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Smyth County Community Hospital | 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 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 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, October 28, 2014

Dr. Brian Condit named new CMO for Northeast Region

Dr. Brian Condit named new CMO for Northeast Region

 ABINGDON, Va. – Brian E. Condit, MD, MSHA, FAAPMR, has accepted the position of Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for the Northeast Market of...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New walk-in lab testing service now open in Southwest Virginia locations

New walk-in lab testing service now open in Southwest Virginia locations

 SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA – People in the region who need or want lab tests, whether on a routine or one-time basis, now have the option to get their lab...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New First Assist Urgent Care now open in Marion, Va.

New First Assist Urgent Care now open in Marion, Va.

 MARION, Va. – Filling a need for the residents of Smyth County and surrounding areas, Mountain States Medical Group this month opened the county’s...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Capital District Kiwanis Foundation gives back with commitment to Niswonger Children’s Hospital

Capital District Kiwanis Foundation gives back with commitment to Niswonger Children’s Hospital

 GRUNDY, Va. – Niswonger Children’s Hospital got some good news from the Kiwanis Club that the regional organization will be supporting the...

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Smyth County Community Hospital chooses James Tyler as new CEO

Smyth County Community Hospital chooses James Tyler as new CEO

 MARION, Va. – James Tyler has been selected as the new CEO of Smyth County Community Hospital, Mountain States Health Alliance officials announced...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SSH, Smyth County, Indian Path, FWCH earn national QUEST honors

SSH, Smyth County, Indian Path, FWCH earn national QUEST honors

 Three Mountain States Health Alliance Hospitals have received national recognition from Premier, Inc., for delivering high-quality, cost-effective health...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Meet some of our Healthcare Heroes at Mountain States

Meet some of our Healthcare Heroes at Mountain States

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Whether it’s a caregiver working tirelessly to save an ailing child or someone helping to bring new services to the region,...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Three Mountain States hospitals earn Premier QUEST honors

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Are you the next 'Iron Chef'? HR hosting 'Healthy Cooking Contest'

Are you the next 'Iron Chef'? HR hosting 'Healthy Cooking Contest'

 Are you the next "Iron Chef"?  Mountain States Human Resources is holding a Healthy Cooking Contest throughout the system, with each facility or...

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Servant's Heart winners: Burkett, Dr. Patrick instrumental in SCCH's success

Servant's Heart winners: Burkett, Dr. Patrick instrumental in SCCH's success

 MARION, Va. – Helen Burkett and Dr. Michael Patrick from Smyth County Community Hospital are two of our winners of the Servant’s Heart Award,...

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Lindy White named new CEO at Franklin Woods Community Hospital

Lindy White named new CEO at Franklin Woods Community Hospital

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – A local health care leader with more than 20 years of community hospital experience has been chosen to lead Franklin Woods...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Smyth County Mardi Gras Casino Night brought in $33,000 for new clinic

Smyth County Mardi Gras Casino Night brought in $33,000 for new clinic

 MARION, Va. – The Smyth County Hospital HealthTrust (SCHH) came away a big winner at the SCHH Mardi Gras Casino Night gala in March, raising more than...

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Monday, April 14, 2014

SCCH's Connie Garza-Dalton retires after 45 years

SCCH's Connie Garza-Dalton retires after 45 years

 MARION, Va. – With the health care industry changing rapidly, it’s something special to stay in the business for 45 years.   But...

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Old SCCH building to house Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences

Old SCCH building to house Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences

 MARION, Va. – What’s happening with the old Smyth County Community Hospital building? Well, the old building on the hill now belongs to Emory...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Message from Lindy: Visit to SCCH from Alan Levine on March 21

 I hope each of you is doing well.    I’m writing with really exciting news. Mr. Alan Levine (our new MSHA President and CEO) will be...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SCCH's Connie Garza-Dalton retiring after 45 years

SCCH's Connie Garza-Dalton retiring after 45 years

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Note to users of Ricoh printers/copiers

To all users of Ricoh printers/copiers,    Ricoh is receiving more and more calls regarding broken toner hoppers in the MFDs (multi-function devices)....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bloodmobile at SCCH on Feb. 20 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The blood mobile will be at SCCH on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have any questions please let me know. Samantha Archer Physician...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SCCH dropping soda from galleys, patient menu

Dear team members:    Last fiscal year more than 49,000 soft drinks were purchased and distributed at Smyth County Community Hospital. While the...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MSHA Difference Makers

MSHA Difference Makers

 Difference Makers are team members selected by Human Resources leadership at various MSHA facilities who exemplify the MSHA Difference.  Angie Osborne...

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Kamishibai board to help us track, sustain VOS improvements

 Dear team members,  As we move forward on our VOS journey, we have identified a need to track our processes that have been put in place during our Rapid...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Welcome to Ginger Mcsheehy as full-time SCCH infection prevention specialist

 I’m very pleased to announce that Ginger Mcsheehy, RN, has transitioned to SCCH/FMM full-time from JMH as our infection prevention...

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