Patient Stories

Marvin Richardson reclaimed his voice and health with the help of Regional One Health’s unique Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy program

After undergoing radiation for a carcinoma on his vocal cords, Marvin Richardson started having difficulty breathing and speaking. He ultimately needed an emergency tracheostomy. Marvin's physician referred him to Regional One Health's Wound Care Center, where he could be treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which sparks the body's natural healing processes. The unique treatment [...]

2021-05-18T10:33:06-06:00May 18th, 2021|

Salem Sellars is used to caring for seriously ill patients. When the tables were turned due to COVID-19, she found healing and compassion at Regional One Health

Salem Sellars is used to being the caregiver, not the patient - so when COVID-19 hit her hard, she was understandably frightened. She says the care she received at Regional One Health not only helped her get well, it put her mind at ease and made her feel supported and comforted. Now, Salem wants [...]

2021-04-27T15:39:02-06:00December 10th, 2020|

When Keke Kilpatrick’s son was critically ill, her Regional One Health family stepped up to help with support from ONE Health

Keke Kilpatrick is known around Regional One Health for her cheerful smile - so when a colleague noticed Keke was visibly upset, she asked to help. Keke was struggling because her son, Deonta, was hospitalized for serious seizures. He did not have insurance and had stopped taking his medication. Our ONE Health team stepped [...]

2020-12-21T15:56:33-06:00December 3rd, 2020|

A traumatic brain injury completely changed Marcus Haley’s life – but with the help of ONE Health, he’s making that change a positive one

Marcus Haley suffered a traumatic brain injury on his birthday. It completely changed his life, making it so that he couldn't work and faced significant medical needs. Marcus didn't know where to turn until Regional One Health's ONE Health team intervened, helping him meet both his health care and social needs. Now, Marcus is [...]

2020-11-26T11:38:24-06:00November 26th, 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|

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|

As a nurse, Elizabeth Raffel saw how midwifery can make childbirth magical. As a mom, she got to experience it for herself.

When Elizabeth Raffel found out she was pregnant, she wanted to do everything she could to have a healthy pregnancy and baby and the magical experience she wanted. As a labor & delivery nurse, Elizabeth knew right where to look - Regional One Health's certified nurse midwives. She said the nurse midwives provided personalized, [...]

2020-08-19T14:37:05-06:00August 19th, 2020|
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