Press Release Archive
New ER Respirator Offers Two-Way Support
Friday, December 27th, 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Our Family to Yours
Friday, December 20th, 2019
Instant Access to Your Patient Info is at MyMercy Web Portal or App
Friday, December 13th, 2019
Medical Records Obtainable In Person or Online
Friday, December 13th, 2019
Jamie Girard, Claims Review and
Medical Records Specialist
Patients at Mercy Health/Love County Hospital and Clinic have two ways of obtaining medical information about themselves.
The time-tested way is to visit the medical records office (Health Information Management Department) in the hospital. There you can inspect your records or obtain copies of them on paper or in digital form. More importantly you can speak to a records specialist for help with your personal request or with...
Your Hometown Radiology Department Accepts All Patient Referrals
Friday, December 6th, 2019
Blake Scott Promoted; Rick Stephens Retires
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
Dillon Scott, BRS-RT Rick Stephens, RT
Dillon (Blake) Scott has been promoted to manager of Mercy Health/Love County’s Radiology Department. He joined the department in 2012. Prior experience was at Bone & Joint Clinic in Ardmore.
The radiology manager coordinates and participates in the medical imaging services of the radiology department and is responsible for leading a patient-centered department. “Patients depend on us to have a caring heart and respect for...
Last Week to Sign Up for Medicare Part D Prescription Plan
Friday, November 29th, 2019
Hospital Staff Training on New Breathing Device for Kids
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Robert Humphrey, RRT, RCP
Mercy Health/Love County respiratory therapists have been training all medical staff on a new breathing device.
The Fisher & Paykel Airvo2 is going into the emergency room. The device delivers high volumes of warm, moist oxygen to patients having breathing problems.
“The biggest reason for acquiring this is for kids with RSV (a lung virus) or pneumonia,” said Respiratory Therapist Robert Umphrey. “Compared to a regular air mask, it does...
Ambulances Have New Cardiac and Bone Stabilization Gear
Friday, November 15th, 2019
Natasha West, Paramedic and EMS Training Coordinator
Medics have been training recently on two new medical devices.
The Lucas 3 mechanical CPR device is going into ambulances. It performs critical, hands-free life-saving treatment during a cardiac arrest. This allows crew members to attend to other patient needs while the device administers CPR. The machine’s compressions over the sternum are perfect every time and it does not get tired.
“It’s like having an extra crew member in the...
New Ambulance Equipment Pictured
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Hospital Laboratory Takes Orders from Any Physician
Friday, November 8th, 2019
Seniors, Get Help Now with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Friday, November 1st, 2019
Need a Job? Job Training? Visit Hospital on 4th Fridays
Friday, October 25th, 2019
Veterans' Rep Visits Hospital Twice Monthly
Friday, October 18th, 2019
Call Hospital for Help with Medicare Enrollment
Friday, October 4th, 2019
Love County Health Center Foundation Board Speaks for the People
Friday, September 27th, 2019
Ambulance (EMS) Board of Control Keeps Watch for the People
Friday, September 20th, 2019
Hospital Board of Control Serving the People
Friday, September 13th, 2019
Hospital Administrator Sets State Record for Service
Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Richard Barker is Oklahoma's longest-serving hospital administrator. He is in his 29th year as administrator/CEO of our hospital. The value of leadership shows as Mercy Health/Love County ranks among the most successful 25-bed facilities in the nation according to cost reports filed with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The hospital has steadily built capacity in skilled nursing, screening, testing, rehabilitation, and emergency services. It also has a medical...
Retired Florist Makes Beautiful Displays for Hospital
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...
Dr. Hutchins Celebrating 30th Year in Local Practice
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Dr. Stephen Hutchins, M.D.
Community Doctor: Dr. Stephen Hutchins, M.D., in a
lighter moment in 2011, performs a magic trick at a
Lions Club Pancake Supper in Marietta. Hutchins is
celebrating 30 years in medical practice in 2019.
Dr. Stephen Hutchins is celebrating his 30th year of practice as a medical doctor. After a brief time in solo practice in Marietta in 1989, he joined the newly-established hospital clinic at Mercy Health/Love County Hospital in 1990.
Hutchins is now chief...
Clinic Doctor Builds a Busy Practice and Reaches Out to Community
Friday, August 16th, 2019
Experiences as Navy Medic Leads Physician to Medical School
Friday, August 9th, 2019
Patricia Owens Marks 40th Year with Hospital-Clinic
Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Hospital Outpatient Services Serve Wide Area
Friday, July 26th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Equipment Current and Well-Maintained
Friday, July 19th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Station 2 Marks 10th Anniversary
Friday, July 12th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Career Paramedic Almost Missed His Calling
Friday, July 5th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Crew Elevate Careers with Training
Friday, June 28th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Paramedics Dedicated to Care
Friday, June 21st, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Staffs Casino with Front Line First Aid
Friday, June 14th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Captain on Top of Firefighter Training
Friday, June 7th, 2019
Hospital Food Pantry Going Strong Since 2002
Friday, May 31st, 2019
Leading Volunteer: Lula Finch, retired medical assistant, has been
volunteering at the Mercy Health/Love County food pantry since
opening day in May 2002. She arrives at 7 a.m. each Tuesday to
prepare for the 8 a.m. opening and remains until 2 p.m., assembling
and distributing food packages to people who are hungry or food insecure.
Mercy Health/Love County Hospital, Clinic, and EMS has been fighting hunger and food insecurity among patients and other county residents for almost 20...
911 Center Dispatchers Recognized During Special Week
Friday, May 24th, 2019
The “First” First Responders: Love County 911 Center dispatchers
gathered for a photograph and recognition from the Love County
E911 Board during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Pictured are (front row) Anna Diaz and Coordinator Becky
Watkins-Norman; (second row) Kerri Manning, Wendy Laughlin,
and Shelli Bengfort; (third row) Seth Crockett, Brandy Brawley,
and Zach Aston.
The calls come in around the clock at the small office at 102 S. Front Ave. in Marietta. Operators...
EMS/Fire Brigade First Aid Attendants Find Job Satisfaction
Friday, May 17th, 2019
High School Puppeteers Delivery Child Abuse Message
Friday, May 17th, 2019
Puppets Teach Child Abuse Prevention: Kimberly Miller (back right),
director of children’s programs, and Patricia Lee (not pictured) guided
the annual Child Abuse Prevention Month puppet show at Love County
elementary schools in April and May. Among the student performers
from Marietta High School were Remington Ducharme, Gracelynn
Rodriguez, Emily Briggs, Susannah Lemons, and Monica Flores. Their
teacher was Alicia Harris.
For the 26th year, the Love County Community Coalition...
EMS/Fire Brigade Ops Chief Builds a Solid Career
Friday, May 10th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Lieutenant Grows with the Department
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Trainer Teaches What She Practices
Friday, April 26th, 2019
Casino first Aid Attendants Rely on Their Training
Friday, April 19th, 2019
Casino First Aid Attendants First on the Scene at Medical Emergencies
Friday, April 12th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Employs First Aid Attendants
Friday, April 5th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Training Officer A True Educator
Friday, March 29th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Duo Follow Their Family's Lead
Friday, March 22nd, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Medics Have Many Skills
Friday, March 15th, 2019
Pancake Supper Crowd Flips Over Doctor's Magic Tricks
Monday, March 11th, 2019
Pick a Card: Ashton McGill draws from the deck of magic cards offered
by Dr. Stephen Hutchins as Kyle Reed and Hailey Dasilva, age 8 (left),
look on at the Lions Club Pancake Supper.
Magic tricks, performed by Dr. Stephen Hutchins, provided entertainment at the recent Lions Club pancake supper.
The long-time Mercy Health/Love County physician went table-to-table with magic playing cards, disappearing coins, interlocking rings, and the mysterious toy guillotine that easily sliced...
Hospital a Premier Location for Outpatient Services
Friday, March 8th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Medics Relate Well To Patients
Friday, March 1st, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Senior Medic Fights Fires, Too
Friday, February 22nd, 2019
EMS Firefighters Attracted to the Helping Field
Friday, February 15th, 2019
Senior Firefighter Has 40 Years of Service
Friday, February 1st, 2019
Family Experiences Lead to Career in Emergency Services
Friday, January 25th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Crew Builds on High School Volunteerism
Friday, January 18th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Builds Careers
Friday, January 11th, 2019
EMS/Fire Brigade Cross Trains Firefighters
Friday, January 4th, 2019