Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is caused by plaque buildup that reduces the flow of blood in peripheral arteries. It affects more than 8 million Americans ages 40 and older and is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, limb loss, and even death.

PAD in its most advanced stage is known as critical limb ischemia (CLI). CLI can cause severe pain in the feet or toes, even while resting. Complications from this type of severe artery blockage may include non-healing sores and wounds on the legs and feet. Left untreated, the complications of CLI could result in... Read More »

To celebrate #PatientExperienceWeek, we’re spotlighting Mary Fisher, RN, emergency room manager and patient experience coordinator! Fisher has been a nurse for 23 years and started working at Hillcrest Henryetta 10 years ago as a PRN in the emergency room.

“I fell in love with the place and knew I had to be here full-time,” said Fisher. “I started out as a float nurse. I would work in any department that I was needed in, but the emergency department was always my passion. It was where I always felt I belonged.”

As patient experience coordinator, Fisher visits patients and... Read More »

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Hillcrest Henryetta 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 internal medicine physician, Kate Miller, D.O., who practices at Hillcrest Henryetta.)

Dr. Kate Miller had a passion for helping families in rural areas since she was young. The Tulsa area native spent time as a medical assistant and social worker after college, and those experiences helped her decide that she wanted to help rural Oklahomans with financial challenges get the... Read More »

Lauren Skaggs, RN, BSN, CWS, CWCN, is a wound care nurse at Hillcrest Hospital Henryretta Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic. Skaggs answered questions about her background in nursing and what drives her each day.

Q: What made you want to become a nurse?

A: My mom. She was a nurse and was admired by so many of her coworkers, patients, friends and mostly by me. She motivated me to follow her in her footsteps. I am proud to say I did just that.

Q: What motivates you when faced with adversity?

A: A positive attitude with things beyond my control and a good sense of... Read More »

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

Eating well is good for us! Consuming more colorful fruits and vegetables, salmon, beans, legumes and whole grains improves our health and well-being. So does limiting sugar and eating lean protein, good fats and leafy greens. But what does that have to do with wound healing?

A lot, it turns out.

Though often overlooked, good nutrition is extremely important because wounds must be well-fed to heal. During the healing process, your body is busy adding new tissue, replacing fluids and fighting infection, so it needs increased amounts of water, calories, protein and vitamins.... Read More »

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta 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 Michael Cain, D.O., who is certified in family medicine.)

Michael Cain, D.O, from Utica Park Clinic at Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta could relate to some of what his COVID-19 patients have been experiencing over the past year.

That’s because Cain, himself, tested positive for the virus last summer.

“Fortunately, my symptoms were mild,” Cain said. “I... Read More »

(March 30 is National Doctors' Day. Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta Hospital would like to thank all of our physicians for their passion to deliver unsurpassed patient care. In honor of National Doctors' Day, we spotlight Carl Glidden, D.O., emergency medical director.) 

Carl Glidden, D.O., emergency medical director at Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta has experienced a lot of changes since he first got into medicine six decades ago.

Glidden will turn 65 next month. The New Hampshire native has had a fascinating, well-traveled career, which has included the last 15 years with... Read More »