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2017 News Archive

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

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

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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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

HRC's Crystal Woods honored as local Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

HRC's Crystal Woods honored as local Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Crystal (West) Woods, dietitian with the Health Resources Center for Mountain States, has been honored again. She was named Outstanding...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Changes coming to Secure Mail and Mail Filter in our Mountain States email accounts

Changes coming to Secure Mail and Mail Filter in our Mountain States email accounts

These changes from Mountain States IS will take effect Dec. 17 and will create minimal change but will make our email system safer.  

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Get ready for the new-look TEDS system, which rolls out next week

Get ready for the new-look TEDS system, which rolls out next week

Just a reminder that TEDS is getting a makeover, and you’ll notice it starting next week! Mountain States will be updating the TEDS system starting Monday,...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Here are a few holiday safety tips to make your home more secure

Here are a few holiday safety tips to make your home more secure

The holiday season is upon us, we want to make sure that you have a safe and happy holiday. Here are a few steps you can take to make your home...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Medical/Surgical Nursing Board Certification Review: First of five to be offered during 2018

Medical/Surgical Nursing Board Certification Review: First of five to be offered during 2018

Organizational Development is excited to kick off the first of five nursing certification review courses to be offered during 2018. The upcoming “Medical...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Need a timeout from the kids? How about Parents' Time-Out at HospiTOTS on Dec. 14

Need a timeout from the kids? How about Parents' Time-Out at HospiTOTS on Dec. 14

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Parents, are you feeling out of sorts, frazzled or grumpy? Do you need a timeout?   The staff of HospiTOTS and the...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season at Fit4Life Movie Night coming up Dec. 15; make sure to RSVP by Dec. 8

Celebrate the holiday season at Fit4Life Movie Night coming up Dec. 15; make sure to RSVP by Dec. 8

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Don't forget that Fit4Life, our Mountain States wellness program, is celebrating the holiday season by sponsoring Family Movie Night...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Here's a podcast with Alan Levine talking about our merger into Ballad Health

Here's a podcast with Alan Levine talking about our merger into Ballad Health

Want to understand more about the Wellmont-Mountain States merger into Ballad Health? You can hear it straight from Alan Levine, who will be Ballad Health’s...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Clearview Behavioral Health at RCMC recently reached 30 years of serving the community

Clearview Behavioral Health at RCMC recently reached 30 years of serving the community

LEBANON, Va. – Russell County Medical Center’s Clearview Behavioral Health Center hit a very impressive milestone earlier this fall – 30 years...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Take at look at our HRC programs coming up this holiday season

Take at look at our HRC programs coming up this holiday season

Our Health Resources Centers in Kingsport and Johnson City have some terrific classes, services and programs lined up in December, ranging from diabetes management...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Hospice hosts annual Angel Tree in memory of loved ones who are gone

Hospice hosts annual Angel Tree in memory of loved ones who are gone

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Someone once wrote, “Cherish their memories and in our hearts they live forever.” That was the sentiment at this...

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Friday, December 1, 2017

WARNING: Beware of latest phishing email and do not open attachments or click on anything

WARNING: Beware of latest phishing email and do not open attachments or click on anything

The Mountain States IS Service Desk has received several reports of users receiving suspicious emails with their username/name as the subject. In the email it...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Reminder: Mountain States switching to OptumRx as pharmacy benefit manager effective December 1

Reminder: Mountain States switching to OptumRx as pharmacy benefit manager effective December 1

The Mountain States PBM (pharmacy benefit manager) will be changing to OptumRx, effective this Friday, December 1, 2017. New prescription ID cards have been mailed...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

It's Giving Tuesday; would you support our Helping Hands program?

It's Giving Tuesday; would you support our Helping Hands program?

Today’s the day – it’s Giving Tuesday. The Mountain States Foundation is again participating in this national day of giving by raising funds for...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Don Raines named 2018 Spirit Award winner by the Mountain States Foundation

Don Raines named 2018 Spirit Award winner by the Mountain States Foundation

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Known for his tireless work supporting Niswonger Children’s Hospital and other community needs, Don Raines – the...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thanks to additional grant funds, OD offering more 'Crucial' classes in December at no cost to MSHA leaders

Thanks to additional grant funds, OD offering more 'Crucial' classes in December at no cost to MSHA leaders

The Leadership Academy at Mountain States is pleased to announce that additional funds were obtained as part of the Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Grant...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mountain States Health Alliance launches Baby Box University program to give children a safe start in life

Mountain States Health Alliance launches Baby Box University program to give children a safe start in life

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The family birth centers of Mountain States Health Alliance are offering an important resource for new moms, designed to save lives by...

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Monday, November 27, 2017

As we put up Christmas decorations at the workplace, remember our safety guidelines

As we put up Christmas decorations at the workplace, remember our safety guidelines

As we head full-steam into the holiday season, make sure all holiday decorations meet Mountain States’ fire prevention policy EOC-300-031. Some of the general...

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