Tag: Dr. Amber Thacker

“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|

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|

“They’re human beings who just want to get better:” By being unflappable in the face of COVID-19, Alice Sprolls lifts patients’ spirits

Environmental Services Tech Alice Sprolls didn't hesitate to help when asked to clean in Regional One Health's COVID-19 Unit. Instead, she saw it as a chance to lift patients' spirits by offering a smile and friendly conversation at a time when they're feeling lonely and scared. Alice's diligence is also making a positive impact [...]

2020-10-12T10:24:32-06:00October 12th, 2020|

“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 [...]

2020-09-24T13:50:00-06:00September 24th, 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, [...]

2020-07-02T10:00:14-06:00July 9th, 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 [...]

2020-06-18T10:20:30-06:00June 18th, 2020|