Oklahoma Heart Hospital Now Managing Cardiac Care Program at Mercy Hospital Ardmore

ARDMORE, Okla. ( ) – The new year has brought a new partnership for Mercy Hospital Ardmore. On Jan. 1, 2016, the Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) began managing the cardiac program at Mercy Hospital Ardmore, which streamlines Mercy’s cardiology strategy across the state. 
Since opening its first campus nearly 14 years ago in Oklahoma City, OHH has provided all of the cardiac services for patients who come to Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City and the results have been tremendous. OHH is a leader in patient satisfaction, quality, safety and technology in Oklahoma and across the nation.
In fact, for the last three years, OHH has received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for ranking in the 99th percentile in patient satisfaction.  Press Ganey Associates, Inc., has also awarded OHH the Pinnacle of Excellence Award® (formerly called the Beacon of Excellence Award®) for the last three years, which is only awarded to the top three hospitals in the nation based on patient satisfaction scores. 
Medicare ranks OHH first in the nation for hospital core measures and first in hospital patient satisfaction over the past two quarters.
In addition to these awards, OHH has also been ranked as one of health care’s "Most Wired" hospitals across the country for the last five years based on its investment in technology; one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals nationwide from Truven Health Analytics; and the top hospital for surgical safety in Oklahoma from Consumer Reports.
"Since 2001, Mercy has partnered with the cardiac experts and leaders at OHH who have developed a successful model to provide high-quality services using the latest technology and the outcomes have been outstanding," said Di Smalley, president of Mercy in Oklahoma. "We’re excited to expand that relationship by having OHH manage cardiac services in Ardmore."
Through the partnership, the co-workers providing cardiac services will continue to treat cardiac patients locally.
"The cardiac care team at Mercy Hospital Ardmore is truly exceptional," said Dr. John R. Harvey, chief executive officer and medical director of OHH. "OHH is honored to be partnering with such a skilled group as we work with Mercy to improve the heart health of Oklahomans."
Daryle Voss, president of Mercy Hospital Ardmore, is excited about the partnership and what it means to patients in southern Oklahoma.  
"OHH has been a proven leader in providing the very best cardiac care to patients in Oklahoma City and across the state," said Voss. "The opportunity to partner two dynamic organizations along with talented co-workers doesn’t present itself very
often. The end result will be an even better health care model for the communities we serve." 


Mercy is the seventh largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 45 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 Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) is known for focusing on the patient, and family experience. Consistently recognized as a national leader in patient satisfaction, OHH also ranks in the top 1% in the nation in cardiac procedural volumes and in the top 6% in quality outcomes for cardiac surgery. As a physician owned hospital, OHH is better empowered to connect the practices of the organization to the needs of the patient. Founded in 2002,OHH’s network is one of the largest cardiovascular programs in the United States, consisting of 2 hospitals, 70 cardiovascular specialists and 60 clinics in rural and metro locations ax cross the great state of Oklahoma.