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

What is midwifery? This patient-focused service improves access, empowers women, and provides evidence-based lifelong care

May is Women's Health Awareness Month, and it's a great time to learn about a model of care that can benefit women at all stages of their lives! Midwifery translates to "with woman," and it's a fitting description of how our Certified Nurse Midwives can empower women to improve their health through personalized gynecologic care, prenatal care, and labor & delivery support. Our midwifery team sees patients of all ages, and Regional One Health [...]

October 2nd, 2023|

Ask the Experts: What is Placenta Accreta Spectrum, and why does it require specialized care to protect expectant moms?

October has been established as Accreta Awareness Month to raise awareness about this potentially life-threatening condition that can occur during pregnancy. Patients with accreta have their placenta attach too deeply so it cannot be expelled during childbirth, putting them at risk of severe bleeding. Fortunately, with expert care from a high-risk obstetrics specialist, new moms typically have a successful delivery and recovery. For most expectant moms, the placenta nourishes their baby during pregnancy and is [...]

October 2nd, 2023|

Ask the Experts: How can early detection and proper treatment help patients overcome a blood cancer diagnosis?

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and experts say knowing the risk factors and symptoms of these diseases can save lives! Risk factors including aging, smoking and family history, while symptoms range from unexplained bruising and bleeding to fatigue to bone pain. If you have concerns, see your doctor and ask about blood and urine tests that can screen for signs of blood cancer. There is no routine screening for blood cancer, so it is [...]

September 28th, 2023|

It’s Sickle Cell Awareness Month! Learn about risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options for this genetic condition

September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. Sickle cell disease is a genetic condition that make it hard for the red blood cells to carry oxygen to tissues and organs. Patients can experience episodes of severe pain, along with anemia, leg sores, frequent infections and more. Regional One Health's Diggs Kraus Sickle Cell Center provides comprehensive care to help reduce symptoms and allow patients to live a longer, healthier life. During Sickle Cell Disease Awareness [...]

September 28th, 2023|

Ask the Experts: What every man should know about screening to protect prostate health

Most men experience issues like frequent urination and weak flow as they get older. While this is usually due to a benign condition, it can also signal prostate cancer. It is important for every man to talk with his primary care provider about when he should start screening for prostate cancer based on his unique risk factors. Early screening allows the disease to be caught before it has spread, and when it is still [...]

September 27th, 2023|

Regional One Health’s Dr. John Schorge is improving access to world-class gynecologic oncology and complex gynecologic surgery for Memphis patients

Dr. John O. Schorge, a renowned expert in OB/GYN care, is offers gynecologic oncology and complex gynecologic surgery at Regional One Health. By making specialized care more accessible, he is improving outcomes for patients diagnosed with cervical, uterine, ovarian and vulvar cancer, along with benign conditions including fibroids and endometriosis. Dr. Schorge specializes in minimally-invasive procedures, which mean smaller incisions and less risk and recovery time for patients. When a patient is diagnosed with [...]

September 21st, 2023|

“Everyone can save a life:” Regional One Health looks to prevent tragedy by teaching infant sleep safety

September is Baby Safety Month, and Regional One Health is here to help educate new caregivers on how to keep their infant safe. Our Safe to Sleep initiative focuses on preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Doctors and nurses talk to parents about safe sleep spaces and positioning for their baby, and even model that behavior through hands-on demonstrations. The project is part of a statewide effort focused on implementing best practices at hospitals all [...]

September 20th, 2023|

Living with joint pain? Physical therapy can help you stay active without surgery

Many people deal with joint pain as they get older, but that doesn't necessarily mean surgery is the only option! Drew Tucker, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist who sees patients at our East Campus Center for Rehabilitative Medicine. He said therapy can help you delay or even avoid surgery while continuing your daily activities. Therapists use exercises, proper body positioning, and education to help patients get back to doing what they need and [...]

September 13th, 2023|

Ask the Experts: With youth sports back in action, take care to prevent injuries with these tips from our trauma team

Kids are returning to competitive and recreational sports now that a new school year is underway. Sports can be a positive experience for young athletes, but they can also put them at risk for injury. Our trauma experts have advice for staying healthy and injury-free. With the school year underway, many kids are returning not only to car rider line, studying and homework, but to various competitive and recreational sports leagues. Playing sports can be [...]

September 13th, 2023|

Memphis Business Journal: Regional One CEO Coopwood’s vision for campus overhaul; creation of academic medical center with UTHSC

In June 2023 the Shelby County Commission approved a plan to help fund $350 million worth of infrastructure upgrades at Regional One Health. Regional One Health President and CEO Reginald Coopwood, MD, says the "ONE Campus" initiative would transform the hospital into an academic medical center in partnership with University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Facility improvements include new centers for women's services, oncology, trauma care and more. This article originally appeared in The Memphis [...]

September 12th, 2023|