Hillcrest Medical Center

A Summer of Hands On Experience

Every Summer the doors at Hillcrest open up a new world for inquisitive minds, helpful hands, and eager attitudes.  For 8 weeks, new faces greet patients, physicians, nurses, and staff.  With the sounds of 3-ring binders closing, envelopes being stuffed, and the ER towel warming drawer continually opening and shutting, it’s a sign that a few more Official teal shirts are on campus.  

 

Today's Generation of Teens at Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Lifestyle is one of the main building blocks for health.  What you do today can affect your health for years to come.  For that reason a recent report from the CDC is stirring up quite a bit of concern pertaining to teens’ health.  According to the CDC, the number of teens 12 – 19 years old who are diabetic or pre-diabetic has jumped from 9 percent (1999 – 2000) to 23 percent (2007 – 2008) in less than a decade.  What is more troubling, diabetes is one of the controllable

7th Graders Name Hillcrest's Surgical Robot

Students from San Miguel Catholic Middle School in Tulsa had the exclusive opportunity to name Hillcrest Medical Center’s da Vinci Robotic Surgical System this week in the “Name Our Robot Contest”.  Twenty-three 7th grade students entered the contest, sharing the name they would choose and why.  Here are a few of the entries we received.


The Comets of the Robots: “You leave early from the hospital and you cannot miss dinner.”
-Almir, 14

 

Hospital Week at Hillcrest Medical Center

As we celebrate Hospital Week at Hillcrest Medical Center, we have an opportunity to reflect upon some of the accomplishments of 2012.  These milestones at Hillcrest Medical Center serve as reminders of advancements in technology and care available to the patients whom we serve.  We offer dedicated quality care for our patients, and in doing so maintain a commitment to providing leading technology and procedures to improve patient outcomes and overall experience.

 

Share Organ Donor Status on Facebook

Facebook announced today members will be able to share their organ donor status through a new option on Facebook's Timeline.  Hillcrest HealthCare System's Web Services team put together this quick video showing our Facebook fans how to do so if they would like to share that information.

For more information including registering as an organ donor and why Facebook added this feature, visit here.

 

 

To the Volunteers at Hillcrest Medical Center: Thank you!

If you ask Mary Ann Parker, 70, why she has been escorting patients around the halls of Hillcrest Medical Center for the past 27 years, she’ll tell you it all started when she was sitting in her own wheelchair.  As a young patient, Mary Ann still remembers how she felt being led down hospital hallways.  With every Hillcrest patient Mary Ann transports, she knows her number one job is to ease their concerns.   “You feel like you are helping people in a situation they may not be comfortable in”, Mary Ann explains.  “I make sure