Tag: COVID-19

During the pandemic, dietitians are fueling patients’ recovery with healthy meals, nutrition support and encouragement

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our clinical nutrition team has been tasked with preparing meals that will help COVID-19 patients heal. They've also worked throughout the health care system to provide patients with a healthy diet and a sense of normal. Through it all, they've risen to the challenge of providing not only nutritional support, [...]

2021-01-15T11:05:04-06:00January 15th, 2021|

“These vaccines represent hope:” With vaccinations underway, health care experts see a path to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic

As Regional One Health frontline providers receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, they're talking about why it is important to them to take this step. Our team members say they see the vaccine as another tool to protect themselves and their families and allow them to continue to be there for patients. They encourage others to [...]

2021-01-11T11:37:20-06:00January 11th, 2021|

Center for Innovation furthers its mission of promoting young engineers and new health care concepts by partnering with Christian Brothers University

Our Center for Innovation works with internal and external inventors to improve health care for patients at Regional One Health and beyond. The innovation center team recently started a partnership with Christian Brothers University that lets students contribute their engineering knowledge to real-world projects. It's a win-win. The students gain valuable experience, and the [...]

2020-12-15T16:03:09-06:00December 21st, 2020|

The holidays are different in 2020, just like everything else – but you can still have a safe, enjoyable celebration

One of the best gifts you can give this holiday season is the gift of health and safety. As coronavirus cases continue to increase, it is important to avoid unnecessary travel and gatherings and to continue wearing masks, socially distancing and practicing good hand hygiene. Take care of yourself and those you love this [...]

2020-12-02T09:56:43-06:00December 16th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-12-10T08:44:14-06:00December 10th, 2020|

“I don’t want to be the last face anyone sees:” Regional One Health physicians, leaders urge masking and distancing to reverse COVID-19 spike

The holiday season is here - and so is a global pandemic that continues to put lives at risk. Regional One Health leaders are imploring everyone to play it safe: avoid travel and gathering with people outside your immediate household, wear facemasks and be vigilant about handwashing. Help protect yourself, your loved ones and [...]

2020-11-23T10:35:02-06:00November 23rd, 2020|

Now, more than ever, the outcome is in our hands

A volatile 2020 is rapidly drawing to a close, perhaps to our collective relief. Everyday acts of heroism and resilience have become inspiringly commonplace. But a succession of social and political challenges, coupled with the upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic, have made us all feel like endurance runners on an endless trail of abrupt [...]

2020-11-16T17:32:54-06:00November 16th, 2020|

Wearing is Caring: By using a facemask, you can keep yourself and others healthy and help schools and businesses stay open

Since early October, COVID-19 cases have started to increase significantly in Tennessee, putting lives at risk and stressing health care capacity. But there's something easy all of us can do to reverse that trend: wear a facemask. Evidence shows coronavirus spread is slower in areas where masking is common, and experts say if everyone [...]

2020-11-10T09:28:53-06:00November 10th, 2020|

It’s Kenneth DeBerry’s job to watch for threats at Regional One Health – but he’s also on the lookout for people in need of a friendly face

As a member of our security team, Kenneth DeBerry is always vigilant for threats - but he's also on the lookout for people who could use a helping hand. Since security officers are the first faces visitors see when they arrive at Regional One Health, they are counted on to create a good first [...]

2020-11-02T10:36:23-06:00November 2nd, 2020|

For respiratory therapist Trishonda Scurlock, COVID-19 changed everything…almost: “It didn’t change my determination or my love for what I do.”

As a respiratory therapist, Trishonda Scurlock new her specialty would be crucial in the treatment of COVID-19. So, when Regional One Health started receiving patients earlier this year, Trishonda put aside any personal fears and volunteered to take the first cases. She hasn't slowed down since, and she wouldn't dream of doing so in [...]

2020-10-28T07:36:11-06:00October 30th, 2020|
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