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New ER Respirator Offers Two-Way Support

Friday, December 27th, 2019




Philips Respironics Has Separate Controls for Breathing In and Breathing Out

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Our Family to Yours

Friday, December 20th, 2019



Hospital, Clinic, Emergency Room, Adult Day Center, Therapy Center, Social Services Center, Ambulance/Fire Brigade, and Legacy Park/Growers Market Love You!

Instant Access to Your Patient Info is at MyMercy Web Portal or App

Friday, December 13th, 2019




Your Patient Infomation is Readily at Hand - See Our Records Department for More

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



Ask Your Physician To Send You to Us for x-rays, CT Scans, Ultrasound, Dexa Scans

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



Our Certified Medicare Enrollers Help Seniors Make Prescription Drug Plan Choices

New Breathing Device Pictured

Friday, November 22nd, 2019


Airvo Pumps Warm, Moist Oxygen

Hospital Staff Training on New Breathing Device for Kids

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019



Robert Humphrey, RRT, RCP
Respiratory Therapist

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



Seeing an Out-of-Town Doctor? Your Lab Tests Can Still be Done in Marietta

Seniors, Get Help Now with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Friday, November 1st, 2019


Call the Hospital's Medicare Counselors  Before Open Enrollment Ends

Need a Job? Job Training? Visit Hospital on 4th Fridays

Friday, October 25th, 2019



Counselor from Oklahoma Works Can Help with New Job or Training

Veterans' Rep Visits Hospital Twice Monthly

Friday, October 18th, 2019



Veterans and Veterans Family Members Receive Help with Benefits

Our Clinic Physicians Welcome You!

Friday, October 11th, 2019



Let Our Clinic Physicians Serve You!

Call Hospital for Help with Medicare Enrollment

Friday, October 4th, 2019



Get Help for Medicare Open Enrollment at Our Business Office

Love County Health Center Foundation Board Speaks for the People

Friday, September 27th, 2019


Benefactors Set Up Love County Health Center Foundation and Its Grants Benefit the Hospital

Ambulance (EMS) Board of Control Keeps Watch for the People

Friday, September 20th, 2019



Ambulance Service Owned by the People of Love County

Hospital Board of Control Serving the People

Friday, September 13th, 2019



The People of Love County Govern Hospital Through Board of Control

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


Meet Dr. Margaret Western, M.D. at Mercy Health/Love County Clinic

Experiences as Navy Medic Leads Physician to Medical School

Friday, August 9th, 2019


Meet Dr. Joe Witten, D.O., Mercy Health/Love County Clinic

Patricia Owens Marks 40th Year with Hospital-Clinic

Friday, August 2nd, 2019



Joining the Hospital in 1979, Experienced Nurse and Certified Nurse Practitioner Has Large Following

Hospital Outpatient Services Serve Wide Area

Friday, July 26th, 2019


Skilled Nursing, Physicians Clinic, Rehab Center - Outpatient Services are Tops

EMS/Fire Brigade Equipment Current and Well-Maintained

Friday, July 19th, 2019


See Our Fleet of Ambulances, Fire Trucks and More

EMS/Fire Brigade Station 2 Marks 10th Anniversary

Friday, July 12th, 2019


Good Work as an Ambulance Service Leads to Fire Brigade Contract

EMS/Fire Brigade Career Paramedic Almost Missed His Calling

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Meet Jeff McGuire, Paramedic

EMS/Fire Brigade Crew Elevate Careers with Training

Friday, June 28th, 2019


Meet Torye King, EMT, and Payton Williams, EMT

EMS/Fire Brigade Paramedics Dedicated to Care

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Meet Skylynn Barker, Paramedic, and Dakota Covington, Paramedic

EMS/Fire Brigade Staffs Casino with Front Line First Aid

Friday, June 14th, 2019




Meet Wes Pledger, EMT, and Tamara Robinson, First Aid Attendants

EMS/Fire Brigade Captain on Top of Firefighter Training

Friday, June 7th, 2019


Meet Captain Dustin "Dusty" Michael

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...

EMS/Firebrigade Veteran Aids Younger Crew

Friday, May 24th, 2019



Meet Heath Weaver, Firefighter/EMT

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


Meet Gunner Martin, EMR, and Blake Wood, EMT

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



Meet Operations Chief Brandon Dunmon, Firefighter/Paramedic

EMS/Fire Brigade Lieutenant Grows with the Department

Friday, May 3rd, 2019



Meet Lieutenant Ben Grace, Firefighter/Paramedic

EMS/Fire Brigade Trainer Teaches What She Practices

Friday, April 26th, 2019


Meet Natasha West, Paramedic, Training Center Coordinator

Casino first Aid Attendants Rely on Their Training

Friday, April 19th, 2019


Meet Ciara Cardona, CNA/CMA, and Lacey Winans-Mercurio, EMT

Casino First Aid Attendants First on the Scene at Medical Emergencies

Friday, April 12th, 2019



Meet Sabrina Findley, EMT, and Hunter Thompson, EMT, Riverwind Casino First Aid Attendants

EMS/Fire Brigade Employs First Aid Attendants

Friday, April 5th, 2019




Meet Brian Davis, EMT, WinStar First Aid Attendant, and Savanha Smith, EMT, Riverwind First Aid Attendant

EMS/Fire Brigade Training Officer A True Educator

Friday, March 29th, 2019



Meet Scott Neu, Paramedic/EMS Training Officer

EMS/Fire Brigade Duo Follow Their Family's Lead

Friday, March 22nd, 2019


Meet Andrew Bogdan, Firefighter/Paramedic and Alex Manning, EMT 

EMS/Fire Brigade Medics Have Many Skills

Friday, March 15th, 2019


Meet Lieutant James Dixon and Firefighter/Paramedic Colton Rains

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



From Skilled  Nursing to Adult Day Care, We've Got You Covered!

EMS/Fire Brigade Medics Relate Well To Patients

Friday, March 1st, 2019


Meet Shelby Baker, EMT, and Christopher Ramsey, Paramedic

EMS/Fire Brigade Senior Medic Fights Fires, Too

Friday, February 22nd, 2019



Meet William "Obie" Heath, Operations Chief

EMS Firefighters Attracted to the Helping Field

Friday, February 15th, 2019



Meet David Villines, Firefighter/EMT and Tyler O'Neal, Firefighter/EMT

Senior Firefighter Has 40 Years of Service

Friday, February 1st, 2019



Meet Bob Sharp, Firefighter/EMT

Family Experiences Lead to Career in Emergency Services

Friday, January 25th, 2019



Meet Rebecca Redmon, EMT, and Lance Garmon, EMT

EMS/Fire Brigade Crew Builds on High School Volunteerism

Friday, January 18th, 2019



Meet Jeff Hicks, Paramedic, and Jacob Sundbye, Firefighter/EMT

EMS/Fire Brigade Builds Careers

Friday, January 11th, 2019


Meet James Parish, Paramedic, and Preston Derheim, Firefighter/EMT

EMS/Fire Brigade Cross Trains Firefighters

Friday, January 4th, 2019



Meet Michael Allison and Chance Wager