Temporary facility to replace Moore Medical Center opens today

Moore Medical Center Moore tornado damage

MOORE, Okla. -After it was destroyed by the May 20 tornado, another facility is opening its doors to patients on the site of the old Moore Medical Center.

The devastated center will be replaced by a $28 million facility that will focus on outpatient care.

The new hospital will be five stories tall, covering 100,000-square-feet and should be finished by 2016.

Temporary, free-standing emergency departments will meet the medical needs of Moore until the hospital is finished.

The temporary facility opened its doors to patients on Monday, Dec. 2.

In addition to providing care for visitors, both sites are said to include an above-ground tornado shelter for future storms.