Monthly Archives: June 2020

When Regional One Health formed its COVID-19 Unit, Dr. Dan Wells didn’t hesitate to volunteer: “Our patients need someone to take care of them”

For Dr. Dan Wells, a career in medicine was a way to pursue a passion for helping others in their times of need. When COVID-19 put health care workers on the frontlines of a pandemic, he didn't hesitate to volunteer to treat patients, despite the fear surrounding the virus. Dr. Wells said it has [...]

2020-06-26T13:12:48-06:00June 29th, 2020|

“There’s hope and there’s optimism:” Nursing Director Macy Wade takes inspiration, confidence from the hospital’s care for COVID-19 patients

Macy Wade went into nursing because she wanted to make sure patients were treated like she'd treat a member of her own family. It's a philosophy she puts into action every day as a leader in our COVID-19 unit, where she oversees nurses taking care of hospitalized patients. Wade said she's been amazed and [...]

2020-06-23T08:31:57-06:00June 24th, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: COVID-19 was the impetus for curbside pharmacy, but the service will benefit patients long after the pandemic

Regional One Health is now offering curbside pharmacy services at our Outpatient Center, East Campus, Primary Care Specialists and South Third Primary Care pharmacies. Patients can get their medications without leaving their vehicle, giving them a safe and convenient option during COVID-19 and in the future. Our Outpatient Pharmacy strives to remove any barrier [...]

2020-10-29T09:36:20-06:00June 23rd, 2020|

“We want to take care of you:” At the height of COVID-19 fear, Dr. Amber Thacker and her team volunteer to treat affected patients

Dr. Amber Thacker has always been fascinated by medical history, and it led her to a career as a hospitalist and to the frontlines of fighting COVID-19. She was called upon to create and oversee Regional One Health's COVID-19 Unit, which is successfully treating patients while keeping care providers safe. Dr. Thacker acknowledges there [...]

2020-06-18T10:20:30-06:00June 18th, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: Regional One Health brings childbirth classes online to serve new parents during pandemic

COVID-19 is presenting a number of challenges for our employees, and they are rising to the occasion by creating new and innovative ways to serve their patients. Jehan Ellis, our childbirth education program coordinator, led an effort to bring her classes online so new parents don't miss out on an opportunity for information and [...]

2020-06-04T15:15:33-06:00June 5th, 2020|

Together, we must do better

Pictured left to right: Reginald Coopwood, M.D. (President and CEO - Regional One Health) | Jason Little (President and CEO - Baptist Memorial Health Care) | Michael Ugwueke (President and CEO - Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare) In the middle of one pandemic, we are so painfully reminded of another. Racism is [...]

2020-06-03T16:10:21-06:00June 3rd, 2020|