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Temporary Medical Center Seeing Patients In Moore

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MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A new temporary medical facility is open and serving patients in Moore.

Moore Medical Center opened the temporary facility at noon Monday. The temporary, modular building includes treatment rooms, a triage area, as well as X-ray, CT, ultrasound and lab services.

The city has been without a medical center since the May 20 tornado destroyed the town's hospital. The Norman Regional Hospital Authority has approved a $28.8 million new hospital, but the temporary facility will serve the community for about two years until the permanent center is built.

The temporary facility was reportedly built by the same manufacturer that built a temporary hospital in Joplin, Mo., following that city's tornado.

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