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Oklahoma tornadoes: Hospitals continue to treat patients injured from tornadoes

Four Oklahoma City metro hospitals continue to treat survivors of the tornadoes that hit in and around Oklahoma City.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 24, 2013

At least 367 people have been treated over the past few days at Oklahoma City-area hospitals for tornado-related injuries.

As of Thursday evening, OU Medical Center and The Children's Hospital have received a combined 93 patients, including 59 children and 34 adults. Of the 59 adults, eight were victims of Sunday's tornadoes. No children were treated as a result of those storms

Ten children were admitted from Monday's tornado, and of those 10, two remain in the hospital. One pediatric patient is in serious condition, and the other is in fair condition

Seven adult patients remain hospitalized from the Monday storm. Two are in good condition, four are in fair condition and one is in critical condition.

The youngest of the patients hospitalized was younger than 4; the oldest was older than 85.

Injuries treated ranged from minor cuts, bruises and hypothermia to severe injuries including open wounds, impalements, open fractures and neck and spinal cord injuries.

Meanwhile, since Monday afternoon, St. Anthony has seen 50 patients, with two coming in since Wednesday with secondary injuries. These types of injuries include cuts and the need for tetanus shots.

Three patients were transferred from St. Anthony to The Children's Hospital. The rest of the patients were treated and released.

A 65-year-old male patient at Integris Southwest Medical Center died. He was running from his storm shelter, fell and hit his head. He later died from those injuries.

As of noon Thursday, Integris was treating 12 patients for tornado-related injuries. Five are in good condition, five are in fair condition and two are in critical condition. Five patients have been discharged.

Overall, Integris has seen 92 patients because of the recent tornadoes. Nine of those were children, all of whom were treated and released. The ages of patients ranges from 19 months to 92 years.

More than 132 patients have been treated for storm-related injuries at either Norman Regional Hospital or the Norman Regional HealthPlex Hospital. Of the patients that were admitted to the hospitals due to storm-related injuries, seven remain hospitalized at Norman Regional facilities.

Three patients who were at Moore Medical Center remain at the two hospitals in Norman. These patients did not have storm-related injuries. They were among the patients who were at Moore Medical Center at the time of the tornado and were evacuated. No patients or staff from that hospital suffered injuries from the storm.

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