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

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Marsha Harris thought maybe her post-COVID symptoms would become a permanent way of life.

Instead, the 60-year-old is enjoying a sense of freedom. Harris is at home and, for the first time in months, breathing freely without the assistance of an oxygen tube.

“I didn’t expect my recovery to be that good,” said Harris, who recently graduated from pulmonary rehab at Hillcrest South, part of Hillcrest’s post-COVID treatment program. “I thought I was going to learn how to live with oxygen.”

(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.

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 referring patients to an outpatient registered dietitian.

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.

(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.

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.

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.

Jaclyn Duvall, M.D., of Utica Park Clinic shares with News on 6 how severe headaches can impact COVID-19 patients. See story here.