December 2021

Choate presents IV education program at ONA Nurses Convention

Karen Choate, MSN, RN, employee health and infection prevention at Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, has a passion for learning and helping others to improve their craft in the medical field.

Choate had the opportunity to display and discuss her master’s capstone presentation on her thesis project, “Intravenous (IV) medication education program for emergency nurses,” at the 2021 Oklahoma Nurses Association Nursing Convention.

Pandemic brings Hillcrest Claremore med-surg unit together

Like many of their colleagues, everyday life changed for the Hillcrest Hospital Claremore med-surg unit when the COVID-19 virus arrived at its door in 2020.

An unexpected shutdown, increased patient loads, juggling staff schedules and dealing with the unknown from a pandemic were just a few of the hurdles the team faced. But through it all, the unit, with the help of countless others, not only met those challenges, but also persevered and the bond between the team grew tighter.