Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center

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Once fragile babies born far too soon, the Glozier triplets are now thriving young adults thanks to the Regional One Health NICU

Every day is a chance to get better. This phrase sits on 18-year-old Abbie Glozier’s Facebook timeline, but it has much deeper meaning to her and her family than a simple social media post. Nearly two decades ago, Regional One Health’s NICU team welcomed first-born Abbie into the world. She weighed just a [...]

2019-03-06T10:45:14-06:00February 13th, 2019|

Newborn Center collaborates on best practices as part of network

The aim of the collaborative focus between Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center and Vermont Oxford Network is to improve outcomes in very low birth-rate babies by establishing a small baby unit by the end of 2019. Since opening in 1968, Regional One Health’s Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center successfully has treated more [...]

2018-10-10T08:18:52-06:00March 16th, 2018|

NICU Moments: Nurse in 50th Year of Patient Care

Ms. Jean Brooks began her nursing career at Regional One Health in July 1968, where she continues to work 50 years later. Taking care of more than 1,300 premature or critically ill newborns each year takes a lot of passion from a NICU team of nurses, physicians and other health care providers. [...]

2018-10-10T08:18:53-06:00February 22nd, 2018|

Newborn Center celebrates 50 years of care with NICU Moments

We celebrate every baby’s life saved, and over the past 50 years there has been much celebration at the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center. Since its founding in 1968, the Newborn Center has treated more than 45,000 premature babies. The dedicated nurses, physicians and other health care providers who have staffed the Newborn Center [...]

2018-10-10T08:18:56-06:00February 5th, 2018|

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 – had recently suffered a miscarriage at 24 weeks [...]

2019-02-07T08:58:22-06:00November 11th, 2017|

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 [...]

2019-01-04T16:32:21-06:00October 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|

The Future at Risk: Part Two

Even Minutes Matter It’s important for the NICU to collaborate with the High-Risk Obstetrics program to determine the right moment to deliver the baby. “We know that the interval between 25 and 28 weeks is crucially important for these small babies,” Dr. Mari says. “For each week that we can keep the baby in [...]

2019-01-04T16:34:06-06:00September 10th, 2015|

Maternity services honored for safety performance

Pam Castleman accepting the Exceptional Performance for Maternity Care award at the Memphis Business Group on Health luncheon. The Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH) distributes awards annually to hospitals in the Memphis area who exemplify excellence in patient safety as evidenced in patient safety measures.  At the MBGH annual awards luncheon [...]

2018-10-10T08:16:44-06:00May 21st, 2015|
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