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."

SoS KickOff

The SOS Kick-off will take place on Tuesday, July 1 at 6 pm in the CCMH Atrium Garden. This years’ event will not only focus on training to RUN, but will focus on training to WALK any of the events of the SOS.

Take the Spirit of Survival Challenge

Are you in need of a tune-up? Would you like to get in better shape or start a running program but don’t know how? Or are you already a walker or runner who just wants to improve. Some people just need the motivation and inspiration of others to stay accountable and stick with the program. If any of these describe you, then this event is for you!

The 2014 Spirit of Survival will take place on October 5, and although it seems like a long way away, if you’re planning to walk or run in one of our certified events, it’s time to break out those shoes and start training.

Center for Wound Care Delivering Excellent Outcomes

Center for Wound Care Delivering Excellent Outcomes

Since opening its doors in 2004, CCMH's Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine has treated over 3,500 patients suffering from chronic wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems, or many other conditions. Studies have shown that specialized wound care treatment accelerates wound healing, reduces amputation rates, and helps patients avoid hospitalization. On an outpatient basis, our specially trained staff provides the care needed to help you resume a healthy, active lifestyle.