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2014 News Archive

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Training pays off as Ebola drills go well across Mountain States

Training pays off as Ebola drills go well across Mountain States

 Our hospitals across Mountain States went through some surprise drills over the last two weeks to test our readiness for potential Ebola patients, and the...

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Speropulos to receive Mountain States Foundation’s 2015 Spirit Award

Speropulos to receive Mountain States Foundation’s 2015 Spirit Award

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Mountain States Foundation has announced that John Speropulos will be the recipient of the 2015 Spirit Award.  The honor...

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

PCC Moment: Team member saves a life at Cracker Barrel

PCC Moment: Team member saves a life at Cracker Barrel

 You never know when you might be called to help out someone in need. That was just the case in this great Patient-Centered Care Moment:  On Monday, Dec....

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Important reminder for Platinum Plan members

Important reminder for Platinum Plan members

 Attention, Platinum Medical Plan members -- Don't put off your annual physical!     

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ADOPT IT elves help promote kindness, honor Super-Users across Mountain States

ADOPT IT elves help promote kindness, honor Super-Users across Mountain States

 Santa sent elf Handy and elf Charity on tour at Mountain States to see who’s being naughty or nice. They were pleased to catch so many of you being...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Indian Path gets into the spirit of giving for the holidays

Indian Path gets into the spirit of giving for the holidays

 KINGSPORT, Tenn. – When the holiday season rolls around, team members at Indian Path Medical Center get busy giving – to the tune of a big pile of...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Changing people's lives: JCMC celebrates 10 years of Joint Reunions

Changing people's lives: JCMC celebrates 10 years of Joint Reunions

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Singing, laughing, gifts and smiles – just a few of the things that happened at The Joint Replacement Center of JCMC’s...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

 Best wishes to everyone at Mountain States for the holiday season! And here are 14 photos of Santa visiting at Niswonger Children's Hospital that are...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Spirit Gala raffle time: You could win $25,000 or a new car, AND support Niswonger Children's Hospital

Spirit Gala raffle time: You could win $25,000 or a new car, AND support Niswonger Children's Hospital

 Tickets are still available at $50 apiece for the Spirit Gala Raffle to benefit Niswonger Children's Hospital. The winner will get to choose between one of...

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Great news for Mountain States regarding CMS patient safety data!

Great news for Mountain States regarding CMS patient safety data!

Dear colleagues:  There is always good news to share, but none that matters more than when we do something special to protect our patients and provide the...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mountain States donates to Wounded Warrior Project in honor of local veterans

Mountain States donates to Wounded Warrior Project in honor of local veterans

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Members of the Mountain States Health Alliance board of directors and leadership team met with representatives from the Wounded...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rural Retreat primary care staff responds to save heart attack victim's life

Rural Retreat primary care staff responds to save heart attack victim's life

 You never know what you’ll end up doing from one day to the next in health care. For our team at MSMG Rural Retreat Family Practice, it came in the form...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

JCMC 'miracle baby' born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

JCMC 'miracle baby' born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Kristi and Bryan Caruthers call their newborn son Callum “our miracle baby.” Never mind the fact that he’s also the...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

From the classroom to the workforce: Strategic partnership provides students innovative experience

From the classroom to the workforce: Strategic partnership provides students innovative experience

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – East Tennessee State University and Mountain States Health Alliance have partnered with Siemens Healthcare to offer ETSU students...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Important: Protect your account by logging in and out safely

Important: Protect your account by logging in and out safely

Here's a tip sheet from Adopt "IT" about Single Sign-On:   ...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Trees, good causes and tacky sweaters: Christmas around Mountain States

Trees, good causes and tacky sweaters: Christmas around Mountain States

 What’s going on around Mountain States for the Christmas holiday? Work goes on and our care for patients never stops, but there’s still time for...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Managing downtime events: Getting back online is more than just a flip of the switch

Managing downtime events: Getting back online is more than just a flip of the switch

 As many of you know, around 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, all Mountain States facilities went into downtime protocols after power unexpectedly dropped during...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

‘Tis the season to win with CrestPoint Health!

‘Tis the season to win with CrestPoint Health!

 Get ready to celebrate the holidays with CrestPoint Health!  CrestPoint has officially launched its 2014 Holiday Contest. This year, the company is...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Adopt 'IT' contest: Get a selfie with an elfie and pay him forward with kindness

Adopt 'IT' contest: Get a selfie with an elfie and pay him forward with kindness

 Thanks to Mountain States Adopt “IT,” Santa’s elves are coming to Mountain States, and they’re giving you a chance to win a new Amazon...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas ... at Niswonger Children's Hospital

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas ... at Niswonger Children's Hospital

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- The holiday season is upon us and no facility across the Mountain States system celebrates quite like Niswonger Children's Hospital, which...

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Mountain States offering free CNA classes to the public

Mountain States offering free CNA classes to the public

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States is offering free CNA (certified nursing assistant) classes to the public in Tennessee, with the next class set for...

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Reflection: Trust rather than clarity

Reflection: Trust rather than clarity

 Sisters, around 7 to 9 years old, were at a restaurant at what was intended as a nice family time, but instead it was a knock-down, drag-out fight …...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Need a time-out for the holidays? 'Parents' Time-Out' coming up Dec. 16

Need a time-out for the holidays? 'Parents' Time-Out' coming up Dec. 16

 Parents, are you feeling frazzled or a little bit “out of sorts?” Grumpy? Do you need a TIME-OUT?  You can have one on Tuesday, Dec. 16,...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Smyth, Russell, Johnson County Home Health agencies earn national honors

Smyth, Russell, Johnson County Home Health agencies earn national honors

 Mountain States got some great news recently that three of our Home Health agencies – Smyth County, Russell County and Johnson County – received...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

As we decorate our work areas for Christmas, remember to follow Mountain States safety requirements

As we decorate our work areas for Christmas, remember to follow Mountain States safety requirements

 As the holiday season is upon us, please remember to follow the Mountain States Holiday Decorations policy. We want to keep a consistent theme throughout...

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