The Chief Nursing Officer has been with Choctaw Memorial Hospital for eighteen years, and because of her expertise, compassion, and devotion, she has helped to build a phenomenal nursing department with the help of her dedicated staff. During her interim, the Chief Nursing Officer has supervised hundreds of nursing staff including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nurse aides, and ward clerks. The philosophy she shares with her staff is to continually improve the health and well-being of our community and this philosophy is exemplified in the care she and her staff demonstrate to the community. The employees in the Nursing Department support the hospital mission statement by providing quality healthcare and a safe environment to improve the health and well-being of our patients. Nursing care is provided in twelve-hour shifts in the following areas: medical, surgical, and emergency room care. On average, CMH provides a number of employment opportunities within the community including opportunities for approximately 60 staff members who are currently employed through the Nursing Department at the hospital. CMH nursing staff provide a preceptorship program and a clinical training site for the Kiamichi Technology LPN (Licenses Practical Nursing) Program and the Healthcare Career Program. The Department also provides a clinical site for the Choctaw County Ambulance Authority employees. Many of the nursing staff at Choctaw Memorial Hospital have the benefit of knowing many of the community members they care for. Patients have told us it’s like begin cared for by family and friends at CMH when referring to the services they receive from our nursing department. The staff continually strives to maintain this relationship with the people they care about and serve. They always keep in mind that an integral part of getting better is knowing that people care about you at Choctaw Memorial Hospital—and they do care and are committed to providing the best possible healthcare to their patients and their families. The nursing staff works in shifts, twenty-four hours each day, Monday—Sunday. For more information about the Nursing Department, please call: (580) 317-9500.