Nursing

“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|

“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|

If you’re nervous about your annual exam, fear not – here’s what to expect

It's normal to be nervous about your annual primary care visit, but it's important to get past the nerves and develop a relationship with a primary care provider. Your provider can help prevent disease, manage chronic conditions, get referrals for tests or specialists and more. Tomisha Byard, a family nurse practitioner at Regional One [...]

2020-03-02T13:21:20-06:00March 5th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: Getting healthy in 2020 starts with a physical exam and advice from your health care provider

Getting healthy is a common New Year's Resolution, but it involves more than exercising and eating better. You should start your journey to improved health with a checkup from your primary care provider. They can identify the specific things you need to improve, schedule preventative screenings and help you set goals for a lifetime [...]

2020-01-03T09:51:04-06:00January 6th, 2020|

Regional One Health’s labor and delivery team welcomed the city’s first baby of the New Year – and he was born to one of their own

Riley Andrew James was born at Regional One Health at 12:11 a.m. January 1, making him Memphis's first baby of the decade. The experience was even more exciting for the labor and delivery team because Riley's mom is one of their own - labor and delivery nurse Secillia Mitchell. Secillia said she never considered [...]

2020-01-02T14:37:24-06:00January 2nd, 2020|

Thomas Trotta’s road trip didn’t include a stop in Memphis – but when disaster struck, Regional One Health’s Subacute Care team made him feel at home.

Thomas Trotta was driving from California to New York when a stroke and car accident dramatically changed his plans. He ended up at Regional One Health's nationally-renowned Subacute Care unit. The medical treatment he received got him back on his feet, but it is the kindness he was shown that made the biggest impression. [...]

2019-12-04T17:25:50-06:00November 21st, 2019|

Ask the Experts: Lactation specialist 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, lactation specialist at Regional One Health. Taylor and her colleagues support [...]

2019-07-29T12:17:12-06:00August 9th, 2019|

August is National Breastfeeding Month, but Regional One Health’s mission to support nursing moms and babies lasts all year long

There’s no doubt breastfeeding promotes good health and is a great way for moms and babies to bond – but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Regional One Health understands that, and has made a commitment to promoting breastfeeding not only during August’s National Breastfeeding Month, but all year long. That commitment includes education [...]

2019-08-12T09:55:17-06:00August 5th, 2019|
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