Dede O’Bar was named administrator of Mercy Hospital Waldron in 2010. She has worked for Mercy since 1971. She started as a nurse in Labor and Delivery for 12 years, served as a house supervisor for three years and became director of Nursing in 1986. Dede has an associate’s degree in nursing from Westark Junior College. She and her husband, John, have five children and six grandchildren.