Tag: COVID-19

When COVID-19 put her patients at risk, family nurse practitioner Ramika Jones became more than their provider – she became their superhero

Ramika Jones, a family nurse practitioner at Guthrie Primary Care, knew her patients were especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Many of the people she sees are elderly and have preexisting conditions. Jones became a true superhero for her patients, making sure they received the care they deserved and stepping in to fill other roles at [...]

2021-04-27T15:42:53-06:00September 15th, 2020|

When COVID-19 changed the game for our food and nutrition team, Andrea Chatman stepped up to serve not only meals, but compassion and humanity

COVID-19 presented challenges for Regional One Health's food and nutrition services, including staffing issues, vendors not being able to supply products, and new safety guidelines. When team leader Andrea Chatman was faced with those issues, her only concern was finding a way to provide patients with a healthy meal. Chatman stepped up to get [...]

2021-04-27T15:43:07-06:00September 10th, 2020|

“If we’re not going to do this, who is?” On the frontlines of COVID-19, Alexandra Durbin embraces the chance to support patients and her fellow nurses

Alexandra Durbin's goal is to pursue a career in nursing leadership that allows her to support both patients and her fellow care providers. When an opportunity to be part of Regional One Health's COVID-19 Unit came up, she embraced it as chance to have a positive impact during a challenging time. Three months later, [...]

2021-04-27T15:43:44-06:00July 9th, 2020|

“This is our time to step up:” Dr. Natalie Dunlap knew her training could help COVID-19 patients, and it sparked her passion to serve

Dr. Natalie Dunlap understands patients are scared about COVID-19, and she uses that to empathize with them and put them at ease. As part of Regional One Health's COVID-19 Unit, Dr. Dunlap is using her skills and experience as a hospitalist to provide patients lifesaving, compassionate care. She said the team has learned a [...]

2021-04-27T15:43:58-06:00July 6th, 2020|

When Regional One Health formed its COVID-19 Unit, Dr. Dan Wells didn’t hesitate to volunteer: “Our patients need someone to take care of them”

For Dr. Dan Wells, a career in medicine was a way to pursue a passion for helping others in their times of need. When COVID-19 put health care workers on the frontlines of a pandemic, he didn't hesitate to volunteer to treat patients, despite the fear surrounding the virus. Dr. Wells said it has [...]

2020-06-26T13:12:48-06:00June 29th, 2020|

“There’s hope and there’s optimism:” Nursing Director Macy Wade takes inspiration, confidence from the hospital’s care for COVID-19 patients

Macy Wade went into nursing because she wanted to make sure patients were treated like she'd treat a member of her own family. It's a philosophy she puts into action every day as a leader in our COVID-19 unit, where she oversees nurses taking care of hospitalized patients. Wade said she's been amazed and [...]

2021-04-27T15:45:48-06:00June 24th, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: COVID-19 was the impetus for curbside pharmacy, but the service will benefit patients long after the pandemic

Regional One Health is now offering curbside pharmacy services at our Outpatient Center, East Campus, Primary Care Specialists and South Third Primary Care pharmacies. Patients can get their medications without leaving their vehicle, giving them a safe and convenient option during COVID-19 and in the future. Our Outpatient Pharmacy strives to remove any barrier [...]

2021-08-20T08:17:51-06:00June 23rd, 2020|

“We want to take care of you:” At the height of COVID-19 fear, Dr. Amber Thacker and her team volunteer to treat affected patients

Dr. Amber Thacker has always been fascinated by medical history, and it led her to a career as a hospitalist and to the frontlines of fighting COVID-19. She was called upon to create and oversee Regional One Health's COVID-19 Unit, which is successfully treating patients while keeping care providers safe. Dr. Thacker acknowledges there [...]

2021-04-27T15:46:34-06:00June 18th, 2020|
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