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Unicoi County Memorial Hospital | 2013 News Archive

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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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

UCMH team members breathe a sigh of relief

UCMH team members breathe a sigh of relief

 ERWIN, Tenn. – Finally, the long process of joining Mountain States Health Alliance is complete for Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  So how do...

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Friday, November 1, 2013

It's official: Unicoi County Memorial Hospital joins MSHA!

It's official: Unicoi County Memorial Hospital joins MSHA!

 ERWIN, Tenn. – Unicoi County Memorial Hospital has officially joined Mountain States Health Alliance, hospital officials announced Friday.  The...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

UCMH Long Term Care resident celebrates 110th birthday

UCMH Long Term Care resident celebrates 110th birthday

 ERWIN, Tenn. – The celebration included cake, refreshments, well-wishers and TV cameras, as well as a rendition of “Happy Birthday” sung...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

UCMH's new administrator ready to take on challenges

UCMH's new administrator ready to take on challenges

 ERWIN, Tenn. – All hospital CEOs are facing tremendous challenges these days, but Tracy Byers finds himself in a special situation as he takes over as...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Unicoi County Commission vote Aug. 26 next step for UCMH

Unicoi County Commission vote Aug. 26 next step for UCMH

 ERWIN, Tenn. – Another vote on the sale of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital to MSHA is coming up, this one is set for Monday, Aug. 26, by the Unicoi...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tracy Byers to join UCMH as administrator

Tracy Byers to join UCMH as administrator

 ERWIN, Tenn. – Tracy Byers has been selected to serve as the administrator for Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.  The hospital, which is currently...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Public comments from UCMH Board meeting show strong MSHA support

Public comments from UCMH Board meeting show strong MSHA support

Here's a selection of the public comments made during the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control meeting on Thursday, July 18, at Unicoi County High...

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Friday, July 19, 2013

UCMH Board of Control chooses MSHA a third time

UCMH Board of Control chooses MSHA a third time

 ERWIN, Tenn. – This time it was unanimous.  The Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s Board of Control voted Thursday night – for a...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rumors: Is MSHA still buying Unicoi County Memorial Hospital?

Rumors: Is MSHA still buying Unicoi County Memorial Hospital?

 ERWIN, Tenn. – With concerns by the state Attorney General’s office delaying the final sale of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital to MSHA, there are...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

AG office delays sale of UCMH due to three points of concern

AG office delays sale of UCMH due to three points of concern

 ERWIN, Tenn. -- The Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control received word Tuesday from the Tennessee Attorney General that there are three concerns...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Message from Jete Edmisson regarding UCMH sale

Message from Jete Edmisson regarding UCMH sale

Message from Jete Edmisson, interim CEO at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, to UCMH team members regarding the sale of the hospital to MSHA: Dear UCMH team member:...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

MSHA seeking volunteers for gift shops, other duties

MSHA seeking volunteers for gift shops, other duties

 Mountain States Health Alliance is searching for caring individuals to volunteer in hospitals throughout the region.  “If you would like to make...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wilkinson takes on CMO roles at UCMH, SSH, JCCH

Wilkinson takes on CMO roles at UCMH, SSH, JCCH

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Unicoi County Memorial Hospital has a new chief medical officer – and so do Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Johnson County...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Important info about construction and JCMC parking

Important info about construction and JCMC parking

Reminder to all team members:  As you are aware, construction is beginning on the surgery project on the South side of JCMC. Emails from Construction, HR...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

UCMH team members get updates on transition

UCMH team members get updates on transition

 ERWIN, Tenn. – Team members at UCMH got an update on MSHA’s acquisition process last week during a set of team member forums held at the hospital....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Help a good cause: RCMC nurse's son-in-law in need of lung transplant

 Here’s an email from Nannie Meadows, an LPN at Russell County Medical Center, about the dire situation her son-in-law is in. This was sent out to RCMC...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

MSHA cautiously optimistic about Gov. Haslam's Medicaid announcement

MSHA cautiously optimistic about Gov. Haslam's Medicaid announcement

 MSHA leaders were cautiously optimistic about Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision on Medicaid expansion last week. The governor announced a plan that...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

UCMH Board of Control votes to accept final MSHA acquisition agreement

UCMH Board of Control votes to accept final MSHA acquisition agreement

 ERWIN, Tenn. – Unicoi County Memorial Hospital took the next step toward officially joining Mountain States Health Alliance on Thursday as the...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

You got questions? Attend a medical plan informational meeting

You got questions? Attend a medical plan informational meeting

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Important changes to MSHA medical plan: Gold, Platinum to be offered, Silver dropped

Important changes to MSHA medical plan: Gold, Platinum to be offered, Silver dropped

 Effective July 1, 2013, MSHA will offer a Gold Plan and a Platinum Plan to benefit-eligible team members. Both of these are high-deductible health plans...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rumors: Did you hear the one about what happens to TMs who smoke?

Rumors: Did you hear the one about what happens to TMs who smoke?

 Rumor: MSHA’s new tobacco policy means that current team members are going to be tested for nicotine and fired if they use tobacco products....

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Friday, March 15, 2013

March of Dimes cake sale in progress!

March of Dimes cake sale in progress!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Join MSHA's Advocacy Champion Team (ACT) and let your voice be heard

 Now more than ever, your voice needs to be heard by lawmakers in Washington, Virginia and Tennessee. By joining MSHA’s Advocacy Champion Team (ACT), you...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tours give Unicoi County a look at MSHA's new hospitals

Tours give Unicoi County a look at MSHA's new hospitals

 ERWIN, Tenn. – As they toured MSHA’s newest facilities last week, it was as if Unicoi County Memorial Hospital team members, local officials and...

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