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

I’m worried I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease. What can I expect when I talk to my physician?

If you're experiencing symptoms like stomach pain, diarrhea and blood in the stool, you could be suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Leonard Baidoo, MD, a gastroenterologist at Regional One Health, can help patients reach an accurate diagnosis and the optimal treatment for their condition. Dr. Baidoo is a world-renowned specialist in the treatment of IBD, taking a comprehensive approach that can include medication, lifestyle changes and minimally invasive surgery. Inflammatory Bowel Disease can have a [...]

December 8th, 2021|

“This is what success looks like:” By building trust, ONE Health helped Gregory Bradford escape homelessness and poor health

Gregory Bradford came to Regional One Health's emergency department after he experienced serious complications due to unmanaged diabetes. At the time, Gregory was homeless and had no access to regular care. He was connected with the ONE Health complex care initiative, which helped him access regular health care and medication, housing and healthy food. Today, Gregory's health has improved, and it's given him the opportunity to reconnect with family and rediscover his spiritual side. Eating [...]

December 7th, 2021|

A new gathering space for Memphis: Regional One Health leaders look forward to role in Tom Lee Park redesign

Regional One Health is excited to play a role in the redevelopment of Tom Lee Park, a project that will create a gathering spot for our community. Our Regional One Health River Trail will span the length of the park and is designed for walkers, joggers, cyclists and other recreational users. We are proud to provide another option for healthy outdoor recreation and to participate in a project that will highlight Memphis' iconic riverfront. A [...]

December 3rd, 2021|

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

Regional One Health's Skilled Nursing and Subacute Care facility has been recognized on U.S. News and World Report's Best Nursing Homes list for the fourth year in a row. The honor reflects the facility's top-quality care, patient safety measures, and excellent outcomes. “We have an extremely dedicated team of professionals, and I commend their fortitude and steadfast desire to serve our patients through the pandemic,” said Nicole Lowe, LBSW, LNHA, MBA, administrator of Subacute [...]

November 18th, 2021|

As Kevin Carruthers overcomes painful health problems with the help of ONE Health, he can once again enjoy the good things in life

Kevin Carruthers was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis after coming to the Regional One Health emergency department in severe pain. Without health insurance or regular care, he continued to experience flare-ups. Fortunately, our ONE Health team stepped in to help Kevin access the medical care he needs to stay well. With proper medication and support, he has avoided new emergency visits and hospital stays and is getting back to enjoying life and planning for the future. [...]

November 16th, 2021|

Colonoscopy 101: Here’s what to expect from this lifesaving screening exam

Colonoscopies are the best tool to prevent colon cancer or catch it in early stages when it is more easily treatable.  Regional One Health gastroenterologist Leonard Baidoo, MD is letting patients know what to expect from this common screening exam, which average-risk people should have starting at age 45. Dr. Baidoo says the test is not painful, and patients typically resume normal activities shortly after heading home following their exam. The American Cancer Association recently [...]

November 16th, 2021|

Regional One Health’s Cyrilyn Walters, MD, named to Tennessee Hospital Association’s Council on Inclusion and Health Equity

Dr. Cyrilyn Walters, Regional One Health's medical director of ambulatory services, has been named to a statewide committee that will explore equity of care and elimination of health care disparities. She looks forward to the opportunity as a chance to help hospitals, health care systems and other organizations develop strategies to improve care for all patients in the State of Tennessee. Regional One Health Medical Director of Ambulatory Services Cyrilyn Walters, MD, has been appointed [...]

November 16th, 2021|

Ask the Experts: You can take charge of diabetes through proper nutrition and treatment

Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires careful management, but patients whose diabetes is well-controlled can lead normal, healthy lives. Regional One Health offers a variety of providers who specialize in various elements of managing diabetes. Through clinical nutrition, medication, medical management, wound care and more, our team can provide comprehensive care based on each patient's individual needs. The more a person knows about their diabetes diagnosis, the more opportunities they have to take charge [...]

November 10th, 2021|

With the help of ONE Health, Isaac Brooks has learned an important life lesson: “With health comes happiness”

For Isaac Brooks, a lack of health insurance and general fear of hospitals kept him from seeking care until he experienced a true medical emergency. At Regional One Health, he found not only doctors and nurses who put him at ease as they addressed his medical needs, but a complex care team that helped him access ongoing care. Thanks to our ONE Health program, Isaac's health has stabilized, allowing him to enjoy the simple things [...]

November 9th, 2021|

Memphis Business Journal honors Regional One Health’s Rick Wagers with CFO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award

Rick Wagers retired in June after 11 years as Regional One Health's Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He helped the health care system improve its financial position by upgrading facilities and services. He was recently honored with a Memphis Business Journal CFO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor that reflects a stellar 40-year career spent at Regional One Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Rick Wagers, who retired in June [...]

November 3rd, 2021|