News and Events2017-05-03T07:36:57-06:00

After a scary car accident, Marijo Cox healed with the help of innovation and compassion at Regional One Health

When Marijo Cox was rushed to Regional One Health’s Elvis Presley Trauma Center after a head-on car crash, she was scared – but that didn’t stop her from taking part in a unique program to test a product that could improve care for patients with broken bones. Marijo says the compassion and professionalism she found at Regional One Health made it easy to trust the medical team when they offered something new. Cast21's [...]

August 14th, 2019|

Back to reality: As the school year begins, it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep kids safe

Whether back-to-school has you breathing a sigh of relief or bemoaning the end to summer fun, it means big changes for everyone. For parents and students, it’s the start of a new routine. For teachers, it’s time to learn dozens of new names and faces. And for everyone else, it’s busier roadways, school buses and more young people driving, walking and biking to school. At Regional One Health, we know everyone plays a role [...]

August 12th, 2019|

Ask the Experts: Lactation specialist Sharonda Taylor, RN, says not to believe these common breastfeeding myths

Breastfeeding can be intimidating for new moms due to worries about milk supply, the logistics of returning to work, dubious reactions from older relatives, etc. But health and bonding benefits for mom and baby making breastfeeding worth the effort, says Sharonda Taylor, RN, lactation specialist at Regional One Health. Taylor and her colleagues support patients via a free breastfeeding class, inpatient training after women give birth, and follow-up outpatient phone calls and appointment availability. [...]

August 9th, 2019|

August is National Breastfeeding Month, but Regional One Health’s mission to support nursing moms and babies lasts all year long

There’s no doubt breastfeeding promotes good health and is a great way for moms and babies to bond – but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Regional One Health understands that, and has made a commitment to promoting breastfeeding not only during August’s National Breastfeeding Month, but all year long. That commitment includes education and support for patients as well as a unique program through which women can donate excess breast milk to help [...]

August 5th, 2019|

When her injured leg wouldn’t heal, Sandra Williams found expertise and empathy at Regional One Health’s Wound Care Center

When Sandra Williams hurt her leg in a bike accident, she did everything she could to heal, wrapping and cleaning the wound and having it checked by doctors several times. Still, she had the unsettling feeling she wasn’t getting better. That feeling was confirmed when Sandra’s stitches were removed: “The doctor said, ‘Something is going on. Something isn’t right,’” she recalls. Sandra Williams has made helping others her life's work. But when she [...]

August 2nd, 2019|

Regional One Health OB/GYN spearheads outreach to promote talking, reading and singing to babies

It isn’t unusual for parents to hear from their pediatrician about reading to their kids – in fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics has an official policy statement promoting the practice. But what if doctors could reach parents even sooner, while they’re still planning and preparing for the birth of their child? Dr. Owen Phillips is spearheading OB CARES to teach patients while they are still pregnant about how to talk, read and [...]

July 31st, 2019|

I had a stroke several years ago. Can speech therapy still help me?

Patients who had a stroke several years ago may think there’s no way to further improve their speech. But therapists say they shouldn’t give up hope. Johnna Johnson has been a speech-language pathologist for 25 years. She currently works with patients at Regional One Health’s East Campus Center for Rehabilitative Medicine. “If you had a stroke several years ago, it could help to be reevaluated by a speech therapist,” Johnson said. “They may be [...]

July 23rd, 2019|

Women’s health: Separating fact from myth can help you stay healthy at any stage of life

Women have unique health care needs and issues. Sometimes we are quick to dismiss something because we don’t think it is important, or we’re simply so busy we let it slip into the category of “I’ll look into that later.” We have all been there. It’s also easy to just accept things you’ve heard from a friend or online as truth. Many women go their entire lives believing myths about their health that simply [...]

July 17th, 2019|
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