Comanche County Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science is one of the only four schools of Medical Technology in the state of Oklahoma. It is a hospital-based program located in the laboratory of Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma.

  

History

The school has been in existence since the hospital was built in 1951. The program director and most of the laboratory supervisors and staff are graduates of this program. Graduates from this program also staff the other hospitals in Lawton/Fort Sill.
Although there are a number of students completing a portion of their education in this institution, the School of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science is the only educational program based in the hospital with staff and faculty employed by the hospital. All the other educational programs are university or vocational school based.

 

Mission Statement

Comanche County Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science is committed to providing an effective and comprehensive educational program for Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science students to produce well-educated Medical Laboratory personnel for Comanche County Memorial Hospital and Southwest Oklahoma as well.

 

Program Goals

The goals of Comanche County Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science are to educate competent Medical Technologists/Medical Laboratory Scientists with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate entry-level proficiency in all areas of the laboratory and to possess basic management skills, knowledge of educational methodology, hospital and laboratory information systems, and research methods.

 

Program Objectives

The objective of the Comanche County Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science is to provide our students with the following career entry competencies:

1.   To collect, process and determine the acceptability of biological specimens for analysis.

2.   To perform analysis on body fluids, cells and chemical elements.

3.   To maintain and operate laboratory instruments and equipment.

4.   To use good judgment regarding the reporting of laboratory determinations.

5.   To establish and perform quality control procedure to assure the reliability of all test results.

6.   To practice laboratory safety, so as not to endanger ones self, coworkers or patients.

7.   To keep accurate records.

8.   To communicate with physicians, patients, and other members of the health care team.

9.   To be familiar with management responsibilities.

10.  To teach medical laboratory procedures and be knowledgeable of educational methodology.

11.  To actively participate in continuing education programs.

12.  To maintain a professional and caring attitude toward patients, families, and other members of the health care team.

13.  To peruse published articles and make informed decisions relevant to their scope of study.

 

Accreditation

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
773.714.8880 (PHONE)
773.714.8886 (FAX)
www.naacls.org
info@naacls.org

 

The Comanche County Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Sciences is the only accredited program in Southwest Oklahoma by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS granted re-accreditation to CCMH MT School March 2010 for 7 years, which will be valid until 2016 for fulfilling all requirements after review of paper and site inspection in 2009.

NAACLS has established 3-year average benchmarks for the following criteria in its 2012 accreditation standards to measure the Program Outcomes.

1. ASCP certification rates – at least 75% passrate within first year of graduation,

2. Graduation rates – at least 70% of graduates who have begun the final half year of the program,

3. Placement rates – at least 70% of respondent graduates either find employment or continue their education within one year of graduation.

 

Program Outcomes

CCMH Graduation Years: 2014 – 2016

Program

Outcome

NAACLS Benchmark

Three Year Average ASCP BOC Pass rate

92%

75%

Three Year Average RPT Pass rate

100%

75%

Three Year Average Graduation Rate

93%

70%

Three Year Average Attrition Rate

7%

Three Year Average Placement Rate

100%

70%

*Graduation and attrition rates reflect students who have begun the final half of the program.

 

Equal Opportunity

Discrimination in the School of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap is not tolerated.

 

Certification

Our graduates take the national certifying examination by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology upon completion of our program. Credentials attained upon successfully passing the BOC is: Name of Student, MLS (ASCP)CM.

The school has attained a pass rate of 68 out of 74 for first time examinees over the last 17 years on the ASCP Board Examination. In 2014 and 2015, the program had a zero attrition rate and a 100% pass rate in the ASCP BOC examination.

Effective August 2011, our students will take the national certifying examination by the American Medical Technologists for Phlebotomy Technician upon completion of the didactic instruction and clinical practicum for Phlebotomy. Credentials attained upon successfully passing the examination is: Name of Student, RPT(AMT).

The school has attained a pass rate for first time examinees of 100% from since 2012 to present on the AMT Certification Exam.

 

Join our Team!

…………………………………

We Do It Well