CCMH Nurses Selected as Finalists for 2019 Oklahoma Nurse of the Year

CCMH Nurses Selected as Finalists for 2019 Oklahoma Nurse of the Year

Congratulations to two of our nurses who have been selected as a finalist in their category for the 2019

Oklahoma March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards Gala.

Meagan Garibay was selected as a finalist in the Infection Control category.

Kristen Turner was selected as a finalist in the Surgical Services category.

The Nurse of the Year Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Riverwind Casino in Norman.

Licensed nurses in Oklahoma that are in good standing with the OK state board of Nursing are eligible. Nominees must exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and service.

Nominees are perceived as leaders among peers and in affecting positive change in the profession, workplace and community.

Last year we had six CCMH nurses nominated for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year celebration; Kate Copass, Barbara Hays, Tarisha Watson, Meagan Garibay, Amy Smith and Paula Griffith were all nominated by their peers last year! (Kate & Amy won in two categories!)

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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.

CCMH Receives Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award

CCMH Receives Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award

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.

Rising Star – Jennifer Walters

Jennifer is a great asset to the CCMH Cath Lab:She takes call for her X-Ray Tech position and she also helps the Cath Lab Scrub Techs with their call.  When the EP program was started, she volunteered to learn the roll of an EP Tech, going to classes and working alongside Dr. Nachimuthu during procedures. She works on billing and coding for exams. She orders our inventory to include picking up the inventory, checking it in, labeling the items with yellow stickers, and putting the products on the shelves. Jennifer is always willing to help out with any need from transporting patients to taking extra call.

Jennifer started up the RBC council for the Cath Lab and when it was joined the Radiology RBC group, she brought her knowledge and experience to that council group. Jennifer is also on the STEMI committee.

Jennifer’s enthusiasm for improvement is contagious to the staff.  She brings smiles to our work environment everyday. Congratulations to Rising Star Award Winner Jennifer Walters. Thank you for your care and dedication to patients and team members at CCMH!