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.

(918) 294-4000

March 2021

Doctors' Day profile: Russell Anderson, D.O., discusses challenges, impact of COVID-19 pandemic

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Hillcrest Hospital South 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 medical director in the emergency room and president of medical staff, Russell Anderson, D.O.)

When the COVID-19 pandemic first made its way into Green Country a year ago, Russell Anderson, D.O., like many physicians, was uncertain of what to expect.

Food tips on keeping healthful ingredients, proper food safety and reducing food waste

March is National Nutrition Month and to commemorate the occasion, Hillcrest Hospital South Lead Dietitian Jennifer Watkins shares her expertise on the topic of nutrition in a pandemic through a series of weekly blogs.

This week, Watkins shares tips on how to keep healthful ingredients on hand, practice proper home food safety, share meals together as a family and reduce food waste.

How to successfully plan nutritious, budget-friendly meals for you and your family

(March is National Nutrition Month and to commemorate the occasion, Hillcrest Hospital South Lead Dietitian Jennifer Watkins shares her expertise on the topic of nutrition in a pandemic through a series of weekly blogs. This week, Watkins shares an article from Kerri Rusher, RD, LD, who wrote “Three strategies for successful meal planning” on eatright.org)

Let's face it, life's hectic. Planning ahead can relieve mealtime stress. Follow these three steps and to plan and prep nutritious and delicious meals that fit a family’s preferences and lifestyle.

Keys to healthful diet as National Nutrition Month begins

March is National Nutrition Month. The theme for National Nutrition Month 2021, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is “Personalize Your Plate.”

Hillcrest South Lead Clinical Dietitian Jennifer Watkins will provide tips throughout the NNM campaign, which invites people to learn about making informed food choices, developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. The NNM campaign also includes weekly key messaging.

This week’s message is to eat a variety of nutritious foods every day. In order to do so, the NNM campaign recommends a few tips.

Durant Takes Over As Stroke Coordinator, Team Renews DNV Certification

Another possible fallout from the long-term COVID-19 effects is one particularly concerning for Megan Durant at Hillcrest South.

Durant references studies where the virus has been found to increase the likelihood of blood clots in patients, which can cause heart attacks and strokes in patients. Possible stroke symptoms can increase when patients ignore the initial signs, which has unfortunately become an all too common occurrence during the pandemic.