Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

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February 25, 2014

Moore ER surpasses 3,000 patients served while $28.8M rebuilding project continues

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NORMAN —

“Our women’s and children’s services have seen an increase,” Splitt said of the HealthPlex. “We had one month in which we had a record-breaking number of babies born at this facility.”

The HealthPlex also has seen an increase in imaging services and surgical volume.

“We’ve seen patients coming to this facility recently for some of the services provided in Moore,” he said.

NRHS has added two new surgical suites at the HealthPlex, including a state-of-the-art robotic surgery suite that is only the second of its kind in the nation. Doctors operate the robot.

“It is technologically advanced,” Splitt said. “That robot allows for faster healing times and less scarring.”

The use of robotics also allows special lighting, which is better for surgeons and patients.

Another suite is nearly finished and allows for more capacity for orthopedic and heart cases, Splitt said.

“We are adding 32 beds to the fifth floor of this (HealthPlex) facility and will begin construction on the first of March,” Splitt said. “It should be about a six- to ninth-month project. The goal is to have those beds open by fall of this year. Because of the increased volume we’re looking to add additional imaging technology and service to accommodate the demand.”

The HealthPlex is an accredited chest pain center.

“That was a yearlong process, but it allows us to demonstrate to the community that we have that very high level of care,” Splitt said. “We are the second in the state and the only one in the metro region to have that designation. When the residents of Moore and Norman need that cardiac care, they can have that confidence in our staff.”

Splitt said someone found the American flag that flew at Moore Medical Center. It is being framed and will be on display at the ED soon and then at the future permanent facility.

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