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Hillcrest HealthCare Expands to Mayes Co.



Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS) has signed a long-term management agreement to assume operations and associated assets of AllianceHealth Pryor in Pryor, Oklahoma. The seven-year agreement between HHS and the Mayes County Hospital Authority is effective May 1.

HHS will take on the day-to-day operations of the hospital, which will be renamed Hillcrest Hospital Pryor. The Mayes County Hospital Authority will retain independent ownership of the hospital’s facilities. AllianceHealth Pryor employees will become employed by Hillcrest HealthCare System, including AllianceHealth Pryor chief executive officer (CEO) Doug Weaver.

This arrangement furthers Hillcrest’s commitment to serving northeast Oklahoma, including Pryor and the greater Mayes County community. HHS operates seven hospitals in the Tulsa region, including similar operating agreements with Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta and Hillcrest Hospital Cushing. Additionally, HHS owns Hillcrest Hospital Claremore in neighboring Rogers County as well as Utica Park Clinic (primary care) and Oklahoma Heart Institute, both with locations in Pryor.

“When reviewing Hillcrest HealthCare System’s geographic footprint, the ability to offer our exceptional level of care in Pryor and all of Mayes County is an exciting option,” says Kevin Gross, chief executive officer of Hillcrest HealthCare System. “With this new partnership we have the opportunity to provide additional access points to quality health care for Oklahomans, and we’re look forward to serving the Pryor community in this new way.”

“Hillcrest HealthCare System is an established, effective hospital system familiar with our area,” says Doug Weaver, CEO, AllianceHealth Pryor. “Several Hillcrest physicians already work in Pryor providing quality care to our residents. We look forward to continuing to work closely with them and the Mayes County Hospital Authority as we prepare to join the Hillcrest network.”

AllianceHealth Pryor, established in 1954, is a 52-bed acute care hospital. The hospital is currently operated by a subsidiary of Community Health Systems (CHS) under a sub-lease operation structure with the Mayes County Hospital Authority.

About Hillcrest HealthCare System
Serving communities throughout eastern Oklahoma, Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS) includes Hillcrest Medical Center, Hillcrest Hospital South, Oklahoma Heart Institute, Bailey Medical Center, Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, Hillcrest Hospital Cushing, Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital and Utica Park Clinic. Across its hospitals and health care facilities, HHS offers 1,235 beds and employs a team of more than 5,500.

Updated 04-24-2017

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