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“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|

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 [...]

2020-10-02T12:22:25-06:00October 5th, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: Intubation tent provides additional layer of COVID-19 protection for providers

Regional One Health's Center for Innovation is celebrating employees who are adapting to the challenges of COVID-19 by coming up with new ways of helping their patients and colleagues.  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Frank Williams developed a tent that can be used to protect providers from particles that become airborne during airway procedures like [...]

2020-09-14T10:15:29-06:00September 25th, 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, [...]

2020-09-18T14:19:22-06:00September 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 [...]

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

2020-09-10T07:45:59-06:00September 10th, 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|
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