ONE Health’s holistic approach to patient care gains a boost from new grant, partnerships to address hunger
New partnerships are helping Regional One Health’s ONE Health complex care team achieve its mission of treating every individual not just as a patient seeking medical care but as a human being struggling with day-to-day needs. In May, United Healthcare awarded Regional One Health a $90,000 grant to launch a food pantry for patients who are uninsured or enrolled in TennCare or Medicaid. Regional One Health is one of seven nonprofits selected based on [...]
The June issue of Memphis Magazine features the annual Top Doctors list, and 13 physicians who practice at Regional One Health were among the honorees. These specialists have been chosen among their peers as the best in their field. Regional One Health is proud to partner with the top doctors in the Mid-South, together providing compassionate care and exceptional services to our community. Honorees this year include: Patricia Adams-Graves, MD – Hematology Giancarlo Mari, [...]
By Theresa Woodard, MD, internal medicine practitioner at Harbor of Health Summertime in Memphis is synonymous with heat and humidity – but longer days and a break from the school routine also make it a good time to get outdoors and get active. Therefore, it’s time to adopt a new mantra: “Learn to love water.” Dr. Theresa Woodard says it's important to protect against dehydration before symptoms even start - especially during the [...]
Regional One Health’s free childbirth education classes empower parents to give their babies a healthy start
Katherine Lybarger is grateful to live in a time and place where women are empowered to give birth in a safe environment and to advocate for themselves and their new bundle of joy. When Katherine learned she was pregnant, she remembered her grandmother’s stories of feeling traumatized by labor and delivery: despite having seven children, her memories were tarnished by fear. Katherine Lybarger said lessons learned at Regional One Health childbirth classes, like [...]
Stroke can thrust patients into a world of silence if it impacts the speech centers of their brains. But they are finding their voice – and hope – thanks to technology.
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 [...]