Patient Stories

“It’s not a journey you take alone:” Regional One Health therapists helped heal John Malone’s heart while making him feel like family

John Malone flat-lined for two minutes after suffering a massive heart attack, then spent 16 days in the hospital. Afterwards, he needed intensive cardiac rehabilitation to regain his strength. He found both expert care and second-to-none compassion at Regional One Health's Center for Rehabilitative Medicine. John said Occupational Therapist Dardhielle Jean not only helped him [...]

2022-04-27T11:55:19-06:00May 3rd, 2022|

“He poured his heart into me:” Faith, family and expert physical therapy helped Walter Tuggle get back on his feet

Walter Tuggle was in a mechanical wheelchair after a spinal stroke, having lost use of the right side and much of the left side of his body. He faced significant challenges, but he had incredible willpower and family support on his side. That, combined with the expertise of Regional One Health Physical Therapist Assistant [...]

2022-04-19T11:04:09-06:00April 18th, 2022|

“It’s how they treat you:” Dona Dyer found healing at Regional One Health’s Wound Care Center thanks to high-tech medicine and old-fashioned kindness

After arduous treatment for breast cancer, the last thing Dona Dyer wanted was to see another doctor - but when her surgical incision wouldn't heal, she was referred to Regional One Health's Wound Care Center for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It turned out to be a blessing for Dona. Not only did she receive the [...]

2022-03-04T12:43:52-06:00March 4th, 2022|

“I’m looking at a miracle:” Gia Broadway is keeping the beat of the life she loves thanks to a positive spirit and exceptional medical care

After Gia Broadway suffered life-threatening injuries from head to toe in a car accident, doctors told her she might never walk or work again. For a dancer, teacher, wife and mother, it was devastating news. But Gia wasn't about to give up - and her fighting spirit was matched by her world-class medical team at [...]

2022-01-25T09:53:12-06:00February 3rd, 2022|

Cheryl Peacock feared essential tremor would steal her independence – until Focused Ultrasound at Regional One Health gave her new hope

For Cheryl Peacock, Essential Tremor was something she lived with and adapted to with a brave face - but deep down, she was worried that the day would come when she would lose her independence. None of Cheryl's doctors offered her much hope until she found out about Focused Ultrasound, a new procedure offered [...]

2022-01-26T11:16:54-06:00January 26th, 2022|

“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|
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