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Lyndon Goff’s goal was to get back on his feet. When he found a foot wound that started to quickly deteriorate, he went straight to Hillcrest Medical Center. After his wound was evaluated, he was referred to the hospital’s Advanced Wound Center for additional treatment. 

“I was doing my laundry one day and I saw a blood spot on my sock,” said Goff. “I checked my foot, and I had a little hole in my foot.”  

Goff says because of his diabetes, this kind of wound simply appearing is normal for him. 

“I’m diabetic and I’ve lost fingers and stuff,” said Goff. “The wound was... Read More »

For the second time in 2022, the Leapfrog Group recognized Hillcrest Medical Center as a top-performing hospital in patient safety across the country. HMC received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2022, the nation’s most prestigious honor for patient safety. The hospital also received an “A” for spring 2022. 

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... Read More »

Hillcrest Medical Center awarded 91-year-old Margie Perdue for her volunteer hours at a ceremony in December 2022. Margie has been volunteering at our hospital for more than 20 years! Margie spoke to News on 6 about how she’s spent over 19,000 volunteer hours helping our patients and staff. You can watch the story here.

Hillcrest Medical Center held its annual awards banquet in December 2022 to celebrate its volunteers. About 40 people have donated a total of more than 5,500 hours of their time at the hospital this year.

Margie Perdue retired from a career in accounting 29... Read More »

After being dismissed by other doctors about her health concerns, Casey Chitwood just wanted to be heard. It was not until she arrived at Hillcrest Medical Center (HMC) that the Collinsville resident finally felt she had a voice. 

“I had been to other hospitals, and they were not listening to me,” Chitwood said. “The Hillcrest people were so good to me. They listened and they saved me and my baby’s life.” 

Chitwood’s concerns started after her 20-week ultrasound when she learned her baby had multiple abnormalities. She was devastated when doctors told her that her soon-to-be... Read More »

Our Hillcrest Medical Center NICU nursing team dressed up these tiny turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday! These photoshoots are a team effort. The NICU staff starts planning these months in advance and spends about 10 to 15 minutes with each baby during their photo shoot. Our nurses work to get the babies dressed, posed and photographed.  

Every tutu in these photos is hand made by our NICU nurses. Parents also received a card that features a handprint of the baby. Handprints are more difficult to get from babies than footprints, but our NICU nursing staff still made sure to get a... Read More »

When Valerie Kemp’s severe headaches returned after three years, she knew exactly where she needed to go for help: somewhere she felt heard and seen.

In 2019, just two months after she moved to Tulsa, Kemp spent weeks in and out of emergency rooms, trying to find someone who could treat a tremendous headache.

“I kind of felt ignored,” said Kemp. “I knew something was wrong. They just sent me home.”

When she arrived at Hillcrest Medical Center, the emergency room doctor listened to Kemp about her headache and ordered several tests. Kemp was admitted. A few days later,... Read More »

Sepsis is a super infection that overpowers the entire body and can lead to damage to the body’s organs, amputations and death. Early recognition and detection is key. When it comes to sepsis, it’s important to remember T.I.M.E. and watch for signs of:

• Temperature - Higher or lower than normal. This may be accompanied with shivering.

• Infection - Any signs/symptoms of an infection, wounds with redness or swelling, painful and/or frequent urination, regular coughing or chest pain.

• Mental decline - Disoriented, tired, discombobulated.

• Extremely ill - high... Read More »

Corrina Jackson was already familiar with the Kaiser Rehabilitation Center at Hillcrest prior to being admitted as a patient in June 2022.

A lifetime Tulsa resident, Jackson was born at Hillcrest Medical Center and had a professional relationship with the building’s namesake, having worked with the George Kaiser Family Foundation in his philanthropic endeavors.

“I’ve been honored and blessed to work with that foundation,” Jackson said. “I have a lot of respect for Mr. Kaiser and all he has done for people.”

However, Jackson admittedly felt less than optimistic upon her... Read More »