National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month

Donate Life Week at CCMH

April 1 – 5

Balloon Release by the flagpole

Tuesday, April 2

Come by our table in the Atrium Garden Hallway for more information and sign up to be a donor.

For the 2019 National Donate Life & Patient Care Month theme, Donate Life America was inspired by bicycles and the phrase “Life is a beautiful ride.” Like the donation and transplantation journey, a bicycle serves as a symbol of progress, renewal and the moving circle of life.

Bicycles come in all styles, shapes and sizes, but each is comprised of the same components, essential to supporting the rider and converting their energy into motion. Similarly, organ, eye and tissue donation offers many ways to give hope, support and strength to patients waiting, recipients and donor families. We each carry the potential to help make LIFE a beautiful ride for ourselves, and then for others, by registering as a donor, considering living donation, being a caregiver and championing the cause.

2nd Heart Healthy Luncheon

2nd Heart Healthy Luncheon – February 22, 2019

2nd Heart Healthy Luncheon

February 22, 2019 • 11:30am

Oakwood Conference Room

A delightful lunch and informative discussion regarding “Coronary Artery Disease” featuring Vijaya Velury, MD.

$10 per meal

RSVP by February 18, 2019, call 580-585-5406

 

First Heart Healthy Lunch SOLD OUT! Back by popular demand! Coronary artery disease develops when the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients (coronary arteries) become damaged or diseased. Cholesterol-containing deposits (plaque) in your arteries and inflammation are usually to blame for coronary artery disease. When plaque builds up, it narrows your coronary arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart. This year’s 2nd Heart Healthly Lunch will feature Cardiologist Vijaya Velury, M.D. of the Heart & Vascular Center. Dr. Velury will discuss Coronary Artery Disease, the unique signs and symptoms, and how to modify risk factors for a longer, healthier life.

Healthy Heart Luncheon

Heart Healthy Luncheon – February 15, 2019

Heart Healthy Luncheon

February 15, 2019 • 11:30am

Oakwood Conference Room

A delightful lunch and informative discussion regarding “Peripheral Artery Disease” featuring Eugen Ivan, MD.

$10 per meal

RSVP by February 11, 2019, call 580-585-5406

 


 

Quick facts about Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

The most common symptoms of PAD involving the lower extremities are cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs. Typically, this pain goes away with rest and returns when you walk again.

Be aware that:

  • Many people mistake the symptoms of PAD for something else.
  • PAD often goes undiagnosed by healthcare professionals.
  • People with peripheral arterial disease have a higher risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack or stroke.
  • Left untreated, PAD can lead to gangrene and amputation.

Added risks for PAD

Other factors can increase your chances for peripheral artery disease, including:

  • Your risk for peripheral artery disease increases with age.
  • High blood pressure or high cholesterol puts you at risk for PAD.
  • If you smoke, you have an especially high risk for PAD.
  • If you have diabetes, you have an especially high risk for PAD.

The good news

If you’re at risk for peripheral artery disease or have been diagnosed with PAD, it’s worth knowing that:

  • PAD is easily diagnosed in a simple, painless way.
  • You can take control: Follow your doctor’s recommendations and strive to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.
  • Some cases of PAD can be managed with lifestyle changes and medication.

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


FREE EVENT


 

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