Sen. AJ Griffin and Rep. Harold Wright applauded the signing of SB 1516, a continuation of the Lay Caregivers Act, which was passed in 2014. The Lay Caregivers Act allows hospital patients to designate a lay caregiver upon formal admission to a hospital facility and requires hospitals to notify the designated caregiver of the patient’s […]
The department that citizens depend on for extinguishing house fires and rendering medical care when life or death is on the line is running low on manpower. Several factors play a role, but there appears to be no easy solution on fixing the issue that is plaguing the Guthrie Fire Department.
Dr. Bill Worden (pictured) demonstrates how the drug Narcan is applied during a press conference on Tuesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association is supplying every Oklahoma sheriff and their deputies with a dosage of NARCAN® Nasal Spray, the drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. An event was held today at the Oklahoma State Capitol to announce the donation and provide a demonstration of how law enforcement can […]
Bobby Stitt (L) was named Mercy Hospital Logan County new administrator. He takes over for Josh Tucker (R).
Board members of the Mercy Hospital Logan County formally announced the new administrator for the local hospital during the weekly Chamber Coffee.
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services announced today the agency will not have to reduce or eliminate service programs for seniors and people with disabilities on December 1 and January 1 as previously planned. Governor Mary Fallin approved $26.9 million in short-term funding for the agency when she kept intact parts of the revised budget bill on November 17. […]
Josh Tucker, administrator of Mercy Hospital Logan County, recently made the list as one of the “60 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know” in 2017 by Becker’s Healthcare.
GUTHRIE – Mercy Hospital Logan County has been ranked as a top 20 critical access hospital for quality care in the U.S. and is one of only three rural facilities in the state with the honor.
Practical Nursing students from Meridian Technology Center were recently recognized for completing their career training.
Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow announced this week that Captain Jason Starns and Lieutenant Ryan Reeves both recently achieved their certification as paramedics.
Pictured below is Dr. Arvin Pourtorkan (left) and Dr. Casey Cochran (right) have joined Mercy Clinic – Guthrie Academy.
GUTHRIE, Okla. – Two Oklahoma natives have joined Mercy Clinic – Guthrie Academy as family physicians, each sharing a unique story of how they chose medicine as a career. For Dr. Arvin Pourtorkan, it was as easy as drawing from a hat.
Mercy Clinic Primary Care-Edmond Waterloo has added another doctor to the team with the addition of Dr. Kristen Lewis. A board-certified physician, Dr. Lewis says that although practicing medicine is now her passion, it isn’t always something she dreamed of doing.
For the second time in several months, an ambulance service in Logan County is expected to come to an end. Patients in need of an ambulance in Crescent may not have access after June 4.
Sports physicals for all Guthrie Public School sports, including band, will be from 1 -5 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the Mercy South Division Clinic.
Josh Tucker and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City President, Jim Gebhart, at the FACHE convocation in Chicago.
GUTHRIE, Okla. – It is a goal Josh Tucker has worked toward for more than five years. On Mar. 13, Tucker became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
The Guthrie Fire Department gained two additional Paramedics to their EMS staff last week with two firefighters passing their National Registry Paramedic certification.
The Logan County Board of County Commissioners wrapped up their third special meeting concerning Emergency Medical Services on Tuesday evening inside the cafeteria at the Coyle middle school.
Will Guthrie city officials take away ambulance service from Langston in an effort to increase property taxes?
Earlier this year, Guthrie City Officials and County Commission Chairman Pearson initiated an effort which will have far reaching consequence on the lives and safety of all county residents.
Surgeries and Endoscopic Procedures Should Resume in Late 2016/Early 2017
Mercy Hospital Logan County confirmed plans this week to renovate its existing surgical unit and is working to resume surgeries and endoscopic procedures by late 2016/early 2017.
The second of three special meetings held by the Board of County Commissioners was held to discuss the ongoing issues within the county with Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
The Logan County Trust Authority discussed Mercy Hospital’s surgical unit being closed down and out of compliance with the county’s agreement in a special meeting. One commissioner said he was assured the operating room will be returning.