2011Community Benefit Report
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is a licensed 84 - bed healthcare provider that serves LeFlore and the surrounding counties with a total population of approximately 48,000. EOMC has been serving the needs of this community for over 62 years by combining the personal touch of a community hospital with state of the art technology. We provide a full range of medical services to the community.
Since 1950, EOMC has worked to provide quality healthcare throughout Southeastern Oklahoma. EOMC is a public non-profit entity overseen by a Board of Trustees appointed by the LeFlore County Commissioners. Our goal is to efficiently provide comprehensive personal healthcare services by making available modern medical equipment, specialized medical services, and medical knowledge which would be limited without proper facilities.
• A full range of medical services to the community
• Efficient comprehensive personal healthcare services
• Modern medical equipment
• Specialized medical services
• Medical knowledge
• Variety of health care programs and education
• Charity care
Uncompensated Care $3,600,000
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center delivered services to our citizens who found themselves in personal situations that did not allow them to meet their healthcare financial obligations and also provided care that was only partially funded by federal, state and local programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare. In 2011, it cost EOMC approximately $3.6 million to provide services to our patients who had little or no ability to pay.
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is active in and sponsors numerous community events. Our staff holds office or regularly attends meetings with the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, the Leflore County Development Coalition, AOK Consortium. The hospital provides meeting space to a variety of non-profit community clubs, translation services for non English speaking patients, hosts blood drives, provides meals for the underprivileged, and is a corporate sponsor of the March of Dimes, the Boys and Girls club, and other charities.
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is committed to increasing access to care for LeFlore County by training healthcare professionals in all fields. In 2011, EOMC was a training site for 23 LPN’s and 47 Health Career Students. In addition, EOMC is an Emergency Cardiac Care Training Site for Eastern Oklahoma.
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center supports the Area Health Education Center by providing housing, meals, training site, and computer services for future doctors and physician assistants. This program is important to the process of developing doctors and physician assistants to help ensure an adequate supply to meet ongoing community needs.
Certified Stroke Center
In 2011 Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center was certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This “gold standard” designation in stroke treatment now ensures that EOMC is able to further improve and provide the same standard of care relating to stroke risks, prevention, and treatment as any other tertiary hospitals. “A tremendous amount of commitment, training, and ground work has been exhibited in preparing for this vast accomplishment.
This certification is made possible through the use of telemedicine technology. Telemedicine is one of the fastest-growing technologies of the new millennium. EOMC is proud to provide Telestroke Services, changing patients’ lives for the better. We are excited to continue to improve efficiency, optimize quality and safety, and improve patient care. This new service is in line with our mission of providing quality care through commitment and compassion.
Charity Care $695,451
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center serves the community by providing medical care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Financial assistance is available to the uninsured or underinsured who qualify. In 2011, approximately $695,541 in assistance was provided by EOMC.
In addition to working as a hospital volunteer, hosting bake sales, book fairs, and fundraising events; Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center’s sixty member Auxiliary provides college scholarships to employees or employees family members to assist in the completion of their education. In 2011, the auxiliary awarded two scholarships. The auxiliary also raised approximately $3000 dollars that was donated back to the hospital through new equipment for the hospital.
Radiology Program $89,000
Recognizing the need for radiology technologists EOMC partnered with Carl Albert State College to create the CASC Radiology Program. The program is located in the hospital and graduated 10 radiology technologist students this year. EOMC has been recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for the partnership with CASC.