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Rick Storey, left, receives his award from Alan Levine, President & CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mountain States honors Rick Storey with Don Jeanes Humanitarian Leadership Award

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Mountain States Health Alliance has honored Rick Storey with the Donald R. Jeanes Humanitarian Leadership Award. The award recognizes administrative and physician leaders, within Mountain States or its subsidiaries, who exemplify outstanding leadership by inspiring, encouraging, challenging and empowering others to pursue quality, compassion and service. ... read more about Mountain States honors Rick Storey with Don Jeanes Humanitarian Leadership Award.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 27-28

The annual Niswonger Children's Hospital Radiothon – hosted by the Mountain States Foundation – is set for Feb. 27-28. Now in its fifth year, it’s one of the hospital's biggest fundraisers, and brings the community together to support the region’s only children’s hospital. ... read more about Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 27-28.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Certificate of need approved for Unicoi County Memorial Hospital replacement facility

ERWIN, Tenn. – As part of the ongoing work toward opening a replacement facility for Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, Mountain States Health Alliance received permission from the state of Tennessee to proceed with the project via a certificate of need (CON). ... read more about Certificate of need approved for Unicoi County Memorial Hospital replacement facility.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mountain States, Wellmont hospitals implementing visitation restrictions due to widespread flu activity

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. and KINGSPORT, Tenn. – With influenza activity in the Tri-Cities region at widespread levels, the region’s health systems are urging the public to take precautions to protect the most vulnerable members of the community.  All of the hospitals operated by Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System have put in place visitation restrictions in order to protect patients. The health systems are asking anyone younger than 12 and anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms refrain from visiting patients in the hospital at this time. ... read more about Mountain States, Wellmont hospitals implementing visitation restrictions due to widespread flu activity.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Southwest Virginia hospitals host heart-healthy community events in conjunction with American Heart Month

To raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and promote healthy communities, Johnston Memorial Hospital, Russell County Medical Center and Smyth County Community Hospital are hosting events Feb. 13, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 aimed at helping people achieve better heart health. The community events are free to the public, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from various medical staff who will provide tips on improving your heart health, limiting your risk of related diseases and more. ... read more about Southwest Virginia hospitals host heart-healthy community events in conjunction with American Heart Month.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Riverboat Casino Gala raises money for Smyth County youth

The Smyth County Hospital HealthTrust is presenting its seventh annual gala. The HealthTrust is Smyth County Community Hospital’s nonprofit foundation and raises money for community needs. This year’s gala will have a riverboat casino theme, and will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Holston Hills Community Golf Course in Marion. Black tie is optional. ... read more about Riverboat Casino Gala raises money for Smyth County youth.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Russell County Medical Center No. 1 in the state for nurse communication

LEBANON, Va. – Russell County Medical Center has been ranked No. 1 in the commonwealth of Virginia for nurse communication, according to data released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ... read more about Russell County Medical Center No. 1 in the state for nurse communication.

Mountain States Foundation raffle winners
Friday, January 27, 2017

Jonesborough woman wins new car in a raffle benefiting Niswonger Children’s Hospital

“This person was telling me I had just won a car, and I thought – this is all one big joke,” Terri McLemore said. “The lady on the phone kept trying to convince me I really had won, but I still didn’t believe her. Then, I heard people laughing and cheering in the background, and it dawned on me that I really did win. I screamed to my husband and son, ‘I just won a car!’” ... read more about Jonesborough woman wins new car in a raffle benefiting Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Green Oak Behavioral Health grows to meet the region’s needs

Alzheimer’s is one of the many conditions treated at the Green Oak Behavioral Health unit, which focuses on senior citizens and the elderly. Green Oak started out with five beds, but – due to the growing need in the region – recently doubled its capacity, and is now at 10 beds. It is the only inpatient behavioral health unit in Southwest Virginia specifically for older adults. ... read more about Green Oak Behavioral Health grows to meet the region’s needs.

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