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Mercy Hospital Watonga is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving Blaine County in western Oklahoma.
Since assuming operations of the Watonga hospital on July 1, 2012, Mercy has made a number of improvements and investments in the modernization of the hospital facilities with the support of the community. With an initial investment of $1 million dollars, Mercy launched our electronic health record (EHR) in Watonga, allowing clinicians immediate access to patient records electronically from every nurses’ station, exam room and doctor’s office across Mercy. EHR provides seamless care for Mercy patients. Through EHR Mercy patients also have access MyMercy to view their medical records, records of their children and other people whose health they manage. This patient portal to the electronic health record allows patients to schedule appointments with their Mercy provider; communicate through private two-way messaging with their care team; view lab results in a timely manner; request prescription refills; and pay bills online.
Mercy also brought a number of new services to Watonga, including respite care for hospice patients, pediatric therapy and virtual care. With the addition of virtual care, patients can be connected to specialists located across the country while staying close to home.
In September 2017, construction was completed on a new emergency department consisting of four private treatment rooms (one with isolation and decontamination capabilities), a nurse’s station, med room and supply room. The second phase, which includes remodeled ED waiting and registration areas, was completed two months later. Phase three, which includes a new out-patient waiting area and a remodel of the old ED space for radiology use, opened in February 2018.
Mercy Hospital Watonga has completed construction on an upgraded facility to house our new CT scanner, the GE Bright Speed 16 Elite.
By moving the scanner into this new, permanent building, we're able to offer the people of Watonga access to leading-edge technology in a space designed to maximize ease and effectiveness. This investment allows us to continue to provide the services and procedures our patients need most close to home.
Our open visiting policy allows visitors 24/7 access, but please be mindful of our patients who need rest.
Only two visitors will be allowed to see a patient at any given time. ICU staff may further limit visitors at their discretion.
Visits are restricted to members of the immediate family who are 16 years or older.
Please review Visitor Guidelines prior to your visit.
Visitors bring emotional support and enhanced recovery to our patients. To provide a restful and safe environment, we ask that all visitors comply with the following guidelines:
If a patient is facing an end-of-life prognosis, the patient’s physician may make exceptions so that the emotional needs of the patient and family are met.
Mercy reserves the right to change current policies for the safety of patients, visitors, and staff at any time during a pandemic, public health emergency, or other exceptional circumstances.
Free guest WiFi is available. Select WiFi@Mercy on your web-enabled device.
Mercy Hospital Watonga has a campus-wide no-smoking policy in accordance with Joint Commission accreditation standards. We’re a vape-free campus as well.
Visitors and staff are not permitted to carry guns or deadly weapons of any kind on our hospital’s campus. This is a zero tolerance policy, with no exceptions. Our hospital staff, police and on-site security are specially trained to handle active shooter scenarios.
An interpreter, assistive listening devices, telecommunications devices (TDD) and closed-caption televisions are available at no cost for hearing-impaired patients. Ask your nurse for assistance.
Language interpreters and translation services are available to patients at no cost when needed for effective communication of medical treatment, obtaining consent for procedures or tests and providing information relating to health care recommendations, education, instructions, medications, diagnoses and prognoses.
Mercy is a faith-based ministry committed to meeting the spiritual needs of our patients. We respect and honor the faiths and religious traditions of all. Chaplains are available to meet and speak with individuals any time of day.
As a ministry of the Catholic Church, Mercy makes the sacraments available to anyone wishing to receive them.
Protestant communion and emergency baptism are available by request.
In 2018, Becker’s Hospital Review named Mercy Hospital Watonga as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital.
Thanks to the support of the community, the hospital continues to work closely with the city of Watonga to plan capital improvement projects in order to ensure our patients are receiving the best care possible.
Mercy is committed to enhancing health care in Blaine County and continuing to build a strong, healthy foundation for generations to come.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including:
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive testing services to diagnose conditions and injuries, including:
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of treatment services, including:
We encourage you to send electronic well wishes to family and friends when you can’t visit the hospital in person.