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2016 News Archive

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Woodridge earns national recognition for excellent patient experience

Woodridge earns national recognition for excellent patient experience

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – At Woodridge Hospital, doctors, nurses, therapists and other team members work daily to ensure patients have the best experience...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Roe to receive 2017 Spirit Award from Mountain States Foundation

Roe to receive 2017 Spirit Award from Mountain States Foundation

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Mountain States Foundation has announced that U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, M.D., will be the recipient of the 2017 Spirit Award.   The...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

HR now has new online form for payroll deduction on Dollywood, Splash Country, movie tickets

HR now has new online form for payroll deduction on Dollywood, Splash Country, movie tickets

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – There’s a new online tool created by Mountain States Human Resources that makes it quicker and more convenient for you to use...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Giving Tuesday nets nice haul for kids at Niswonger Children's Hospital

Giving Tuesday nets nice haul for kids at Niswonger Children's Hospital

  JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Last month Mountain States participated in #GivingTuesday and collected nearly $6,000 in toys and cash to benefit patients at...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

'Soup & Paint' fundraisers in Norton support cancer patients through Circle of Hope

'Soup & Paint' fundraisers in Norton support cancer patients through Circle of Hope

  NORTON, Va. – Who doesn’t like warm soup and a craft project? That’s the question Misty Myers, Norton Community Hospital’s...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

UCMH Relay For Life team goes (way) above and beyond

UCMH Relay For Life team goes (way) above and beyond

  ERWIN, Tenn. – The Relay For Life team from Unicoi County Memorial Hospital reached its fundraising goal several months ago, benefiting the American...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Fit4Life offering free yoga sessions as way to promote stress relief

Fit4Life offering free yoga sessions as way to promote stress relief

Mountain States’ Fit4Life wellness program is offering a free yoga session at three locations in January, with a goal of getting team members introduced to...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital's Chad Capps honored by ETSU

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital's Chad Capps honored by ETSU

ERWIN, Tenn. – Chad Capps, director of physical therapy at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, was recently honored by his alma mater, East Tennessee State...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Happy holidays from across Mountain States! Here's how we celebrated

Happy holidays from across Mountain States! Here's how we celebrated

While patient care never stops at our hospitals -- even on Christmas Day -- we still find time to have fun and celebrate the holidays at all our facilities. There...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Message from the CEO: Congratulations! Our hospitals pass the test when it comes to patient safety

Message from the CEO: Congratulations! Our hospitals pass the test when it comes to patient safety

I want to share some terrific news that involves ALL of us.  The federal government released the list of hospitals that will be receiving a 1 percent...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

The Losers are the winners at Weigh Down at the Woods

The Losers are the winners at Weigh Down at the Woods

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Natural Born Losers were actually the biggest winners in Franklin Woods’ 12-week weight-loss team challenge, the Weigh Down at...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Niswonger Children’s Hospital gets a brand new ambulance

Niswonger Children’s Hospital gets a brand new ambulance

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – A little over a year ago, the Niswonger Children’s Hospital ambulance was involved in a traffic accident, resulting in the vehicle...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

2016 saw HRC in Kingsport celebrate 5-year anniversary

2016 saw HRC in Kingsport celebrate 5-year anniversary

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Health Resources Center in Kingsport celebrated five years of service to the community last month with refreshments and door prizes. In...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Mountain States Foundation makes special Tom Chase Award presentation

Mountain States Foundation makes special Tom Chase Award presentation

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Mountain States Foundation presented two Tom Chase Awards earlier this year. One went to Kingsport’s George “Wirt”...

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Nine-year-old boy collects more than 1,700 toys to donate to Niswonger Children’s Hospital

Nine-year-old boy collects more than 1,700 toys to donate to Niswonger Children’s Hospital

  JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – At only 9 years old, Avery Armstrong is making a difference in so many lives. Five years ago, the Greene County child was...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Organizational Development to offer five nursing certification review courses in 2017

Organizational Development to offer five nursing certification review courses in 2017

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Organizational Development will offer five certification review courses for nursing specialty areas throughout 2017. These two-day courses...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mountain States represented by eight honorees for 40 Under Forty recognition

Mountain States represented by eight honorees for 40 Under Forty recognition

  JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States was well-represented at the recent 40 Under Forty awards, with eight team members recognized as rising stars...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Francis Marion Manor resident, 94 and a WWII veteran, honored by Smyth County

Francis Marion Manor resident, 94 and a WWII veteran, honored by Smyth County

MARION, Va. – A resident at Francis Marion Manor Health & Rehabilitation, Gordon Widener, was recently honored by the mayor of Marion and other local...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Jeb Bush speaks at Mountain States Leadership Forum

Jeb Bush speaks at Mountain States Leadership Forum

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Former Florida Governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush made a stop in the Tri-Cities this week to speak at the Mountain States...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Parents' Night Out set for Tuesday, Dec. 13, at HospiTOTS

Parents' Night Out set for Tuesday, Dec. 13, at HospiTOTS

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Parents are you feeling out of sorts or a little bit frazzled? Do you need a TIME-OUT? The staff of HospiTOTS and the...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Worldwide Candle Lighting Day coming up Sunday, Dec. 11

Worldwide Candle Lighting Day coming up Sunday, Dec. 11

For hundreds of years, lighting a candle has been a way to show respect for those who have died. This beautiful gesture shows that although someone may be gone from...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Reflection: The healing presence

Reflection: The healing presence

Mysticism is commonly practiced on the fringes of society. It is a fluid thing, hard to pin down and challenging to control. It has iterations throughout time and...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Compliance reminder about proper email use

Compliance reminder about proper email use

Have you read the Mountain States policy IM-900-008 Electronic Mail Communication policy? This policy addresses such topics as user responsibilities, prohibited...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

JMH Graduate Medical Education welcomes new residents

JMH Graduate Medical Education welcomes new residents

  ABINGDON, Va. – The Johnston Memorial Hospital Graduate Medical Education residency programs held their second welcome event on Nov. 1, with...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Norton, Dickenson community hospitals help put on event to get young girls interested in ‘STEM-H’ fields

Norton, Dickenson community hospitals help put on event to get young girls interested in ‘STEM-H’ fields

WISE, Va. – The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Nov. 7 hosted its inaugural Girls Day in STEM-H for sixth-grade girls in the region. The...

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