Press Release Archive
Environmental Services Department
Friday, December 20th, 2013
This department, supervised by Director of Nursing Marie Ross, cleans and sanitizes exam rooms, patient rooms, trauma rooms, hallways, and special purpose rooms and buildings on the grounds of the hospital/clinic. Under OSHA guidelines, the coworkers use individual cleaning devices for each patient's room. Specific cleansers and chemicals control for infectious diseaes. Deep-cleaning procedures apply before a new patient is admitted to a vacated hospital room.
(Left) Hope Young is the...
Obamacare Explained, Deadlines Looming
Friday, December 13th, 2013
Chair, Love County Community Coalition
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
The Dietary/Food Service Department:
- Plans and Cooks General and Special Diets for Hospital Patients
- Prepares Food for Hospital Special Events
- Responds To Calls for Guidance on Best Dietary Habits for Diabetes and other Chronic Conditions
Valerie DeFoor, Certified Dietary Manager (left), is celebrating her 25th year
in the department, the past 17 as manager. She plans meals based on the
Nutrition Manual of the Oklahoma Dietetic Association, with supervision
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
We Offer CT Scans, Ultrasounds, Dexa Scans
(Bone Density), and Radiography (X-Rays)
Rick Stephens, RT, (left) Department Director. A technologist since 1969.
Has a total of 42 years of hospital-based experience, the past 35
with Mercy Health/Love County. Veteran of U.S. Army. Marneta Dorsey (right).
A technologist for 13 years, all with Mercy/Health Love County Hospital. Born
and raised in Love County.
Blake Scott (left). A technologist for Mercy Health/Love County...
Welcome, New Physician Assistants!
Friday, November 1st, 2013
(Left) Troy Bender, PA-C. A PA for four years in orthopedic spine care in
New Orleans. Early career included 17 years as a paramedic, 8 of them as
a helicopter paramedic. Graduate of Missouri State University. (Right)
Shannon Martin, PA-C. A PA for 22 years in family practice and urgent care.
Served past 2 years as a medical contractor in Afghanistan, Iraq, and
Alaska. Graduate of University of Washington.
New Signal Tower Boosting Fire/EMS Radios
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Voters Support Hospital Sales Tax by 95%!
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Love County voters approved a renewal of the 1¢ sales tax in support of hospital operations by a large and impressive 95% margin on October 8.
There were 540 YES votes in favor of the initiative and 28 NO votes.
"I am just in a state of awe," Hospital Administrator Richard Barker said about the election results.
"The Board, administration and all the coworkers are thankful to the voters of Love County for their tremendous vote of confidence," he said.
"We will continue to navigate...
Upcoming Tax Vote Is Critical
Friday, September 27th, 2013
Love County Health Center: EMS Station 1, Training Center, Hospital, Clinic, Therapy Building and Food Pantry. Twenty-two county hospitals have closed since 1985, but Love County Health Center, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012, is open and growing.
A county-wide penny sales tax supporting hospital operations is up for renewal on October 8.
Hospital Board of Control president Jack Testerman says the support tax is indispensable to keeping the Love County Health Center...
Support Your Health Center!
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Hospital 40th Anniversary, January 30, 3012
Dr. Virgil Smith (front row) admitted the first patient on opening day, January 30, 1972. He celebrates 50 years of practice, all in Marietta, in 2013!
Patient Report: Hospital's Breathing Program Saved My Life
Monday, September 9th, 2013
Building Lung Capacity: Registered Respiratory Therapists Michele Lively (seated), Ron Kimery, and Carolyn Garner, demonstrate exercise equipment used in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program to help lung patients build strength and endurance for better breathing.
Hester Joins Hospital, Clinic; Powell Retires
Thursday, July 25th, 2013
Bedside Computers Target IV-Related Errors
Monday, July 8th, 2013
Hospital Stores Bottled Water for Fire Departments
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Hospital Receives Blood Drive Award
Friday, April 5th, 2013
Blood Drive Recognized: Kelvin McMillan, blood drive coordinator for Mercy Health/Love County Hospital, accepts a recognition plaque from Oklahoma Blood Institute CEO, Dr. John Armitage, far right. Joining in the presentation are Sally Reser, Board president, and Susan Crews, executive director, both from the Ardmore Donor Center; and Richard Barker, hospital administrator
Hospital Now 100% Smoke and Tobacco-Free
Friday, February 15th, 2013
Heart Specialist Consulting at Marietta Clinic
Friday, February 1st, 2013
Dr. Robert A. Benson
Love County Legacy Park Will Get Us Moving!
Friday, February 1st, 2013
Reprinted from Senior News
of Retired Senior Volunteer Service (RSVP)
The Love County Community Coalition is in the second year of a fitness and nutrition grant from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement and Endowment Trust (TSET).
The purpose of the grant is to increase opportunities for people to find and consume healthy foods and to engage in regular physical activity where they live, work, and go to school.
From this endeavor, the Coalition’s Health...
OConnor and Langston Retire from Hospital
Friday, January 11th, 2013
Silent Night, Except for Those on Duty
Friday, January 4th, 2013