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

Regional One Health offers tips for a safe and fun 4th of July in a time of social distancing

It's easy to have a safe and fun 4th of July by following some common sense safety tips. Remember, COVID-19 continues to post a risk in our community, so make sure your celebrations comply with social distancing, the proper use of facemasks and other guidelines. You can also protect yourself and others by avoiding amateur fireworks displays, using BBQ grills properly and staying hydrated during outdoor activities. The 4th of July will look a [...]

July 3rd, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: Transitioning Through Menopause support group ensures social distancing doesn’t mean emotional isolation

COVID-19 has created challenges for health care professionals as they try to serve their patients while adhering to social distancing guidelines. For Regional One Health's Transitioning Through Menopause support group, that meant turning to virtual meetings. Certified Menopause Practitioners Diane Todd Pace and Pallavi Khanna made the switch so they could continue to offer support at a time when patients might feel isolated. Regional One Health's Center for Innovation is celebrating team members like [...]

July 1st, 2020|

When Regional One Health formed its COVID-19 Unit, Dr. Dan Wells didn’t hesitate to volunteer: “Our patients need someone to take care of them”

For Dr. Dan Wells, a career in medicine was a way to pursue a passion for helping others in their times of need. When COVID-19 put health care workers on the frontlines of a pandemic, he didn't hesitate to volunteer to treat patients, despite the fear surrounding the virus. Dr. Wells said it has been rewarding to work with like-minded colleagues - and especially to help patients recover and go home. Dan Wells, MD [...]

June 29th, 2020|

“There’s hope and there’s optimism:” Nursing Director Macy Wade takes inspiration, confidence from the hospital’s care for COVID-19 patients

Macy Wade went into nursing because she wanted to make sure patients were treated like she'd treat a member of her own family. It's a philosophy she puts into action every day as a leader in our COVID-19 unit, where she oversees nurses taking care of hospitalized patients. Wade said she's been amazed and inspired by Regional One Health's response to the pandemic, and it leaves her confident as her team continues to treat [...]

June 24th, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: COVID-19 was the impetus for curbside pharmacy, but the service will benefit patients long after the pandemic

Regional One Health is now offering curbside pharmacy at three locations: our downtown Outpatient Center, East Campus and Primary Care Specialists. Patients can get their medications without leaving their vehicle, giving them a safe and convenient option during COVID-19 and in the future. Our Outpatient Pharmacy strives to remove any barrier patients face to staying on their prescriptions. We also offer home delivery and other customer-friendly services. COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on a [...]

June 23rd, 2020|

“We want to take care of you:” At the height of COVID-19 fear, Dr. Amber Thacker and her team volunteer to treat affected patients

Dr. Amber Thacker has always been fascinated by medical history, and it led her to a career as a hospitalist and to the frontlines of fighting COVID-19. She was called upon to create and oversee Regional One Health's COVID-19 Unit, which is successfully treating patients while keeping care providers safe. Dr. Thacker acknowledges there have been personal risks and sacrifices, but says she can't imagine being anywhere else and appreciates having the chance to [...]

June 18th, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: Regional One Health brings childbirth classes online to serve new parents during pandemic

COVID-19 is presenting a number of challenges for our employees, and they are rising to the occasion by creating new and innovative ways to serve their patients. Jehan Ellis, our childbirth education program coordinator, led an effort to bring her classes online so new parents don't miss out on an opportunity for information and support. The Center for Innovation is celebrating the efforts of Ellis and other innovators who are turning a difficult situation [...]

June 5th, 2020|

Together, we must do better

Pictured left to right: Reginald Coopwood, M.D. (President and CEO - Regional One Health) | Jason Little (President and CEO - Baptist Memorial Health Care) | Michael Ugwueke (President and CEO - Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare) In the middle of one pandemic, we are so painfully reminded of another. Racism is as insidious as it is intractable. No simple vaccine will save us from it. The tragic death of George Floyd [...]

June 3rd, 2020|

Where Health Comes First: During National Hospital Week, Regional One Health honors employees for bringing hope and healing to our community

National Hospital Week is May 10-16. This year's theme, "Where Health Comes First," honors the hope and healing hospitals provide to their communities. That is highlighted in 2020 by the crucial role hospitals are playing in response to COVID-19. At Regional One Health, we're celebrating our entire team for their contributions during this challenging time, as it takes every employee working together to provide exceptional care. National Hospital Week celebrates the crucial role hospitals [...]

May 11th, 2020|

Regional One Health is proud to celebrate our dedicated nursing team during National Nurses Week May 6-12

National Nurses Week, held May 6-12, honors nurses for the skill and compassion they show patients and families every day. Regional One Health is proud to honor our dedicated nurses as they provide lifesaving care and protect our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we celebrate Nurses Week, some members of our team shared what inspired them to join the nursing field - and why they have found it to be not just a [...]

May 6th, 2020|
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