Mercy Health Love County - News

Clinic Reopening May 28

Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024


(May 8, 2024): Clinic director Misti Kirk announced today that the Mercy Health Love County Clinic will reopen May 28. 

Regular clinic hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume.

This follows round-the-clock cleanup since an F4 tornado struck the Love County Health Center and nearby businesses on April 27.

All of the physicians and nurse practitioners will be on duty,  Kirk said.

The exception to normal routine is that the patient entry has changed from the south side to the east side of the building. Prime parking will be on the east side.

"We will have staff members at the door to meet patients," Kirk said.

Meeting patients in person is something the staff has worked intensively to restore, Kirk said.

Within 36 hours after the twister, the clinic telephone 580-276-2400, was back and providers and nurses have been assisting patients with prescriptions.

"Our patients are our family. We want them to stay here. We don't want to lose any of them," Kirk said. 

Hospital director Scott Callender said the clinic building was the most intact resource. Roof patching and clean-up have rendered it ready for patients.

New signage is going up inside and out to help people navigate.

Roof patching is complete throughout the hospital, Callender said.