Recent Briefs

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Free workshop Friday at JCMC/Niswonger for team members: "Using Storytelling in Health Care"

This workshop on Aug. 18 from 1-2 p.m., presented by professional storyteller Regi Carpenter, is for physicians, nurses, child life specialists, and frontline caregivers.

 

 


Thursday, August 17, 2017

UCMH Relay For Life team holding fundraiser golf tournament Oct. 14


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

OD survey: Tell us what you think about training and development

Mountain States Health Alliance wants our team members to have all the skills and knowledge they need to be their best. That’s why we’re reaching out to get team member feedback through this brief survey.

Share your opinion; the survey only takes about 10 minutes and will be available through Aug. 31.

Click here to take the survey.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Seminar at Morris-Baker teaches how to help others deal with grief, stress, suicidal thoughts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Statistics tell us that, at any given time, 1 out of every 20 people is thinking of suicide.

 

As health care providers, we can make a difference. If you want to learn how to help people deal with suicidal thoughts, grief or stress, attend the upcoming workshop, “From Risk to Resilience: Suicide Prevention, Post-Vention, Stress Management & Mindfulness,” presented by Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

 

It takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Millennium Centre. Cost is $20 through Aug. 8, and $25 after that. So register now to get the 20-percent discount.

 

The seminar is designed for professionals who want to improve their suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention (follow-up care) skills, and help bereaved survivors and caregivers manage stress, improve mindfulness skills and foster resilience.

 

Michelle Post, a licensed marriage and family therapist, continued education provider, and clinical supervisor for a private practice in Los Angeles, will be giving the presentation. She consults internationally and trains in areas of grief, death notification with children and teens, stress and burnout prevention, group facilitation, ASIST suicide prevention, executive leadership and team-building.

 

To learn more about this program, our speaker, continuing education credits, or to register, please go to: www.morrisbaker2017.eventbrite.com


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Special deal at Subway® Restaurants supports cancer patients through Dragon Boat Festival

Here’s a great meal deal from Subway that also supports our local cancer patients through the Dragon Boat Festival presented by Subway® Restaurants.

From Aug. 1 through Sept. 15, if you eat at participating Subway Restaurants and donate $1 or more, you’ll receive a $1 off coupon for your next Subway foot-long sub sandwich. Subway will then give a dollar to Dragon Boat to assist cancer patients. It’s a quick and easy way to raise money for a great cause!

The funds we raise through Dragon Boat are used, through Mountain States Foundation, to assist cancer patients with expenses associated with cancer care such as gas vouchers, taxi fares, non-covered medications, nutritional expenses and personal care items.

For more about the Dragon Boat Festival presented by Subway® Restaurants, click here.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Marsh Blood drives around the region; blood donations needed!

Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations:

 

Mon, Aug. 21, noon-4 p.m., Indian Path Med. Cntr, Kingsport, TN

Mon, Aug. 21, noon-5 p.m., Hancock Co. Hospital, Sneedville, TN

Tues, Aug. 22, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Bldg. 125/130, Kingsport

Tues, Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Wise Central H.S., Norton, VA

Wed, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hampton H.S., Hampton, TN

Wed, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Buchanan Gen. Hospital, Grundy, VA

Wed, Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, Wise Co. Christian School, Wise, VA

Wed, Aug. 23, 1:30-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Wise, VA

Thurs, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastside H.S., Grundy, VA

Thurs, Aug. 24, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med. Cntr, Kingsport

Thurs, Aug. 24, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Pennington Gap, VA

Fri, Aug. 25, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med. Cntr, Kingsport

Fri, Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Flatwoods Job Corps, Coeburn, VA

 

Marsh Regional provides blood to hospitals and health centers across the region, including Holston Valley Medical Center, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, Hancock County Hospital, Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Lonesome Pine Hospital, Indian Path Medical Center, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Norton Community Hospital, Dickenson Community Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia, Select Specialty Hospital, Buchanan General Hospital, Clinch Valley Medical Center and Tazewell Community Hospital.

 

In addition to scheduled blood drives, donors are welcome at Marsh Regional’s collection centers: 111 W. Stone Drive, Suite 300, Kingsport, 2428 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City and 1996 W. State St., Bristol.

 

For more information about scheduling a blood drive at a local business, church, school or community organization, please call 423-408-7500, 423-652-0014 or 276-679-4669 or visit www.marshblood.com.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Blood Assurance drives are ready to take your blood

Blood Assurance Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations:

Wed, Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., JC Medical Center, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lowe’s, Johnson City, TN

Fri, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart-West Market St., Johnson City

Fri, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., SW Va. Comm. Health Systems, Meadowview, VA

Mon, Aug. 21, 7:30-10:30 a.m., General Shale Corp. Office, Johnson City

Mon, Aug. 21, noon-5 p.m., Russell Co. Medical Center, Lebanon, VA

Mon, Aug. 21, 12:15-3:15p, General Shale Block Plant, Piney Flats, TN

Tues, Aug. 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Saratoga Technologies, Johnson City

Wed, Aug. 23, 3-7:30 p.m., Chilhowie Christian Church, Chilhowie, VA

Thurs, Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City

Fri, Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oak Point Elem. School, Marion, VA

 

Donors also welcome at Blood Assurance Donor Centers:

  • 16000 Johnston Memorial Dr., Medical Suite 110, Abingdon, VA
  • 100 Linden Square Dr., Bristol, VA
  • 1 Professional Park Drive, Suite 14, Johnson City, TN
  • 300 Clinchfield St., Kingsport, TN

 

Donors must be at least 18 years old (16-17 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary gift and snacks. Donors should eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids -avoiding caffeine- prior to giving blood. 

To schedule a blood drive at a local business, school, church or civic/community organization, please contact:

In Tennessee, Mike Patterson, 423-298-4335, MikePatterson@bloodassurance.org

In Virginia, Sam McKinney, 276-780-4136, SamMcKinney@bloodassurance.org


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Human Remains team doing Dragon Boat fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 17, at Freddy's in JC to benefit cancer patients

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Can you help us out? Human Remains, the JCMC Human Resources Dragon Boat team, is having a fundraiser at Freddy’s this Thursday, Aug. 17, from 4-9 p.m. Just mention our name and we will receive 15 percent of the proceeds, which will benefit Circle of Hope.

 This program provides extra resources for cancer patients and families who may need financial help while receiving medical care.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cindy Verzi named interim CNO at Sycamore Shoals

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Cindy Verzi, MSN, RN, NE-BC, has assumed the interim role as Cindy Verzichief nursing officer at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

 

Cindy has been with Mountain States since 1985 and began as a nurse intern. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and also in 2010 with a Master of Science in Nursing. She is certified through the ANCC as a Nurse Executive.

 

Cindy has experience in surgical floor nursing, the adult ICU, and in the emergency department at JCMC and as an industrial medicine nurse at Indian Path Medical Center. She was the director of nursing practice at JCMC before returning to Sycamore Shoals. She serves as director of quality for the southeast market.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Please give at any of these Blood Assurance blood drives

Blood Assurance Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations:

Thurs, Aug. 10, 7-11 a.m., Crown Labs, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Freedom Ford, Pounding Mill, VA

Fri, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Valley Health Care, Chilhowie, VA

Fri, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart, Elizabethton, TN

Mon, Aug. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., SW Va. Va. Health Systems, Tazewell, VA

Mon, Aug. 14, 1-5 p.m., Ingles Supermarket-Boones Creek, Johnson City, TN

Tues, Aug. 15, 2:15-4 p.m., Empire Ford, Abingdon, VA

Wed, Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., JCMC, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lowe’s, Johnson City, TN

Fri, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart-W. Market St., Johnson City, TN

Fri, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., SW Va. Comm. Health Systems, Meadowview, VA

 

Donors also welcome at Blood Assurance Donor Centers:

  • 16000 Johnston Memorial Dr., Medical Suite 110, Abingdon, VA
  • 100 Linden Square Dr., Bristol, VA
  • 1 Professional Park Drive, Suite 14, Johnson City, TN
  • 300 Clinchfield St., Kingsport, TN

 

Donors must be at least 18 years old (16-17 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary gift and snacks. Donors should eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids -avoiding caffeine- prior to giving blood. 

To schedule a blood drive at a local business, school, church or civic/community organization, please contact:

In Tennessee, Mike Patterson, 423-298-4335, MikePatterson@bloodassurance.org

In Virginia, Sam McKinney, 276-780-4136, SamMcKinney@bloodassurance.org

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