No cause is more noble than alleviating the pain and suffering of a sick child. That’s the driving force behind the mission of the Children’s Starlight Fund. By enhancing facilities, technology and services available to the children of our area, it is our goal to relieve that pain and fear associated with hospitalization and replace it with hope, comfort and healing.
The purpose of the Children’s Starlight Fund is to identify the most critical pediatric needs in the area and develop a long-term plan to meet those needs through ongoing fundraising efforts. Goals will be prioritized annually to enhance services.
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You can be part of our mission. Giving opportunities are available at any level. A discerning donor may choose to make a donation to be used where needed most, or select a specific item they would like to donate to the Starlight Unit. Specific donor opportunities are listed here. Please contact the Comanche County Memorial Hospital at 580.585.5406 for more information. If you would like to mail a donation to the Children’s Starlight Fund, please send to P.O. Box 2309, Section 1, Lawton, OK 73502. Thank you for your continued support!
A hospital is no place for a sick child. While a child needs the technology and medical expertise available at a hospital when they are critically ill, they shouldn’t feel like they are in a “hospital”. That’s why we established the Starlight Unit at Comanche County Memorial Hospital as the goal for the first project of the Children’s Starlight Fund. Designed to provide all of the advanced medical care of a hospital setting in the comfort and security of a family-centered and child-friendly environment, the Starlight Unit provides the best of both worlds. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are pleased that the Starlight Unit became a reality in January, 2009. Featuring a homelike environment, patient rooms are furnished with comfortable surroundings to encourage family interaction.
The Children’s Starlight Fund was established in 2005 by the Comanche County Memorial Hospital Foundation to provide an ongoing source of funding for the continual enhancement of pediatric services. Serving nearly 800 children each year, CCMH is the regional referral center for children from 13 counties in Southwest Oklahoma. While advancements in medicines and technology have decreased the need for hospitalizing children today, those that are admitted tend to be sicker and have more complicated needs than ever before. Continual investment in pediatric services is necessary to help ensure that our children have the best medical care possible.