Regional One Health’s infant massage classes give caregivers another tool to comfort and bond with their baby
New parents will do just about anything to turn their baby’s cries and grimaces into coos and grins. As it turns out, the answer might be right at their fingertips – literally. Regional One Health is giving Mid-South parents and other caretakers a unique opportunity to learn the art of infant massage. The health care system is the only one locally to offer free infant massage classes as part of its childbirth education program. [...]
Collaboration between Regional One Health’s trauma and emergency departments is enhancing patient care and access
It took a spirit of collaboration to improve integration between Regional One Health’s trauma and emergency departments, and the payoff – more efficient patient care and enhanced access to appropriate treatment – is proving well worth the effort. Employees credit a spirit of collaboration for an effort to better integrate emergency and trauma services at Regional One Health. Kito Lord, MD, MBA, medical director of Regional One Health’s emergency department; Peter Fischer, [...]
A non-invasive DEXA Scan is recommended for post-menopausal women and patients who take medicines that impact the bones. The scan looks for two conditions: Osteopenia (lower than normal bone density) and Osteoporosis (weak bones that are susceptible to fracture). Ask your doctor if you should have a DEXA Scan if you think you are at risk for bone conditions.
Patients don’t always need to turn to medication for relief from common types of pain. Ambrosia Scott, DPT, LAT, CCI, says therapy can help patients address aches and pains from head-to-toe. Ambrosia Scott, DPT, LAT, CCI, outpatient rehabilitation manager for Regional One Health, said physical therapy helps in several ways: Education and prevention Improving strength and flexibility Pain relief techniques “We assess not only the patient’s body, but their environment and habits, [...]
By Theresa Woodard, internal medicine practitioner at Harbor of Health Whether it’s socializing with friends, catching up on work or binge watching your favorite TV show, modern life has a way of cutting into our sleep. But even the busiest people can make it a priority to get enough sleep. It pays off in terms of physical and emotional wellbeing, and can even make it easier to achieve those other components to good health – exercise [...]
Volunteer Spotlight: Melinda Sergeant lifts spirits in the Regional One Health NICU with love and empathy
The fact that Melinda Sergeant pours her heart into her volunteer work brings love and light to babies and nurses in Regional One Health’s NICU. It does the same for Melinda. “I walk through there, and it reminds me how precious life is, and how much people fight to live. At 20 weeks old, these babies fight for life,” she said. “It tugs at my heart.” Melinda Sergeant, shown here with sons Nicholas [...]
Jason Troutner is a young man, but he has already been in a cast over 60 times due to multiple surgeries for clubfoot and injuries from competing as a gymnast. It’s a challenge, but Troutner is more than up to it: He’s a mechanical engineer and, even more importantly, the embodiment of the kind of indomitable spirit that can change the world. He’s starting by creating Cast21, the company behind a new orthopedic device [...]
Father and daughter Mike and Morgan Embrey share a passion for nursing and the mission of Regional One Health
Mike Embrey is a retired police officer and now a trauma nurse, and with his son Kyle working as a cop in St. Louis and daughter Morgan as a NICU nurse, he gets asked all the time if he’s proud that both his children followed in his footsteps. But Mike and Morgan are quick to set the record straight. “He followed in mine!” Morgan laughs, and her dad readily agrees. Mike said his daughter’s [...]
Taking a comprehensive approach to therapy, with physical, occupational and speech therapy, leads to a quicker recovery and better quality of life after a stroke. Ambrosia Scott, DPT, LAT, CCI, Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager explains how Regional One Health integrates all three.
March for Babies supports Regional One Health and March of Dimes as they improve maternal and infant health
Through the years, the partnership between Regional One Health and the March of Dimes has proven richly beneficial to both organizations – and, more importantly, to countless Mid-South families kept whole thanks to advancements in care for mothers and babies. March of Dimes Senior Development Manager Rosa Potts works closely with Regional One Health to support mothers and babies. On Saturday, representatives of all of those groups will gather at Shelby Farms [...]