Tag: NICU

A Story of Survival

Kelly, Louis and Gary Parrish He wasn’t supposed to survive. Nearly as soon as Kelly Parrish discovered she was pregnant she faced the near certainty she wouldn’t bring her baby home. The pregnancy was a shock. Kelly – the mother of two boys – recently delivered a stillborn son, Elliott Theodore, at [...]

2021-12-28T11:28:51-06:00November 11th, 2017|

Regional One Health NICU: Home of Superheroes

Halloween is a fun time for children to dress as their favorite characters and trick-or-treat for yummy goodies. The babies at the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center are having their own Halloween celebration, although they don’t need capes to prove their superhero powers. These babies have all the powers already. But the Neonatal Intensive [...]

2018-10-10T08:19:01-06:00October 31st, 2017|

Your Donations at Work: NICU

The Babies Thank You! When you give to Regional One Health Foundation, you help our Centers of Excellence remain on the cutting edge of medical care. For example, in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the following innovations and conveniences would not be possible without your financial support. Giraffe Beds Two Giraffe beds were [...]

2020-06-24T19:17:54-06:00June 26th, 2017|

Dallas miracle arrives at Regional One Health

Memphis was a pit stop, an opportunity to enjoy lunch in the park before continuing their drive to Cincinnati from Dallas. Angela and Joseph Keys were driving through Memphis for a long weekend to visit his parents in Cincinnati. Roughly the halfway point between Dallas and Cincinnati, Memphis was a logical lunch stop. Plus, [...]

2018-10-10T08:19:11-06:00June 13th, 2017|

NICU nurse educator back where life began

At Regional One Health, caring for your health is our passion. For Rachel George, in some ways it’s also passing on the care she received more than 40 years ago. George has worked in Regional One Health’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since September 6, 2005. Her Regional One Health story reaches further back, [...]

2018-10-10T08:19:13-06:00May 30th, 2017|

March of Dimes honors NICU nurse

Jehan Ellis, MSN, NICU nurse discharge coordinator at Regional One Health, was one of six individuals from across the country recently honored by the March of Dimes for being a champion for family-centered care. Jehan is committed to empowering parents through education. She has raised the level of discharge education in the NICU. Jehan [...]

2018-10-10T08:21:35-06:00November 9th, 2015|

Home Sweet Home

Philanthropic Dollars Help Ease the Transition Home “WE ARE USING THIS ROOM FOR MOMS WHO MIGHT NEED A LITTLE EXTRA TEACHING TIME OR TO PREPARE FOR BABIES GOING HOME ON A HOME APNEA MONITOR,” SAID KELLEY SMITH, NICU NURSE MANAGER. “OR SOMETIMES WE USE THE ROOM FOR A BABY WHO HAS BEEN IN THE [...]

2019-01-04T16:28:50-06:00October 2nd, 2015|

Proud Memphians

“WHEN I REFLECT ON HOW THE DOCTORS AT THE SHELDON B. KORONES NEWBORN CENTER AT REGIONAL ONE HEALTH SAVED MY BOYS’ LIVES, I AM NEARLY SPEECHLESS. THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE. EVERYTHING I COULD SAY SOUNDS SO SMALL COMPARED TO WHAT THEY’VE DONE FOR MY WIFE, MY BOYS AND ME.” ASHTON [...]

2020-07-21T17:12:36-06:00October 1st, 2015|

Advancements in the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center

Advancements made in the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center contributed to a decrease in the number of very low birth weight babies, along with improved outcomes. The percent of babies with lung disease declined by 56 percent from 2006 to 2013. Regional One Health ranks among the top quartile of 1,500 NICUs worldwide. The percent [...]

2019-01-04T16:33:32-06:00September 27th, 2015|
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