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Come See Us in the New Year 2019

Friday, December 28th, 2018




From Our Family To Yours: Happy New Year 2019!

Visit a Holiday Blood Drive

Friday, December 21st, 2018




Marietta Blood Donors Win Contest - More Drives Slated

EMS/Fire Brigade Training Lifts Paramedic's Career

Friday, December 14th, 2018



Meet Garrett Wyatt, Paramedic

EMS/Fire Brigade Covers More than the Casino

Friday, December 7th, 2018



Meet Derek Weeks, Firefighter/Paramedic, and Wade Connot, Firefighter/EMT

EMS/Fire Brigade a Unique Fit

Friday, November 30th, 2018



Meet Lieut. Taylor Westbrook and Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Heffner

EMS/Fire Brigade Always On Duty

Friday, November 23rd, 2018



Meet Nelson Cubero, Jr., Paramedic, and Tywon James, Firefighter/EMT

Firefighter/Paramedic's Career Tracks With Casino Growth

Friday, November 16th, 2018




Tracy Walker One of Three Operations Chiefs

EMTs Find Their True Calling

Friday, November 9th, 2018



Meet Lance Mathews and Tanner Kitchens

Learning CPR Leads to Paramedic Career

Friday, November 2nd, 2018



Meet Dennis Frazier, Paramedic and EMS Instructor

Marietta Dentist Takes SoonerCare Patients

Friday, October 26th, 2018




Storts Family Dentistry Accepts Child Patients on SoonerCare

3 Steps to Wellness

Friday, October 19th, 2018



See Us to Get Well, Get Fit, and Get Tested!

Hospital Takes On Medicare Counseling

Monday, October 15th, 2018


New Medicare Counselors:  Carla Bolton and Kari VanBeber of Mercy Health/
Love County Hospital’s business office, completed certification training as Medicare
Assistance Program counselors. They are currently available to assist people review
their current medication lists to make sure the Part D Prescription Drug Plan in
which they are enrolled is still the best option for them or if a lower cost plan
is available for 2019. Assisting with the new counselors’ training were Anna Farha

Meet Our Clinic's Specialists in OB/GYN and Cardiology

Friday, October 12th, 2018


OB/GYN Specialty Starts October 17, 2018

Clinic's Longest-Serving Nurse 'Born to Work'

Friday, October 5th, 2018


Meet Teresa-Steen Landreth, LPN

Clinic Nurses Ready to Assess, Care, and Document

Friday, September 28th, 2018


Meet Melissa Arguello, LPN, and Laura Guerrero, LPN

Clinic Nurses Aid Patients from Moment of Arrival

Friday, September 21st, 2018



Meet Kelly Westra, LPN, and Ashley Moody, LPN

Clinic's Customer Service Reps Are Patient and Caring

Friday, September 14th, 2018




Meet Manuela Barrientos and Angela Richard 

Adult Day Center Director Building Clientele

Friday, September 7th, 2018



Glenda Brown Broadens Appeal of Adult Day Center to Home Health, Veterans, DHS Clients

Veterans Rep Now Visiting Hospital 2 Times a Month

Friday, August 31st, 2018



Veterans and Their Family Members May Apply for VA Benefits

Adult Day Center Not a Job But a Calling

Friday, August 24th, 2018


Meet Chandlyr Burton, CNA, CMA

Adult Day Center Staff Gaining Experience, Education

Friday, August 17th, 2018



Meet Curtis Hembree and Laura Beck

Adult Day Center RN Skilled in Science and in Art

Friday, August 10th, 2018



Meet Misty Brock, RN, BSN

Adult Day Center Beautiful Place to See and Visit

Friday, August 3rd, 2018


Meet Misty Hurst, CNA, MAT

New CNAs Live Up to Tenets of Profession

Friday, July 27th, 2018


Meet Bonnie Wilson and Jessica Flannery

New Nurses Off To a Good Start

Monday, July 16th, 2018


Meet Madison Rike, RN, and Milee Walters, LPN

Weekend Charge Nurse Is Highly Prepared

Friday, July 13th, 2018


Meet Karen Folsum Ridley, BSN, RN

New Nurse Poised for Next Level of Patient Care

Friday, July 6th, 2018



Cierra Lee Joins Hospital As Nurse Tech

Hospital Dietitian Has a Full Plate of Duties

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018


Meet Janet Charalampous, an Expert in Food and Diet, Especially for Ill People

Hospital Pharmacist Promotes Drug Knowledge

Friday, June 22nd, 2018



Meet Susan Ritter, PharmD, Consultant Pharmacist

Hospital CT Upgraded to 16-Slice Scanner

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Radiology technologist Rick Stephens shows the hospital's new GE
16 slice CT scanner.


Mercy Health/Love County recently upgraded its CT scanner from a 4 slice scanner to a 16 slice scanner. 

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That high speed reduces the patients’ exposure to x-ray radiation and the amount of time they spend in the unit. The time...

State's Top Medicare Volunteer Helping Our Seniors

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Teamwork Saving Seniors Money on Medicare: Don Sessions (r) of
Falconhead Resort, Burneyville, has been recognized by the Oklahoma Insurance
Department as the state's top Medicare volunteer for 2017. He meets with
seniors to tell them about Medicare choices that can save them money,
especially on prescriptions. As a public service, the Marietta Pharmacy,
represented by pharmacist Jenny Hambrick, provides a consultation
room for Sessions, and Mercy Health/Love County Hospital, represented

Maintenance Engineer Handles Growing Physical Plant

Friday, June 15th, 2018



Meet the Maintenance Engineering Department

Computer Doctor Stays Well Connected

Friday, June 8th, 2018



Meet Erik Whiteman, IT Department

New Greeter Is Seen and Heard

Friday, June 1st, 2018



Bailey Hamilton Anchoring Greeter's Desk in Administration Office

Business Office Director's Curiosity Guides Her Career

Friday, May 25th, 2018



Connie Graham Marking Her 25th Year with the Hospital

School Blood Drive Inspires Executive Assistant's Career

Friday, May 18th, 2018



Meet Carla Bolton, Executive Assistant to the Administrator

Business Office Specialist Steeped in Medicine

Friday, May 11th, 2018



Angie Lang Celebrating 3oth Year with Hospital

Business Specialists Keep Books in Order

Friday, May 4th, 2018



Meet Regina Walton and Scott Callender

Hospital Helps with Payment Plans

Friday, April 27th, 2018



Meet Kari VanBeber, Financial Aid Supervisor

Housekeepers Operate Robot Broadcasting UV Light Sanitation

Friday, April 20th, 2018



Meet Elsa Reece and Maria Robles

Citizens Impressed with Love County Health Care;Want More

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Health Needs Assessment: Citizens and members of the Love County

Community Coalition review local health needs with Lara Brooks, 

Rural Health Analyst with the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health.



Mercy Health/Love County Hospital, Clinic, and EMS services are highly regarded, with 9 out of 10 patients reporting satisfaction with the care received. 


The overall results among 193 patients surveyed was a 99.3% favorability rating for the doctors, family nurse practitioners, and...

Cleaning and Sanitizing Emphasized

Friday, April 6th, 2018


Meet Pamela Tamez and Gabina Bustos

Dietary Manager Celebrating 30th Year

Friday, March 30th, 2018



Meet Valerie Brown

Hooray for Trees at Legacy Park!

Friday, March 30th, 2018



Above & Below: Some of the trees arrayed for planting.



Legacy Park north of Mercy Health/Love County Hospital took a beautiful leap forward on March 20 with the installation of 33 trees donated by Love County organizations and individuals.

Very soon the trees will provide shade to walkers and joggers on the popular ½ mile Legacy Park recreational loop trail that opened in 2016.

Among the Oklahoma native trees planted were bald cypress, Chinese pistache, sycamore, chinkapin...

Kitchen Staff Keen on Cooking

Friday, March 23rd, 2018



Meet Erma Watson and Cassie Longoria

Clinic Staff Looks Back on Memorable Moving Day

Friday, March 23rd, 2018


Clinic Building Doing Its Job -- The Mercy Health/Love County 
rural health clinic celebrated 20 years in its own building on March 22.
Shown is the original building that opened in 1998 adjoining the hospital
plus a 3,000 square-foot expansion on the right that opened in 2011.


 It was one of the most awaited moving days in local memory.

The distance covered was 150 feet plus a world away from congestion.

That was the scene on March 22, 1998, when a dedicated clinic building opened

ER Manager Ready for Any Challenge

Friday, March 16th, 2018



Tad Hall Marks 35th Year with Emergency Department

Physician Assistant Brings Wealth of Experience

Friday, March 9th, 2018


Maria Maynard Celebrates Second Year as Emergency Room Physician Assistant

City-Raised PA Falls for Rural Medicine

Thursday, March 1st, 2018



Brittany Zimmerman, PA-C Serves in Emergency Room

Notice About Medical Record/Computer Inventory Incidents

Monday, February 26th, 2018

ER Technician Addresses Retired Educators

Friday, February 23rd, 2018



Judy Sanchez-Fermamdez. a 2003 Marietta graduate, was guest speaker for the Love County Retired
Educators meeting on February 6, 2018. Sanchez-Fernandez has served Mercy Health/Love County
Hospital and the community as a patient care technician and Spanish language interpreter in the
emergency room. She is also a member of the Love County Board of Health and a senior business
major at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Educators pictured (clockwise from front) are
Ron Jacobs, Chiquita...

Lab Adds New Flu Testing Device

Friday, February 23rd, 2018



Laboratory director Kelvin McMillan displays the speedier machine and test kit items the hospital and
clinic are using to detect influenza. Patients are testing positive in about equal numbers to influenza A and
influenza B, McMillan said. About 60 patients were diagnosed with flue in the first five days from
February 9-14. The equipment takes 15 minutes to scan a nasal swab and display the test results.

Physician Assistant Answers Student's Challenge

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018



Kari Cochran Resumes Fulltime Service in Emergency Department

ER Staff Pursues Higher Education

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Meet Griselda 'Chela' Santibanez and Robbin Hill

ER Staff Dedicated from Youth

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Meet Kelsi Buckaloo and Mercedes Heath

ER Serves Patient and Family

Friday, February 2nd, 2018



Meet Emergency Room Staffers Trevino and Hicks

Clinic Director Builds Impressive Leadership Record

Friday, January 26th, 2018



Connie Barker, in 37th Year with Clinic, a Community Leader, Too!

Clinic Fast Tracks Your Specialist and 'Prior Authorization' Arrangements

Friday, January 19th, 2018



Meet Amber King and Sherry Diaz, Our Clinic 'Expediters'

Clinic Billing Process Explained

Friday, January 12th, 2018



Meet Jana Brown and Kristi Kirk of Our Clinic Business Office

Customer Service Reps Listen, Really Listen to Patients

Friday, January 5th, 2018



Meet Angelica Gonzaleaz and Laura Beck of Our Clinic