Monday, September 17, 2012

Gov. Mary Fallin Visits NORCE Facility

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today made an unannounced visit to the Northern Oklahoma Resources Center of Enid (NORCE) to get a firsthand account of the operation and care delivered at the facility. Last week, the governor made a similar visit to the Southern Oklahoma Resources Center (SORC) in Pauls Valley.

During the visits, the governor spoke with administrators, staff and clients, toured the property, got an update on the condition of the facilities and was given a briefing on the types and quality of services provided to clients. Later this year, the Department of Human Services Commission is expected to consider a proposal to determine the future of both facilities.

“For the clients of NORCE and SORC and their families, it’s important we work to provide them the best care possible,” Fallin said. “Visiting these facilities in person gives me a greater understanding and firsthand knowledge about their operation. As we move forward and address the challenges ahead, it’s important we take our time to gather information so that we can proceed with a plan that benefits the clients at these facilities and their families.”

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