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 »

Hillcrest Medical Center received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award. This award is for Hillcrest’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.  

Andre Fredieu, M.D. is medical director of the Oklahoma Stroke and Neurological Institute at Hillcrest Medical Center. He says this award is a culmination of many years of work. 

“We’ve been at the very top of accreditation for our comprehensive stroke program for years,” said Dr. Fredieu. “... Read More »

Hillcrest Medical Center has been named among the 2022 Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization. Hillcrest Medical Center received designation as a top teaching hospital and is the only hospital in Oklahoma to receive this award.

Top hospitals are identified using data from the watchdog organization's annual hospital survey, with selection based on excellence across staffing, hand hygiene, infection rates, surgery outcomes, maternity care, error prevention and other quality standards.

Additionally, top teaching hospitals had to... Read More »

Valentine's Day is extra sweet this year in the Hillcrest Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Parents of several NICU babies received special Valentine's Day cards today featuring their newborns. The cards also include their foot prints shaped like hearts and a message that says, "I love you from the bottom of my heart to the tips of my toes!"


This is a tradition for the Hillcrest Medical Center NICU, where staff members organize special photo shoots for most major holidays. Our nurses work to get the babies dressed, posed and photographed and spend... Read More »