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“Regional One Health is truly a learning hospital:” TeenTeer program gives high school students a chance to give back, explore health care careers

Regional One Health's TeenTeer program gives area high school students a chance to give back and learn about careers in health care. East summer, we welcome a group of students to spend time volunteering, learning hands-on skills, shadowing health care professionals, and visiting various parts of the hospital. Students say TeenTeer is a great [...]

2023-08-11T12:44:11-06:00August 16th, 2023|

Ask the Experts: For Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients, treatment options including lifestyle changes, medication and surgery can bring relief

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a chronic condition that requires regular care in order for patients to successfully manage their symptoms. Colorectal surgeon Elizabeth Wood, MD is part of a multidisciplinary team that treats IBD at Regional One Health. Dr. Wood sees patients if lifestyle changes and medications have not helped, and always seeks to [...]

2022-04-05T11:17:40-06:00June 14th, 2022|

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

The last thing Desoto County Deputy Sheriff Austin Eldridge recalls after he was hit by a drunk driver is the terrifying sensation of going from upright to on the ground in an instant. It’s the kind of moment when one’s life flashes before their eyes. For Austin, that meant work, church, and, [...]

2021-11-29T17:45:20-06:00November 29th, 2021|

“Our mercy was with Regional One Health:” Lives like Max Courtney’s are saved thanks to immediate access to critical care at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center

When Regional One Health’s Elvis Presley Trauma Center is notified of an arriving patient, a team of surgeons, physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained, highly skilled professionals jumps into motion, no matter what the time of day. For Max Courtney, that time arrived in 2016 during an early season high school [...]

2021-11-29T17:45:55-06:00November 29th, 2021|

Ask the Experts: Why is it so important to see a specialist for blood cancers?

During September's Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Regional One Health's medical oncology specialists are reaching out to educate the public about these complex diseases. They say blood cancers become more common as patients age, but advances in treatment mean people are living longer and better. It's important to see an oncologist who specializes in blood [...]

2021-09-17T11:15:03-06:00September 28th, 2021|

Breastmilk is lifesaving medicine for NICU babies – so Regional One Health is helping “donor warriors” provide mom-to-mom, woman-to-woman support

For hospitalized infants, breastmilk is more than nutrition - it can be lifesaving medicine.  Regional One Health's Milk Depot helps provide breastmilk for these vulnerable babies by making it easy for moms to donate their excess milk. Donors simply undergo a screening process and then contact the Milk Depot to drop off their donations. [...]

2021-05-19T11:55:25-06:00May 19th, 2021|

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 [...]

2021-10-05T11:13:10-06:00February 22nd, 2021|

“If this works, it’s potentially transformative:” Regional One Health chosen as trial site for promising COVID-19 treatment

Regional One Health and University of Tennessee Health Science Center are taking part in trials for a therapy aimed at preventing coronavirus symptoms from getting worse. The treatment will also be tested on close contacts of coronavirus patients to see if it can prevent illness. Participants will receive a one-time IV infusion of the [...]

2021-04-27T15:41:50-06:00September 24th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: Postpartum manager Sharonda Taylor, RN, says not to believe these common breastfeeding myths

Breastfeeding can be intimidating for new moms due to worries about milk supply, the logistics of returning to work, dubious reactions from older relatives, etc. But health and bonding benefits for mom and baby making breastfeeding worth the effort, says Sharonda Taylor, RN, postpartum manager at Regional One Health. Taylor and her colleagues support [...]

2020-08-19T12:02:12-06:00August 26th, 2020|
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