Western Oklahoma State College has a long-standing partnership with Comanche County Memorial Hospital. WOSC established its nursing program in 1981 and opened an additional site location in Lawton on the Cameron University campus in 2003. CCMH offers access to the most critical areas of nursing care. From 2004-2011, CCMH has donated more than $850,000 to support the WOSC nursing program. CCMH has also provided an excellent clinical experience for the nursing students with many of CCMH’s own employees serving as clinical instructors for the program. In 2018, WOSC started an online LPN-to-RN track as part of the nursing program and is scheduled to graduate more than 100 nursing students in 2019. WOSC continues to partner with CCMH to research ways to expand the nursing program in the Lawton area. This partnership provides well-trained, highly educated registered nurses to meet the health care needs of southwest Oklahoma.
The CARE team is proud to present the Daisy Award to Candice White, LPN. The Silver Linings team nominated Candice for her many kind and considerate deeds toward patients. She loves to spend time and talk with her patients. The patients say they enjoy Candice. Specifically, one patient says she’s grateful for Candice. The patient was expressing her desire to go home, but she didn’t have the essentials required to go at the time. Candice discovered the patient did have a home and worked on taking the steps to help set up her utilities again and automatic monthly payments for her living expenses. Candice also called the patient’s local church to assist with getting the patient food and helped start the process for her to receive food stamps. The Silver Linings team says the patient’s discharge plans were to go to a shelter, but over a three day period Candice changed that individual’s life by giving them hope! Candice was relentless in her efforts and her tireless work allowed a patient to go back home. Candice has a true patient focused attitude and we are proud to have her as part of our team.
Brandon Adams works in the engineering department at McMahon Tomlinson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He is consistently friendly and available to others. His peers describe him as honest and hard working. Our residents and patients love Brandon. He is always friendly toward them and very helpful.
During Christmas Brandon heard of two co-workers’ families in need. He provided two full Christmas meals for those families. He did this very quietly and respectfully. We would have never known about this thoughtful deed if not for one of the family members. Brandon is truly an asset to McMahon Tomlinson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and is an example for all.
The RBC Care Team celebrated the accomplishments of our leaders with their first Awards Banquet. The highlight of the evening was recognizing the RBC Rising Star of the Year and the RBC Lifetime award.
The winner of the RBC Rising Star of the Year: Amber James.
The winner of the RBC Lifetime Award: Yvonne Hall.
The nominees were: Jayne Gallimore (CCSWOK), VeEtta Wandick (2 South), Chandra Lucksted (Education), Scott Odebrecht (Engineering), Jennifer Walters (Cath Lab), Erica Ochsner (Outpatient Rehab), Hollie Holbrook (Surgery), Susan Milam (Surgery), Craig Andrus (Pharmacy), Blanca Gonzalez (Respiratory), Sara Ann Grover (Nutrition Services), Toshia Fanning (GI Lab), George Alvillar (Nursing Admin), George Obinero (Hospitalist), Amber James (Nursing Float).
Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Kimberly Brunty (LCHC Case Mgr) recently received the RBC Rising Star Award for her outstanding work in patient care and supporting team values. On multiple occasions, Kimberly has helped staff from other departments with patient issues like denture replacement, rides to OKC for vision appointments, and financial assistance. These are all things that case managers do, but Kimberly does them for everyone and always with a smile. She doesn’t just do her job, she goes above and beyond to make our families feel cared for. Several families have stated that she makes a difference in their care and that they would not know what to do without her.
Kimberly’s actions not only show the character of the staff that work for us but they show that she is willing to always take the extra time to get to know our patients and provide that individualized care that makes such a difference.
Sara Grover is the 4th family member to join the CCMH team. Her grandmother Leanne has been in the food and nutrition department for 20 years. She also has an aunt and her mother works here as well, making Sara a legacy!
Sara is a dynamic young lady with a heart of gold. She has so much compassion that it really shines through when she delivers meals to our patients. Sara greets everyone with a smile and a friendly hello. It was this very reason that Sara was nominated and won the Rising Star award. A resident needed some help and Sara was more than willing to help her and listen to the resident which in her words “blessed her”. She is a very hard worker and is always willing to help her peers or her leadership team.
Comanche County Memorial Hospital is proud to announce we have received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Home Care services. This three-year accreditation covers Home Health and Hospice and Lawton Medi-Equip.
“We have the best staff and highest satisfaction scores at Home Health and Hospice,” said Teea Henry, Manager of Home Health and Hospice. “The staff is awesome and work well with physicians in the community. It is a wonderful service for the hospital to offer so we can continue to care for our patients once they return home.”
By receiving the Gold Seal of Approval, the community knows the staff of Home Health and Hospice and Lawton Medi-Equip are able to demonstrate they are capable of providing safe, high quality care to their patients.