Construction begins on $29 million Moore hospital

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Construction crews have broken ground on a medical facility to replace a Moore hospital destroyed by a tornado.

Norman Regional Health System says the $29 million facility will be located at the site of the former Moore Medical Center hospital that was destroyed in May 2013.

The new medical facility will include full emergency services, inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging and laboratory services. It will also house community education and meeting space.

Officials say the replacement will be called Norman Regional Moore to fall in line with current federal naming guidelines.

It's unclear when the facility is expected to open.

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