Love Family Women’s Center Opens Its Doors

The company helped raise more than $30 million for the center during the pandemic.

April 08, 2024

In 2019, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City started a campaign for a massive new women’s center. At the time, Judy Love was on the Mercy Health Foundation board and believed the organization had the ability to raise the funds to bring an innovative and technologically advanced women’s center to the Oklahoma City metro.

Judy Love and her late husband Tom Love gave a $10 million lead donation to kick off the project, and in partnership with co-chair and former state first lady Cathy Keating, they helped raise more than $30 million from Oklahoma families and businesses. The facility is called the Love Family Women’s Center and honors four generations of the family.

“Mom and Cathy were very involved in co-chairing a silent campaign to raise funds for this women’s center,” explained Jenny Love Meyer, Judy’s daughter and chief culture officer of Love’s. “Trying to raise $40 million during normal times would have been a lofty goal, but COVID changed a lot and only three months into the campaign. We are very proud of them for dedicating themselves to raising an historic amount of money during a time of economic uncertainly and amid a global pandemic.”

The new center is a 175,000-square-foot, four-story building on the Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City campus and has 30 patient rooms to accommodate the significant increase in child births. Over the last 10 years, the hospital has experienced a 34% increase in childbirths, which is nearly 4,000 births each year. The women’s center will increase the hospital’s delivery capacity by 40%.

This is announcement follows Love’s recent opening of Love’s Field at the University of Oklahoma. In 2021, Love’s announced that it provided the lead and naming gift for the University of Oklahoma’s new softball stadium. Three years later, the first pitch was thrown on March 1.