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Vaccine Shots at Pharmacy, Tribe, and Health Department

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2021

 

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COVID Vaccine Available for Age 16 and Older

Posted on Friday, April 23rd, 2021


COVID Vaccine Now Available to ALL Oklahoma Adults

Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2021


Lab Director Applauds Speedy Development of Vaccine

Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2021

Proud of the Profession: Kelvin McMillan, Laboratory Services Director at Mercy Health/Love County Hospital and Clinic, experienced unprecedented laboratory events  during the coronavirus pandemic.

Laboratory scientists have distinguished themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers in the profession developed a vaccine in record time. Medical technologists  performed laboratory testing at an unprecedented pace and volume to help patients get well.

In Marietta,  specialists in Mercy Health/Love County’s laboratory labored under intense strain during the peak period of hospitalizations for the 25-bed facility. They performed a record number of diagnostic and other lab tests.

“The second week of January, the lab had never been so busy,” said director Kelvin McMillan. “We had the highest volume of tests ever performed here.”

Love County experienced 1,000 cases of COVID-19 in the 90 days ending on January 31, 2021. Hundreds of patients sought care through the clinic, emergency room, and hospital, often needing multiple laboratory tests over many days of illness.

“Wing A was full of virus patients, and Wing B still had to be served. We had so many assessment tests for the virus needing to be performed, we had to bring in a second device. One lab technologist spent the day just at that station, McMillan said.

“It was the first time in my (42-year) career to go through a period like this. I was dog-tired at the end of each day, but our team in the lab...

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COVID Vaccine Information March 19, 2021

Posted on Friday, March 19th, 2021


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