This week’s Member Spotlight is Mercy Health Tishomingo. Mercy operates as an expression of the legacy of our Foundress Catherine McAuley who, along with two companions, became the first Sisters of Mercy in 1831 carrying out a mission to serve the poor, sick and uneducated – especially women, children and the elderly. That mission extended to Oklahoma in 1884 when five Sisters of Mercy came to Indian Territory and opened St. Mary’s Academy in present-day Konawa and in 1947 when they purchased Oklahoma City General Hospital in downtown Oklahoma City which later was relocated to the present-day location in northwest Oklahoma City.
In 2011, when Johnston Memorial Hospital was at risk of closing, the board asked Mercy Health System to take over operations. Mercy partnered with the Chickasaw Nation, who purchased the property, and has since provided hospital and emergency room services for Johnston County.
With approximately 65 full and part-time coworkers, Mercy Hospital’s mission states: “As the Sisters of Mercy before us, we bring to life the healing ministry of Jesus through our compassionate care and exceptional service.”
Mercy Hospital Tishomingo is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering acute care and swing bed services including physical, occupational and speech therapy, emergency services, wound care, inpatient and outpatient radiology and radiology, infusion and ultrasound services.
Mercy Hospital and its coworkers are involved in a number or local organizations and charitable causes including: Johnston County school backpack program, providing CPR training to Johnston County schools, Southern Oklahoma Diabetes Coalition, Tishomingo Development Team, food drives for local food banks, Oklahoma Blood Institute, providing health screenings for area community centers, participation in local events to promote health living. Mercy is a Bronze member of the Johnston County Chamber.
Mercy Hospital Tishomingo has been recognized for the third year in a row by the National Rural Health Association as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for Quality. The Hospital Strength INDEX compiled by iVantage Health Analytics through the Chartis Center for Rural Health identifies top performing hospitals across the U.S. Thanks to Lori McMillin, Hospital Administrator, for providing this information and feel free to reach out with questions – 580-371-2327.
“Whatever happens, take responsibility.” – Tony Robbins
– Jordyn Frazier, Executive Director