Adult Special Care Center

Volunteers: Young Leadership Board

Since 2011, young professionals with a passion for the Mid-South have served as community advocates for Regional One Health, bringing new ideas and perspectives. This group of young volunteers began by hosting a series of informal social events to raise money for the hospital. This initiative grew and eventually led to the creation of Regional [...]

2019-01-04T15:31:56+00:00October 15th, 2016|

Volunteers: Johnson Auxiliary

Johnson Auxiliary Director Barbara Bowling says volunteers, like those pictured above, are our everyday heroes. “Through their gift of time, talents and resources, volunteers promote and further the overall health and welfare of the entire community.” How it all began While attending a women’s health workshop that included a tour of the former City of [...]

2019-01-04T15:35:08+00:00October 5th, 2016|

HIV Get Down Campaign

Brandon’s eye-catching masterpiece is a 60-yard-long mural on the side of the Diversified Conveyors building at 960 S. Bellevue in South Memphis. The project was huge, and Brandon donated a portion of his time to make sure the mural would have the greatest possible impact. Volunteering his time is typical of this native Memphian. [...]

2019-01-04T15:47:21+00:00September 10th, 2016|

Mildred Richards

“Being told you’re HIV positive is life changing,” Mildred says. “From the moment I received that diagnosis, I ceased to see myself as myself. I became this virus and everything that was associated with it. I felt guilty; I felt ashamed; I felt like I was disgusting.” Mildred had just had a baby, who [...]

2019-01-04T15:46:34+00:00September 5th, 2016|

Feature Story: Power Over HIV, Part 2

"Get Down" — Power Over HIV “Medical advances have progressed HIV/ AIDS from being a terminal disease to a chronic disease,” says Dr. John Norwood, an infectious diseases physician and medical director of the center. “Patients used to take multiple pills every day, but now they only have to take one, and it’s more [...]

2019-01-04T15:45:08+00:00September 2nd, 2016|

Feature Story: Power Over HIV, Part 1

“Being HIV-positive is no longer a death sentence,” says Gwen Reese. “There may not be a cure yet, but life-changing treatments are now available.” Gwen is director the of clinical services at the Adult Special Care Center at Regional One Health. The center strives to meet the medical and psychosocial needs of those living [...]

2019-01-04T15:40:13+00:00September 1st, 2016|