Mercy Hospital Watonga Quick Facts

Mercy Hospital Watonga

Mercy Hospital Watonga is a 25-bed critical access hospital with three family physicians along with specialists who visit each week from Oklahoma City. Services include:

  • Laboratory
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Department
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Care
  • Social Services
  • Speech Pathology
  • Skilled Care/Swing Bed

Mercy Heritage

  • 1884 – Five Sisters of Mercy first journey into Indian Territory and open St. Mary’s Academy in present-day Konawa to educate Native American children.
  • 1905 – Mount Saint Mary Academy, an all-girls school, opens in Oklahoma City.
  • 1969 – Watonga Municipal Hospital opened.
  • 2011 – Mercy started managing Watonga Municipal Hospital.
  • 2012 – March: Watonga citizens voted yes to Ordinance No. 620, allowing for an increase of ad valorem taxes to fund revitalization of the hospital.
  • 2012 – July: Watonga Municipal Hospital became leased by Mercy and was renamed Mercy Hospital Watonga.

Just the Facts

Technology

  • Among the first health care organizations in the U.S. to have a comprehensive, integrated electronic health record that provides real-time, paperless access to patient information
  • Offers MyMercy,a free service, allows patients to connect online with their doctors, plus see medical information, view test results, renew prescriptions, schedule appointments and e-visits using a personal computer, tablet or smartphone

Achievements

  • 2013 Certified Healthy Business
  • Modern Healthcare magazine ranked Mercy No. 6 on its list of top integrated delivery networks.
  • The American Hospital Association named Mercy one of the nation’s Most Wired health care organizations.

About Mercy Overall

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

 

About Mercy Clinic

Mercy Clinic is a physician-goverened group of medical providers across the four states Mercy serves. In Oklahoma, Mercy Clinic is nearly 300 providers and 65 clinics statewide, from Sayre to Sulphur, Edmond to Ardmore and most communities in between. With access to Mercy facilities, electronic health records, telemedicine and each other, Mercy Clinic providers can give their patients the best care available, regardless of the patient's location. Patients of Mercy Clinic providers can connect to their health records and health teams anywhere they can connect to the Internet. For more information, visit www.mymercy.net.

  • Among the first health care organizations in the U.S. to have a comprehensive, integrated electronic health record that provides real-time, paperless access to patient information
  • 2013 Certified Healthy Business
  • Modern Healthcare magazine ranked Mercy No. 6 on its list of top integrated delivery networks.
  • The American Hospital Association named Mercy one of the nation’s Most Wired health care organizations.
  • Offers MyMercy, a free service, allows patients to connect online with their doctors, plus see medical information, view test results, renew prescriptions, schedule appointments and e-visits using a personal computer, tablet or smartphone

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2014)

  • Acute Licensed Beds: 25
  • Co-workers: 64
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 2
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 261
  • Emergency Visits: 4,479
  • Outpatient Visits: 5,522
  • Hospital Charity and Community Benefits:
    • Traditional Charity Care: $208,000
    • Unreimbursed Medicaid: $546,000
    • Other Community Benefits: $12,000

Media Contact

Nancy Corbett

405-752-3793 office
nancy.corbett@mercy.net