Home Health & Hospice Break Records

Home Health & Hospice Break Records

2019 was a great year for home health care and hospice for Comanche County Memorial Hospital. Throughout the year, the program receives feedback from patient’s families, tracks quality ratings and analyzes volume increases. The information is positive and include the following highlights:

• Home Health will move to a 4 Star Quality rating in April 2020

• Home Health admissions have increased 33% from 2018

• Hospice admissions have increased 47% from 2018

• Hospice regularly receives cards, accolades and donations from families who are so appreciative of care provided during some of life’s most challenging times

“Under the exceptional leadership of Dr. Richard Brittingham, Teea Henry, Sondra Potts and David Elmore, these programs are meeting the unique needs of families in Southwest Oklahoma,” said Brent Smith, CEO. “We look forward to continuing to care for and assist our friends and family in the years to come.”

CCMH Joint Commission Award

Home care services receive Joint Accreditation

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.

Hospice Care

Hospice Services Now Available

Over the years, Comanche County Memorial Hospital has worked diligently to offer services for virtually every area of medical specialty needed to care for our friends and neighbors here in Southwest Oklahoma.  After offering Home Health Services for over 30 years, today, we are proud to expand our continuum of care to Hospice and Supportive care services.  This will allow patients who need to transition from Home Health care, to end of life care to remain with the compassionate professionals they have come to know and be comfortable with.  In addition, those who may suddenly find themselves faced with end of life issues have a compassionate and professional alternative for care.

CCMH Hospice Services are provided under the direction of Medical Director, Brent Smith, MD.  The hospice team develops a care plan that meets each patient’s individual needs.  Hospice Care is a philosophy of care that delivers comprehensive, compassionate services to patients with advanced or life-threatening illnesses and their families.  Hospice Care can enable patients with advanced illnesses to remain at home with quality of life and physical comfort.  We coordinate all services, including general Inpatient care for symptom management, if needed, so that continuity of care is maintained, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, wherever a patient resides.

“We are glad to finally have our accreditation visit and be able to provide this valuable service to our community and those in need”, stated Teea Henry, RN, Administrator of Home Health and Hospice Care.  “We are now accepting referrals and look forward to caring for those in their greatest hours of need”, stated Henry.