Internationally, October 29 is recognized as World Stroke Day. We spoke to Dr. Fredieu, the Medical Director of the Oklahoma Stroke & Neurological Institute at Hillcrest about the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of strokes, preventative measures and risk factors, and how important increasing awareness around stroke is worldwide.
Marisela and Ruby share the same challenging experience of having breast cancer, but they also share the same family and support that got them through very difficult times. Their story spans three generations and begins with Marisela’s aunt who passed away from breast cancer many years ago; her cancer had spread too much before it was detected. It was a tragedy that created many new relationships and life-long bonds that would prove to be invaluable in the years to come.
October 14 – 20 is Healthcare Security and Safety Week and here at Hillcrest Medical Center, we’d like to recognize our security and safety team for all of their hard work and for keeping us safe on a daily basis. Jesse Millan, our Safety and Security Director shared with us how he became the Safety and Security director as well as several things that go into safety and security that you may not be aware of.
Hillcrest Medical Center’s Dr. Laurie Flynn has a personal connection to her career as a breast surgeon. “My mom had breast cancer when I was a couple months into medical school, and then she had a reoccurrence when I was graduating from medical school,” she shares. Her grandmother also passed away from breast cancer when she was starting her residency. Seeing how difficult it was to navigate the medical and emotional aspects of fighting breast cancer, Dr. Flynn was inspired to help other families going through the same challenges.