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A Mercy EMS ambulance sits idle in front of Station 1, Mercy Hospital Ada’s primary emergency medical service operations center adjacent to the hospital. Under a new agreement approved by commissioners, Mercy EMS will continue to provide the advanced life support ambulance service it has operated since Mercy took over EMS operations in Pontotoc County in 2013.

Chief Photographer

Richard R. Barron is Chief Photographer for The Ada News. Richard has been at the News since October 1988. Prior to coming to Ada, Richard worked as staff photographer for The Shawnee News-Star. Richard attended Oklahoma University.