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Hospital Grant To Fund Victim Advocate Office

Thursday, December 9th, 2004

Funding for Victim Advocate Office: Hospital Administrator Richard Barker, Family Shelter Executive Jessie Nance, Mercy Memorial Health Center CEO Bob Thompson, and Sister of Mercy Carolyn Stoutz gathered to announce the Catherine's Legacy Grant to Mercy Health/Love County.

Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault will have a new ally in Love County starting in January.
With a $100,000 grant awarded to Mercy Health/Love County Hospital and Clinic by the Sisters of Mercy - St....

Crash Survivor Meets Love County Rescuers

Monday, September 13th, 2004


Flowers and Smiles: Sarah Allison Flores meets critical care paramedic Mike Langford, who treated Flores for 45 minutes while rescuers freed the Keller, TX woman from an I-35 wreck.
Crash Site: Sarah Allison Flores was pinned in the driver-side floorboard of the SUV (left) after her vehicle was struck from behind by this semi-trailer truck at mile marker 11 of I-35. (OHP photo)
A 29-year-old woman who survived a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 35 in June...

Washburn Recognized for Service to Brannan Trust and Hospital

Wednesday, April 28th, 2004

Hospital administrator Richard Barker (left) and Love
County Health Center Foundation president Arthur
Rickets (right) award a certificate “for expert financial
counsel” to L.E. “Gene” Washburn. Washburn has
presided over the Brannan Trust board of trustees
since its founding in 1974. His wife, Willis Anne,
joined in the presentation.

In 1974, when brothers Bill and Claude Brannan sought advice for establishing a family trust to benefit the then-new Love County Hospital, they...

Pink Ladies Receive Top State Volunteer Award

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004


The Love County Health Center Auxiliary was recognized Wednesday as one of the state’s “top volunteer organizations.”
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services awarded OKDHS Volunteer Awards to a total of 18 individuals and 10 groups.
A convoy of auxiliary members and hospital staffers traveled to the Capitol to witness the presentation and attend a special reception for the honorees and guests. An estimated 700 persons from around the state were expected to participate in the...

New Law Restricting Public Access to Your Medical Records

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004

Health care providers in Love County have stepped up their efforts to protect the confidentiality of patient records, under terms of a new federal law that took effect nationally in April 2003.

 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) imposes new restrictions on the way medical institutions share information with the public and each other. Fines or imprisonment may ensue for violations.
The law was enacted in part because of abuses of medical records, including...

Hospital Foundation Honors Brannan

Tuesday, February 10th, 2004


The Love County Health Center Foundation paid special recognition at its annual meeting Monday night to Claude Brannan for long-time support of Mercy Health/Love County Hospital.
Brannan, 83, is a co-founder of the Brannan Trust, which has been giving to the hospital for over 30 years. He and his late brother, Bill, both Loves Valley ranchers, established the trust “for the purpose of keeping the hospital open and as good as it can be,” Claude Brannan said.
Over the years, the...