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World Food Day is October 16 and David Loganbill, Hillcrest South’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services, says it is an opportunity to bring attention to sustainability and food waste.

“Six of my eight family members got cancer when I was in my early twenties,” critical care nurse, Stephanie Wrightsman, RN, wrote as her answer to a question posed to new employees at Hillcrest South: what is your why? “Three lived, three died. The nurses that cared for my loved ones had a huge impact on my bereavement and the well‐being of my family. I wanted to give back and return the good they did for us, so I went back to school in my thirties and got a second degree in nursing.”

Living a nutritious lifestyle is something we can all strive to do on a regular basis. Even with this in mind, planning your meals ahead of time can become an overwhelming task when busy schedules and daily obligations come into play. However, it doesn’t have to be with all of the resources now available. Allotting a specific time each week to prepare your meals for the week ahead is a great way to stay on track with a healthy diet and to cut down on time spent cooking throughout the week.

For many, fall is a favorite time of year due to its seasonal perks. Whether it's college football, pumpkin spice lattes or gathering with family for the holidays, the list goes on and on. We all can attest to a reason to be excited about fall.

"It was a heavy, burning pain. I was at work and had pain in my arms and across my chest. I was having a heart attack.

I felt perfect peace from the moment first responders brought me through Hillcrest South’s ER doors. The staff responded quickly and methodically, and one nurse prayed over me before my surgery.

Had I arrived 10 minutes later, I wouldn’t have made it.

Did you know that the average person walks at least 10,000 steps each day? According to the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society, this amounts to over three million steps a year. April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, a time when we encourage you to learn about caring for a part of the body you use more than we know: your feet.

“It started with chest pains. After receiving stents from another provider, I learned that wasn’t going to be enough. I called Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI), and I’m glad I did because I received immediate concern, attention and treatment.

I had triple bypass surgery at Hillcrest South and all of the staff members were fantastic. They kept my wife well informed and treated me as an individual.

One day I woke up and my knee felt bone to bone. I couldn’t walk.

After two years of unsuccessful doctor visits and physical therapy, I found Hillcrest South. Finally, I had someone willing to help me and figure out the cause of the problem.

My therapist, surgeon and medical team all wanted me to get well, and my therapist went out of his way to help in any way he could. That’s hard to find.