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Franklin Woods Community Hospital | 2016 News Archive

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

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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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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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, November 22, 2016

Mountain States Foundation announces next three Don Brewer Scholarship winners

Mountain States Foundation announces next three Don Brewer Scholarship winners

  JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Mountain States Foundation has awarded three more Don Brewer Scholarships to support people who are going to school to...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Franklin Woods recognized by American Nurses Credentialing Center as one of the best places to work for nurses

Franklin Woods recognized by American Nurses Credentialing Center as one of the best places to work for nurses

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Franklin Woods Community Hospital has achieved the Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC),...

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Franklin Woods honored with Faith in the Future Award

Franklin Woods honored with Faith in the Future Award

  JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Franklin Woods Community Hospital has been chosen as a 2016 recipient of the Faith in the Future Award, recognizing businesses...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Franklin Woods honors TMs with pillar awards

Franklin Woods honors TMs with pillar awards

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Each year the Franklin Woods admin team recognizes its leadership team with individual pillar awards. Following a set of criteria...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FWCH third in nation, first in state to be Center of Excellence for minimally invasive colorectal surgery

FWCH third in nation, first in state to be Center of Excellence for minimally invasive colorectal surgery

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Franklin Woods Community Hospital recently received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for minimally invasive colorectal...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Franklin Woods Community Hospital recognized nationally for low pneumonia readmission rate

Franklin Woods Community Hospital recognized nationally for low pneumonia readmission rate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Franklin Woods Community Hospital was recognized recently by Becker’s Hospital Review as being among the 51 hospitals nationwide...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Franklin Woods voted among Top 20 'Most Beautiful Hospitals' in Soliant Health competition

Franklin Woods voted among Top 20 'Most Beautiful Hospitals' in Soliant Health competition

  JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Franklin Woods Community Hospital was recently voted among the “Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.” for...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Loos named new CMO for Washington County (Tenn.) Market

Loos named new CMO for Washington County (Tenn.) Market

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Dr. Matthew Loos has accepted the position of vice president/chief medical officer for Mountain States Health Alliance’s...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Miller receives national recognition as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 'Rising Stars: 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40'

Miller receives national recognition as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 'Rising Stars: 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40'

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Every day, Chris Miller wakes up with this goal in mind: Help patients in any way possible. That’s one of the many reasons Miller...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A marriage proposal in the Franklin Woods Bistro!

A marriage proposal in the Franklin Woods Bistro!

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Two former Franklin Woods Community Hospital team members returned to the site of their first date – the FWCH Terrace Bistro...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Here are the winners of our first-ever Fit4Life Geocaching competition

Here are the winners of our first-ever Fit4Life Geocaching competition

 It was quite a challenge – visiting 10 sites located in two different states, some of them miles from a paved road – but Autumn Messer, RN, from...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Franklin Woods opens new endoscopy-bronchoscopy suite

Franklin Woods opens new endoscopy-bronchoscopy suite

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Franklin Woods Community Hospital has opened its new endoscopy/bronchoscopy suite, providing more space, new equipment and a...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

 Following stellar CAP certification, FWCH lab bids fond farewell to Brooks, welcomes Gertsen

Following stellar CAP certification, FWCH lab bids fond farewell to Brooks, welcomes Gertsen

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – A lot has been happening recently for the Franklin Woods lab, which received an extremely positive CAP certification. In addition...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dr. Al Balbissi given James Gibson Award for physician leadership by Washington County (Tenn.) Med Staff

Dr. Al Balbissi given James Gibson Award for physician leadership by Washington County (Tenn.) Med Staff

 JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – The Washington County (Tenn.) Medical Staff held its annual meeting last week and honored Dr. Kais Al Balbissi, chair of...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Scenes from our Hospital Week celebrations

Scenes from our Hospital Week celebrations

  We celebrated last week across Mountain States as part of National Hospital Week. It was a chance to say “THANK YOU!” to all our team members...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Looking back at Doctors' Day 2016

Looking back at Doctors' Day 2016

We celebrated National Doctors’ Day on March 30 with a series of events for our providers, including themed breakfasts and lunches at several Mountain States...

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Franklin Woods Community Hospital named one of nation’s "100 Top Hospitals" by Truven Health Analytics

Franklin Woods Community Hospital named one of nation’s "100 Top Hospitals" by Truven Health Analytics

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Franklin Woods Community Hospital has been named one of the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” and an Everest Award...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mountain States honors Farrow, McMurray with inaugural Don Jeanes Humanitarian Leadership Award

Mountain States honors Farrow, McMurray with inaugural Don Jeanes Humanitarian Leadership Award

 KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Mountain States Health Alliance has honored two of its leaders with the inaugural Donald R. Jeanes Humanitarian Leadership Award. The...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Coordinated care guides: Helping our patients avoid readmission

Coordinated care guides: Helping our patients avoid readmission

  In an effort to reduce readmission rates and improve the patient experience, Mountain States has developed coordinated care guide teams. Many team members...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Wellness Center now offering new lower rate for team members -- $29.50 per month!

The Wellness Center now offering new lower rate for team members -- $29.50 per month!

 The Wellness Center in Johnson City has got a deal for you – membership has been lowered to $29.50 per month for team members!  The new rate...

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Monday, January 4, 2016

First in Tennessee: FWCH awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

First in Tennessee: FWCH awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Franklin Woods Community Hospital has become the first hospital in Tennessee to earn Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint...

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