Hillcrest COVID-19 Call Center
Hillcrest HealthCare System has an established COVID-19 Call Center. Operators are available Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer patient questions, provide support and connect them to a provider. The Call Center line is 918-574-0920.

(918) 592-0999

September 2021

Michael Newnam talks with Ch. 2 about another pandemic byproduct, 'coronasomia'

The pandemic has altered many elements of everyday life including sleep patterns, according to Michael Newnam, M.D., co-director of sleep medicine at Oklahoma Heart Institute.

Dr. Newnam described the condition as coronasomnia. Because of the pandemic, some have lost their boundaries between work and home environments.

"Many people are doing school and work in the home environment, so there’s no separation,” Dr. Newnam said. So you’re never really leaving work because that’s where you live.”

Adam Betz speaks with Ch. 6 about increase of younger ECMO patients during COVID

Adam Betz, M.D., director of pulmonary ECMO at OklahomaHeart, talks about the rise in ECMO treatments with young COVID patients.

"If you are that sick, this is a life-changing experience from there forward," Betz said. "They're going to remember the physical scars, they're going to remember the shortness of breath. We get a lot of them back to their families but it's difficult to ever go back to normal."