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Smyth County Community Hospital | 2013 News Archive

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Three more Don Brewer Scholarships awarded

Three more Don Brewer Scholarships awarded

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Mountain States Foundation has awarded its 2013 Don Brewer Scholarships, providing support to three more MSHA-connected...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wellmont to close Lee Regional Medical Center

Wellmont to close Lee Regional Medical Center

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. — Lee Regional Medical Center will cease operations on Oct. 1 because of reimbursement cuts associated with Obamacare, extremely low...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gift shop sale on Thursday, July 18: Save 20 percent!

Gift shop sale on Thursday, July 18: Save 20 percent!

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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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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Set up a Retiree Relationship meeting at SCCH, SCFMM for July 18

Set up a Retiree Relationship meeting at SCCH, SCFMM for July 18

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Check out new policy regarding Lifetime Wellness Center

Check out new policy regarding Lifetime Wellness Center

 To encourage a healthy lifestyle, MSHA Human Resources pays a portion of the monthly membership fees for team members who belong to the Lifetime Wellness...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dr. Ahmad Hammad welcomed at JMH, SCCH Regional Cancer Centers

Dr. Ahmad Hammad welcomed at JMH, SCCH Regional Cancer Centers

 ABINGDON, Va. – Oncologist Dr. Ahmad Hammad has joined Abingdon Physician Partners and the Regional Cancer Centers at Johnston Memorial Hospital and...

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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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Thursday, May 30, 2013

RIE at SCCH looks at Collaborative Rounding at the Bedside

RIE at SCCH looks at Collaborative Rounding at the Bedside

Rapid Improvement Event  An RIE is a 4½-day process utilizing a team-based approach to apply the VOS tools for seeing waste and making immediate...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SCCH RIE examines imaging TATs for in-patients

SCCH RIE examines imaging TATs for in-patients

Rapid Improvement Event  Our second RIE during the week of May 20 examined imaging turnaround time for inpatients. RIE Highlights – Imaging...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

GreenSpeaks: Making a difference inside and outside

GreenSpeaks: Making a difference inside and outside

 MSHA’s official colors are blue and gold – just look at the Mountain States logo of the mountains and the gold star – but there’s...

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Details about next week's RIEs at SCCH

Rapid Improvement Event (RIE) Week May 20-24  As we continue our journey toward improving the patient experience at Smyth County Community Hospital, we will...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Team Member Appreciation Day is May 17, thanks to Lincoln Financial!

Team Member Appreciation Day is May 17, thanks to Lincoln Financial!

It's Team Member Appreciation Day on Friday, May 17. Be sure to connect with your Lincoln Financial representative for a sweet surprise!  Time: 7:30 a.m....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Important update on Policy Manager upgrade

Upgrade to Policy Manager is coming in June  • All current documents posted on Policy Manager will be transferred to the upgraded version May 27-31,...

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

SCCH Cardiac Rehab program earns noted certification

 MARION, Va.—Smyth County Community Hospital ‘s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program recently received certification from the American...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

SCCH RIE looks at admissions process

SCCH RIE looks at admissions process

Rapid Improvement Event  A RIE is a 4½-day process utilizing a team based approach to apply the VOS tools for seeing waste and making immediate...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SCCH celebrates 1st anniversary of new facility

SCCH celebrates 1st anniversary of new facility

 MARION, Va. – Smyth County Community Hospital celebrated one year in its new building, and that gave team members a chance to reflect on what it means...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MSHA's Virginia hospitals honored for their Patient-Centered Care

MSHA's Virginia hospitals honored for their Patient-Centered Care

 MSHA’s guiding philosophy centers on providing Patient-Centered Care – a holistic approach that provides the patient with a healing environment of...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SCCH Cardiac Rehab program earns noted certification

 MARION, Va.—Smyth County Community Hospital ‘s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program recently received certification from the American...

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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 23, 2013

Blood drive set at SCCH for Thursday, April 25

The blood mobile will be set up at SCCH on Thursday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are able, please consider donating blood. If you would like to...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Melton adds new certification as MSHA takes on region's addictions

Melton adds new certification as MSHA takes on region's addictions

 Southern Appalachia has an addiction problem, and MSHA is trying to help fight it.  As Mountain States moves toward the accountable care organization...

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

SCCH to celebrate 1-year anniversary on April 16!

SCCH to celebrate 1-year anniversary on April 16!

Please see the invitation for our one-year celebration on Tuesday, April 16, beginning at 4 p.m. Prior to the community event, all team members are invited to...

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Second RIE comes up with two-week trial for collaborative care on admissions

Second RIE comes up with two-week trial for collaborative care on admissions

Rapid Improvement Event:  A Rapid Improvement Event is a four and ½ day process utilizing a team based approach to apply the VOS tools for seeing...

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Benefit fair, information meetings set up at SCCH

Benefit fair, information meetings set up at SCCH

 The SCCH benefit fair is scheduled on May 1.  BJ Gallatin, MSHA’s corporate director of Benefits, will also be available at the following times on...

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