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New McMahon-Tomlinson Nursing Center Begins to Take Shape

New McMahon-Tomlinson Nursing Center Begins to Take Shape

The new McMahon-Tomlinson Nursing Center is beginning to take shape. Even with all of the recent rain, Kip Cummins, Senior Director of Support Services for Comanche County Memorial Hospital, said crews are still on schedule for the April 2014 opening.

CCMH EMS Involved with Lone Ranger Premiere

CCMH EMS Involved with Lone Ranger Premiere

CCMH EMS had the great privilege to have been part of the recent Lone Ranger screening held at the Carmike theater on Friday, June 21.

EMS staff was involved in the preliminary planning stages up to the final tear down of the red carpet.

CCMH worked closely with the Lawton Area Medical Emergency Response Center in the planning stages of the event.

Bohach was designated as Incident Command and lead in the Emergency Medical Services command structure.

CCMH Holds Annual Health Care Academy

CCMH Holds Annual Health Care Academy

CCMH welcomed Lawton Public School teachers to their Health Care Academy which began Wednesday, June 12 and continued through Friday, June 14, 2013.

Program Director of the School of Medical Technology, Stacey Paryag, said the Health Care Academy was designed to allow middle school and high school teachers and counselors the opportunity to learn what careers are available in the medical field. The program gives teachers the opportunity to pass the knowledge on to their students.

Cancer Center's June Newsletter

Cancer Center's June Newsletter

Read the full Right Here at Home June 2013 Edition

  • Oncology Across Borders - Ethiopia
  • Breast Cancer Q&A
  • The Emerging Role of Low Dose CT For High Risk Lung Cancer Screenings
  • Just the Facts- Lung Cancer Statistics
  • Spotlight on Open Protocols
  • Myth Busters
  • Physician's Corner

Honoring Emergency Responders

Honoring Emergency Responders

The CCMH Emergency Department was recently honored at the OU Medical Center Trauma One Survivors' Reception as the recipient of The Golden Hour Award.

The Trauma One Survivors' Reception is held in honor of first responders, survivors, medical staff and others who played key roles in medical emergencies last year. About two dozen survivors, nurses, physicians, volunteers, organizations and medical staff from across the state were recognized at the reception in April.

CCMH Ambulance Crew Aid in Moore Search Efforts

CCMH Ambulance Crew Aid in Moore Search Efforts

On Monday evening, CCMH EMS was requested by FEMA and the Comanche County MERC to respond to Moore, Oklahoma following the massive destruction from the F5 tornado.

CCMH responded with two paramedics EMS units and our REMSS (Regional Emergency Response Services System) disaster trailer. The units arrived at approximately 4:00 pm and received an assignment to set up a medical Incident Command (IC) at the Moore Community Center.

Doctors donate AED to Big Green

Doctors donate AED to Big Green

This past Saturday, cardiovascular surgeons Steve Miller, MD and Aaron Trachte, MD of MMG Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery donated an automated external defibrillator to the Lawton Soccer Club Complex – The Big Green.

According to Dr. Trachte, affiliates from the Lawton Soccer Club contacted him inquiring where they could purchase their own AED.

Local 4th Graders Enjoy Fun Day Thanks to WALK Program

WALK Program 4th Grade Enjoy Fun Day

Over 500 Lawton, Cache, Elgin, Sterling, and Flower Mound public school 4th graders had a day at the YMCA full of swimming, basketball, dancing, rock climbing, Zumba and no homework as their reward for personally averaging 10,000 steps a day during the CCMH Foundation's WALK program.

Over 1,200 children participated in the six-week WALK Program designed to fight the childhood obesity epidemic in Southwest Oklahoma by encouraging children to be active. Steps are recorded on pedometers donated by local businesses and recorded in WALK books provided by the CCMH Foundation.

Dr. Legako Receives Prestigious Deckert Award

Comanche County Hospital Authority would like to congratulate pediatrician Ed Legako, MD for receiving the Gordon H. Deckert, MD, Award for Community Service, presented by the Oklahoma State Medical Association.

This award is presented to an Oklahoma physician who has made significant contributions to the medical community outside the scope of his current medical practice. It also recognizes them for reaching Oklahomans through actions and activities that improve the overall health and well being of citizens.

CCMH Goes Live with New Infant Protection System

CCMH Goes Live with New Infant Protection System

In an effort to increase the safety of every baby born at CCMH, we have invested in an advanced security system, just installed, that protects against infant abduction and ensures correct mother/baby matching.

The Hugs & Kisses Infant Protection system from Stanley Healthcare consists of water resistant tags and straps that are applied immediately after the time of delivery.

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