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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

An event so great, we just couldn’t wait! Quality Awards date has been moved up to Jan. 25

Our Mountain States Quality Awards Banquet has been moved up to Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The 15th annual Mountain States Quality Awards Banquet will take place sooner than originally scheduled, with the new date set for Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center.

Make sure to check and revise your schedules as necessary if you’re planning to attend!

This means a couple of other important deadlines have also been moved up:

Jan. 17 – Deadline to order storyboards

Jan. 22 – Deadline to turn in storyboards

This will be a special Quality Awards celebration, being both the 15th annual event and the final one as Mountain States Health Alliance.

“This will give us a chance to celebrate our Mountain States Quality Awards entries before we officially launch Ballad Health,” said Tamera Parsons, Mountain States’ VP for performance improvement and quality. “Then we can immediately turn our focus to bringing the entire system on board for Ballad Health quality projects.”

All team members who have submitted Quality Awards projects will be receiving an invitation in the mail to their home address, as usual, and will still need to RSVP.

“Because of this late change in our banquet date, we want to remind everyone who is planning to attend to go ahead check and revise your schedules so you can attend, because you won’t want to miss this very special event,” Parsons said. “This will be a great way to celebrate our projects from 2017 as well as how far we’ve come in our quality journey over the last 15 years.”

For more information, contact Tamera at or 423-3301 or 423-794-7969, or email