Mercy Partners with Walden University

April 20, 2012

Mercy Memorial Health Center and Minnesota-based Walden University have partnered to bring on-line secondary education courses to the Ardmore area. Walden University is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of working professionals for more than 40 years.

Walden University offers 50 degree programs in 225 specializations ranging from education to health care. Students may obtain their bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

“We are excited to bring so many degree programs to our co-workers and the southern Oklahoma community,” said Rhonda Hanan, MS, RN, Mercy Memorial Health Center chief nursing officer. “We are committed to helping our co-workers further their educations and making it easy for them to gain access to a variety of opportunities.”

Mercy and Walden will hold a kick-off reception for the new partnership April 18, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Frances Warde Room, located on Mercy’s lower level. The community is invited to attend and learn more about the program. For more information, contact Tammy Franklin at (580) 220-6088.

Mercy is the eighth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,500 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit

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