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2017 News Archive

Friday, December 29, 2017

Woodridge wins national recognition three years in a row for excellence in patient experiences

Woodridge wins national recognition three years in a row for excellence in patient experiences

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – For the third year in a row, Woodridge Hospital has earned a Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey – a national...

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Important message to team members about flu precautions

Important message to team members about flu precautions

As you most likely have heard, flu cases are increasing extremely rapidly in our EDs, hospitals and outpatient clinics throughout the region. From Dec. 17-23, we...

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Relay For Life team at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital recognized for an amazing year

Relay For Life team at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital recognized for an amazing year

ERWIN, Tenn. – The Relay For Life team at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital has always set the example for what a Relay For Life team can do and accomplish, but...

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Spiritual Health: Hanukkah – Eight-day Jewish holiday beginning Dec. 12

Spiritual Health: Hanukkah – Eight-day Jewish holiday beginning Dec. 12

In this holiday season, we remember some of the Holy days of our neighbors and friends and learn about the beauty of diversity in this Season of Light. This message...

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Last chance to nominate for Servant's Heart Award; deadline is Dec. 31

Last chance to nominate for Servant's Heart Award; deadline is Dec. 31

Nominations for the 2018 Servant’s Heart Award, Mountain States’ highest honor, are open through Dec. 31, 2017. Servant’s Hearts recipients love...

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Here's what our Health Resources Centers are offering in January

Here's what our Health Resources Centers are offering in January

Start out the new year by trying one of the classes or events offered by our Health Resources Centers in Kingsport and Johnson City. Want to learn how to test your...

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Friday, December 22, 2017

A holiday message from Alan Levine

A holiday message from Alan Levine

It’s been a busy year for all of us at Mountain States Health Alliance, with a lot of changes and a lot of activity – and even more activity to come in...

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Visitation restrictions implemented at Mountain States, Wellmont hospitals due to widespread flu activity

Visitation restrictions implemented at Mountain States, Wellmont hospitals due to widespread flu activity

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. and KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Influenza activity is now widespread in the Tri-Cities region. Just this week, both Mountain States Health Alliance...

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Important message to team members about flu precautions

Important message to team members about flu precautions

As you most likely have heard, flu cases are increasing extremely rapidly in our EDs, hospitals and outpatient clinics throughout the region.  It...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Spiritual Health: A look at the Winter Solstice - Yule Lore

Spiritual Health: A look at the Winter Solstice - Yule Lore

In this holiday season, we remember some of the Holy days of our neighbors and friends and learn about the beauty of diversity in this Season of Light. This message...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Norton Community Hospital Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program certified by industry leader

Norton Community Hospital Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program certified by industry leader

NORTON, Va. – Norton Community Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Trish Baise to step into role as CEO of Franklin Woods, Woodridge as Lindy White departs

Trish Baise to step into role as CEO of Franklin Woods, Woodridge as Lindy White departs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Trish Baise, a registered nurse with broad experience in hospital leadership and quality improvement, has been named chief executive...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Local girl wins Johnston Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Christmas card contest

Local girl wins Johnston Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Christmas card contest

ABINGDON, Va. – For 10-year-old Bella Clark, creating the winning piece of artwork to be sent out to community members was a fun and exciting experience. The...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Reminder: Tickets are still on sale for our Spirit Gala Raffle and a chance at a new car

Reminder: Tickets are still on sale for our Spirit Gala Raffle and a chance at a new car

Tickets are still on sale for the annual Mountain States Foundation Spirit Gala Raffle which supports Niswonger Children's Hospital. The event supports the...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Toys needed for holiday season at Niswonger Children’s Hospital

Toys needed for holiday season at Niswonger Children’s Hospital

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – For 3-year-old Micah Delano, a leukemia patient, Christmas morning last year was spent at Niswonger Children’s Hospital instead of...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Regional Cancer Center at Johnston Memorial celebrates 10 years of serving the region

Regional Cancer Center at Johnston Memorial celebrates 10 years of serving the region

  ABINGDON, Va. – The Regional Cancer Center at Johnston Memorial Hospital recently honored its 10th anniversary with an open house...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Celebrating the holiday season across Mountain States

Celebrating the holiday season across Mountain States

We celebrate Christmastime across Mountain States with fun times and good deeds, from decorating contests and caroling to fundraisers, coat drives and angel trees....

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

It's flu season; if you're sick, DON'T come to work!

It's flu season; if you're sick, DON'T come to work!

Flu season is upon us in a big way, so one of the most important things we can do as Mountain States team members is to stay away from work – and...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

IRS announces slight increase in how much you can put toward your retirement plan, HSA

IRS announces slight increase in how much you can put toward your retirement plan, HSA

The Internal Revenue Service has released its employee benefit limits for 2018, and there’s been a slight increase in the amount the IRS will allow you to...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Three Mountain States team members honored with '40 Under Forty' recognition

Three Mountain States team members honored with '40 Under Forty' recognition

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Three Mountain States team members were honored recently in the “40 Under Forty” issue of The Business Journal of Upper East...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

As winter weather approaches, here’s a reminder about our OD class cancellation policy

As winter weather approaches, here’s a reminder about our OD class cancellation policy

Just as a reminder: Organizational Development (OD) has an INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY FOR ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CLASSES (OD-100-007). The policy was created out...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Flu cases are increasing in the region; Mountain States urges community members to get a flu shot

Flu cases are increasing in the region; Mountain States urges community members to get a flu shot

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – During the holiday season, experts with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are anticipating a spike in flu cases, with...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Arthritis Foundation’s free ‘Walk With Ease’ program offers great way to get active, improve fitness

Arthritis Foundation’s free ‘Walk With Ease’ program offers great way to get active, improve fitness

With the start of the new year coming up, it’s the perfect time for getting into better shape. If you want to increase your fitness – especially if you...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Two JMH residents present at international conference

Two JMH residents present at international conference

Two residents from Johnston Memorial Hospital recently presented original research at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians in Toronto,...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Reminder: Mountain States Credit Union fundraiser for Niswonger Children's Hospital goes until Dec. 29

Reminder: Mountain States Credit Union fundraiser for Niswonger Children's Hospital goes until Dec. 29

Don't forget that Mountain States Credit Union is raising funds during the holiday season to benefit Niswonger Children’s Hospital through the Mountain...

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