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“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|

Clarence Gray survived a critical injury, only to face grim odds of recovering while living on the streets. That’s when ONE Health stepped in.

Clarence Gray survived a gunshot wound only to have his recovery threatened by homelessness, lack of food and other hurdles. Regional One Health's ONE Health complex care team intervened on his behalf, helping him find a safe place to live and improving his access to medical care. With the support of the Regional One [...]

2020-10-20T11:09:38-06:00November 12th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-11-10T09:28:53-06:00November 10th, 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|
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