The Kaiser Rehabilitation Center at Hillcrest Medical Center has received recognition as America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2023 from Newsweek. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

The rehab team's exceptional achievement not only solidifies Kaiser as a premier rehabilitation center in America but also establishes it as... Read More »


Alesha Thompson is taking control of her health; she is reducing her known risk of breast cancer to nearly zero. The decision to have a double mastectomy at just 29 years old is the result of years of doctor's appointments, screenings and tests that told her she has an 85% chance of developing breast cancer due to a gene mutation.

When she was a teenager, Thompson learned she had two gene mutations. These genes help repress the growth of tumors and when they're mutated or not functioning properly, there is an increased risk of Alesha developing tumors in her thyroid, colon,... Read More »

Hillcrest Medical Center is proud to serve the members of Tulsa and the surrounding communities. We know you have put your health in our hands, and we do not take that responsibility lightly.

We are always working to improve the care we provide so that our patients feel safe in our facility. Reducing falls in the hospital continues to be a focused effort at Hillcrest Medical Center. Patients could experience a fall in the hospital for a variety of reasons including, but not... Read More »

The Leapfrog Group recognized Hillcrest Medical Center as a top-performing hospital in patient safety across the country with an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2023. This is the nation’s most prestigious honor for patient safety.  

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns “A” through “F” grades to hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as harm-prevention systems hospitals have in place. It is the only hospital ratings program based... Read More »

Hillcrest Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Center was given the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®. This means the Advanced Wound Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including a patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent. 

Michelle Stone-Moore, BA/BSN-RN, MTh has been the program director at the Advanced Wound Center since December 2021. She said the award criteria also includes comprehensive heal rates and outlier rates in patients who need wound care for longer than 14 weeks (about three months). 

“Our patients are very... Read More »

Perri Craven, M.D., is the medical director of Kaiser Rehabilitation Center at Hillcrest Medical Center. She has been with Hillcrest since 2011 when she and her team established neurological rehabilitation services at Kaiser. 

“When I came, we really didn’t have much of a neurological population here,” said Dr. Craven. “We helped to build Kaiser Rehab into a neuro rehab program and helped build the stroke team. Anything between concussion and severe brain injury is what we take care of here.” 

Dr. Craven has been practicing physical medicine and rehabilitation since 1993. She... Read More »

During Patient Experience Week (April 23-29), we’re spotlighting patient experience coordinator Vickie Barrett. Barrett started at Hillcrest in 2013, working as a senior care coordinator before her role evolved to focus on patient experience. Her work takes her all over the hospital, helping connect patients and families to services and providers throughout the Hillcrest HealthCare System. Barrett said her focus is, “facilitating clear and compassionate communication.”

Barrett works as an effective third party when patients don’t want to speak with their provider, health team or... Read More »

(March 30 is National Doctors' Day. Hillcrest Medical Center (HMC) would like to thank our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors' Day, we are spotlighting Rachael Pattison, D.O., who specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine.)

While growing up on a horse and cattle ranch in Holdenville, Oklahoma, Rachael Pattison, D.O. dreamed of becoming a horse trainer. Over time, that dream transitioned to becoming a physician, with encouragement from her family and several role models in her life.

"My hometown... Read More »