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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top 10 most-asked HR4U questions from 2015

Top 10 most-asked HR4U questions from 2015

 We all have a Human Resources question at some point. Check out this list of top 10 most-asked questions that HR4U received in 2015. You may learn some...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

For Christmas at SCCH, a visit from the therapy dogs, Ty and Bo

For Christmas at SCCH, a visit from the therapy dogs, Ty and Bo

 Every week since the new Smyth County Community Hospital opened three years ago, Andy Overbay has taken his two therapy dogs, Bo and Ty, to visit patients...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Fit4Life spiritual wellness: Post-holiday letdown?

Fit4Life spiritual wellness: Post-holiday letdown?

 The celebration of the holidays brings a sense of excitement, joy, expectation and love with family and friends gathering. However, when the holiday activity...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Jump start your 2016 with a Keas team challenge!

Jump start your 2016 with a Keas team challenge!

 Start off the year owning your New Year’s resolution! Fit4Life is kicking off the New Year with a team challenge on the Keas website. So form your...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Fit4Life advice: Are you an emotional eater?

Fit4Life advice: Are you an emotional eater?

Everyone is an emotional eater to some degree. There are times when we need the relief, reward, and distraction food can give us. But if it is too strong a...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Keas birds have been sighted everywhere; keep the photos coming!

Keas birds have been sighted everywhere; keep the photos coming!

Message from Jamie Parsons, VP for HR:  Well, it looks like our Keas bird contest has good old Keas seeing all parts of our country from Florida to Ohio, and...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fit4Life: Healing rituals for holiday grief

Fit4Life: Healing rituals for holiday grief

 For many of us, the holidays are a joyful time with family, friends, and other loved ones.  But if you’ve lost a loved one during the year, this...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thanks to everyone who assisted in our donation drive to benefit our National Guard troops!

Thanks to everyone who assisted in our donation drive to benefit our National Guard troops!

 Many thanks to everyone who donated to or assisted with our recent troop donation drive of items that will be sent to Virginia National Guard troops who were...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Drink healthier: Have you taken the #LiveSugarfreed pledge?

Drink healthier: Have you taken the #LiveSugarfreed pledge?

 At Mountain States we're participating in the #LiveSugarfreed pledge to promote healthier beverage choices. More water, less sugar.   ...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

How do your insurance benefits compare to other employers in the region?

How do your insurance benefits compare to other employers in the region?

 Insurance benefits are important to retaining and recruiting a quality work force. At Mountain States we’re constantly working to provide a benefit...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mountain States Auxiliary receives prestigious Faith in the Future Award

Mountain States Auxiliary receives prestigious Faith in the Future Award

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Mountain States Auxiliary, our nonprofit volunteer organization, was honored last week with a prestigious Faith in the Future...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fit4Life spiritual wellness: A thankful heart does a body good!

Fit4Life spiritual wellness: A thankful heart does a body good!

 As November rolls around each year, the holiday of Thanksgiving is on our minds. Food, football, parades and much anticipation fill the season. However, the...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Have you gotten your flu shot? The deadline is Friday!

Have you gotten your flu shot? The deadline is Friday!

 The deadline for getting your flu shot is almost here. If you haven’t gotten your vaccination yet, please do so! The deadline is Friday, Nov....

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Have you taken a closer look at your Retirement Readiness Statement?

Have you taken a closer look at your Retirement Readiness Statement?

 Your Retirement Readiness Statement – which you received in the mail recently – provides you with a glimpse of your future. Specifically, it...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

'Celebrity Bagging for United Way' on Nov. 24 looking for volunteers for Washington County, Tenn., Food City locations

'Celebrity Bagging for United Way' on Nov. 24 looking for volunteers for Washington County, Tenn., Food City locations

 Food City will host a special “Celebrity Bagging for United Way” event on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and organizers are looking for volunteers to help out...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Get your Keas stuffed bird from HR and get ready to win great prizes

Get your Keas stuffed bird from HR and get ready to win great prizes

 Be one of the first 500 team members to pick up your KEAS stuffed bird!  We have ordered 500 Keas birds to give out to the first 500 team members who...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Why do you save money? Tell us and get a free T-shirt!

Why do you save money? Tell us and get a free T-shirt!

 What are you saving money for?  Is it for retirement? To send the kids to college, or to buy a new home? Maybe you’re planning to get married or...

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Have a look at all the great classes and services the HRC is offering in November

Have a look at all the great classes and services the HRC is offering in November

 The Health Resources Center calendar for November is filled with helpful classes covering topics like diabetes, nutrition, medication management, cholesterol,...

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Support our troops! Mountain States, Domtar partnering to send items to recently deployed National Guard troops

Support our troops! Mountain States, Domtar partnering to send items to recently deployed National Guard troops

You can support our troops by donating in the drive to collect personal items for members of the Virginia National Guard recently deployed overseas. Indian Path...

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Reflection: Nurture your hands, because they have the power to heal

Reflection: Nurture your hands, because they have the power to heal

 We wash our hands and rub them with sanitizer throughout the day. We do it quickly, dutifully, and usually absent-mindedly. We have, after all, so very much...

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Don't wait to vaccinate!

Don't wait to vaccinate!

 It’s flu shot season at Mountain States. The deadline to get your influenza vaccination is Nov. 20, 2015. Each facility and many corporate...

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Three rules to follow if you’re on the Platinum Plan

Three rules to follow if you’re on the Platinum Plan

 Insurance benefits are something many people don’t think much about until they need to use them. As a MSHA team member, you have access to generous...

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Please take a few minutes to complete the Organizational Development Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete the Organizational Development Survey

 Most of us know it simply as “O.D.” But do you know what that means to you as an MSHA team member?  The MSHA Organizational Development...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Better Breathers Club starting up at Indian Path HRC for people with chronic lung disease

Better Breathers Club starting up at Indian Path HRC for people with chronic lung disease

 KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Breathing easily is something most of us take for granted, but not people with chronic lung disease. For them, breathing can be a...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fit4Life Wellness Celebration: And the winners are ...

Fit4Life Wellness Celebration: And the winners are ...

 The recent Fit4Life Wellness Celebration, held at MeadowView Resort Conference & Convention Center in Kingsport, Tenn., celebrated and rewarded team...

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