Mercy Health Love County - News

Press Releases

Retired Florist Makes Beautiful Displays for Hospital

Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Volunteer Gift, Professionally Done - Marion Flaherty displays one of 
many Easter decorations prepared in April. A member of the Hospital
Auxiliary since 2011, the retired florist volunteers monthly to 
decorate tables in the community room of the Therapy Building of
Mercy Health/Love County Hospital.

Distributing potted flowers at the clinic and hospital. Starting a flower
arrangement at her home workbench.

Selecting a basket. Taking flowers from a shelf.


“It’s my joy,” says Marion Flaherty about her volunteer service decorating tables in the community room of Mercy Health/Love County Hospital’s Therapy Building. She arranges artificial flowers, greenery, and decorative items in vases or baskets. 

They catch the eye of hospital/clinic staff and patients, as well as community groups that hold seminars and trainings there.

Flaherty once ran a flower shop on the east coast. One of her specialties was banquet decorating. 

When she and her husband George A. Flaherty moved to Love County 20 years ago, Marion brought the contents of the flower shop with her.  She boxed and labeled everything neatly then stored it in their two-car garage, attic, and backyard shed.

She and George enjoyed retirement together in Burneyville, building a home next door to their daughter, Danise Balog and her husband Ron, and their grandson, Marcus, born in 1998. A son, George M. Flaherty, lives in Pennsylvania and has four children.

The couple was married for 62 years. After...

Read more

Clinic Doctor Builds a Busy Practice and Reaches Out to Community

Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2019

Experiences as Navy Medic Leads Physician to Medical School

Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2019

Patricia Owens Marks 40th Year with Hospital-Clinic

Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Hospital Outpatient Services Serve Wide Area

Posted on Friday, July 26th, 2019

View the Press Release Archive