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Congenital heart disease impacts an estimated 1% of babies. Katie Jackson, M.D., a pediatrician at Utica Park Clinic Claremore, discusses how babies are tested for congenital heart disease even before birth.

We’re proud to share the Hillcrest Hospital Claremore 2020 Community Benefit Report. Along with hospital statistics, this report reflects Hillcrest Claremore’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.

Ever noticed a lack of information on how to get your child clean at bath time? Katie Jackson, M.D., a pediatrician at Utica Park Clinic Claremore, gives helpful tips on how to wash them safely.

“Cleaning body parts can be one of those subjects,” Jackson wrote. “For newborns, we recommend sponge bath until after the umbilical cord falls off, and if a circumcision was performed, until that area heals. After that, parents are on their own…”

Tallery Briggs is thankful when June 8 comes around every year, an appreciation she and her son, Brevyn, share with some members of Hillcrest Hospital Claremore.

Tallery needed an emergency cesarean section to safely deliver Brevyn in 2015. Tallery also suffered from severe hemorrhaging and required a hysterectomy days later that proved to save her life.

Two months after their stay, Tallery and Brevyn returned to the Hillcrest Claremore labor and delivery unit, this time to show their gratitude for their recovery.

Hillcrest Hospital Claremore is committed to providing safe quality care to our community. Many efforts are taken to ensure safety for patients who entrust us with their care.

As summer kicks off this week, many children have begun to enjoy pool time. Katie Jackson, M.D., a pediatrician at Utica Park Clinic Claremore, gives tips on how to prevent swimmer’s ear in her latest Claremore Progress column.

Stephen and Taylor Hester experienced every parent’s worst nightmare, but now they are helping others to make the best of a difficult situation.

On Aug. 3, 2020, during a what was supposed to be a routine OB appointment, the Hesters were instead blindsided with the devastating news their expected baby boy did not have a heartbeat. The next day Dax Cannon Hester was stillborn at 20 weeks inside Bailey Medical Center in Owasso.

The Hesters found a way to help other families facing an unfathomable situation.

“When we found out someone had donated, we thought we wanted to do this for someone else. It’s pretty much the worst situation you can find yourself in. Getting to spend all day with your child that you’re never going to see again, it makes such a difference.” – Taylor Hester on the decision to donate a Cuddle Cot.