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.

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Hillcrest Hospital Claremore would like to thank each of our physicians for the dedication and passion they display to their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight general surgeon, Kyle Hrdlicka, D.O.)

When searching for his career prospects, Kyle Hrdlicka, D.O., did not have to look beyond his own front door as a child.

Brock Walker has felt like family during his stay at Hillcrest Hospital Claremore.

Walker recently was admitted to Hillcrest Claremore (HHC) to undergo a total knee replacement, the second such procedure for the 56-year-old Claremore native.

But it’s the care Walker has received from the staff during his recovery that has left an impression on him.

Breastmilk contains an abundant variety of nutrients that provides everything a baby needs during those first months. But what about mom?

In addition to taking care of the baby, a breastfeeding mom needs to keep up with her own health through smart eating habits to ensure both she and the baby are feeling great and getting everything they need.