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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.

(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 family medicine specialist, Shawna Passman, D.O.)

Shawna Passman, D.O., a family medicine specialist, had shown interest in the medical field from a young age. But she took an interesting path before opening her practice with Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta in 2021.

“My experiences have helped shape me as a doctor, and how I am with my patients,” Passman said... Read More »

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 »

Bladder issues are still one of those sensitive health subjects people tend to avoid talking about – even with their physician. However, issues like urinary incontinence, bladder infections and urinary tract infections are common and may be helped with simple lifestyle changes. One way to improve bladder health is to modify your diet. Certain foods and liquids can irritate conditions and should be avoided, while other foods can help.

Test the tips below to improve your bladder health.

 

Cut Out or Limit Some beverages and foods contain properties that irritate our... Read More »

Developing a heat-related illness is one of the biggest hazards for fall athletes, especially those who train in extreme heat. Heat illness, a spectrum of disorders due to environmental exposure to heat, results from a combination of high temperature and humidity. Understanding the signs of the most common (and severe) heat-related syndromes can help parents and coaches act quickly and treat athletes.   Heat edema Heat edema, or swelling related to high temperatures, is a mild form of heat-related illness. Heat causes blood vessels to expand, pushing fluid into the hands, legs or ankles due... Read More »

Breastfeeding can be a great experience for both mom and baby, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard work that comes with a set of big difficulties. Every mom is bombarded with articles that explain the benefits of breastfeeding and, while they are largely correct, it can put more pressure on a very personal situation. We want all mothers and families to feel they are supported and that they can come to us with any questions or concerns.

If you are a new mom or a mom with several children, you probably already know how chaotic, complicated and wonderful parenthood can be.... Read More »