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In Case of Emergency, ICE Your Cell Phone

Monday, August 15th, 2005


The emergency room staff at Mercy Health/Love County Hospital and Clinic is urging cell users to “ICE your cell phone.”
That doesn’t mean stick the phone in the freezer or beneath an icepack. ICE refers to a simple initiative to make medics’ job easier when aiding an unconscious or disoriented patient.
Under ICE, cell users would put the letters I-C-E, meaning “In Case of Emergency -- before the names of people they want to designate as next of kin in their cell address book. For...

Ambulance Service to WinStar Casino Nets New Staff, Vehicles

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005


Off-Road Emergency Service: Medics Jeff Hicks and Obie Heath, EMS Director Tad Hall, and Hospital Administrator Richard Barker are pictured with the recently-acquired four-wheel drive vehicle that takes medics and first responders to places ambulances cannot reach. Hicks is one of six new medics hired as a result of a contract to provide services to Winstar Casinos.
Love County has strengthened its emergency response capability, thanks to a contract with Chickasaw Enterprises...

First Graders Get No Smoking Message

Monday, February 21st, 2005


Sixty-four first graders at Marietta Elementary drew posters to express their thoughts about the liabilities associated with smoking, following a recent presentation by respiratory therapists Sue Cavitt and Carolyn Garner of Mercy Health/Love County Hospital and Clinic.
The therapists performed table-top experiments to illustrate what prolonged smoking can do to lungs and the capacity to breathe. The kids’ posters showed they picked up on the anti-smoking themes.
“Smokng can...