Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Rolling Hills Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Rolling Hills Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Program Brings Mental Health Awareness to Teens of Pontotoc County

Rolling Hills Hospital helps individuals struggling with mental health disorders and addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Serving Ada, near Oklahoma City, Rolling Hills is the premier provider of psychiatric treatment for adolescents, adults & seniors.

In light of the many tragedies related to youth and mental health that have occurred in recent years, teenage depression has been the focus of continued research and educational efforts nationwide. A recent report documented that, while rates of major depression are on the rise for teenagers as a group, teenage girls are increasingly affected by this damaging health concern.

Social scientists state that between 2005 and 2014, rates of depression among teenage girls rose by an unprecedented 17%, and while they have not uncovered the precise cause of the spike, several factors have been revealed as potentially contributing to the problem.

Some who are actively studying youth and the mental health crisis cite an increase in bullying, specifically cyberbullying, as one factor that may be taking a toll on the mental and emotional wellbeing of American youth. Teenage girls are shown to have more exposure to cyberbullying than their male peers, and this type of harassment has been shown to cause an increase in depressive symptoms that could eventually lead to self-harming behaviors, or even suicidal ideation.

Another issue that may be having an impact on teenage mental health is related to sleep. One researcher posits that as teens have increased access to technology, especially mobile devices, this may lead them to spending more and more time online, especially into the evening hours. This increased internet use may be contributing to a lack of sleep at a critical developmental life stage, causing physical and emotional problems for teens.

Identifying depression in teenagers can be difficult. In part, this is due to the fact that mood swings and a flare for drama often accompany the teenage years for even the healthiest teens. Therefore, it is critical that adults who work with young people learn more about how to spot teenage depression, and what resources are available in the communities they work in.

One such program that is helping to empower adults to support teens who are exhibiting signs of depression is the Project Aware Grant Program at East Central University in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. The grant is designed to provide free educational seminars to organizations so that approximately 750 residents of Pontotoc County can become trained as youth mental health first aid responders.

Through this grant and other similar programs, experts hope that more youth who are struggling with depression can be identified and connected with the care they need sooner rather than later. These first aid responders will be knowledgeable about existing resources for youth in their communities, and will be able to make recommendations about options for care for young people who may need supports such as outpatient counseling or more acute, in-patient residential care.

We feel like we got our daughter back after she received treatment at Rolling Hills. The doctors and staff took great care of her.

– Former Patient's Parents