Rolling Hills Hospital Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer Peggy Huey, MSN, RN likes to give young nurses a piece of advice.
No matter what field of nursing they choose to go into they’ll be dealing with psychiatric nursing.
With nearly 40 years in nursing it’s something she’s embraced.
That’s why she loves going to work every day at Rolling Hills in Ada. And she enjoys watching a nursing staff of nearly 40 deliver the best in psychiatric care.
“We strive to give the best care that we can,” Huey said. “I can truthfully say when the opportunity arose to become the chief operating officer and chief nursing officer I was so impressed by the people who work here. They are caring and do a wonderful job.”
For nearly 30 years now, Ada’s Rolling Hills Hospital has helped Oklahomans dealing with mental health challenges.
Rolling Hills Hospital has been a leader in providing behavioral healthcare treatment since 1988. Since that time, Rolling Hills has remained steadfast in offering the most optimal level of inpatient treatment possible to adolescents, adults, and seniors who are struggling with such conditions as depression, Alzheimer’s disease, behavioral issues, addiction, and co-occurring disorders.
An experienced team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, licensed therapists, social workers, certified nurse aids, mental health technicians, recreational therapists, and other healthcare professionals work diligently together to ensure that every patient need is met and that the time they spend with us is a pleasant and comfortable one.
At Rolling Hills Hospital, the mission is to provide superior behavioral healthcare services to the people, communities, and hospitals served.
Staff adhere to core values of integrity, respect, honesty, and fairness and pride themselves on the fact patients are treated with the level of care they would want for their own family members.
Huey says the center recently opened up a new residential treatment center for adolescents.
Psychiatric nursing can get a bad rap. But witnessing it first-hand still amazes Huey.
“Nurses that think they’re going to lose all their skills are wrong,” Huey said. “You keep your skills up because I’ll be honest with you, it’s the nurses who save patient’s lives here.”
Rolling Hills nurses operate with a large level of autonomy. It’s a thrilling experience.
“Our RNs are charge nurses,” Huey says. “They run the unit and are responsible for the safety of the patient at all time and make sure the LPNs and techs under them are doing a good job.”