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“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|

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|

Creating Change out of Challenge: Regional One Health brings childbirth classes online to serve new parents during pandemic

COVID-19 is presenting a number of challenges for our employees, and they are rising to the occasion by creating new and innovative ways to serve their patients. Jehan Ellis, our childbirth education program coordinator, led an effort to bring her classes online so new parents don't miss out on an opportunity for information and [...]

2020-06-04T15:15:33-06:00June 5th, 2020|

Together, we must do better

Pictured left to right: Reginald Coopwood, M.D. (President and CEO - Regional One Health) | Jason Little (President and CEO - Baptist Memorial Health Care) | Michael Ugwueke (President and CEO - Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare) In the middle of one pandemic, we are so painfully reminded of another. Racism is [...]

2020-06-03T16:10:21-06:00June 3rd, 2020|

Where Health Comes First: During National Hospital Week, Regional One Health honors employees for bringing hope and healing to our community

National Hospital Week is May 10-16. This year's theme, "Where Health Comes First," honors the hope and healing hospitals provide to their communities. That is highlighted in 2020 by the crucial role hospitals are playing in response to COVID-19. At Regional One Health, we're celebrating our entire team for their contributions during this challenging [...]

2020-05-11T08:25:18-06:00May 11th, 2020|
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