Tornado damage at new Edmond hospital worse than thought.
Mercy officials announced Monday that tornado damage to the new Mercy Edmond I-35 hospital is more extensive than originally estimated. The hospital was supposed to open this week, but officials now are looking at opening the hospital in late summer 2014. "We're disappointed about this delay in opening," said Administrater Nick Niver. "But we need to remember how lucky we are that no one was on site when the tornado struck. Despite the delay, we feel really fortunate about that." The hospital took a direct hit from the May 19th tornado.