Employee Spotlight

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 [...]

2020-09-15T12:40:27-06:00September 15th, 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 [...]

2020-08-11T11:53:13-06:00August 10th, 2020|

Dr. Tony Alleman joins Wound Care Center, where holistic care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy provide new chance at healing

Dr. Tony Alleman, a board-certified hyperbaric medicine provider, is now seeing patients at our renowned Wound Care Center. Dr. Alleman uses the center's state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, which is the only facility of its kind in the state of Tennessee, to treat patients for a variety of conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen is a great [...]

2020-07-22T13:17:19-06:00July 29th, 2020|

“If we’re not going to do this, who is?” On the frontlines of COVID-19, Alexandra Durbin embraces the chance to support patients and her fellow nurses

Alexandra Durbin's goal is to pursue a career in nursing leadership that allows her to support both patients and her fellow care providers. When an opportunity to be part of Regional One Health's COVID-19 Unit came up, she embraced it as chance to have a positive impact during a challenging time. Three months later, [...]

2020-07-02T10:00:14-06:00July 9th, 2020|

“This is our time to step up:” Dr. Natalie Dunlap knew her training could help COVID-19 patients, and it sparked her passion to serve

Dr. Natalie Dunlap understands patients are scared about COVID-19, and she uses that to empathize with them and put them at ease. As part of Regional One Health's COVID-19 Unit, Dr. Dunlap is using her skills and experience as a hospitalist to provide patients lifesaving, compassionate care. She said the team has learned a [...]

2020-07-01T15:45:08-06:00July 6th, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: Transitioning Through Menopause support group ensures social distancing doesn’t mean emotional isolation

COVID-19 has created challenges for health care professionals as they try to serve their patients while adhering to social distancing guidelines. For Regional One Health's Transitioning Through Menopause support group, that meant turning to virtual meetings. Certified Menopause Practitioners Diane Todd Pace and Pallavi Khanna made the switch so they could continue to offer [...]

2020-06-23T08:37:48-06:00July 1st, 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 at three locations: our downtown Outpatient Center, East Campus and Primary Care Specialists. 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 patients face to [...]

2020-06-19T09:16:37-06:00June 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|
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