March 2012

Synthetic Marijuana Landing more Teens and Young Adults in ER

Once legally available in gas stations and convenience stores, synthetic cannabinoids (or synthetic marijuana) are landing more teens and young adults in Emergency Rooms across the country, according to a new report 1 in the April 2012 issue of the journal Pediatrics.  Synthetic types of marijuana, commonly known as blaze, spice, and K2, have a similar but more serious affect on the body.  Beyond typical signs and symptoms of intoxication, synthetic marijuana symptoms include restlessness an

Change is good.

This week we’ve seen a lot of change around Hillcrest HealthCare System.   It’s a change we are excited about and a change we believe celebrates what makes our hospitals, clinics, physicians, nurses, and staff leaders in quality, service, and innovation.  With this change we continue our commitment to health, wellness, and serving our community. 

We are growing.  Our budding green leaf sprouting from Hillcrest is a symbol of our growth in the community, with six hospitals, Oklahoma Heart Institute, Utica Park Clinic, and more than 5,000 employees.

Baby Born at 11:11 AM on 11/11/11

SouthCrest Hospital is excited to announce that a baby girl was born in their hospital today, 11/11/11 at 11:11 AM. Mom and baby are doing well, and for dad, a Marine, this is a Veterans’ Day he will never forget.

Channels 2, 6, 8 and 23 will be covering the story, so for complete details, tune into their news broadcasts this evening.