Employee Spotlight

“I don’t want to be the last face anyone sees:” Regional One Health physicians, leaders urge masking and distancing to reverse COVID-19 spike

The holiday season is here - and so is a global pandemic that continues to put lives at risk. Regional One Health leaders are imploring everyone to play it safe: avoid travel and gathering with people outside your immediate household, wear facemasks and be vigilant about handwashing. Help protect yourself, your loved ones and [...]

2020-11-23T10:35:02-06:00November 23rd, 2020|

When Blake and Ruthie Lichterman’s birth plan was changed at the last minute, Regional One Health turned disappointment into comfort and joy

When Blake and Ruthie Lichterman had to change their birth plan late in Ruthie's pregnancy, they were understandably nervous. They would have only days to get to know their physician and the hospital where they'd experience one of the biggest moments of their lives. Fortunately, they say Regional One Health and Dr. Ashekia Pinckney [...]

2020-11-09T12:22:33-06:00November 19th, 2020|

Now, more than ever, the outcome is in our hands

A volatile 2020 is rapidly drawing to a close, perhaps to our collective relief. Everyday acts of heroism and resilience have become inspiringly commonplace. But a succession of social and political challenges, coupled with the upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic, have made us all feel like endurance runners on an endless trail of abrupt [...]

2020-11-16T17:32:54-06:00November 16th, 2020|

It’s Kenneth DeBerry’s job to watch for threats at Regional One Health – but he’s also on the lookout for people in need of a friendly face

As a member of our security team, Kenneth DeBerry is always vigilant for threats - but he's also on the lookout for people who could use a helping hand. Since security officers are the first faces visitors see when they arrive at Regional One Health, they are counted on to create a good first [...]

2020-11-02T10:36:23-06:00November 2nd, 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 [...]

2020-10-28T07:36:11-06:00October 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 [...]

2020-10-28T13:33:33-06:00October 28th, 2020|

“Patients give us their trust:” Nabajit Choudhury, MBBS, MS, looks forward to building healing relationships with surgery patients

Dr. Nabajit Choudhury has joined the Regional One Health team as a general surgeon. He provides surgery for a variety of non-emergency and emergency conditions, such as hernia repair and appendix or gall bladder removal. Dr. Choudhury's care philosophy is to treat every patient like a member of his own family. He communicates openly [...]

2020-10-15T07:25:46-06:00October 13th, 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 [...]

2020-10-12T10:24:32-06:00October 12th, 2020|

“Everyone can save a life:” Regional One Health looks to prevent tragedy by teaching infant sleep safety

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month, and Regional One Health is starting a new Safe to Sleep initiative to help parents prevent a tragedy. Our doctors and nurses are educating parents about safe sleep spaces and positioning for their baby, and even modeling that behavior through hands-on demonstrations. The project is part [...]

2020-10-09T10:24:14-06:00October 8th, 2020|
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