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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|

“If this works, it’s potentially transformative:” Regional One Health chosen as trial site for promising COVID-19 treatment

Regional One Health and University of Tennessee Health Science Center are taking part in trials for a therapy aimed at preventing coronavirus symptoms from getting worse. The treatment will also be tested on close contacts of coronavirus patients to see if it can prevent illness. Participants will receive a one-time IV infusion of the [...]

2020-09-24T13:50:00-06:00September 24th, 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|

Regional One Health’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader at getting patients back to life more often and more quickly

After a major illness or injury, patients often need rehabilitation to get back to as normal and independent a life as possible. Regional One Health's Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital has a stellar track record in terms of getting patients back to the things they love as quickly as possible. The team relies on their experience, [...]

2020-09-17T09:40:09-06:00September 17th, 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|

Nurse midwives can enhance the joy of pregnancy and childbirth through care that focuses on each patient’s goals

Regional One Health's team of certified nurse midwives focus on providing evidence-based care with a personal touch. For women who are expecting a baby, it's a great way to receive exceptional prenatal care and have a provider's one-on-one support in achieving their ideal birth plan. Regional One Health is the only hospital in Memphis [...]

2020-09-14T15:29:58-06:00September 11th, 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|

Nurse midwives aren’t just for pregnancy – women can benefit from their skilled, patient-focused care at any stage of life

Midwifery isn't just for pregnancy and birth - it's a great health care option for women at all stages of life! Regional One Health's team of Certified Nurse Midwives see patients of all ages for regular well-woman care. They look to build genuine relationships with their patients in order to help them improve their [...]

2020-09-14T15:31:21-06:00September 4th, 2020|

Certified Nurse Midwives offer women personalized, empowering health care – no matter what stage of life they’re in

Did you know nurse midwives are highly-trained practitioners who can prescribe medication, care for women of all ages and oversee hospital births? There are a lot of myths out there about this personalized style of care, and Regional One Health's certified nurse midwives are looking to separate fact from fiction. Our midwifery practice is [...]

2020-09-14T15:54:14-06:00August 28th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: Postpartum manager Sharonda Taylor, RN, says not to believe these common breastfeeding myths

Breastfeeding can be intimidating for new moms due to worries about milk supply, the logistics of returning to work, dubious reactions from older relatives, etc. But health and bonding benefits for mom and baby making breastfeeding worth the effort, says Sharonda Taylor, RN, postpartum manager at Regional One Health. Taylor and her colleagues support [...]

2020-08-19T12:02:12-06:00August 26th, 2020|
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