Hillcrest Hospital is one that holds many memories for my family, some good, some not so good, but one thing holds true... they have always been there.
Hillcrest Medical Center is one of the leading hospitals in the Tulsa area, hosting a trauma center, as well as all other inpatient and outpatient needs. They are the county hospital, where you are sent when your insurance is running low, or you don't have insurance, but are also a preferred hospital for many doctors offices and insurance companies.
Hillcrest is a teaching hospital, kind of like what you see on ER, they do have medical students who see patients, but there is always a certified MD on staff and available for any patient to see. I have seen medical students on many visits, but have never encountered any problems, and in fact, it seems they are usually more willing to talk to you and spend time investigating the cause of your illness than many long term doctors who seem to be burnt out by the system or too many years seeing patients. The only time I was ever bothered by the fact that it was a teaching hospital was when, during the birth of my youngest son, there was all of a sudden a room full of students staring! :)
Hillcrest handles many major emergencies... it is the hospital where my grandfather spent the last days of his life, and where my husband spent over a month with his pancreatitis. They saw my daughter, as a baby, when she got sores in her mouth and I panicked... they helped bring my son into this world.
Regardless of the milestones that have occured in my life at Hillcrest, the good and the bad, I really commend their staff. Their Emergency Room physicians, in my opinion, are some of the best anywhere, and the most courteous and caring.
The major negative about Hillcrest is the wait time to be seen in the Emergency Room. Having had chronic pancreatits, a very serious and painful condition, I have waited up to fourteen hours to be seen. If there were just something they could do about the wait time, I would give them a five star rating.