Patient Stories

“We are joyful just to have him here:” As they celebrate the holidays, the Reids reflect on their son’s inspiring recovery from a sledding accident

Sam Reid was sledding with some friends when he was thrown into a metal tractor spike, which impaled him from his stomach to his neck. Thanks to the lifesaving care and intensive rehabilitation therapy he received at Regional One Health, the accident does not define Sam's life. Instead, 2021 was full of milestones, including [...]

2022-01-05T10:55:14-06:00December 21st, 2021|

“It’s a wonderful thing they’ve come up with:” Jerry Mitchell is back to the work he loves thanks to Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor

Focused Ultrasound, a procedure offered at Regional One Health's East Campus Imaging Center, can provide immediate and lasting relief for Essential Tremor and Tremor-Dominant Parkinson's Disease with no incision and no hospital stay. For Jerry Mitchell, whose hand tremor made it difficult to shave, eat and write, Focused Ultrasound provided new hope for a condition [...]

2021-12-03T09:34:58-06:00December 17th, 2021|

“They gave me a second shot:” Trey Carter, a Regional One Health Foundation board member, experienced firsthand the value of the care he supports

As a Regional One Health Foundation board member, Trey Carter helps support lifesaving care for the entire Mid-South - but he never imagined he'd need that care himself. Trey severely broke his leg and hand in an accident and was rushed to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center. After 31 days of care and physical [...]

2022-01-06T09:16:13-06:00December 15th, 2021|

“This is what success looks like:” By building trust, ONE Health helped Gregory Bradford escape homelessness and poor health

Gregory Bradford came to Regional One Health's emergency department after he experienced serious complications due to unmanaged diabetes. At the time, Gregory was homeless and had no access to regular care. He was connected with the ONE Health complex care initiative, which helped him access regular health care and medication, housing and healthy food. Today, [...]

2021-12-07T14:58:17-06:00December 7th, 2021|

As Kevin Carruthers overcomes painful health problems with the help of ONE Health, he can once again enjoy the good things in life

Kevin Carruthers was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis after coming to the Regional One Health emergency department in severe pain. Without health insurance or regular care, he continued to experience flare-ups. Fortunately, our ONE Health team stepped in to help Kevin access the medical care he needs to stay well. With proper medication and support, he [...]

2021-11-16T10:05:10-06:00November 16th, 2021|

When Gail Shorty was struggling to find her purpose in life, ONE Health gave her strength and direction

Regional One Health's ONE Health Complex Care program helps patients meet their medical and social needs so they can build healthier lives. For Gail Shorty, the program helped her manage chronic high blood pressure and diabetes and access the mental health support she needed as she struggled with depression. Gail says ONE Health was a [...]

2021-10-27T08:13:46-06:00October 27th, 2021|

“It made me feel like a rock star!” Rebecca Bishop achieved her childbirth goals with the support of our Certified Nurse Midwives

Regional One Health's certified nurse midwives provide personalized care for all stages of life, with a goal of empowering patients to take an active role in improving their health. For Rebecca Bishop, that meant exceptional prenatal and labor & delivery care that helped her achieve her goal of having a natural childbirth. Rebecca's experience is [...]

2021-10-05T11:02:33-06:00October 20th, 2021|

“I knew I could get better:” Faith, family and exceptional care gave Deputy Sheriff Austin Eldridge strength to overcome devastating injuries

Desoto County Deputy Sheriff Austin Eldridge was struck by a drunk driver while helping a stranded motorist fix a flat tire - and while his injuries were life-changing, he said the care he received from the Firefighters Burn Center allowed him to return to his family and his work. Dr. Ram Velamuri and his [...]

2021-10-18T11:26:22-06:00October 12th, 2021|

“I felt like I was heard:” Allie Byrne found comfort, support and empowerment from our Certified Nurse Midwives

Trying for a natural childbirth was important to Allie Byrne, and just as important was finding a health care provider who would offer support and reassurance. Allie says she found just that in Regional One Health's Certified Nurse Midwives, who delivered empowering care during her pregnancy and childbirth and after her daughters were born. [...]

2021-10-06T14:43:45-06:00October 6th, 2021|
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