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2017 News Archive

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New, enhanced IS Customer Service Center site to debut on July 1

New, enhanced IS Customer Service Center site to debut on July 1

    Mountain States IS Service Center is pleased to announce that on July 1, 2017, we will be launching a new IS Customer Service Center SharePoint...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Niswonger Children’s Hospital encourages kangaroo care for babies, logs 250 hours in May in honor of Int'l Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

Niswonger Children’s Hospital encourages kangaroo care for babies, logs 250 hours in May in honor of Int'l Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Born at only 28 weeks gestation, Jaxton Hirschy weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces when he was welcomed into the world at Niswonger...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

JCMC Regional Cancer Center honors cancer survivors with message of hope

JCMC Regional Cancer Center honors cancer survivors with message of hope

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.” That famous quote from...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Help us fill a hard-to-recruit position and you could earn big bucks through the Boomerang Program!

Help us fill a hard-to-recruit position and you could earn big bucks through the Boomerang Program!

We have great team members at Mountain States, and we’ve always considered our people to be the best resource we have. So what better way to build our team...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Niswonger Classic features Brian Culbertson concert on Sunday, celebrity-filled golf tournament on Monday

Niswonger Classic features Brian Culbertson concert on Sunday, celebrity-filled golf tournament on Monday

It’s a big (extended) weekend for our annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic, which features a concert by Brian Culbertson on Sunday night in...

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Paddles up; registration is open for 2017 Dragon Boat Festival

Paddles up; registration is open for 2017 Dragon Boat Festival

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Known as one of the biggest community events of the year, the Dragon Boat Festival is officially open for registration. The 12th annual...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fit4Life Disc Golf Challenge again produces good fun, nice prizes

Fit4Life Disc Golf Challenge again produces good fun, nice prizes

BRISTOL, Va. – Disc golfers from Mountain States got active and had some fun at Sugar Hollow Park recently, and several of them won some big money,...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Enter your name for ticket giveaway to see Brian Culbertson on June 25

Enter your name for ticket giveaway to see Brian Culbertson on June 25

The Mountain States Foundation is giving team members a chance to win free tickets to the Brian Culbertson concert on Sunday, June 25, in Greeneville,...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s nursing home earns 2017 Bronze National Quality Award

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s nursing home earns 2017 Bronze National Quality Award

  ERWIN, Tenn. – Unicoi County Nursing Home has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

New Mountain States Health Management Program offering free diabetes meds, supplies

New Mountain States Health Management Program offering free diabetes meds, supplies

Mountain States team members and dependents with diabetes could receive medication and supplies at NO COST, effective July 1, 2017.   This is part of a new...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dickenson Community Hospital named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country for best practices in quality

Dickenson Community Hospital named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country for best practices in quality

CLINTWOOD, Va. – The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has recognized Dickenson Community Hospital as one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

JMH Regional Cancer Center pauses to recognize National Cancer Survivors Day

JMH Regional Cancer Center pauses to recognize National Cancer Survivors Day

    ABINGDON, Va. – The Regional Cancer Center at Johnston Memorial Hospital recently hosted a small ceremony in honor of National Cancer...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Mountain States Training Center offering ‘Difficult Airway Course: EMS’ in August

Mountain States Training Center offering ‘Difficult Airway Course: EMS’ in August

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Working in an emergency care setting can be both rewarding and difficult. The EMS provider can be sleeping one minute and racing to the...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Check out the winners of the Sycamore Shoals TMAG photo contest

Check out the winners of the Sycamore Shoals TMAG photo contest

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Sycamore Shoals Hospital’s TMAG (Team Member Advisory Group) recently held a photo contest. Here are the top...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Covered Bridge 5K Run/3K Walk set for June 10, benefiting SSH Foundation

Covered Bridge 5K Run/3K Walk set for June 10, benefiting SSH Foundation

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - The Covered Bridge 5K Run/3K Walk, benefiting the Sycamore Shoals Hospital Foundation, is coming up June 10. Click here to register or for...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Reflection: The value of offering spiritual care

Reflection: The value of offering spiritual care

Recently I was doing chaplain visits on my assigned floor at the Johnson City Medical Center. I stopped to talk to a couple of students from a local university who...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

HRC's Crystal West receives Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award

HRC's Crystal West receives Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award

Crystal West, MS, RDN, LDN, dietitian for the Health Resources Center, has received the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award from the Academy of Nutrition...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Take a look at all the things our Health Resources Center is offering in June

Take a look at all the things our Health Resources Center is offering in June

Our Health Resources Centers always have a great schedule of classes, presentations, screenings, events and support groups. Learn about the benefits of...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

We’re changing the format of our Mountain States email addresses; here’s what you need to know

We’re changing the format of our Mountain States email addresses; here’s what you need to know

Mountain States is planning an update to the format of our team member email addresses. The change will take place during June and the transition should be...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Award-winning musician Brian Culbertson coming to NPAC to benefit Niswonger Children’s Hospital

Award-winning musician Brian Culbertson coming to NPAC to benefit Niswonger Children’s Hospital

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Known for his energetic performances and smooth jazz tunes, award-winning musician Brian Culbertson is coming to Niswonger Performing...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Johnson County Community Hospital celebrates physical therapy department renovation

Johnson County Community Hospital celebrates physical therapy department renovation

 MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. –Johnson County Community Hospital recently celebrated the completion of its physical therapy department renovation. The project...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

See what Mountain States Foundation has been up to in their latest newsletter

See what Mountain States Foundation has been up to in their latest newsletter

Check out Mountain States Foundation's quarterly newsletter to find out what they've been up to and to read more about some of the people who volunteer their time...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mountain States Hospice volunteers honored at special dinner

Mountain States Hospice volunteers honored at special dinner

  JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – “Sure as cornbread goes with greens, they’re the answer to our dreams.” That was the sentiment at this...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fit4Life: Guidance on achieving spiritual health

Fit4Life: Guidance on achieving spiritual health

In the March 2017 article for The Mountain Star, we discussed the meaning of spiritual health and the importance of good spiritual health. In past articles, we have...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Reminder: Sign up now for Fit4Life Disc Golf Challenge

Reminder: Sign up now for Fit4Life Disc Golf Challenge

REMINDER: The Fit4Life Summer ’17 Disc Golf Challenge is coming up soon, but there’s still time to sign up. Entry deadline is June 2 on the Fit4Life...

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