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Each year nearly 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

That averages out to one stroke victim every 40 seconds.

Not every stroke is accompanied by the same signs, which was the case with Judy Harris. But, thanks to her treatment through the Oklahoma Stroke & Neurological Institute and Kaiser Rehabilitation Center at Hillcrest, Harris finds her situation improving day-by-day.

In mid-March,... Read More »

Hannah Brown has an appreciation for what she’s witnessed throughout the pandemic, a perspective the high schooler and budding artist reflected in her mural that will be on display for all of Tulsa to see.

Brown, a 15 year old who attends Jenks Freshman Academy, won a community-wide art contest by Hillcrest Medical Center and her work debuted at the hospital during National Hospital Week.

“I think it’s really cool because so many people are going to see it,” said Brown, who also received a... Read More »

Stroke signs can be difficult to self-diagnose for any individual.

Claremore resident Pat Simpson needed a newspaper story to expose her underlying health scare.

In late January 2020, Simpson returned home after an evening out.

“I usually just go back and watch my TV,” Simpson said of her typical routine.

But on this evening, she grabbed a newspaper article that had previously caught her attention and began to read out loud. Her husband, a former nurse... Read More »

Congratulations to Tim Wahl, RN, from Hillcrest Medical Center for being named one of nine finalists in the @tulsaworld Celebrate Nurse’s Day contest! Wahl was among more than 80 nominations around Green Country.

Jeffrey Dixon, M.D., has been an eyewitness to a wide array of remarkable patient outcomes as the medical director of the Hillcrest Medical Center emergency room. But Michele Presley’s case will always stand out in Dixon’s mind like it happened yesterday, even seven months after he met the Tahlequah resident.

“I’ve run across a lot of patients,” Dixon said. “But you don’t forget cases like hers.”

On the morning of Sept. 18, 2020, just before 8 a.m., Presley arrived at Hillcrest. She had a... Read More »

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Hillcrest Medical Center would like to thank all of our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight director of pulmonary ECMO Adam Betz, M.D.)

The past year has been challenging to many in the health care industry. For Adam Betz, M.D., dealing with the first 12 months of a global pandemic has been particularly difficult.

Betz, director of pulmonary ECMO (extracorporeal... Read More »

March is National Nutrition Month and to commemorate the occasion, Hillcrest Medical Center and Oklahoma Heart Institute dietitian Andrea Shotton will share her expertise on the topic of nutrition in a pandemic through a series of weekly blogs. In this edition, Shotton discusses how to stock a heart healthy kitchen.

The flexitarian lifestyle and a Mediterranean diet both aid heart health by adding plant-based foods and lowering saturated fats. Meal planning and healthy eating becomes easier when those heart-healthy foods are... Read More »

March is National Nutrition Month and to commemorate the occasion, Hillcrest Medical Center and Oklahoma Heart Institute dietitian Andrea Shotton will share her expertise on the topic of nutrition in a pandemic through a series of weekly blogs. In this edition, Shotton discusses how to organize the pantry at home and other tips that promote nutritious, budget-friendly meals.

Marketing at the grocery store seems like it is designed to encourage overspending. Again, remember planning and meal prepping helps to stay on budget. Also... Read More »