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2013 News Archive

Monday, December 23, 2013

How do we celebrate Christmas around MSHA?

How do we celebrate Christmas around MSHA?

 What did your department do for the holidays?  Just about everybody across Mountain States Health Alliance is invited to a Christmas party of some kind...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

ECU donates $100,000 to radiation oncology campaign

ECU donates $100,000 to radiation oncology campaign

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Eastman Credit Union on Friday, Dec. 13, presented the Mountain States Foundation with a check pledging $100,000 for the...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

PCC book on sale at MSHA gift shops, retail pharmacies

PCC book on sale at MSHA gift shops, retail pharmacies

 The coffee table book by Mountain States Health Alliance called “Healing Moments: Caregivers Ministering to Mind, Body & Spirit” is on sale at...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Norton Community Hospital's Trees of Remembrance: In memory of lost loved ones

Norton Community Hospital's Trees of Remembrance: In memory of lost loved ones

 NORTON, Va. – Each Christmas season, Norton Community Hospital does a Tree of Remembrance Lights of Love event that benefits the NCH Foundation. People...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

MSHA team visits Alabama for intensive CDP training

MSHA team visits Alabama for intensive CDP training

 In a crisis, people revert back to their training, so every bit of high-quality training an organization can receive makes it better equipped to handle a...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

In a push for Medicaid expansion, THA wants to hear health care stories

In a push for Medicaid expansion, THA wants to hear health care stories

 The Tennessee Hospital Association is collecting stories about people’s challenges in getting health care, to be used as part of a campaign to push for...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Farewell from our CEO: Fond reflections and best wishes!

Farewell from our CEO: Fond reflections and best wishes!

Dear MSHA team members:  It is with mixed emotions that I write this last Progress letter before my retirement at the end of this month.  Looking back on...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Health care changes extra tough for rural hospitals

Health care changes extra tough for rural hospitals

 This article is reprinted from the Johnson City Press. It was published on Dec. 7. For a link to the story on the Johnson City Press website, click...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

What We Love: UCMH Long Term Care goes extra mile for residents at Christmas

What We Love: UCMH Long Term Care goes extra mile for residents at Christmas

 ERWIN, Tenn. – The Long Term Care staff at Unicoi County Long Term Care loves to do special things for the residents, and last Friday team members threw...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

UCMH announces new community board members

UCMH announces new community board members

 ERWIN, Tenn. – Unicoi County Memorial Hospital recently announced the members of its newly formed community board. Hospital leadership has been working...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

A virtual visit with Santa: NsCH and Cisco Systems provide Santa Connection

A virtual visit with Santa: NsCH and Cisco Systems provide Santa Connection

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday giving: It's an MSHA tradition

Holiday giving: It's an MSHA tradition

 The holidays are a time for giving, and at Mountain States Health Alliance there’s plenty of that. We give not just to our friends and family but also...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Give the gift of peace of mind with Lifeline

Give the gift of peace of mind with Lifeline

 Do you have a family member, neighbor or loved one who spends time alone that you worry about? Did you know that MSHA still offers the Lifeline service?...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

MSMG Patient Advisory Councils give patients another voice

MSMG Patient Advisory Councils give patients another voice

 KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Patients and their families notice all kinds of things during their visit to physician offices.  Did they like the layout of...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Let's be safe over the holidays, both at work and elsewhere

Let's be safe over the holidays, both at work and elsewhere

 The holiday season is a time for celebrating and for giving. We do this both at the workplace and when we’re away from work. But because there’s...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

SSH, JCCH honored by Press Ganey for physician engagement

SSH, JCCH honored by Press Ganey for physician engagement

 Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Johnson County Community Hospital have been named 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winners by Press Ganey Associates, Inc., for...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

HEAL Appalachia grant brings Girls on the Run to Jonesborough Elementary School

HEAL Appalachia grant brings Girls on the Run to Jonesborough Elementary School

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Fifteen girls from Jonesborough Elementary School participated in a 5K run on Dec. 7, thanks to Girls on the Run and a $2,000...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Tommy Team Member going for $10,000 in Fit4Life Team Weight Loss Challenge

Tommy Team Member going for $10,000 in Fit4Life Team Weight Loss Challenge

 Tammy Team Member patted her belly, which was growing larger as her pregnancy continued. Next to her, Tommy Team Member patted his belly, which was growing...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

JMH’s rehab service receives excellence award for quality outcomes

JMH’s rehab service receives excellence award for quality outcomes

 ABINGDON, Va. – Mountain States Rehabilitation at Johnston Memorial Hospital has been awarded an Outcomes Excellence Certificate from Focus On...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Blood Assurance unveils The Life Raft

Blood Assurance unveils The Life Raft

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The new design for The Life Raft, Blood Assurance’s bloodmobile which will be serving MSHA, was recently unveiled at Johnson...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

What We Love: JMH Medical Oncology Unit plans fun events for patients

What We Love: JMH Medical Oncology Unit plans fun events for patients

 ABINGDON, Va. -- The Medical Oncology unit at Mountain States Cancer Care at JMH recently asked, “What more can we do for our...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Family works together for success in Family Fitness Challenge

Family works together for success in Family Fitness Challenge

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in The Tomahawk, Mountain City’s newspaper, on Oct. 30, 2013.  Often when one thinks about...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Reflections: May December be a blessed holiday season for all

Reflections: May December be a blessed holiday season for all

 As the darkness lengthens and the world around us grows colder,  I remember that I cannot fully appreciate the light without the dark...

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Monday, December 2, 2013

MSHA to receive top honor from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

MSHA to receive top honor from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mountain States Health Alliance has earned the prestigious Excellence Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee recognition program...

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Taking some time off: Answers to your questions about MSHA's holiday PTO requirements

Taking some time off: Answers to your questions about MSHA's holiday PTO requirements

 As the calendar year draws to a close, team members in MSHA departments with fixed staffing are being required to take PTO for certain holidays. A few...

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