Moore county voters to decide on hospital bond Saturday - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Moore county voters to decide on hospital bond Saturday

Posted: Updated:
Amarillo, TX - On Saturday, voters in Dumas will decide whether a new hospital and assisted living facility will be built.

The bond election is Saturday, May 10, and while the hospital feels a new facility will be benefit the community, concerned citizens are not so sure.

The Moore County Hospital is in need of a serious upgrade according to it's CEO Jeff Turner.

"We've got very, very significant plumbing issues, the main sewer line is collapsing, we have electrical issues, some main distribution panels are old, in fact the company that manufactures them went out of business and they've not been replaced," Turner said.

Also, some parts of the hospital are no longer up to code.

"All of our patient rooms are not ADA accessible, so as an example, a new building would bring all of those issues into compliance," Turner said.

So to correct these issues, the hospital board has proposed a bond to pay for a new facility.

"Tomorrow, Moore County will go to the polls to consider a question of a 49 million dollar bond election, that election if it passes would build a new hospital for our community and also an assisted living facility," Turner said.

But concerned citizens are not sure building a new hospital is the best idea and are concerned about the tax increase, which would affect everyone including those 65 years and older.

"If you were, had a average 100-thousand dollar home, for the 15 cent bond tax, you're paying 150-dollars a year, that sounds like over 30 years that is 45-hundred dollars," Concerned Dumas citizen Jordan Mills said.

"We think we need to continue with the hospital we have, use it for needs, for some surgery, babies.  Just a number of issues that leave it in question, we do not think Moore County needs a new hospital at this time."
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Prosecutors charge Oklahoma officer with rape

    Prosecutors charge Oklahoma officer with rape

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:40:59 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with 16 counts that include rape and sexual battery after authorities said he attacked at least eight women while on patrol.
    An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with 16 counts that include rape and sexual battery after authorities said he attacked at least eight women while on patrol.
  • SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:42 AM EDT2014-08-30 09:42:33 GMT
    Weather- Clear Skies RotatorWeather- Clear Skies Rotator
    Temperatures Climbing Back Up...
    Temperatures Climbing Back Up...
  • Duncan doctor acquitted of assault and battery

    Duncan doctor acquitted of assault and battery

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:17:30 GMT
    Duncan,OK_ A Stephens County jury acquitted Dr. Oscar Morales Friday on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The jury deliberated just over six hours before reaching their decision. Throughout his trial, Morales admitted to shooting his ex-wife's boyfriend, Kelly McKinnon, in front of her home in August of last year, moments after he went there to drop off their children. He claimed he shot McKinnon in self-defense when he was confronted and feared for his life. The state...
    Duncan,OK_ A Stephens County jury acquitted Dr. Oscar Morales Friday on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The jury deliberated just over six hours before reaching their decision. Throughout his trial, Morales admitted to shooting his ex-wife's boyfriend, Kelly McKinnon, in front of her home in August of last year, moments after he went there to drop off their children. He claimed he shot McKinnon in self-defense when he was confronted and feared for his life. The state...
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.