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MSHA Corporate | 2013 News Archive

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Want a quick, energizing workout during the day? Try the Lunch Bucket

Want a quick, energizing workout during the day? Try the Lunch Bucket

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Do you have a desire to lose weight or improve your fitness level? Does working a full-time job make it difficult to squeeze in a...

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jamaica trip auction finds a deserving winner

Jamaica trip auction finds a deserving winner

 MSHA’s Kathleen Carlton was the winner of the Jamaican vacation that was up for auction on Pat’s List last week, and the trip couldn’t come...

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

RIE finds ways to improve MSHA's crucial Research Department

RIE finds ways to improve MSHA's crucial Research Department

 Research is an important part of health care, and Mountain States Health Alliance is working to keep its research efforts going strong. That’s why the...

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MSHA garners statewide, international honors for marketing and PR

MSHA garners statewide, international honors for marketing and PR

 The MSHA Communications and Marketing Department recently received both international and statewide recognition for its work during the last...

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Putting technology to meaningful use: MSHA closes in on sepsis

Putting technology to meaningful use: MSHA closes in on sepsis

 Sepsis is a serious medical condition, but the earlier it is diagnosed and treated, the better the patient’s chance of survival.  Because MSHA is...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Business Development team working to help MSHA meet community's needs

Business Development team working to help MSHA meet community's needs

 MSHA has a new Business Development team that’s been hard at work identifying the community’s medical needs, building relationships and finding...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

HEAL Appalachia receives prestigious honor from Virginia's First Lady

HEAL Appalachia receives prestigious honor from Virginia's First Lady

 The HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Appalachia program, which battles childhood obesity in our region, has been selected as a 2014 inductee into the First...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

More info on Incentive Pay coming our way Nov. 22!

More info on Incentive Pay coming our way Nov. 22!

 Team members across MSHA got the good news last week that they will receive Incentive Pay this year, thanks to a better financial showing by MSHA for Fiscal...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Caring for an aging parent? Check out new MSHA blog for support

Caring for an aging parent? Check out new MSHA blog for support

 If you’re helping care for aging parents, you’re probably feeling some stress from it. That’s to be expected. But you can find support in...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

PCC Moment: Team member helping team member

PCC Moment: Team member helping team member

 Here’s a great example of Patient-Centered Care through MSHA team members supporting each other. When we make life better for our fellow team members,...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

JCMC, Franklin Woods do MSHA's first joint RIE

JCMC, Franklin Woods do MSHA's first joint RIE

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – We’ve had several hundred Rapid Improvement Events at MSHA since bringing the Value Optimization System to the system, but...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In business: MSHA, Blood Assurance celebrate with first blood drive

In business: MSHA, Blood Assurance celebrate with first blood drive

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Blood Assurance, MSHA’s new partner for blood supplies, held its first blood drive with Mountain States last week at Johnson...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MSHA celebrates Patient-Centered Care with elegant new book

MSHA celebrates Patient-Centered Care with elegant new book

 MSHA adopted the Patient-Centered Care philosophy, with its 10 Guiding Principles, in 2002. The MSHA PCC Department is celebrating a decade of that approach...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What does MSHA do for the community? A lot, actually

What does MSHA do for the community? A lot, actually

 At Mountain States Health Alliance, our mission of bringing loving care to health care comes with a deep commitment to community service.  That means...

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Leadership Academy honors Frontline Leadership Development Series grads

Leadership Academy honors Frontline Leadership Development Series grads

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – It was graduation time for a group of managers and directors from across MSHA last week. Fifty-eight of them were recognized at a...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Quality Awards open for entries; it's time to tell your improvement story!

Quality Awards open for entries; it's time to tell your improvement story!

 It’s storytelling time!  That’s right, the entry period for the 11th annual MSHA Quality Awards is now open. It’s time to gather your...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Important info on new flexible payment options

Important info on new flexible payment options

 MSHA’s new flexible payment plan option has received many positive responses from patients since its July 1 implementation. Patients can now spread...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tommy Team Member: Saving for retirement suddenly seems like a smart idea

Tommy Team Member: Saving for retirement suddenly seems like a smart idea

 Tammy Team Member heard a funny engine noise backfiring outside the house, and when she peered out the front window, there were Tommy’s parents in their...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

PCC Moment: Healing through music

PCC Moment: Healing through music

 Healing happens in various ways, including through music. That’s why MSHA has a great volunteer music program that brings beautiful songs to many of our...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Who's Who at MSHA: Another look at recent leadership moves

Who's Who at MSHA: Another look at recent leadership moves

 Here's another look at recent MSHA leadership hires, promotions and changes:  Jamie Swift, RN-BSN, recently accepted the position of corporate director...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

MSHA’s Billings helps create SHHS memorial for fallen heroes

MSHA’s Billings helps create SHHS memorial for fallen heroes

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – It took 2½ years of hard work and dedication by Theresa Billings, but thanks to her efforts there’s a new memorial on...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

CBO's got dibs on DIBs: Getting creative with daily improvement

CBO's got dibs on DIBs: Getting creative with daily improvement

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The CBO has dibs on DIBs – at least on the most creative ones.  MSHA’s Corporate Billing Office has already...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Tull just glad to help out by 'Dancing with the Tri-Cities Stars'

Tull just glad to help out by 'Dancing with the Tri-Cities Stars'

 Most of us are familiar with the glitz and glamour of the hugely popular television show “Dancing with the Stars,” with its rhinestone-encrusted...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

ADOPT 'IT' recognizes Merrick as Adoption Hero

ADOPT 'IT' recognizes Merrick as Adoption Hero

 Dr. Dan Merrick, MSMG cardiology physician, sums up his approach to embracing new technology in one quick sentence: “Computers in health care today are...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Our Health Care Heroes: MSHA well-represented at annual luncheon

Our Health Care Heroes: MSHA well-represented at annual luncheon

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The 25th annual Health Care Heroes on July 19 honored an array of people from the region who’ve done great things in health...

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