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.

MMG Elgin Family Medical Clinic Welcomes New Physician

CCMH’s Memorial Medical Group (MMG) Elgin Family Medical Clinic welcomes Board Certified Family Practice physician Lewis Litwack, MD.

Dr. Litwack received his medical degree from the Independent University of Medical Sciences in Central America, San Jose, Costa Rica. He then completed his residency at the Family Practice Residency of Brazos Valley, Bryan, Texas.

Cancer Centers Welcome New Physicians

The Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma and CCMH would like to welcome two new physicians: medical oncologist/hematologist Dr. Eugenio Najera and hematologist-oncologist Dr. Aman Garsa.

Grand Opening for the NICU

We are proud to announce that the first and only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Southwest Oklahoma is here! On Thursday, staff and community leaders gathered together to celebrate the grand opening of CCMH's new NICU. 

In partnership with OU Children’s Physicians, CCMH now provides neonatal services for most premature babies born 32 weeks in gestation and older.

Ambulance Department Trains Lawton Police Officers to Care for Gunshot Wounds in the Field

After the recent shooting of a Lawton officer as well as the occurrence of multiple shootings, the CCMH Ambulance Department reached out to the Lawton Police Department to offer training for all officers.

Over the last three weeks, Paramedics from the Ambulance Department have been teaching Lawton police officers how to care for gunshot wounds in the field. The class is entitled "Make Every Second Count".

The Brown Recluse Invasion

The Brown Recluse Invasion

Two mild winters and drought conditions are bringing spiders indoors and out of hiding to find moisture. But this can be more than annoying. The hemotoxic venom of the brown recluse can be potentially deadly, especially to those at risk.

Hundreds Turn Out to Kick Off SOS, Register to Train

Attendees of the SOS Kick-off receive help fitting shoes from a Fleet Feet running store staff member.

Close to 250 people were in attendance at the 2013 Spirit of Survival Kick-off held on Tuesday, July 9.

Running coach Matt Aguero was the featured presenter, offering helpful tips on how to properly prepare and train for the SOS.

Fleet Feet running store from Tulsa was also on hand providing free foot analysis to approximately 200 people. They also brought a large selection of running shoes, available for purchase.

CCMH to Hold Grand Opening for New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

CCMH to Hold Grand Opening for New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Progress continues as construction on CCMH's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) heads toward completion.

In May, CCMH announced a partnership with OU Health Sciences Center to provide neonatal-perinatal services and the beginning of NICU construction. Completion of the unit is expected to be early July with a Grand Opening planned for July 25.