Hillcrest COVID-19 Call Center
Hillcrest HealthCare System has an established COVID-19 Call Center. Operators are available Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer patient questions, provide support and connect them to a provider. The Call Center line is 918-574-0920.

Recent News

As elective surgeries restart across the U.S., including Oklahoma, it’s important for patients to know what health care facilities are doing to ensure their safety. The good news is hospitals and clinics within Hillcrest HealthCare System have always been safe, following rigorous protocols and policies every day. With the addition of COVID-19, existing policies have been enhanced and additional safety protocols are being observed.

“We are committed to observing safety practices that keep our health care workers and patients safe at all times during the COVID pandemic,” said Guy... Read More »

Utica Park Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. Christopher Lynch was recently interviewed by FOX23's Michelle Linn on the American Cancer Society's recommendation to lower the age of colon cancer screening from age 50 to age 45 for average-risk patients. You can watch the full story here: https://www.fox23.com/video?videoId=808377225&videoVersion=1.0. For more information on Utica Park Clinic's gastroenterology services, visit https://uticaparkclinic.com/portfolio/gastroenterology#.W37dBFWnG70 or call 918-579-DOCS (3627).
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Hillcrest Hospital South for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Hillcrest Hospital South was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI in April based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. The most common symptom of a heart attack for both men and women is chest... Read More »
Tulsa, Okla. (July 24, 2018) – Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the first hospital in the nation to be certified by DNV GL Healthcare for palliative care services. DNV GL Healthcare introduced a certification for palliative care providers earlier this year. The hospital is affiliated with Hillcrest HealthCare System, which operates seven acute care hospitals across northeast Oklahoma as well as the Tulsa Spine... Read More »
TULSA, Okla. (June 19, 2018) Hillcrest Medical Center is the first hospital in Tulsa to receive international recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility for its commitment to breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their... Read More »
TULSA, Okla. (April 4, 2018) – Is the flu season over? Not quite, according to doctors. This flu season has been especially brutal, resulting in more than 4,500 hospitalizations and, tragically, 253 deaths from Sept. 1, 2017 – March 20, 2018 according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). OSDH reported no new deaths resulting from influenza from March 21 – March 27, 2018, though during the same time period 27 Oklahomans were hospitalized due to flu complications. “Influenza generally has one or two peak times during the year,” explained Jeffrey Galles, D.O., chief medical... Read More »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hillcrest HealthCare System enters into

long-term operating agreement with Mayes County Hospital Authority

 

Tulsa, Okla. (April 10, 2017)  – Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS) has signed a long-term management agreement to assume operations and associated assets of AllianceHealth Pryor in Pryor, Oklahoma. The seven-year agreement between HHS and the Mayes County Hospital Authority is effective May 1, 2017.

HHS will take on the day-to-day operations of the hospital, which will be renamed Hillcrest... Read More »

Hillcrest Medical Center (HMC) was recently recognized with an Excellence Through Insight award from HealthStream, Inc, a national health care organization focused on improving patient outcomes through the development of the health care workforce. The awards are given annually to HealthStream clients who perform above industry and peer benchmark levels in a variety of categories. HMC was recognized for Most Improved Outpatient Satisfaction in the large hospital category (250+ beds) based on 2015 HealthStream data primarily collected from patient telephone surveys. “We applaud Hillcrest... Read More »
Tulsa, OK (August 23, 2016) Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI) recently became one of the first hospitals in Oklahoma to offer patients with coronary artery disease a new treatment option that literally disappears over time. Mary Seago of Liberty Mounds, OK, was the first OHI patient to be implanted with the world's first FDA-approved dissolving heart stent. The Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold is a major advancement in the treatment of coronary artery disease, which affects 15 million people in the United States and remains a leading cause of death worldwide. Seago began experiencing... Read More »

Nat Torkelson, MS, RN, Administrative Director of Cardiovascular Services at Oklahoma Heart Institute tries not to miss her water aerobics class three times a week. But that’s not the only time she’s logging physical activity. Every thirty minutes she gets a reminder if she’s been sitting at her desk without getting up.

“There may be days that I have a lot of meeting time or in-office time, so my steps may be 3,000 or 4,000, and of course you aim for 10,000,” Nat explains. “The days that I greet in the lobby of the hospital, I have plenty of steps and I get more than 10,000.”

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