Two employees of Comanche County Medical Center have been selected in a drawing of outstanding workers at the medical center to receive free tickets to the CCMC Foundation fundraiser this Saturday night.

Selected out of those nominated by department heads were Rita Chavez and Tamra Wells. They will each receive two tickets and be recognized at the event.

The fundraiser is the 14th annual event with proceeds going toward equipment for patient care. In the past 13 years, more than $800,000 has been raised for purchase of various equipment for the hospital.

This year’s event will featured a prime rib dinner with all the trimming catered by Littlejohn’s at Evans Sale Barn near Proctor. Cost of tickets is $75 per person. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. with the auction to start at 7.

There will be bingo played during dinner and then a silent auction and live auction to help raise funds from items donated by individuals and businesses including a heifer, a helicopter hog hunt, a zero turn mower, tickets to college games, feed items and the list goes on for a lot of excitement.

At the end of the evening, $1,000 cash will be given away to a ticket holder, you must be present to win.

Tickets can be obtained from any board member including Mark Beaty, president, 432-209-3275; vice president Wilma Fleming, 254-842-5563; Secretary Doylene Evans, 254-485- 9249; treasurer LaVerne Walker, 325-667-1003; of other board members, Doug Erwin, 254-842-7489; Harold Adcock, 325-356-3920; Mac McKinnon, 254-485-3680; Debbie Johnston, 254-842- 8086; Rick Howard, 325-642- 5180; Margie Gleaton, 254- 718-7120; Pam Simon, 254- 977-3622 or Kristine Bremer, 617-957-4124. Evans Sale Barn is located at 350 CR 332 just south of Proctor.

Rita currently lives in De Leon with her husband Ignacio Chavez. Together they have 7 children and 3 grandchildren.

In 2013 Rita began her employment with CCMC as member of the laundry and housekeeping department. Rita prides herself in every aspect of her job. Patient care and cleanliness are most important to her. Her dependability and work ethic are huge assets to the department.

Rita among others have set the bar for current and future CCMC employees. Her quality of work has a direct impact on our organization most importantly our patients.

Tamra currently lives in De Leon with her husband of 33 years. Together they have two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

In 1987 Tamra began her healthcare career at the Deleon Hospital and was a part of the consolidation and the opening of CCMC in 2005. She has worked in admissions, billing and has assisted in converting the hospital billing system from AS400 to Meditech in 2009. She is now in the process of assisting in the conversion to Expanse in the next year.

She has 32 years of experience in the healthcare field, and is now the Director of the Business Office and Revenue Cycle. Tamra oversees Admissions, the HIM department as well as the Business Office. She works with all of the departments to maintain an up to date charge master and oversees the accounts receivable for the hospital and clinic. She also does provider enrollment for all insurance providers for the Emergency Room. Through her leadership she has completely overhauled CCMC’s billing department which has had a positive impact on the organization most importantly our community.

She is a firm believer in a strong work ethic also giving her staff the opportunity to take ownership of their job functions. As a directly result, CCMC has seen nothing but success since her tenure as the Director of the Business Office and Revenue Cycle.

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