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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Construction begins on new Unicoi County Memorial Hospital

ERWIN, Tenn. – Construction has officially begun on the new Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. On Wednesday, July 26, hospital officials and local stakeholders gathered at the construction site for a groundbreaking ceremony and community barbecue to celebrate the milestone. ... read more about Construction begins on new Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

Melanie Stanton, Mountain States Health Alliance chief nursing executive
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Melanie Stanton named Chief Nursing Executive for Mountain States; two other executives promoted

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – With more than 20 years of nursing experience, Melanie Stanton has been named chief nursing executive of Mountain States Health Alliance.   ... read more about Melanie Stanton named Chief Nursing Executive for Mountain States; two other executives promoted.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Regional Cancer Center now offers pet therapy to help patients

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Each time Willie walks down the hall at Johnson City Medical Center’s Regional Cancer Center, he’s greeted with smiles. ... read more about Regional Cancer Center now offers pet therapy to help patients.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Franklin Woods Community Hospital offers most advanced care in minimally invasive surgery

Franklin Woods Community Hospital announced Thursday that it now offers the most advanced technology in the field of robotic surgery – the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. This new system, combined with the da Vinci surgical system previously available, means that Franklin Woods can now provide minimally invasive options for additional types of surgeries, and for patients who may not be good candidates for traditional surgery. ... read more about Franklin Woods Community Hospital offers most advanced care in minimally invasive surgery .

Laughlin Memorial Hospital joins Mountain States Health Alliance.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Laughlin Memorial Hospital joins Mountain States Health Alliance

Mountain States to make investments, expand services in Greene County ... read more about Laughlin Memorial Hospital joins Mountain States Health Alliance.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Paddles up; registration is open for 2017 Dragon Boat Festival

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Known as one of the biggest community events of the year, the Dragon Boat Festival is officially open for registration. ... read more about Paddles up; registration is open for 2017 Dragon Boat Festival.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Niswonger Children’s Hospital encourages kangaroo care for babies, logs 250 hours in May in honor of International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

Kangaroo care is extremely beneficial for all babies, especially those born prematurely. The practice – which continues to gain attention for its benefits – involves direct skin-to-skin contact. During kangaroo care, the baby – wearing only a diaper – is placed on the parent or caregiver’s bare chest, and then covered with a blanket. Like a baby kangaroo in its mother’s pouch, the infant doing kangaroo care receives many benefits from the close contact. ... read more about Niswonger Children’s Hospital encourages kangaroo care for babies, logs 250 hours in May in honor of International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day.

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