Tag: Trauma

Collaboration between Regional One Health’s trauma and emergency departments is enhancing patient care and access

It took a spirit of collaboration to improve integration between Regional One Health’s trauma and emergency departments, and the payoff – more efficient patient care and enhanced access to appropriate treatment – is proving well worth the effort. Employees credit a spirit of collaboration for an effort to better integrate emergency and trauma [...]

2019-05-17T13:41:23-06:00May 24th, 2019|

The Call to Renita

The Phone Call Every Police Officer's Spouse Dreads On February 13, Renita Couch of Southaven got the phone call every police officer's spouse dreads, her husband, Derrick, a police officer in Clarksdale, Mississippi, had been shot by a robbery suspect. INSTANTLY, EVERYTHING SEEMED SO SURREAL. THEY TOLD US HE WAS BEING AIRLIFTED TO REGIONAL [...]

2019-02-05T16:49:54-06:00June 1st, 2017|

Investing in a Brighter Future: Part 1

Thanks to generous supporters like you, Regional One Health Foundation funded the pilot for a new Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program. The program is playing a critical role in helping at-risk youth escape violence and poverty to pursue better, more positive opportunities. As the Medical Director of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center at Regional One [...]

2019-01-04T15:36:43-06:00October 1st, 2016|

Geraldine Sanders

Thirty-four years ago, Geraldine Sanders suddenly received terrifying news. Her mother, who worked in a large commercial laundry, had caught her arm in a press and been badly burned. She was treated at what was then called John Gaston Hospital, and Geraldine never forgot the professionalism of the staff as they cared for her [...]

2019-01-04T15:37:59-06:00September 25th, 2016|

Crushing Injury Doesn’t Slow James Light

How the Regional One Health Trauma Team Got James Light Back on His Feet Thanks to the curiosity of the colt he was breaking and the highly skilled trauma team at Regional One Health, James Light, former owner and operator of the Memories of Elvis gift shop, is back on his feet and back [...]

2019-01-04T16:52:09-06:00April 5th, 2015|

Wilma Wooten: A Recipe for Success

How One Elvis Fan's Cookbook Has Raised Donations Each August, 81-year-old Wilma Wooten loads up the car with her daughter Melanie and makes the 650-mile drive from her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to Memphis for Elvis Week. Odds are, you’ve seen her at some point, selling t-shirts and taking donations outside of the [...]

2019-01-04T16:45:13-06:00March 20th, 2015|

Back in the Air Doing What He Loves

How the Regional One Health Trauma Center Saved One Man’s Life On April 10, 2010, while Jennifer and Steve Helffrich were spending a typical weekend with friends doing what they love — jumping out of airplanes — the unthinkable happened. Steve may not remember spinning out of control and falling some 14,000 feet to the ground when [...]

2019-01-04T16:46:33-06:00March 17th, 2015|

Traumatic Brain Injury Service

Traumatic Brain Injury Service Helps With Patient Comebacks When Mary Alice Snowden started her day on January 23, 2014, she had no idea her life was about to be turned upside down. Just minutes after picking up her two children from preschool, they were involved in a serious car accident. Miraculously, her children were [...]

2019-01-04T16:47:09-06:00March 17th, 2015|

A Higher Level of Care: Part 2

Funding Research Leads to World-Class Care Orthopedics is just one example of the Trauma Center’s impact on trauma medicine nationally. Orthopedic surgeons perform life-saving procedures that can include repair of a neck fracture, broken limbs, dislocations and many other traumatic injuries. Because of this tremendous impact, Regional One Health Foundation provided funding for Dr. John Weinlein, a leading orthopedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic and [...]

2019-01-04T16:48:57-06:00March 16th, 2015|

A Higher Level of Care: Part 1

The Elvis Presley Trauma Center, designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center in the states of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas has saved tens of thousands of lives in its 32 years. No two days are ever quite the same for Dr. Martin Croce, medical director of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center at Regional One [...]

2019-01-04T16:50:37-06:00March 10th, 2015|
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