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Published by sarah.whittington, 2019-12-23 11:56:21

Fall 2019 LSU Newsletter

Fall 2019 LSU Newsletter FINAL

OUR MISSION: TO RAISE THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH OF
AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL

Lawton Service Unit

Fall , 2019

Lawton Indian Hospital:

Access to Care Guide

Access to health care services is directly related to improvement in health and reducing risk factors
that contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. The Lawton Indian Hospital

acknowledges that it can be difficult at times to navigate the local system of care. In this issue you
will find direct contact information for the various departments within the hospital along with

information related to scheduling appointments specific to each department.

Adult Care Clinic (Outpatient) Behavioral Health Clinic

M-F 8 am - 5 pm M-F 8 am - 5 pm (closed 12-1)

Phone: (580) 354-5270 Phone: (580) 354-5120

Notes: Notes:

Appointments scheduled in advance Appointments only. Appointments can be
although some same day appointments are made in person, by phone, by an IHS
available. provider or by a provider outside of IHS
upon discharge from inpatient behavioral
Primary care for 18 years of age and old- health facility. Patients who request
appointments without a consult are asked
to fill out a questionnaire to triage
behavioral health needs.

No walk-ins.

Access to Care Continued...

Imaging Outpatient Lab

Phone: (580) 354-5575 M-F 7:30 am - 5 pm
Phone: (580) 354-5714
Mammography:
Appointments M-F 8 am - 3:30 pm Notes:
Walk-ins as schedule allows Walk-ins are welcome. Must have valid
lab orders. Patients must check in at
Ultrasound: patient registration prior to presenting for
Appointments M-F 7 am - 4:30 pm lab services.
Walk-ins as schedule allows
Pediatric Clinic
X-Ray:
M-F 8 am - 8 pm M-F 8 am - 5 pm
No appointment necessary Phone: (580) 354-5500

CT Scans: Notes:
M-F 7 am - 7 mp Appointments scheduled in advance
Walk-ins as schedule allows although some same day appointments are
available.
MRI: Primary care for patients 18 years of age
Scheduled by MRI Technologist. and younger.
M-F 7:30a-9p
No Walk-ins Pharmacy

Infusion Clinic M-F: 7:30 am - 7 pm
Sat & Sun: 10 am - 7 pm
M-F 8 am - 5 pm Phone: (580) 354-5532
Refill Requests:
Phone: (580) 354-5637  Automated refill line: (580) 354-5539
 Voicemail refill line: (580) 354-5538
Notes: IV ther apy by r efer r al or  Call the pharmacy at (580) 354-5532
consultation only.  Visit the pharmacy during business

Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) hours and pull a “Request a Refill”
ticket at the kiosk.
M-F 8 am - 5 pm (closed 12-1)

Phone: (580) 354-5127

Notes:

Provides behavioral health consults for pa-
tients with scheduled appointments in any
of the hospital clinics. During their appoint-
ments, patients can request to speak to an
IBH consultant via the screening document.

Access to Care Continued...

Patient Navigator/Advocate Respiratory Therapy

Phone: (580) 354-5505 M-F 7:30 am - 4 pm
M-F 8 am - 5:00 pm Phone: (580) 354-5438, (580) 354-5440
Notes: No walk-ins
Public Health Nursing Order is required by a physician

M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm Women’s Health Clinic
Phone: (580) 354-5560
Notes: Walk-ins are usually available, M-F 8 am -5 pm
however it is always recommended to call Phone: (580) 354-5620
ahead to ensure a nurse will be available. Notes: Appointments scheduled in
advance. Walk-in availability on Tuesday
Physical Therapy (PT) and Thursday mornings and Wednesday
afternoons.
M-F 8 am -5 pm (Closed 12-1)
Phone: (580) 354-5195 Wound Care Clinic
Notes: Refer r al fr om medical pr ovider
required. No Walk-ins however, patients M-F 8 am -5 pm
are encouraged to call and check on last Phone: (580) 354-5286
minute cancellations. Notes: Refer r al or consultation fr om
medical provider required.

IHS Tobacco-Free Policy Update

The IHS Tobacco-Free policy is in place to protect the
health, safety, and comfort of IHS employees, contractors,
patients and visitors. This policy has recently been revised
and implementation of this policy is part of a larger initiative
to improve the health and wellness of all who are employed
and/or seek services at properties owned or leased by IHS.

Per this policy, the term “tobacco” includes cigarettes,
e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, smokeless
tobacco, electronic nicotine device system, and any other
tobacco products.

Below are a few highlights of the policy:

 The use of tobacco products is prohibited in any form, at IHS-operated properties. This in-
cludes private vehicles while on HHS property.

 Any areas previously designated for outdoor smoking have been eliminated.

 The use of tobacco for ceremonial purposes is allowed in the designated traditional healing
room, including any space designated for a ceremony or in a patient’s hospital room (see local
safety policy for additional information).

 The policy supports tobacco cessation that is accompanied by education and awareness pro-
grams.

All IHS employees should be familiar with this policy. The entire policy can be viewed at
https://www.ihs.gov/ihm/pc/part-5/p5c3/

LSU New Employees

L to R: Dr. Ledro Justice, Psychiatrist (contract) Behavioral Health; Adriana Avalos, Practical Nurse, ED;
Jennifer Dawson, Medical Records Technician; Makayla Owens, Pharmacy Aid; Victoria Nielsen, Optometry

New Employee Spotlight

By Melanie Hazle

The Behavioral Health Department staff would like to introduce Barry Hughes. Mr. Hughes is
a member of the Chickasaw Nation and has recently joined the department as a Mental Health Family

Specialist. Mr. Hughes is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and obtained his Master’s
Degree from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He comes to the Lawton Service Unit from
the Chickasaw Nation Outpatient services in Ada. Prior to becoming an LPC, Mr. Hughes was a case
manager and was also a teacher/coach for a small K-8 school in Southeastern Oklahoma. Mr. Hughes

is from the small town of Mill Creek, Oklahoma, but he has lived the majority of his life in
Tishomingo. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served for four and a half years with his
enlistment time divided between Charleston AFB, S.C. and Tinker AFB in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

We are excited to have Mr. Hughes as a part of our treatment team!

OKC Area Strategic Planning and Leadership Development

The Oklahoma City Area of IHS is working towards implementing system-wide improvements. In
order to do this, four teams comprised of service unit staff of varying disciplines will work together
over the course of a year to develop and implement new processes. Each team has been designated to
focus on one of the following areas: recruitment, human resources, customer/employee engagement,
and leadership. The teams will use the Model of Improvement and have leadership sponsors to assist
throughout this processes. The following employees applied for and were selected to represent the
Lawton Service Unit: Recruitment: Kristie Choate, Human Resources: Christina Simien, Employee
Engagement/Customer Satisfaction: Katie Chapman, Building Leaders: Sarah Whittington

The IMPRESS Customer Service Team is proud to announce the

Lawton Indian Hospital Discharge Planning Team

As the winners of the 2019 4th Quarter IMPACT Group Award.

Pictured:

Raelyn Battiest, Supervisor
Michelle Deason, Social Worker
Ashley Lazzerini, Dietician
Mat Bisbee, Patient Benefit Coord.
Jeff Solsieder, Physical Therapist
Zoe Bryant, Pharmacist
Not pictured:
Sandra Nealis, Case Manager
Luis Millan, Physical Therapist
Lyzette Leon, Case Manager
Brian Yazzie, Pharmacist
Dr. Deqing Li, Hospitalist
Dr. Sopukro Tienabeso, Hospitalist
Dr. Briant Tran, Hospitalist

The IMPACT Group Award is awarded to groups throughout the Lawton Service Unit
that exemplifies the best qualities of Innovation, Motivation, Productivity, Attitude,
Customer Service, and Teamwork in the service unit.

Congratulations to October Star Award
Recipient Dr. James Foster

The Lawton Service Unit Star Award is a
monthly employee-nominated award given to members

of Lawton Service Unit staff for outstanding and
exceptional work.

Dr. Foster is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy
Specialist and is currently the Acting Director for the
Lawton Indian Hospital Residency Program. Dr. Foster
is a teacher and leader amongst his peers and always
looks for ways he can make a patient's experience and

care a top priority.

Patient’s First Champions
Anadarko Indian Health Center

Left Picture: Nicole Churchill. Right Picture from left to right: LCDR Littledeer, Carol
Ahhaitty, Leta Rogers, Kim Dailey, Mildred Gomez

Reservations

 Call to schedule ride at least 3 days
before appointment

 Call toll free (877) 404-4500
 TDD (800) 722-0353
 Call between 7am –6pm M-Sat
 Callers will be given a confirmation

number. WRITE THIS NUMBER
DOWN
 If ride is late, call (800) 435-1034
SoonerRide is a program that helps individuals get to and from services covered by
SoonerCare.
SoonerRide does not provide emergency transportation

Prevention Through Community Engagement (PACE)

by LCDR Megan Weeks and LCDR Katie Chapman

The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps officers of the
Lawton Indian Hospital (LIH) are proud to promote the newly established Lawton OK Prevention
through Community Engagement (PACE) Chapter. The chapter will provide community outreach
activities aligned with the priorities of the Office of the Surgeon General and the Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Health. PACE strives to build relationships and trust with local community

partners by providing evidence based educational presentations on important public health topics.

The PACE chapter offered an educational booth at the Lawton Open Streets event on
September 7th 2019. The event is a biannual occasion, sponsored by the Fit Kids Coalition of

Southwest Oklahoma. It includes dozens of booths from various organizations, focusing on

community services, healthy lifestyles, and

revitalizing downtown Lawton. The PACE

Healthy Eating booth provided education to 187

kids and adults. The PACE team constructed a

trifold poster with education on how to make a

“healthy plate” and disseminated multiple

different brochures providing education on

healthy foods and drink. After educating the

children on what foods are recommended, the

kids were asked to create their own healthy plate

using a wide assortment of plastic foods provided

by the LIH Diabetes Program. Healthy snacks,

stickers, and coloring pages with crayons were

given to all who participated in the educational

activities. In addition, the booth provided a

challenging hopscotch game and hula hoops to LCDR Ikjae Chin, LT Miaka Huynh, Hannah Njoh, LCDR Katie
promote physical activity. Chapman, LCDR Megan Weeks

The Lawton OK PACE Chapter has recently made agreements with the Comanche County
Regional Juvenile Detention Center and Parker Pointe Group Home to offer reoccurring/monthly
presentations on important public health topics such as, Healthy Eating, Opioid Abuse and Misuse,
Hand Hygiene, Skin Cancer, Mucus Membranes, and Tobacco Cessation over the course of the
2019/2020 school year. In the month of November the group is scheduled to spend a day educating
the children of Flower Mound Elementary on Healthy Eating in collaboration with the LIH diabetic

department.

Please contact the Lawton OK PACE Chapter Coordinator, LCDR Megan Weeks at
[email protected], with any inquiries about the organization or if you know of an organization
or group that would benefit from these educational presentations. Any PHS Officers that are
interested in participating in upcoming PACE events or in joining our local SW Oklahoma Chapter
of the Commissioned Officers Association (COA), please contact LCDR Katie Chapman at

[email protected]

Outpatient Department Corner Summer Youth Cecelia Juarez performing pupillary distance on Dr.
Alexander’s daughter, Nora
By Shirley Burris, RN
The LIH Optometry Department had two
Last fall, Point-of-Care-Testing (POCT) for Comanche Nation Summer Youth Workers who
rapid influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus
(RSV) were approved for the LSU outpatient clinics. were trained to provide optometric technician
This is exciting in that POCT provides results in tasks. The services they were able to perform
approximately 15 minutes. Rapid testing allows allowed the Optometry Department to increase
patient volume during the nine weeks they worked.
for more immediate and accurate clinical
decision-making, resulting in improved patient care.
Additionally, as flu season ramps up and clinics get
busier, POCT can contribute to decreased wait times.

Training of outpatient clinic nurse managers and two
registered nurses was provided by Marcia Sahmaunt,

supervisor of the outpatient lab.

Summer Youth Worker Kylen Murrow taking an Optos image

LSU Community Outreach

LIH Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Stella Vinson and Benefits Coordinator, Romelia
Kassanavoid participated in the Wichita Tribe’s Breast Cancer Awareness Event held on October
18th at the Iscani Gym in Anadarko.

LSU Dental Clinic participated in the 2019 Public Health Nursing participated in the 2019
Comanche Nation Fair with the “Reuniting Na- Comanche County Community Baby Shower by
tions One Smile At A Time” float. providing instruction in infant CPR anytime. Over
484 individuals attended the event this year which
Left to Right: Krysten Daukei, Francelita Dan- is designed to help reduce rates of infant mortality
ny, Krystal Parker, Toni Nauni, Rebecca Niedo, by providing important information to new
Briana Frias, Shaena Debartolo, Crystal Parker, parents.
Kirsty Andersen, Shannon Mclaughlin, Candace
Williams, Jessi Plummer








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