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Problem With Needles or Venipuncture? Help Is Here!

Friday, September 18th, 2020


Light Up: Megan Stephens, RN, illuminates
blood veins in her hand with the hospital’s
new vein-finding tool.

Do you have trouble having blood drawn for a lab test?  Have you had to undergo multiple needle sticks in a vein? Your discomfort may be over.

Mercy Health/Love County Hospital  has a new device, “AccuVein,” for casting light on blood veins, even those deep below the skin. That helps the nurse or “phleblotomist” quickly locate the target vein and evaluate its condition before...

Speech Therapy Appointments Here

Friday, September 11th, 2020


Our Speech Therapy Departments Accepts Referrals from Any Physician

Occupational Therapy Appointments Here

Friday, September 4th, 2020


Our Occupational Therapy Department Accepts Referrals from Any Physician

Physical Therapy Appointments Here

Friday, August 28th, 2020



Our Physical Therapy Department Accepts Referrals from Any Physician

Don't Neglect Your Health - See Us in Clinic or ER

Friday, August 21st, 2020


Safe To Visit

Try MyMercy App for Medical Records and More

Friday, August 14th, 2020


Try the MyMercy App for Conversing with Provider and Reading Medical Records

Hospital Preparing for Possible COVID-19 Surge

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020



Richard Barker, FACHE
Mercy Health/Love County Hospital
CEO and Administrator

Mercy Health/Love County Hospital is adapting several of its buildings to be able to add surge beds temporarily in case COVID-19 brings a sudden influx of patients.

Contractors will be working on weekends during August and September to make the changes to portal entries without interfering with normal operations. Affected are the main entrance, clinic,  and physical therapy buildings.

Turning what are...

Radiology Dept Does Testing for any Physician

Friday, August 7th, 2020


See Our Radiology Department No Matter Your Physician

Laboratory Does Testing for Any Provider

Friday, July 31st, 2020


Seeing a Doctor Outside of Marietta? The Hospital Laboratory Can Perform Your Testing


We're Here for Coronavirus and Routine Care

Friday, July 24th, 2020



Appointments and Drop-In Visits Welcome at Clinic

Medicaid, Masks, and COVID Make News

Friday, July 17th, 2020





Recent Medical News Affecting Your Health

EMS Manikin Trains Medics in Impaired Breathing

Friday, July 10th, 2020




Manikin with "Lungs" and "Trachea" Helps Medics Perform Impaired Breathing Drills

Ambulances Equipped with Ventilators

Friday, July 3rd, 2020



Love County Ambulances Carry Ventilators for Maximum Breathing Support


ER Has Ventilators If Needed

Friday, June 26th, 2020


Emergency Room Has Ventilators for Maximum Breathing Support

Breathing Device Assists Children, Adults

Friday, June 19th, 2020

ER Breathing Device Assists Children and Adults

ER Respirator Has 2-Way Breath Support

Friday, June 12th, 2020

ER Respirator Has 2-Way Breath Support

Medical Clinic Urging Patients to Return for Visits

Friday, June 5th, 2020


Virtual Visits: Customer Service Representative Dawn
Monetathchi, left, and Clinic Director Connie Barker
look over new software for setting up teleconference
visits between established patients and participating
primary care providers at Mercy Health/Love County.
The 'virtual visits' have been introduced as one way 
to cope with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Barker said precautions are in place and medical
environments are safe for in-person appointments.

Welcome Back, Patients: Clinic...

Don't Neglect Your Health - See Us in Clinic or ER

Friday, May 29th, 2020



Don't Let Virus Fears Stop You From Visiting Us

Refreshed COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020



Social Distancing and Frequent Handwashing Are Musts; Face Coverings are Recommended

Clean Machines Fight Bacteria and Viruses

Friday, May 15th, 2020




All Buildings and Rooms Subjected to Ultraviolet Light Treatments

All Departments of Hospital, Clinic Operating Normally

Friday, May 1st, 2020



We're Here for You Whatever Your Illness

PPE: What does it look like? Why is it important?

Friday, April 24th, 2020


Ambulance Paramedic and Hospital Nurse Model the PPE of Their Respective Department

Love County Quilt Guild Sews Colorful Worker Gowns

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020



Legacy Park Open; Trail Users Staying Safe Distance Apart

Monday, April 13th, 2020


Antonio Flores and Anna Diaz and their daughter, Avah, age 7,
have been jogging at Legacy Park on hospital grounds in Marietta
since opening day in 2016. Legacy Park remains open during the
COVID-19 pandemic, but visitors are cautioned to keep a safe
distance apart to help stop the spread of the virus. 


Gale Holt pauses her lap-walking on Legacy Park
Recreational Trail to enjoy the "no hands" cycling of
her great-granddaughter Leah Harjo, age 7. Holt
became a first-time trail user when...

Routine Care or COVID-19 Care - We Care!

Friday, April 10th, 2020




Except for Initial Screening all Departments of the Hospital and Clinic Are Operating Normally

Seeking Treatment for Coronavirus COVID-19

Friday, April 3rd, 2020



Symptoms of COVID-19 and What To Do About Them

Hospital Coronavirus Update As of March 24, 2020

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020


Hospital Further Restricts Visitors To Limit Spread of COVID-19

As with numerous hospitals elsewhere, Mercy Health/Love County Hospital and Clinic on Monday, March 23, further limited visitation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions apply to visitors coming to see inpatients in the hospital.

Currently, there is no change to the clinic visitation policy.  The clinic is asking that patients be mindful and limit persons accompanying them to their visit. 

The visitation...

Hospital Starts Screening Patients and Visitors for COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020


Virus Precautions: On March 17, 2020, Mercy Health/Love County
Hospital and Clinic began screening all arriving patients and visitors for
symptoms or exposure to the coronavirus, COVID-19. Above: Carolyn
Gordon answered questions from Laura Beck, CNA and Curtis 
Hembree, CNA. She accepted a mask and applied hand sanitizer that
was offered.


Mercy Health/Love County Hospital in Marietta stepped up its onsite response to COVID-19 virus Tuesday.  Hospital CEO/Administrator Richard Barker...

Mercy Health/Love County Taking Steps To Guard Against COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020


County Prepares for Coronavirus

Friday, March 13th, 2020



Tell the Clinic You May Have Coronavirus

From the Marietta Monitor, March 13, 2010


Hometown Respiratory Therapy No Matter Your Physician

Friday, March 6th, 2020



Outpatient Respiratory Therapy Offered to Pulmonary Patients Everywhere

Hometown Speech Therapy No Matter Your Physician

Friday, February 28th, 2020


Outpatient Speech Therapy Available to All

Hometown Occupational Therapy No Matter Your Physician

Friday, February 21st, 2020




Outpatient Occupational Therapy Open to All

Hometown Physical Therapy No Matter Your Physician

Friday, February 14th, 2020



Outpatient Physical Therapy Available to All

Hometown Radiology for You No Matter Your Physician

Friday, February 7th, 2020





Physician in Ardmore? No Problem - Get CT, X-Ray and Other Tests Here

Your Hometown Lab Accepts All Patients

Friday, January 31st, 2020



Physician in Ardmore? No Problem - Use Our Lab


Nikki Barker Returns to Roots As Newest Family Nurse Practitioner

Friday, January 24th, 2020



Nikki Barker, APRN-FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Nikki Barker, APRN-FNP, has returned to her roots to begin a career as a primary care provider in the clinic of Mercy Health/Love County Hospital. Barker grew up in Marietta and graduated with the high school Class of 2006.

The Family Nurse Practitioner began seeing patients in December 2019. “My duties in the clinic are to treat patients from age 0 to elderly,” Barker said, adding, “I feel blessed to be here in this community, in...

Adult Day Center Celebrates 6th Anniversary

Friday, January 17th, 2020



Beautiful Adult Day Center Meeting a Need for Participants and Family Caregivers

ER Welcomes New Physician Assistant

Friday, January 10th, 2020



Meet Crystal Mahana, P-AC

Need Any Type of Outpatient Care? We've Got It!

Friday, January 3rd, 2020