News and Events2017-05-03T07:36:57+00:00

The heart of a lion: Samir Alniswan is conquering devastating injuries with courage and expert care at the Firefighters Burn Center

On the day he is discharged from the hospital, Samir Alniswan wears a black shirt emblazoned with the face of lion. It’s an image that conjures up many meanings: Power. Strength. Courage. After Samir Alniswan was burned over 60 percent of his body, Firefighters Burn Center specialists like Ram Velamuri, MD saved his legs and his life. After Samir suffered devastating burns last July, he needed all of those to survive and [...]

February 22nd, 2019|

At Regional One Health’s Center for Innovation, disruptive thinking is solving problems and improving care

Disruptive thinking. Invention. Mending what’s broken. Where would this world be today without entrepreneurs? Memphis is on the national map for entrepreneurism. We have business incubators and accelerators, music visionaries and artists in all forms. Memphis also cradles an increasing number of healthcare and medical-treatment innovators who are working to overcome today’s predicament that what used to work in healthcare might not be efficient or effective any longer. “Innovation requires an agile style [...]

February 13th, 2019|

After Richie Prince was severely burned over 70 percent of his body, Regional One Health gave him his life back

He’s a DJ every other Saturday night. His house is under renovation and he can’t wait to move in. He’s in discussions about taking over the pro shop at the local golf course. He and his girlfriend love to spend time together and with their friends. Life is good now. But less than two years ago, Richard Prince’s life was almost tragically cut short. Richie Prince spent over 300 days at the Firefighters [...]

February 13th, 2019|

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 smidge more than 1 pound. Allie, Caleb and Abbie Glozier were born at the Regional One Health NICU 18 years [...]

February 13th, 2019|

Regional One Health’s ONE Health complex care initiative is a lifeline for the community and patients like Jamarcus Ankston

If you walked up upon Jamarcus Ankston, you would most likely find him smiling. He seems to smile a lot. He sways a little, too. You’d have no idea how much physical pain his smile is masking. You might not notice that patches of his body are burned. And, you wouldn’t know that he doesn’t always smile by choice. The ONE Health complex care team members Coralotta Cromer, Renesa Clemons and Megan Williams [...]

February 13th, 2019|

The Hall family celebrates four miracles and many reasons to keep the laughter going thanks to Regional One Health

Jennifer Farrell has the gift of making people around her laugh. A warm and jovial person, she frequently joins in with her own laughter. Her candor and wit are her superpowers, her saving grace that pulls her through complicated times. She and her babies have overcome numerous complications — more than most of us can fathom. Jennifer traveled to Regional One Health all the way from London when she learned she was pregnant [...]

February 13th, 2019|

A spirit that won’t be crushed: Laura Spradlin is living her “hoop dreams” thanks to Regional One Health’s trauma specialists

The Ouachita Baptist University Tigers have on their women’s basketball roster a young Memphian who has defied dozens of odds. After a tough tryout that the coach was reluctant to even offer, the team accepted Laura Spradlin as a walk-on player. This was just two years after Laura and her parents didn’t even know whether she would be alive for tryouts. Today, Laura is living her dream of playing college basketball thanks [...]

February 12th, 2019|

“Miracles will continue to be real:” Regional One Health Foundation Annual Report highlights donors’ positive impact

Everyone in our community deserves access to lifesaving medical care, and it is the Regional One Health Foundation’s mission to work with generous donors to pursue that goal. The Foundation advances healthcare excellence through philanthropy, with donations going to help Regional One Health access technology, training and resources to protect and enhance the health of patients throughout the Mid-South. "Your gifts help us believe that miracles will continue to be real for more [...]

February 11th, 2019|

Regional One Health’s Ayotunde Dokun, MD joins national commission to improve care for diabetes-related diseases

Regional One Health Chief of Endocrine Service Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, has been appointed to serve on a national commission on diabetes-related diseases, a reflection of the high-level work Regional One Health doctors are doing every day on behalf of the medical field. Regional One Health Chief of Endocrine Service Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE was recently named to the National Clinical Care Commission. The National Clinical Care Commission will make [...]

February 8th, 2019|
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