Patient Stories

The heart of a lion: Samir Alniswan is conquering devastating injuries with courage and expert care at the Firefighters Burn Center

On the day he is discharged from the hospital, Samir Alniswan wears a black shirt emblazoned with the face of lion. It’s an image that conjures up many meanings: Power. Strength. Courage. After Samir Alniswan was burned over 60 percent of his body, Firefighters Burn Center specialists like Ram Velamuri, MD saved his [...]

2019-02-18T15:44:15-06:00February 22nd, 2019|

Once fragile babies born far too soon, the Glozier triplets are now thriving young adults thanks to the Regional One Health NICU

Every day is a chance to get better. This phrase sits on 18-year-old Abbie Glozier’s Facebook timeline, but it has much deeper meaning to her and her family than a simple social media post. Nearly two decades ago, Regional One Health’s NICU team welcomed first-born Abbie into the world. She weighed just a [...]

2019-03-06T10:45:14-06:00February 13th, 2019|

A spirit that won’t be crushed: Laura Spradlin is living her “hoop dreams” thanks to Regional One Health’s trauma specialists

The Ouachita Baptist University Tigers have on their women’s basketball roster a young Memphian who has defied dozens of odds. After a tough tryout that the coach was reluctant to even offer, the team accepted Laura Spradlin as a walk-on player. This was just two years after Laura and her parents didn’t even [...]

2019-02-18T08:24:09-06:00February 12th, 2019|

When Kayla Griggs had life-threatening complications from a C-section, Dr. Roberto Levi’s expertise and compassion made the difference

With three boys under age 5, Kayla and Devin Griggs have plenty of things they expect to worry about: skinned knees, saving for college, wondering if they’ll ever get a minute of quiet. They never expected to add a life-and-death health crisis to that list, but after a frightening experience, they’re thanking Regional One [...]

2019-02-01T09:07:58-06:00February 1st, 2019|

Certified Nurse Midwives help moms-to-be write their perfect birth story

Asia and Michael Meador were ecstatic when they learned they were expecting their first baby. As a new mom-to-be, Asia knew she’d face plenty of unknowns – labor and delivery, midnight feedings, changing those first tiny diapers. But she had a clear idea of how she wanted her birth story and early chapters of [...]

2019-01-04T10:13:26-06:00December 17th, 2018|
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