As a dietitian at Hillcrest South, it was always in the plan for Mallory Cothern to deliver her baby at her workplace. Cothern had the opportunity to explore other parts of the hospital and meet some of her colleagues who she might not have otherwise encountered during her stay at Hillcrest South. 

Hillcrest South has been recognized for the first time by the nation’s most prestigious honor for patient safety with an “A” spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The grade acknowledges Hillcrest South’s full commitment to providing the safest care to patients and protecting them from harm, solidifying the hospital as a strong leader in the Tulsa community.

To celebrate #PatientExperienceWeek, we’re spotlighting our front desk concierge, Diane Abbey-Smith! Diane is the first smiling face many of our patients and visitors see when they walk into Hillcrest South. Diane has worked at the front desk for a little over a year.

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Hillcrest South would like to thank our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we’re spotlighting orthopedic spine surgeon, Zeeshaan Khan, M.D.)

Three cardiac rehabilitation patients at Hillcrest South have formed a lasting friendship while recovering from heart operations. The men are considered the unofficial “welcome party” at the rehab clinic.

81-year-old Buster McCurtain, a retired educator from California, had a triple bypass at Hillcrest South and started coming to the rehab clinic in January of 2018. 

Randal “Randy” Swain, 63, is a computer engineer originally from New York. He started cardiac rehab after a triple bypass at Oklahoma Heart Institute in 2018.

Hillcrest South's medical laboratory recently received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) after a rigorous on-site inspection. During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory's records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record and overall management.

Amy Rea is being called a walking miracle. After an hour in cardiac arrest, her pulse returned thanks to a tireless, determined and dedicated team of professionals at Hillcrest Hospital South performing non-stop CPR. 

Hillcrest South has constructed a new CT suite around the patient experience. The suite includes a new CT machine, which uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) technology to scan patients more accurately and quickly. The result for the patients is a more accurate image and a faster scan experience at South. There are also ultrasound machines in the suite, and a much larger area around the machines, which allows for more space and privacy for patients.