Patient Stories

“It’s a miracle:” When Michael Deming ran out of options to treat his skin cancer, Dr. Neil Hayes had the expertise to offer advanced immunotherapy treatment

When Michael Deming was diagnosed with a complex form of skin cancer, he was told he wouldn't survive surgery. He turned to Regional One Health Cancer Care and Dr. Neil Hayes. As an expert in Michael's diagnosis, Dr. Hayes was able to provide immunotherapy, an advanced treatment option. Now, Michael is back to the things [...]

2024-03-28T07:47:05-06:00March 28th, 2024|

Cancer wasn’t part of Rick Dorn’s plan for an active retirement – and thanks to expert care from Dr. Neil Hayes, he hasn’t missed a beat

When Rick Dorn learned skin cancer cells had spread to his lungs, he needed care from an oncologist who specializes in his diagnosis. He turned to medical oncologist Dr. Neil Hayes at Regional One Health Cancer Care, one of the nation's leading experts in these diagnoses. Thanks to the advanced treatment options Dr. Hayes can [...]

2024-03-19T07:06:30-06:00March 19th, 2024|

“He started to see hope:” for Marcus Crews, ONE Health inspired a dedication to taking charge of his health and quality of life

After losing several loved ones and struggling to control his hypertension and diabetes, Marcus Crews was losing his sense of hope. At Regional One Health, he found the ONE Health complex care program, which helps patients address medical issues and social determinants of health. With the support of case manager Karen Tate, Marcus has regained [...]

2024-02-20T16:18:36-06:00March 14th, 2024|

“They got me a long way:” Loriette Turner has regained the joy of family and faith thanks to the ONE Health complex care program

When Loriette Turner developed a painful hernia, she struggled both to continue her work in home health care and to enjoy her grandkids and church activities. She found the medical care and support she needed at Regional One Health thanks to the ONE Health complex care program. With the help of case manager Cristina Wilson, [...]

2024-02-20T16:08:51-06:00March 7th, 2024|

“They’re amazing:” When Robert James needed complex cancer care, surgical oncologist Dr. Evan Glazer and his team offered reassurance, expertise and skill

Robert James knew his unexpected cancer diagnosis would cause changes in his life, including finding a new home for the horses and mules he enjoys taking care of. Thanks to expert care from Dr. Evan Glazer at Regional One Health Cancer Care, Robert is looking forward to getting back to normal sooner than he ever [...]

2024-02-07T10:18:52-06:00February 14th, 2024|

Once a trauma patient, Adil Abdurahaman is now training at Regional One Health to share the hope and healing he received

In 2018, Adil Abdurahaman was rushed to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center with a traumatic brain injury following a car accident. His parents were told he might not survive. Today, Adil is back at Regional One Health, this time doing his residency rotations for medical school at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Adil has [...]

2024-02-13T11:22:09-06:00February 13th, 2024|

“He’s getting the best care right here:” Despite being far from home, the Jones family says Regional One Health’s NICU is exactly where they need to be

When Brooklyn Jones went into premature labor, she and husband Grant learned the NICU closest to their home would not have room for their son. They ended up traveling two hours to Regional One Health's Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center, where they've been since late October. Despite the challenges posted by the distance, they [...]

2024-01-24T11:17:19-06:00January 24th, 2024|

“He’s courageous:” Robert Mayweather has found new life and new hope thanks to Dr. David Shibata and Regional One Health Cancer Care

Regional One Health Cancer Care makes the most advanced, complex surgical procedures available to patients throughout the Mid-South. For Robert Mayweather, it has provided a chance to regain his quality of life. After receiving care from nationally-renowned surgical oncologist Dr. David Shibata, Robert is getting back to the things that matter most and feels reinvigorated [...]

2024-01-28T16:40:01-06:00January 23rd, 2024|

“I get to be here:” Regina Bunker is grateful that her annual screening mammogram put her on the path to becoming a breast cancer survivor

Regional One Health lab tech Regina Bunker never expected a routine mammogram to turn into a life-changing event. But when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Regina needed two surgeries, radiation treatments, and medication to be declared cancer-free. Now a proud breast cancer survivor, Regina is making it her mission to encourage other women to [...]

2024-01-02T08:37:33-06:00January 17th, 2024|

“They saved my life:” After three months as a patient, Payton Carter returned to Regional One Health on her own terms to say thank you

Payton Carter recently made the trip from Kentucky to Memphis for a very special reason - to thank the providers at Regional One Health who she credits with saving her life. Payton was rushed to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries after a car accident. Thanks to the expert medical care and compassion [...]

2023-12-07T08:37:18-06:00December 21st, 2023|
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