“It’s important to come back every year because your body changes,” Novak said. “Women can be scared to death the first time, but we make it as easy and comfortable for them as possible.”
From miracle to miracle worker: Earl House Jr., once a trauma patient, now helps save lives as an RN at Regional One Health
The first time Earl House Jr. came to Regional One Health, he wasn’t expected to leave alive. Eleven years later, he’s the one helping save lives at the downtown Memphis facility. Earl is currently a registered nurse at Regional One Health, but on May 13, 2008, he was on his way to the hospital for a very different reason. First responders told Earl House Jr. the crash that nearly took his life looked [...]
Several medical issues can cause slow, slurred speech. Speech-language pathologists can help identify the cause and use appropriate therapies so the patient can communicate more clearly.
Fireworks, cookouts and the 4th of July go together like Memphis and BBQ – but even when something is a match made in heaven, it needs to be treated with responsibility. Every year, Regional One Health’s Firefighters Burn Center, the only full-service burn center in a 150-mile radius, sees over 500 patients, including several victims of burns and hand injuries caused by amateur fireworks displays on the 4th of July. Add to that the [...]
Haley McCommon first came to Regional One Health scared and in pain – just one year later, she came back to thank her “dream team”
Life can change in an instant. One minute, you’re a carefree 19-year-old girl, enjoying a summer day in the country. The next, you’re waking up in a hospital bed 100 miles away with your spine crushed and an incision from emergency surgery running the entire length of your stomach. You start asking yourself hard questions: Can I do this? What’s next for me? A frightening accident Last June, Haley McCommon was in [...]
The test does use radiation, so doctors only request it when there is a clear medical benefit. Patients should not undergo repeated CT scans. But, using the test to diagnose a specific injury is safe. Do not avoid a CT scan if your doctor believes it will lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
In Regional One Health’s NICU, the healing touch of infant massage shows benefits for babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
For babies in the NICU, needles, tubes and monitors are a fact of life. It’s all done to help them grow and thrive, but for a newborn, it’s still negative stimulation that can lead to agitation and discomfort. At Regional One Health, doctors and therapists are looking at a way to bring a more comforting, calming touch into the lives of their tiny patients. Occupational therapist Emily Bunn demonstrates infant massage, which has [...]
America’s Essential Hospitals awarded Regional One Health a 2019 Gage Award honorable mention for population health for its ONE Health initiative. ONE Health is a program focusing on improving the health and overall well-being of complex care patients. “When faced with some of the nation’s most pressing health care challenges, essential hospitals step up,” said America’s Essential Hospitals President and CEO Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH. “Their innovative programs to improve quality of care and [...]
Johnson said patients don’t have to stay silent if they’re struggling with speech. A trained speech-pathologist can help. “Even if you’re asking them, ‘What did you say?’ all day long because you can’t hear them, there’s hope,” she said.
Regional One Health’s national leadership in health care innovation takes center stage at American Hospital Association forum
Regional One Health is emerging as a national leader in health care innovation, working with entrepreneurs to bring about a future with better patient outcomes and enhanced care delivery. President and CEO Reginald Coopwood, MD and Center for Innovation Director Alejandra Alvarez were among the featured speakers at last month’s American Hospital Association executive forum titled, “Addressing Disruption through Innovation and Value.” Center for Innovation Director Alejandra Alvarez helped share Regional One Health's [...]