Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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

March winds and April showers bring in May flowers according to the popular saying. For Norman Regional Health System March construction and the April Art for Healing installation bring us even closer to the opening of our new medical facility Norman Regional Moore.

Paving continues on the North and East sides of the building and should be completed soon. The main entry doors are set to be installed while painting and millwork installation continues on the upper floors of the building. Another sign that construction is wrapping up is the installation of our larger medical equipment. The MRI machine that will aid the emergency room and outpatient imagining is onsite awaiting delivery of its powerful magnet and will be assembled soon.

As the construction projects wind down we are marching toward the opening of our new $29 million dollar state-of-the-art medical facility. Our physicians and staff are excited to continue serving the community of Moore from the conveniently located permanent facility. In fact, several Norman Regional physicians who had offices at the former Moore Medical Center will be returning home with offices in the facility. The returning physicians with offices at Norman Regional Moore are:

Family Medicine Moore:
Dean Hinz, MD
Misty Hsieh, MD
Michael Klepper, MD
Amanda Wright, MD

Moore Care for Women:
Marilyn Appiah, DO
John Cherry, DO

Moore Pediatrics:
Reba Beard, MD
Betty Harmon, MD
Laura Shao, PA-C

Heart and Vascular Associates (Satellite Clinic):
Archana Gautam, MD
Katherine Hays, MD

The facility will also include a full-service state-of-the-art emergency room, outpatient imaging, laboratory and physical therapy services. In the meantime, our 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.

We hope everyone in the community will join us for the opening celebration of Norman Regional Moore on the morning of Saturday, May 7. 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. So mark you calendars and plan on joining us for this free fun-filled event. Norman Regional Health System really is where the healing begins.