Bypass Surgery Lunch & Learn - June 21, 2019

Bypass Surgery Luncheon

Bypass Surgery Luncheon

with Dr. Timothy Trotter, Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon

Friday, June 21, 2019

11:30am – 1:00pm

CCMH Maple Conference Room 1 & 2

$10 per meal


Come to the Lunch & Learn featuring information on bypass surgery – when is surgery needed and what to expect. Comanche County Memorial Hospital is the only comprehensive heart program in southwest Oklahoma.

Heart bypass surgery is the most common type of heart surgery performed on adults. Doctors recommend heart bypass surgery when one or more of the blood vessels that transport blood to the heart muscles become partially blocked.


Please RSVP by Friday, June 14, by calling 580.585.5406

CCMH & OKCU Nursing Scholarship Image

Earn an OCU Nursing Degree – Tuition FREE!

Comanche County Memorial Hospital has partnered with Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in Southwest Oklahoma. Classes begin this fall. There will be 20 scholarships provided by Comanche County Memorial Hospital and the CCMH Foundation. Recipients are required to sign a contractual agreement that they will work for CCMH upon graduation for a minimum of three years. Scholarship preference will be given to students from Comanche County and southwest Oklahoma residents first. Applicants will be interviewed before scholarships are awarded.

For information about our nursing program, please contact Angie Moore in CCMH recruiting at 580.510.7068.

Personnel from Kramer School of Nursing will be on-site at CCMH Tuesday, May 7 in Maple Conference room, May 14, 21 and 28 in the Outpatient Center Resource Room, 1st floor from 10:00am – 5:00pm to answer questions.

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.
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