Mercy Health Love County - Content


The people of Love County founded and own both the hospital/clinic and ambulance service. The Love County Commissioners, elected by the people of Love County, appoint citizen boards of control for each organization. Members serve staggered five-year terms.

Love County Commissioners

The Love County Commissioners meets on Mondays at 9 a.m. at the Love County Courthouse in Marietta. Commission proceedings are published in the Marietta Monitor every Friday. All meetings are public.

David Magee, District 1
Linda Hyman, District 2
John Stacy Rushing, District 3

Hospital Board of Control

The Hospital Board of Control meets the fourth Thursday at 12 noon in the Therapy Building conference room. All meetings are public. The Board of Control has made a management agreement with Sisters of Mercy Health System to operate the hospital/clinic.

Jack Testerman, Chair
Bob Brannan
Andrea Locke
Lenna Radde
Steve Smith, Jr.

EMS Board

The Love County Emergency Medical Services (ambulance) Board of Control meets in public sessions the first Tuesday of January, April, July, and September in the Clinic's conference room. The EMS Board of Control has made an inter-local agreement with the hospital to operate the ambulance service.

Dr. Stephen Hutchins, Chair
Marcella Kirk
Lawrence Anderson
Marty Grisham
Vonder Pete Burkhart