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Along with fireside cups of cocoa and the beauty of occasional snowfall, winter in Oklahoma also leads to weather-related injuries.

“The phone rings off the hook the day after an ice storm!” says Mary Ferraro, APRN-CNP, with Utica Park Clinic Orthopedics in Claremore. “Slips and falls can lead to broken ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulders and other injuries. For those who are osteoporotic, meaning they have weakened or brittle bones, the risk goes up exponentially.”

Add in a rambunctious dog at the end of a leash, and it becomes a recipe for disaster.

Each year about 1 million people in the United States seek hospital care for pneumonia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life threatening. It is most serious for infants and young children, people older than age 65, and people with health problems or weakened immune systems.

“Along with Utica Park Clinic, we are grateful to bring the services of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian Ogg to Claremore and the surrounding communities,” says hospital CEO David Chaussard.

Approximately one in five American adults experiences mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Unfortunately, the stigma around mental health issues continues and leads many to avoid treatment.

As we navigate life, many of us are focused on making better health choices. Whether you are aiming to eat healthier, trying a new workout routine, or a mixture of both, living a healthier lifestyle will provide short and long-term results.

Just in time to give us an extra boost on those New Year resolutions, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day has arrived to kick us into gear.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is February 11-17. During this week, we acknowledge the contributions of the nurses in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Hillcrest Hospital Claremore who work with patients to help reduce the effects of heart disease. To celebrate, we spoke with cardiac rehabilitation nurse Angela Messimore, RN, who shared some insight into the program and the benefits patients can experience.

As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, the possibility of dangerous winter storm conditions rise. Winter storms can consist of strong winds, sleet, freezing rain, frigid temperatures, heavy snow and icing, and are known for immobilizing entire areas in a short amount of time. While there are several parts of the country that are acclimated to dealing with harsh winter conditions, many aren’t, leaving some in a state of panic.

Hospital receives Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Claremore, Okla. (Oct. 3, 2017) – Hillcrest Hospital Claremore has announced that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades  2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of  serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.