Mercy opens clinic on OC campus

Mercy opens clinic on OC campus

Mercy Clinic has opened a permanent location, called Mercy Clinic at OC, on the Oklahoma Christian University campus.

“We remember what it’s like to live on campus,” said Mercy Clinic at OC Medical Director Dr. Melinda Cail (OC alumna and daughter of Dr. James Cail, beloved retired Oklahoma Christian University psychology professor who taught for more than 30 years at OC). “Students have enough to worry about, so we want to make health care as simple as it can be – and part of that is geography. We want to bring health care within walking distance for these students.”

Kendall Phillips, certified physician assistant, will be the primary provider for the clinic. The clinic will provide a convenient location for students to receive services such as sutures, flu shots, sports physicals, breathing treatments and general primary care for everyday conditions.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mercy to serve our students,” said John deSteiguer, president of Oklahoma Christian University. “Since OC is highly residential with 80 percent of our undergraduates living on campus, it is important that our students have convenient access to high-quality health care. We’re excited to have one of our outstanding alumni physicians, Dr. Melinda Cail, coming home to OC to direct the clinic.”

The clinic will partner closely with nearby Mercy Clinic Edmond Memorial, located at 1919 E. Memorial Rd., where students will be referred for x-rays and additional tests and treatments.

Mercy Clinic at OC is located at 2801 E. Memorial Rd., Suite 140. Appointments can be made by calling (405) 425-6100. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In December, Mercy gave $10,000 toward the $100,000 Rebecca Stafford Endowed Scholarship for Nursing. Graduates of OC’s nursing program, fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, frequently exceed the state and national averages on the National Council Licensure Examination. They earned a 92 percent pass rate in 2012.

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, nearly 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,700 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.

Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of medical providers across the four states Mercy serves. In Oklahoma, Mercy Clinic has nearly 300 providers and 64 clinics statewide. With access to Mercy’s 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 own health records and health teams anywhere they connect to the Internet. For more information, visit www.mymercy.net.