Our Nutritional Services Manager, DeCleasha Martin, CDM, CFPP, shared her favorite taco recipe with us for National Taco Day! Follow her recipe below for a yummy taco meal!


Bulgogi bbq pork tacos with charred tomatillo sesame sauce & spring onion slaw

These are Mexican-Korean fusion food at its best. They may even be one of my very favorite tacos. For me, it's all about that tomatillo sauce!

 prep time 15 minutes

 cook time 15 minutes

 total time 1 hour 30 minutes

 servings 6 servings

 calories 507 kcal


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With the recent start to the school year and the coming fall season, a common question asked at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing is about vaccines. Stephanie Orsini, Quality Coordinator at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing, shared with us some insight about vaccines and answered some common questions asked by patients.

A common question brought up to doctors is about the flu vaccine and why there is a new one every year. “There are hundreds of different strains of flu viruses and they mutate constantly. Certain strains are more prevalent from year to year so the scientists that work on the flu... Read More »

Vacations, barbecues, pool days…these are just a few of the great things that come with the summer season. While there are many fun aspects of summer, it is the peak time for ultraviolet (UV) exposure. The sun’s UV rays can cause harmful damage to your skin if you aren’t using proper protection. Amber Reinecke, PA-C with Utica Park Clinic in Cushing, shares how you can best protect you and your family from too much sun.

“Summer is the worst time for sun exposure,” said Reinecke. “On average, the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. are the peak times for UV exposure. Local warnings are... Read More »

Oh, sweet summer! With kids out of school and vacations on the calendar, swimming is sure to be a frequent activity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 91 million Americans over the age of 16 swim in rivers, lakes and oceans every year. Whether you are taking a dip in the pool or boating on the lake, safety should be a top priority.

Swimming and hanging by the water is a summer activity that most enjoy, but accidents are inevitable. Above all, it’s important to be properly trained. Swim lessons are available in most areas for people of all... Read More »

After learning that Oklahoma children in foster care were using trash bags to carry their personal belongings from place to place, Kevin Hawk, chief executive officer of Hillcrest Hospital Cushing (HHC) was moved to make a change. Click here to see what an impact the HHC suitcase drive will make on local children.


According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every state in the U.S. is experiencing a widespread flu outbreak and flu activity is likely to continue for several more weeks. As we navigate through this extremely harsh flu season, it’s important to know the most effective ways to fight against the spread of germs. While the best way to prevent the flu is by getting a yearly flu vaccine, there are additional precautions you can take to avoid the flu this year.

Wash your hands

It’s a common rule of hygiene, but it’s even more important during flu season. Wash your... Read More »

Traveling during the holidays can sometimes be stressful. According to AAA, an estimated 93.6 million people traveled by car for the Christmas holiday in 2016, and that number is expected to increase this year. With this many people out on the roads, things are bound to get a little hectic.

Not only is this the busiest time of year for traveling, it is just a busy time in general. Between attending holiday parties and tackling your shopping list, you might not have a lot of time to prepare for your upcoming trips. This year, however, we encourage you to be proactive in organizing... Read More »

No matter your age or stage in life, you may be wondering how you and your loved ones can preserve and maintain good health. One answer is quite simple: stay active!  What better time to spotlight the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle than now?

Throughout the aging process, it’s normal for your body to experience changes. As a result of those changes, some physical activities may become more challenging and require more time; that’s ok! Staying active helps sustain the use of your senses, muscle strength, joint function, balance and reflexes. According to experts, 30... Read More »