August is World Breastfeeding Month. In recognition, the Hillcrest Medical Center lactation consultants Rebecca Onyirioha, RN, MSN, IBCLC; Karen Stockwell, RN, BSN, IBCLC; and Roberta Tyler, RN, BSN, IBCLC, answered several questions about breastfeeding from a recent Facebook live event. Here is a summary of those questions asked during the session:

Q: How do I know that my baby is getting enough to eat?

A: That’s a common question we get. Some of the best ways to know:

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The back-to-school season can be crazy busy. Hillcrest Medical Center dietitian Andrea Shotton gives tips for families to have healthy meals, even on a budget.

Stir fry

Time-saving tip, many grocery store chains now have pre-cut, fresh stir-fry veggies with the sauce pouches (and occasionally noodles) in the produce section. In a large wok or sauté pan, heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add pre-cut raw chicken breast tenderloins and cook serval minutes until browned.... Read More »

We’re proud to share the Hillcrest Medical Center 2020 Community Benefit Report. Along with hospital statistics, this report reflects Hillcrest Medical Center’s impact on the community through unfunded care, discounts to uninsured patients and support to local vendors. It’s an honor to provide unsurpassed care and support to our community every day. See report here.

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

We are always working to improve the care we provide so that our patients feel safe in our facility. One of our most recent efforts has focused on decreasing in-hospital patient falls. Patients may experience a fall in the hospital for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, weakness after surgery or sudden urge to use the restroom... Read More »

With summer months around the corner, so can be snake bites. Here is what to do, and not to do, if you get a snake bite, according to Bo Burns, D.O. FACEP, who practices at Hillcrest:

What to do:

• Get a safe distance away from the snake after a suspected bite before reevaluating.

• Examine your skin or footwear for bite marks.

• Pain, swelling, bruising, bleeding are signs of a snake bite as is a metallic taste in your mouth... Read More »

Kara Walsh and her husband, Hayden, have been through a remarkable journey over the past several months. Now the couple can enjoy their recently expanded family of six.


On April 28, Walsh delivered a natural set of triplets via c-section at Hillcrest Medical Center (HMC). Naturally conceived triplets occur in about one and every 10,000 pregnancies. Two of those babies, boys named Colson and Remington, were diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. TTTS is a pregnancy condition that affects approximately 5-15%... Read More »

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.

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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 »