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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

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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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 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

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

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 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

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

Get ready for the new-look TEDS system, which rolls out Dec. 11

Get ready for the new-look TEDS system, which rolls out Dec. 11

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, 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 21, 2017

Have you tried Amwell Telehealth? It's a quick, easy video visit with a doctor – and it's a Mountain States benefit

Have you tried Amwell Telehealth? It's a quick, easy video visit with a doctor – and it's a Mountain States benefit

Did you know Mountain States offers a great telehealth benefit to team members called Amwell Telehealth? You can enroll for free and then connect with a physician...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Center for Diversity: Building a culture of respect at Mountain States

Center for Diversity: Building a culture of respect at Mountain States

In a world that often seems to be growing more divisive, Mountain States Health Alliance wants to create a culture of respect and inclusion. This applies to how we...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

RCMC's Sharon Street emerges as winner of Fit4Life Healthy Tailgating Throwdown

RCMC's Sharon Street emerges as winner of Fit4Life Healthy Tailgating Throwdown

  KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Sharon Street, RN, from Russell County Medical Center was the overall winner of the first-ever Fit4Life Healthy Tailgating...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season at Fit4Life Movie Night coming up Dec. 15

Celebrate the holiday season at Fit4Life Movie Night coming up Dec. 15

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Fit4Life, our Mountain States wellness program, is celebrating the holiday season by sponsoring Family Movie Night on Friday, Dec. 15, at...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Don't forget about the offerings each month from the Health Resources Centers

Don't forget about the offerings each month from the Health Resources Centers

The Health Resources Centers in Johnson City and Kingsport have some great classes and events lined up for October. Look over their calendar and see if anything...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Don't hesitate to nominate: Do you know someone who's deserving of a Servant's Heart Award?

Don't hesitate to nominate: Do you know someone who's deserving of a Servant's Heart Award?

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, October 31, 2017

Get ready for the new-look TEDS system coming soon

Get ready for the new-look TEDS system coming soon

TEDS is getting a makeover! Mountain States will be updating the TEDS system starting Dec. 11. The TEDS dashboard will have a new look that will give team members...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mountain States receives Valued Partner Award for supporting workforce development programs

Mountain States receives Valued Partner Award for supporting workforce development programs

Mountain States has been recognized with a Valued Partner Award by the First Tennessee Development District (FTDD) for participation in and support of programs like...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Retirement Readiness campaign closes, but it's never too late to start saving

Retirement Readiness campaign closes, but it's never too late to start saving

Our Retirement Readiness campaign across Mountain States has just finished. During the event over the last couple of weeks, hundreds of team members have met...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween across Mountain States!

Happy Halloween across Mountain States!

We always find a way to celebrate Halloween at Mountain States; in doing so, we have fun as team members and we bring a lot of fun and happiness to kids both in...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

There are still a few days left in our Retirement Readiness event to meet with a Lincoln Financial rep

There are still a few days left in our Retirement Readiness event to meet with a Lincoln Financial rep

Just a quick reminder: Our Retirement Readiness event is still going on, offering you a chance to meet one-on-one with your Lincoln Financial representative to talk...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Here are our two winners of the text message alert drawing; you can still sign up if you're interested in receiving alerts

Here are our two winners of the text message alert drawing; you can still sign up if you're interested in receiving alerts

  Mountain States recently began a campaign to sign up team members for a text alert system to communicate important news. Our HR department is collecting...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Total benefits statement coming soon to your home mailbox

Total benefits statement coming soon to your home mailbox

 Your annual "Personalized Benefit & Compensation" statement is being printed for all team members with benefits in effect on July 1, 2017. These booklets...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fit4Life Spiritual Health: What's the difference in a chaplain and clergy/pastors?

Fit4Life Spiritual Health: What's the difference in a chaplain and clergy/pastors?

October brings many celebrations including Clergy Appreciation Month and Healthcare Spiritual Care Week.  In this article, I would like to share with you some...

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