Named after Major General Henry Ware Lawton, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, Lawton, OK is the county seat of Comanche County and currently boasts a population of 96,867, making it the 5th largest city in the state.A city that large has a lot of residents to keep healthy, and that job is left to Southwestern Medical Center and Comanche County Memorial Hospital. Both are premier hospital systems that provide the utmost care to the greater Lawton area. One thing that many people do not think about, however, is that caring for all those residents results in a lot of medical waste being produced, and that waste cannot be disposed of in the normal trash stream. This is where MedPro Disposal comes into play. Medical waste must be treated with special precautions because it generally contains blood-borne pathogens, among other infectious components. If an individual were to come in contact with a contaminated needle, it could lead to the transmission of infection and disease.Classifying medical waste is quite simple and easy for your practice to handle. Contaminated gloves, sharps, soaked gauze, IV bags, and more are all considered medical waste, and cannot go in a normal waste bucket. All of these materials need to be disposed of properly and immediately after use, in order to prevent the spread of pathogens. Failure to do so can lead to infections and contamination of sterile environments, which, according to the CDC, resulted in 17 million cases of infection in hospitals during 2011.At MedPro Disposal, we strive to treat our customers with the same respect that we would like to be treated with. With that said, we typically save our customers between 20-40% annually compared to their previous waste hauler. Our pricing is based on what matters: frequency of pickup, and the amount of waste being picked up. No hidden surcharges for fuel or environmental. We offer the same, if not superior service, with the only difference being the lower cost.MedPro Disposal does not only offer regulated medical waste disposal, we also have a pharmaceutical disposal program, along with OSHA compliance. Our pharmaceutical program is designed to be hassle-free so that you can spend more time on what matters: your patients. MedPro Disposal will send your facility a 2.5 gallon bucket that you fill up with unused prescription medications as the need arises. Once the bucket is full, simply attach the included pre-paid label and ship it to our disposal site. We then send your facility a new bucket, and that’s it! The best part? It’s only a one-time fee, whether it takes your facility one month or one year to fill the bucket.
For OSHA compliance, our online portal allows an administrator to assign specific tests to individual employees based on their job duties. The portal also allows you to track individual progress and keeps records of all completed tests. If your facility were to ever be audited by OSHA, simply pull up the records page online, and you’re good to go! It is the most cost-efficient, robust way of training your employees the correct way.
As medical costs rise every day, practices are looking for ways to save money. Don’t pay an arm and a leg for a required service. Let MedPro Disposal take the waste out of your office, and put the money back in your pocket.
Founded on August 6th, 1901, Lawton was built on former Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Indian reservations. The north side of the city is marked by the Wichita Mountains, while the typical of the Great Plains, with flat, gentle rolling hills. Lawton’s economy is largely dependent on nearby Fort Sill, which gave Lawton economic and population stability throughout the 20th century. However, in more recent times, Lawton’s economy has grown to encompass manufacturing, higher education, health care and retail.
During WWI, growth in Lawton was accelerated due to the availability of 5 million gallons of water from nearby Lake Lawtonka. This allowed the US government to establish a cantonment named Camp Doniphan, which was active until 1922.
In 1988, the city dramatically expanded after annexing Fort Sill. With Fort Sill growing in size, Lawton can expect steady population and economic growth for the next 20 years.