Hospitals Treat Hundreds After Oklahoma Tornado

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(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Hospital officials say they’ve treated hundreds of patients, including dozens of children, since a tornado hit an Oklahoma City suburb.

About 60 patients remained hospitalized following Monday’s tornado, though some were expected to be released Tuesday.

Norman Regional Hospital spokeswoman Melissa Herron says 20 of the more than 100 patients her hospital treated remained hospitalized.

Spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY’-ot) says about 20 of the 90 patients seen at Integris Southwest Medical Center also remained at the hospital.

OU Medical Center spokesman Scott Coppenbarger says his hospital has treated 93 people, including 59 children, since a round of storms Sunday. Twenty patients remained hospitalized Tuesday.

St. Anthony Hospital spokeswoman Sandra Payne says her hospital and affiliated facilities have seen 36 patients, including 14 children. All patients were being released or transferred.

MORE: Prelude to Disaster: Inside the Oklahoma Weather Center




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