Annual healthcare worker flu, PPD campaign starts Oct. 6

CCMH has joined a group of national organizations that have chosen to make flu vaccinations mandatory for all employees. The purpose is to minimize exposure to and transmission of the influenza virus in the workplace. The only way this can be accomplished is by providing occupational protection to employees which will prevent exposure to the members of the community which we serve.

SOS Training group holds Ice Water Challenge

On Saturday, after the Spirit of Survival Training session, runners, walkers and supporters found a way to beat the heat by holding a group Ice Water Challenge to benefit the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma (CCSO).

Approximately 200 individuals gathered in front of Dick's Sporting Goods to pour, throw, dump and splash ice water on themselves and friends. At total of $6,175.56 has been raised so far, and donations continue to come in.

MMG Bariatrics only practice in Southwest Oklahoma to offer bariatric surgery

Minimally invasive general and bariatric surgeon Michael Sawyer, MD, FACS of MMG Bariatrics and MMG General Surgery is the only bariatric surgery program located in Southwest Oklahoma.

LCHC earns national recognition for patient care

LCHC received the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.

The NCQA PCMH is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients' experience of care and reduce costs.

Campaign kicks off August 11!

CCMH is excited to announce the kick-off of our annual United Way campaign on August 11, 2014. As a Paces

Giving to the United Way can consist of cash or payroll deduction. Remember, giving is strictly voluntary.

Those who donate $120 or $10 monthly by payroll deduct will be automatically entered to win one of three prizes: a 32” HD/DVD Combo TV, iPad Mini or a Fitness Basket for Spirit of Survival (SOS). All three prizes will be given away!

To enter, please drop your donation card off at Human Resources between August 11-27. The prize drawing will be August 27.

LCHC now serving patients in new location

On Monday, Lawton Community Health Center (LCHC) officially opened in its new location at 5404 Lee Boulevard with a full patient schedule. According to LCHC director, Sean McAvoy, everything went remarkably well.
"The flexibility of our staff has been key," said McAvoy. "Both patients and staff have raved about the new location. The aesthetics allow us to offer a wonderful patient experience."

CCMH named VHA HEN Top Performer

In the recently released VHA Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Fourth-Quarter 2013 Honor Roll, CCMH was again named a Top Performer hospital.

A Top Performer hospital is one that sustained a zero rate for the past three quarters for a given outcome measurement in a Partnership for Patients area of focus. The areas which
CCMH excelled in were adverse drug events, central line-associated blood stream infections and obstetrical adverse events.

Dr. Boatsman named Chair to OBI Board of Directors

Although pathologist Richard Boatsman, MD retired in 2012, he continues to serve the state and our community by being active on multiple boards. We would like to congratulate Dr. Boatsman on his most recent appointment as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI).

CCMH recruiting employees

CCMH is excited to announce the formation of a Patient and Family Partnership Council for Quality and Safety (PFPCQS). The council will consist of members from the community as well as the hospital working to improve patient safety and education.

The goal is to create a CCMH council that will be reflective of the diverse communities we serve in terms of income level, racial and ethnic makeup, health status and religion, to name a few. The council will be composed of patients, family members and/or friends of patients and community leaders, as well as health care professionals

CCMH residency program begins July 1

CCMH is pleased to announce the addition of two new residency programs Emergency Medicine and Family Practice Medicine, both working in partnership with the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

According to Ben Cooper, MD, Administrative Physician, CCMH had been looking to recruit emergency medicine physicians who would work and live in the community.

"It was decided that the best way to accomplish this was to recruit physicians during their residency — and what better way than to have our own residency program."