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Hillcrest Hospital Cushing continues its focus on producing a safe environment for quality patient care. We take a comprehensive approach to maintain the safety of patients who entrust us with their care. A top priority is the elimination of hospital acquired infections. The risk of acquiring an infection during a hospitalization increases when patients are hospitalized. Numerous factors contribute to that increased risk including, but not limited to, immunosuppression, chronic illness, older age, length of stay, exposure to infectious pathogens and use of devices, such as urinary... Read More »

We’re proud to share the Hillcrest Hospital Cushing 2021 Community Benefit Report. Along with hospital statistics, this report reflects Hillcrest Cushing'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. Click here for full report.

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Hillcrest Hospital Cushing would like to thank our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight urologist, King Morris, M.D.)

When King Morris, M.D., completed his residency in 1996, his intention was to return to his home state of California and begin practicing urology.

“I was planning work in the inner city, where there was a great need,” Morris said.

Morris did find a place in need, but that destination was to Hillcrest Hospital Cushing.... Read More »

When Hillcrest Hospital Cushing decided to incorporate a coronary CTA program, little did the hospital know one of its own would be among the first to benefit from the new technology.

“The machine saved me from having a massive heart attack and dying,” said Donna Judson, from Hillcrest Cushing EVS (Environmental Services).

In April, Oklahoma Heart Institute noninvasive cardiology specialist Neil Agrawal, M.D., implemented the coronary CTA program in Cushing, which offers a higher level of cardiac care to patients in the area.

“We’ve been trying to make the rural... Read More »

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Hillcrest Hospital Cushing would like to thank our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to Laurel Stacy, D.O., and Halie Muckelrath, D.O., both in family medicine.)

Laurel Stacy, D.O., and Halie Muckelrath, D.O., first struck up a friendship long before they began working together for Utica Park Clinic at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing.

The two initially met on the first day of medical school (see photo of both families in Christmas sweaters). Following... Read More »

People tend to avoid talking about bladder issues even when they are bothered by symptoms for years. However, issues like urinary incontinence, bladder infections and urinary tract infections are common and may be helped with simple lifestyle changes. One way to improve bladder health is to modify your diet. Certain foods and liquids can irritate conditions and should be avoided while other foods could help.

Read the tips below, consult with your physician and test them out to improve your bladder health.

 

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Certain beverages and foods can irritate our... Read More »

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women, with one in eight being diagnosed in her lifetime. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. There are several different types and several ways that this cancer can be treated.

Breast cancer can be either invasive or non-invasive. An example of a non-invasive breast cancer is ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). DCIS occurs when the abnormal cells grow inside the milk ducts, but have not spread to nearby tissue.

Invasive breast cancer occurs when cancer cells... Read More »

Nearly 15 million Americans provide unpaid care to a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. That allots to Americans providing more than 17 billion hours of unpaid care for friends and family with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Throughout the different stages of Alzheimer’s disease, your loved one will need different levels of attention and care. When acting as a caregiver, it’s also equally as important to take care of yourself as you are caring for your loved... Read More »