From left to right: Tina Norton, Mercy wellness coordinator, Lori Douglas, Jason Bates, Garrett Newton and Rod Hilmes with “MERCYless” and Daryle Voss, president Mercy Hospital Ardmore.

Mercy co-workers traded pounds for dollars during Mercy’s annual corporate weight-loss challenge. Across the state, 219 co-workers lost a combined 2,537 pounds, an average of 11 pounds per person.
The winning team, named “MERCYless” from Mercy Hospital Ardmore, included registered nurses Garrett Newton and Dean Slinger, technicians Jason Bates and Rod Hilmes, and surgery technician Lori Douglas. Combined, team members lost more than 16 percent of their body weight.
They were presented with a check for more than $2,500, which they plan to split.