state-of-the-art emergency room, outpatient imaging, laboratory and physical therapy services, several Norman Regional physicians who had offices at the former Moore Medical Center will be returning home with offices in the new facility – including Moore Care for Women, Family Medicine Moore, Moore Pediatrics and a satellite clinic for the Norman Heart and Vascular Associates.

We want everyone in the community to join us for the opening celebration of Norman Regional Moore. This family-friendly event will offer community members an opportunity to see tour our beautiful new facility, meet our staff and learn more about the top-notch services offered by our integrated health system. Keep an eye out for more information on the opening celebration in the upcoming months.

In the meantime, our temporary on-site facility continues to provide lifesaving care in our temporary buildings. Services include 24-hour emergency room services, outpatient diagnostic imaging and laboratory services as well as physical therapy.

This February, in honor of American Heart Month, we encourage everyone to be sweet to your heart. Join our outstanding staff for the Healthy Heart Fair Tuesday, February 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Norman Regional Hospital Education Center, 901 N. Porter in Norman. Participants at this free event will learn about heart disease and prevention. Activities will include health information on nutrition, recipes, fitness, tobacco cessation, food demonstrations, heart risk assessment, a physician panel and much more. Norman Regional is offering everyone who signs up for the event a free lipid profile blood test. This test must be completed by Thursday, February 18 at one of our lab locations in order for results to be available in time for the event. For more information on the Healthy Heart Fair, contact 405-307-3176 or register online.

Whether it is prevention, treatment or recovery, Norman Regional Health System is where the healing begins.