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The acute care therapy team at Hillcrest Hospital South team incorporates a myriad of ways to care for patients. But according to Sarah Dyer, physical therapist assistant, the goal remains the same when it comes to the rehabilitation process.

Sepsis is a super infection that overpowers the entire body and can lead to damage of the body’s organs, amputations and death. Kathy Armentor, regional director of quality and safety for Hillcrest, said early recognition and detection is key and, when it comes to sepsis, it’s important to remember the acronym T.I.M.E. Warning signs include:

Temperature - Higher or lower than normal. This may be accompanied with shivering 

Eric Fowler faced many obstacles after an accident had left him unable to walk under his own power for the past decade.

Among those challenges were multiple pressure wounds he experienced, including a stage 4 wound to his left trochanter, near where the femur connects with the hip bone. Stage 4 wounds can cause significant skin damage and bone can be visible, which was Fowler’s case. Wounds at this stage can be fatal.

Family is a word that means something to Kelly Clark. When the term was brought up during Clark’s initial meeting with Hillcrest Hospital South leadership, the New Mexico resident knew he was in the right place.

“That completely resonated with me,” said Clark, who had never been to Oklahoma. “And it’s the way that Hillcrest South lives. Everybody knows your name. Everybody is welcoming. They live it and I loved that right off the bat.”

(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 critical care specialists, Muhammad Shaukat, M.D., and Brian Worley, M.D.)

Every day, cashier Dulce Torres witnesses the culinary masterpieces concocted inside the Green Leaf Café kitchen at Hillcrest Hospital South. Torres decided she would capture those delicious dishes for others to see.

Shortly after joining the dining staff, she began taking photos from her smartphone of the food prepared and sharing them on social media.

“They work so hard to make the food,” Torres said. “They start really early in the morning. When it comes out and they are so proud of what they did, I like to take pictures of it.”

We’re proud to share the Hillcrest Hospital South 2021 Community Benefit Report. Along with hospital statistics, this report reflects Hillcrest South’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.

Preparing to be a first-time parent, Estephanie Soto was understandably uncertain about what to expect as the due date neared for the arrival of her daughter at Hillcrest Hospital South in December 2021.

Soto’s nerves were calmed and her expectations were exceeded as her perfectly healthy baby girl, Amaya, came into the world at 9 pounds, 2 ounces and 22 inches tall. The mother was elated for the new infant and the care she and baby received.