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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.

Dr. Mayank Dave Joins Hospitalist Group

Dr. Mayank Dave Joins Hospitalist Group

CCMH would like to welcome Mayank Dave, MD to the MMG Hospitalist group.

Dr. Dave is no stranger to CCMH. He completed his residency at the Southwest Oklahoma Family Medicine Residency program in 2010.

Prior to completing his residency, Dr. Dave received his medical degree from Tver State Medical Academy in Tver, Russia and an internship at M.J. Medical College in Ahmedabad, India.

CCMH Partners with OU to Bring NICU Services

CCMH Partners with OU to Bring NICU Services

This week, CCMH finalized a partnership with OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) to provide neonatal-perinatal services in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at CCMH.

CCMH Foundation Thanks Community for Recent Support

CCMH Foundation Thanks Community for Recent Support

The Comanche County Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to thank their generous supporters for stepping up and helping improve care for children in Southwest Oklahoma.

The Foundation would like to recognize those who attended the Starlight Country Concert last month. This annual fundraiser brought $100,000 in donations which will go toward purchasing much needed equipment for the Children's Starlight Unit.

CCMH Supports Saving Lives Through Organ, Eye, Tissue Donation

CCMH Supports Saving Lives Through Organ, Eye, Tissue Donation

During the month of April, CCMH is proud to support National Donate Life Month.

Mediflght of Oklahoma to Begin Serving Area

Mediflght of Oklahoma to Begin Serving Area

Beginning March 4, Mediflight of Oklahoma will become the sole provider of air ambulance services in the Lawton community. For those who have AirEvac memberships, don't worry, Mediflight will honor them.

Mediflight of Oklahoma has been providing medical flight services throughout Oklahoma for over 30 years. In addition to the services currently available, Mediflight also has Air Kids One, transportation dedicated solely to neonatal transport to OU Children's Medical Hospital.

Welcome Dr. Redman

Welcome Dr. Redman

Comanche County Memorial Hospital and Carol Dittmann, MD would like to introduce pathologist Rachel Redman, MD to the medical staff.

Dr. Redman received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida, where she also completed an internship and residency in internal medicine. She then completed a residency in anatomical and clinical pathology, as well as a fellowship in cytopathology at the University of Florida.

Leah M. Fitch Cancer Center Offering FREE Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits

Throughout the month of March, the Leah M. Fitch Cancer Center in Lawton began offering FREE colorectal screening kits to the community.

Often referred to as the "silent killer", colon cancer ranks as the second leading cause of death. It affects both women and men and kills more people yearly than either breast cancer or prostate cancer. 

Because of this, the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma feel it is important to provide this life-saving screening.

CCHA Prepares for Groundbreaking of New Nursing Center

Bird's Eye View of New Nursing Center

The Comanche County Hospital Authority (CCHA) is excited to announce they will be breaking ground on the new McMahon-Tomlinson Nursing Center facility on Thursday, March 7 at 4 pm on the east side of 52nd Street, northeast of Atwood's.

The 82,000 square foot facility will offer long-term and skilled nursing care as well as a dedicated memory care unit. The community-minded design allows residents to walk from one "community" (resident unit) to another.

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