A Chance to Break Free from Smoking

Comanche County Memorial Hospital offering community a chance to break free from smoking

Throughout the year, Comanche County Memorial Hospital offers FREE, seven-week tobacco cessation clinics to the community.

The Freedom From Smoking program meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in the Maple 1 conference room located at CCMH.

CCMH's Finest Recognized at Annual OHA Convention

Comanche County Memorial Hospital would like to recognize Urologist Scott Michener, MD and Volunteer Dorothy Hicks. Both were honored at the Annual Oklahoma Hospital Association Convention for their compassion and service to our patients and their fellow CCMH family. We are proud to have them as part of our team.

Business as Usual During CCMH Emergency Department Expansion

Business as Usual During CCMH Emergency Department Expansion

In just a little over a month, work will begin on the expansion project for Comanche County Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department.

Bids have been approved by the Board of Trustees and contractors selected. Joe D. Hall was awarded the construction contract and WHR was the selected architecture firm. WHR was also the firm who designed the Leah M. Fitch Cancer Center and The Outpatient Center.

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.