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.

For more information call us at   (918) 225-2915



The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions are underway this week in Dallas – a gathering of more than 18,000 heart health experts from more than 100 countries. When speakers take the podium to present to the latest in research, the world is listening. Cardiologist Mariell Jessup, president of the American Heart Association, is among several experts taking the stage. She has been talking about the new guidelines released last week to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes – including a new risk assessment tool that is garnering quite a bit of discussion. Dr. Jessup... Read More »

Few people say they wake every morning feeling rested and energetic for the day ahead. Across the country, an estimated 60 percent of Americans report having difficulty sleep soundly at night and 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Sleep in Cushing in much like the rest of the country and Oklahoma Heart Institute is working to solve sleep problems for patients, not only so they can get a good night’s rest, but improve their short-term and long-term health.

Untreated sleep disorders can have a dramatic impact on your health, including increasing your risk for... Read More »

Nephrolithiasis, also known as kidney stones, affects approximately 1 in 11 Americans; however that number is on the rise in recent years. Researchers have found the number of cases has nearly doubled since the early 1990s, which leads many people to ask the question, “Why are we getting more kidney stones?” Certain areas of the country appear to be affected by cases of kidney stones more than others. Is it our diets? It is something in the water? Could it be due to our growing waist lines?

Several theories or wives tales have circulated throughout the years as to what causes kidney... Read More »

We sit down with Hillcrest Hospital Cushing CEO Kevin Hawk and discover what drives his passion for health care, family and the community of Cushing.

One of the earliest and most prolific oil discoveries in Oklahoma occurred just outside of Cushing, Okla., in 1912. The then-small but thriving town grew quickly as the oil industry firmly planted roots in what is known today as the pipeline crossroads of the world. In those early years of discovery and drilling, the Cushing-Drumright field produced 20 million to 50 million barrels a year. Today, Cushing remains at the center of focus in the oil industry and was even one of President Obama’s stops during the 2012 presidential campaign.


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Even though it is only September, it is time to start thinking about getting a flu shot. Did you know flu outbreaks begin as early as October, though the height of flu season typically does not occur until February? If you have concerns about the flu shot, here are some common questions we have answered for you. Consult with your physician about your specific needs this flu season.  Every one older than 6 months old should consider receiving the flu vaccine.  

Should Pregnant Women Get a Flu Shot?

The CDC recommends that all pregnant women get the flu shot (and not the nasal... Read More »

Did you know that 66.4 percent of adults in Oklahoma will be obese by 2030?  That is the prediction according to a new report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), up from 31.1 percent in 2011. What is more astonishing is Oklahoma will be number 2, behind Mississippi as the fattest state in the nation.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, a reminder to parents, children and providers we need to start addressing the issue of overweight and obese children in our community to help prevent debilitating illness like heart... Read More »

Today is “National Talk Like a Pirate Day”. YouTube is ablaze with video tutorials and businesses like Krispy Kreme are taking advantage of our interest in pirates with an offer for a free glazed doughnut to anyone who walks in and talks like a pirate. We did the math and discovered you would need to talk like a pirate at least 4.3 hours to burn off the 200 calorie doughnut.

Speaking of diet, while it may be fun to talk like a pirate today, it is not a good idea to eat like one. Pirates often suffered from scurvy, a medical condition resulting from a lack of vitamin C in their diets... Read More »