Surgeon using da Vinci Xi System

DaVinci Surgical System

CCMH Unveils the First and Only Da Vinci Xi Surgical System in Southwest Oklahoma

On Tuesday, July 24, CCMH held an Open House for the unveiling of the first and only Da Vinci Xi Surgical System. We had several community leaders, CCMH Board Members and Physicians attend the morning session and many visitors throughout our community attend the afternoon session.

The Da Vinci Xi Surgical System can be used across a wide spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

Many who attended got hands-on experience to see how the Da Vinci system works. Everyone who tried out the system was very impressed and said it was very intuitive to operate.

Rising Star – Jennifer Walters

Jennifer is a great asset to the CCMH Cath Lab:She takes call for her X-Ray Tech position and she also helps the Cath Lab Scrub Techs with their call.  When the EP program was started, she volunteered to learn the roll of an EP Tech, going to classes and working alongside Dr. Nachimuthu during procedures. She works on billing and coding for exams. She orders our inventory to include picking up the inventory, checking it in, labeling the items with yellow stickers, and putting the products on the shelves. Jennifer is always willing to help out with any need from transporting patients to taking extra call.

Jennifer started up the RBC council for the Cath Lab and when it was joined the Radiology RBC group, she brought her knowledge and experience to that council group. Jennifer is also on the STEMI committee.

Jennifer’s enthusiasm for improvement is contagious to the staff.  She brings smiles to our work environment everyday. Congratulations to Rising Star Award Winner Jennifer Walters. Thank you for your care and dedication to patients and team members at CCMH!

Silence: A Never Event / Sepsis 2017

Silence: A Never Event

Sepsis 2017


November 13th, 2017


Special Guest Speaker Mike Ackerman

Mike Ackerman

Michael (Mike) Ackerman has held just about every role in nursing a nurse could hold including Candy Striper to Senior Director. His entire career has been in the critical care arena from staff nurse, nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner and most recently Senior Director of Nursing. He has over 50 publications as well as several funded studies. In addition he has held leadership roles in academia. Mike has a passion for critical care nursing. This is evident in his much sought after presentations on a variety of critical care topics in critical care. He also has a passion for the “Crucial Conversations” program which
he has implemented in two of his recent institutions. This implementation has been a catalyst in much of Mike’s work in the area of culture change. Mike is a skilled clinician, avid researcher, motivational speaker and caring leader. Leading from the bedside has been a consistent theme in Mike’s career.


For more information call 580.704.0737


Worker’s Comp Conference

Worker's Comp Conference

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

When Change Brings Challenge
Staying on Top of Oklahoma Workers’ Comp



Conference Speakers

Brett Barnes, MD • Cristi Cox, PT, CEES, CWcHP
Mark Duncan, DO • Betsey Kulakowsi
Brian Meek, MD • Eric Russel • Joshua W. Solberg

Registration for the event is now closed.


CCMH Outpatient Center, Oakwood 1,2 & 3

Lawton, Oklahoma

Presented by MMG, CCMH

Absorbable Stent

NEW Absorbable Stent Technology

Comanche County Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in the state of Oklahoma to perform a fully dissolvable stent procedure outside of a clinical trial.

The Absorb dissolving heart stent is the first and only device of its kind – a drug eluting coronary stent that dissolves, completely and naturally, in the body over time. Absorb treats coronary artery disease like a standard metallic stent, propping the diseased vessel open to restore blood flow, but then disappears after the artery is healed, leaving no metal behind to restrict natural vessel motion.




Survival Flight Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Survival Flight

The Survival Flight, a service provider for Comanche County  Memorial Hospital, announced their official opening with a ribbon cutting with the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce Red Coats Friday.  The Drewry Family Emergency Center supporters, Stephanie and Bill Drewry, were in attendance to help in the celebration along with local and surrounding area police, fire and emergency personnel.

Stories From the Heart

Five years ago this past September, my Dad, Jim Mulkey, had an accident in which he broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury. He was left partially paralyzed and as a result of complications from the fractured vertebrae, he had to undergo the insertion of a peg tube for his nutrition, and later, a tracheotomy. After a lengthy eight month hospital stay where he completed intense rehabilitation, he was able to return home. Doctors from the Memorial Medical  Group(MMG), and their staff, have been a wonderful resource in managing my Dad’s ongoing overall care since his return home.


With the challenges my Dad continues to face, sometimes, emergency situations involving his health can arise. When they do, we are so fortunate to have access right here in Southwest Oklahoma to outstanding, personalized care at the Drewry Family Emergency Center. My Dad has been treated four times over the past four years. The doctors, nurses and staff have done a great job meeting his very specialized needs. Our family is so grateful knowing that help is right here at home when and if we need it.


Despite all of the obstacles my Dad has faced, he has continued to progress every year since the accident and is now walking! Thanks to CCMH for helping us along the journey!


“Care such as this is why I continue to support Comanche County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s goal: To reinvest all profits back into Comanche County Memorial Hospital for renovations, improvements, and the purchase of new advanced technology and equipment. I hope you will join me and consider ending the year with a gift to support Southwest Oklahoma’s community hospital.”


Kim Dodds,
Comanche County Memorial Hospital Foundation Supporter

If you have any questions please contact: Lea Ann Chandler, Director, Comanche County Memorial Hospital
Foundation, by email: or phone: 580.250.5989.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday Pictures

In 1951, Comanche County Memorial Hospital was founded by a group of community leaders with the charitable mission of ensuring the availability of medical care to all, regardless of social status or ability to pay. These visionaries, led by such people as Margaret Day, Charles Green, MD; Charles Graybill, MD; Emma and “Curlee” Tomlinson, had a goal of building the most technologically  advanced and modern hospital in the country.

Today we still strive to achieve that goal and we need your help to continue this legacy. Your contributions help fill the gap of funding needs for equipment, technology, capital projects and education.

You can make a difference!


Please join us TODAY by making a gift of any size!

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15% of all donations made to the CCMH Foundation will go to the endowment fund.
Thank you for leaving a lasting legacy

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