Congrats to our new Chief Nursing Officer

Congrats to our new Chief Nursing Officer

Comanche County Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the promotion of Melissa Alvillar to Chief Nursing Officer.

Melissa Alvillar started her career in healthcare as a CNA in 2002 in California. She worked as a CNA in Long Term Care, then transitioned to Acute Care work when
she started her LPN program. Once she completed her LPN program, she moved to Oklahoma where she worked in Women’s Services, Med/Surg, and ICU units in Chickasha.

At that time, Melissa dreamed of becoming a labor and delivery nurse and needed to obtain her Registered Nurse license. She continued on with her education and received her Associates Degree in Nursing at Oklahoma City Community College. Seeing the advantages of a BSN for career advancement, she went back to school and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, in Weatherford. In 2021, Melissa completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing at SWOSU. She looks forward to starting a doctorate program in nursing in the near future.

“As an RN, I have spent the majority of my career in Labor and Delivery, which I loved! I have worked in Labor and Delivery, NICU, Post Partum, 2 North and 2 South,” said Alvillar. Melissa spent two years as the Manager in Surgical Services and almost 2 years as the Director of Surgical Services. March 2020, Melissa was offered the Administrative Director of Nursing Operations role. During this time, she also served as the interim ICU manager/director position as well as CVCU and 3 North Director.

“I love being a nurse and I love nursing here at Comanche County Memorial Hospital,” said Alvillar. “I have learned so much about all of the units and what great people we have working here! We have an amazing team and I am so excited to be a part of it. I have a true passion for people and the relationships we build. I believe I am approachable and love to hear our staff member’s input and ideas. I am so appreciative of the opportunities I have been given to be a part of Nursing and moving forward here at Comanche County Memorial Hospital!” In her new role, Melissa plans to help heal and rebuild the team post-pandemic. She plans to focus on patient safety and patient satisfaction as a top priority.