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

Dr. Ram Velamuri leads skilled, compassionate team as new medical director at Firefighters Burn Center

Dr. Ram Velamuri has been named the new medical director of our Firefighters Burn Center. The burn center serves patients from throughout the Mid-South, and is the only one in the region that is verified by the American Burn Association and American College of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Velamuri brings exceptional skill and experience to his role, and said he is proud to lead a compassionate team that goes out of its way to help [...]

January 7th, 2021|

Focused ultrasound for essential tremor: How does it work, and what results can I expect?

Focused Ultrasound is a new procedure available at our East Campus that treats hand tremor with no incision and no hospital stay. Neurosurgeon Dr. Aaron Bond uses sound waves directed by MR imaging to treat the portion of the brain responsible for tremor. Most patients go home the same day and experience immediate, lasting relief. MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound might sound like magic: Patients lie on a treatment table as sound waves are sent deep [...]

January 5th, 2021|

“I feel like someone really cares about me:” ONE Health helped Ariel Agnew regain her health and her hope

Ariel Agnew was connected to our ONE Health complex care initiative after a car accident that left her in a coma and killed her younger siblings. She says the support she has received has strengthened not only her health, but her sense of hope. Ariel's remarkable story - from foster care to a horrific health crisis to an independent, fulfilling life - is exactly what our ONE Health team strives for with every patient [...]

December 31st, 2020|

Ask the Experts: What should I expect if I need an emergency appendectomy?

The idea of an emergency appendectomy is scary, but it's actually a very common surgery that about 1 in 20 Americans will have at some point in their life. The classic symptom of acute appendicitis is increasingly severe pain in the lower right stomach. Patients should seek medical care immediately. Fortunately, an appendectomy is typically a minimally invasive, routine surgery, and many patients go home the same day or next day feeling much better. [...]

December 29th, 2020|

Do you want to stick to a healthy diet over the holidays? It’s not “mission impossible” – take it from a clinical dietician

Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to eating healthy and avoiding weight gain over the holidays. By planning ahead, eating in moderation and making healthy choices, you can enjoy your traditional favorites without overdoing it. It's also important to prioritize exercise, such as going for walks or cleaning the house. Many people struggle to eat healthy and avoid weight gain over the holidays – and just like with most things, [...]

December 23rd, 2020|

Focused Ultrasound 101: What to expect before, during and after your treatment

Focused Ultrasound can treat hand tremors with no incision and no hospital stay. Instead, it uses sound waves to treat the part of the brain responsible for tremor. Patients are fitted with a helmet-like device and lie on a treatment table that moves in and out of an MRI for about three hours. They are awake and alert throughout the procedure. When it's over, most patients experience immediate, lasting tremor relief and are able [...]

December 22nd, 2020|

Center for Innovation furthers its mission of promoting young engineers and new health care concepts by partnering with Christian Brothers University

Our Center for Innovation works with internal and external inventors to improve health care for patients at Regional One Health and beyond. The innovation center team recently started a partnership with Christian Brothers University that lets students contribute their engineering knowledge to real-world projects. It's a win-win. The students gain valuable experience, and the innovation center benefits from new perspective and the chance to build Memphis's innovation ecosystem. Bright young minds, problems in need [...]

December 21st, 2020|

Regional One Health offered lifesaving care, comfort and hope for Audrey Nicodemus during her high-risk pregnancy

Audrey Nicodemus was nervous about going through a high-risk pregnancy in the middle of a pandemic, but she found comfort and friendship from her medical team at Regional One Health. She said Dr. Molly Houser oversaw a plan of care that allowed her to give her new baby a healthy start. The exceptional care continued when little Lawson was born and spent time in the NICU. Now, Audrey and her family are home and [...]

December 17th, 2020|

The holidays are different in 2020, just like everything else – but you can still have a safe, enjoyable celebration

One of the best gifts you can give this holiday season is the gift of health and safety. As coronavirus cases continue to increase, it is important to avoid unnecessary travel and gatherings and to continue wearing masks, socially distancing and practicing good hand hygiene. Take care of yourself and those you love this holiday season by following safety guidelines, eating well and seeking help if you feel sad or overwhelmed.  Surging COVID-19 cases [...]

December 16th, 2020|

Regional One Health’s Skilled Nursing and Subacute Care facility honored by U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report has recognized Regional One Health's Skilled Nursing and Subacute Care facility on its Best Nursing Homes list. The honor reflects the facility's high quality services and performance. Our Skilled Nursing and Subacute Care team works tirelessly to meet patient's medical, rehabilitation and emotional needs in hopes of helping them meet their maximum potential. For the third year in a row, Regional One Health’s Skilled Nursing and Subacute Care facility [...]

December 11th, 2020|
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