Brannon Gragg pleaded with Brian Worley, M.D., pulmonary critical care specialist at Hillcrest Hospital South, after he was admitted for COVID-19 last spring.

“He was begging to make sure he would be around in October to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding,” Worley said. “We said, ‘We’ll make sure you’re there.’”

The labor and delivery team at Hillcrest Hospital South helped Callie Jo Morey navigate her way through what could have been an unsettling experience.

Morey and her husband, Scott, added two babies to their family within a 13-month span during the coronavirus pandemic. And the couple did so with surprising ease.

The Hillcrest Hospital South staff comforted Rebbecca Morey during a recent stay and she could not be more appreciative for the care she received.

“Everybody was exceptional,” Morey said. “Even the housekeeper would stop and talk to me. With how overworked everybody has been this past year, you couldn’t tell. They went above and beyond.”

On Aug. 27, Morey, a Type 1 diabetic, came into the emergency room.

“No amount of insulin was working,” said Morey, who had high blood pressure and at times waivered in and out of consciousness.

Bob Silvis had been hit so hard by COVID-19 that just a few months ago he did not know if he would make it through the year.

The Sand Springs resident has a vastly different perspective after recently completing the Hillcrest Hospital South pulmonary rehabilitation program.

“It’s not only worked, but it’s put me ahead,” Silvis said. “It’s given me a different outlook. (COVID-19) was a brush of death.”

June is National Wound Care Awareness Month. There are almost seven million Americans who suffer from non-healing wounds nationwide. Chronic wounds have the potential for severe health risks including infection and amputation. At Hillcrest Hospital South we care deeply about the well-being of our patient’s skin. We provide cutting-edge wound care services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Inpatient Wound Care

We’re proud to share the Hillcrest Hospital South 2020 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. See report here.

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.