COVID-19

Wearing is Caring: By using a facemask, you can keep yourself and others healthy and help schools and businesses stay open

Since early October, COVID-19 cases have started to increase significantly in Tennessee, putting lives at risk and stressing health care capacity. But there's something easy all of us can do to reverse that trend: wear a facemask. Evidence shows coronavirus spread is slower in areas where masking is common, and experts say if everyone [...]

2021-04-27T15:39:58-06:00November 10th, 2020|

For respiratory therapist Trishonda Scurlock, COVID-19 changed everything…almost: “It didn’t change my determination or my love for what I do.”

As a respiratory therapist, Trishonda Scurlock new her specialty would be crucial in the treatment of COVID-19. So, when Regional One Health started receiving patients earlier this year, Trishonda put aside any personal fears and volunteered to take the first cases. She hasn't slowed down since, and she wouldn't dream of doing so in [...]

2021-04-27T15:40:29-06:00October 30th, 2020|

Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center partner on post-COVID-19 clinic

Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are offering a clinic designed to specifically provide follow-up care for patients who had COVID-19. The clinic, led by Dr. Cyrilyn Walters, will help patients with long-term symptoms and will also be open to asymptomatic patients who are interested in learning about COVID-19 [...]

2021-04-27T15:40:42-06:00October 28th, 2020|

“They’re human beings who just want to get better:” By being unflappable in the face of COVID-19, Alice Sprolls lifts patients’ spirits

Environmental Services Tech Alice Sprolls didn't hesitate to help when asked to clean in Regional One Health's COVID-19 Unit. Instead, she saw it as a chance to lift patients' spirits by offering a smile and friendly conversation at a time when they're feeling lonely and scared. Alice's diligence is also making a positive impact [...]

2021-04-27T15:41:04-06:00October 12th, 2020|

Regional One Health pharmacists became medical sleuths to treat a new virus. Next up: prepping for a vaccine

COVID-19 presented Regional One Health pharmacists with the challenge of finding medical therapies to treat a completely new virus. The team used emerging information from the frontline and their own experience and expertise to develop treatment plans to help patients. Now, they're looking to the next challenge related to COVID-19 - planning for and [...]

2021-04-27T15:41:20-06:00October 5th, 2020|

“If this works, it’s potentially transformative:” Regional One Health chosen as trial site for promising COVID-19 treatment

Regional One Health and University of Tennessee Health Science Center are taking part in trials for a therapy aimed at preventing coronavirus symptoms from getting worse. The treatment will also be tested on close contacts of coronavirus patients to see if it can prevent illness. Participants will receive a one-time IV infusion of the [...]

2021-04-27T15:41:50-06:00September 24th, 2020|

Regional One Health pharmacists are improving COVID-19 care for the entire community

As health officials set up a contingency hospital to prepare for a potential surge of COVID-19 patients, Regional One Health's pharmacy department was called on to help. Emergency Department Pharmacist Justin Griner led a team that helped recommend which medications the hospital should stock. It meant starting from scratch to determine therapies and protocols, [...]

2021-04-27T15:42:19-06:00September 23rd, 2020|

When COVID-19 put her patients at risk, family nurse practitioner Ramika Jones became more than their provider – she became their superhero

Ramika Jones, a family nurse practitioner at Guthrie Primary Care, knew her patients were especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Many of the people she sees are elderly and have preexisting conditions. Jones became a true superhero for her patients, making sure they received the care they deserved and stepping in to fill other roles at [...]

2021-04-27T15:42:53-06:00September 15th, 2020|

When COVID-19 changed the game for our food and nutrition team, Andrea Chatman stepped up to serve not only meals, but compassion and humanity

COVID-19 presented challenges for Regional One Health's food and nutrition services, including staffing issues, vendors not being able to supply products, and new safety guidelines. When team leader Andrea Chatman was faced with those issues, her only concern was finding a way to provide patients with a healthy meal. Chatman stepped up to get [...]

2021-04-27T15:43:07-06:00September 10th, 2020|
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