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Dr. Robert Hillis Announces Retirement After 50 Years

Dr. Robert Hillis announces retirement after 50 years

After 50 years of serving the women and children of Southwest Oklahoma, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Robert Hillis, MD has announced his retirement. 

At a retirement reception held on Tuesday, Dr. Hillis was recognized for his many contributions to the community — one of which is having delivered over 13,000 babies during his career!

New Cardiologist Joins Heart & Vascular Center

New Cardiologist Joins Heart & Vascular Center

CCMH would like to welcome noninvasive, board certified cardiologist Srilatha Ayirala, MD to the Heart & Vascular Center.

Oklahoma Project Woman

Oklahoma Project Woman (OPW) is a statewide program that provides free mammograms, diagnostic procedures and surgical services for Oklahomans with no health insurance and limited income. Those who qualify for the OPW program may receive a voucher to pay for a mammogram, breast ultrasound and other breast testing procedures.

Lawton Community Health Center (LCHC) is a participating healthcare institution in collaboration with the OPW. To qualify, you must:

New ACA Outreach Coordinator Ready to Help the Working Uninsured Find Coverage

October 1 marked the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) state-based Health Insurance Marketplace. Many may find themselves unsure as to who is required to get coverage, who is exempt and perhaps not clear how or if the ACA will affect them at all. 

Lynette Wallace, ACA Outreach Coordinator at Lawton Community Health Center is here to help clear up any confusion and help individuals find insurance that is affordable.

Preparations Begin for CCMH Emegency Department Expansion

Preparations Begin for CCMH Emegency Department Expansion

Preparations are underway for the much anticipated Emergency Department expansion to begin on or around January 2014.

The additional space will bring our 24-bed facility up to 36 beds as well as add two more trauma beds. According to Kip Cummins, Senior Director, Support Services, the current ED, which opened in 1974, treated approximately 40 patients per day. Today's patient load has outgrown our current facility which serves about 55,000 visit annually. The new trauma beds will also feature new state-of-the-art technology.

LCHC Welcomes New Pediatrician

LCHC Welcomes New Pediatrician

The Lawton Community Health Center (LCHC) would like to introduce Pediatrician Hokehe Effiong, MD, MPH to the community. 

Dr. Effiong received an MPH in tropical diseases from the University of South Florida. She went on to obtain her MD from St. George's University School of Medicine in True Blue, Grenada. She then completed a pediatric residency at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in Paterson, New Jersey.

Vardeman, Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology Both Celebrate 30 Years of Certification

In 1983, Infection Control Preventionist Danny Vardeman successfully passed the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology's (CBIC) Certification of Infection Control (CIC) exam.

It just so happened, it was also CBIC's first year to offer the exam. In a letter from the CBIC, Vardeman was commended for being an original examinee and successfully maintaining certification since.

LCHC Offering Assistance to Get Insurance for Uninsured

The Lawton Community Health Center (LCHC) was recently awarded a grant from the Health and Human Services department to help educate the uninsured about the new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as help them enroll. To do this they have hired an outreach person who can carry out educating and enrolling individuals from our community.

Lawton jobs, economic stability hang on Affordable Care Act

Chances are most have heard something about the Affordable Care Act. What many may not realize, is the impact refusing the funding could mean for our state and our community.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a federal statute signed into law by President Obama in 2010. It is designed to make quality health insurance available to the uninsured at an affordable rate along with expanding public and private insurance coverage.

Cancer Center Puts Call Out for Volunteer Drivers

With advancements in cancer treatment today, more people than ever are beating the deadly disease, but a person can't beat cancer if they aren't able to get to their treatments. That's why, in 2009, the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma (CCSO) began offering patients free transportation to and from their cancer treatments for needy patients. However, they are currently in need of the most important component of the program, volunteer drivers.

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