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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Blood Assurance drives set for around the region

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

  • Thurs, April 27, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Shady Valley Elem. School Community Blood Drive, Shady Valley, TN
  • Fri, April 28, 9:30-11:15 a.m., Wash. Co. Public Library, Abingdon, VA
  • Fri, April 28, 1-4 p.m., Home Nursing Service, Abingdon
  • Tues, May 2, 7:15-10:30 a.m., Woodridge Hospital, Johnson City, TN
  • Tues, May 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tru Point Bank (West End), Abingdon
  • Wed, May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City
  • Thurs, May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City
  • Fri, May 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hampton Elem. Community Blood Drive, Hampton, TN

Donors also welcome at Blood Assurance Donor Centers:

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

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, Anne-Lewis Vowell, 423-635-3441, Anne-LewisVowell@bloodassurance.org


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser set for April 24 at Chick-fil-A by MSMG Pediatric Specialties

 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Marsh Blood drives set for around the region

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

 

  • Mon, April 24, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sullivan South H.S., Kingsport, TN
  • Mon, April 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Elizabethton H.S., Elizabethton, TN
  • Mon, April 24, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., River North Correction Cntr, Independence, VA
  • Tues, April 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Castlewood H.S., Castlewood, VA
  • Tues, April 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grundy H.S., Grundy, VA
  • Tues, April 25, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Teleperformance, Bristol, TN
  • Wed, April 26, 2-6:30 p.m., St. Anne Catholic Church, Bristol, VA
  • Wed, April 26, 3-7 p.m., State Street United Meth. Church, Bristol, VA
  • Wed, April 26, 3-7 p.m., First Broad St. United Meth. Church, Kingsport, TN
  • Thurs, April 27, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Medical Care, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, April 27, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Center, Kingsport, TN
  • Thurs, April 27, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Pennington Gap, VA
  • Thurs, April 27, 2 -5 p.m., Medical Care, Elizabethton, TN
  • Fri, April 28, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Center, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lee Co. Vocational & Tech Center, Pennington Gap, 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, April 18, 2017

Blood Assurance drives set for around the area; give blood if you can!

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

  • Thurs, April 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Unicoi Co. H.S., Erwin, TN
  • Fri, April 21, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Northwood H.S., Saltville, VA
  • Fri, April 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lowes Home Improvement Store, Johnson City, TN
  • Mon, April 24, noon-5 a.m., Story Strong Memorial Blood Drive to honor Luke Story, Jonesborough Visitors Center, Jonesborough, TN
  • Mon, April 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saltville Elementary School, Saltville, VA
  • Thurs, April 27, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Shady Valley Elem. School, Shady Valley, TN
  • Fri, April 28, 9:30-11:15 a.m., Washington Co. Public Library, Abingdon, VA
  • Fri, April 28, 1-4 p.m., Home Nursing Service, Abingdon, 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, Anne-Lewis Vowell, 423-635-3441, Anne-LewisVowell@bloodassurance.org


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Blood Assurance drives set for around the region; please give!

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

  • Thurs, April 13, 8:30-10:45 a.m., Danny Herman Trucking, Mountain City, TN
  • Thurs, April 13, 12:30-4 p.m., Johnson Co. Comm. Hosp., Mountain City, TN
  • Fri, April 14, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Johnson City Toyota, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, April 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Va. Tech (SW VA Higher Education Cntr), Abingdon
  • Mon, April 17, noon-5 p.m., Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, VA
  • Tues, April 18, 8-10 a.m., Unicoi Co. Memorial Hosp., Erwin, TN
  • Tues, April 18, 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Center on Aging/Health, Erwin, TN
  • Tues, April 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Empire Ford, Abingdon, VA
  • Wed, April 19, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., JC Medical Center, Johnson City, TN
  • Wed, April 19, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
  • Thur, April 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Unicoi County High School, Erwin, TN
  • Fri, April 21, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Northwood High School, Saltville, VA
  • Fri, April 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., North Side Elementary, Johnson City, TN

 

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, Anne-Lewis Vowell, 423-635-3441, Anne-LewisVowell@bloodassurance.org


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Blood is ALWAYS needed; here are Marsh Blood's upcoming drives

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

  • Mon, April 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bell Helicopter, Piney Flats, TN
  • Mon, April 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Rye Cove High School, Rye Cove, VA
  • Mon, April 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Takoma Regional Hospital, Greeneville, TN
  • Tues, April 18, 7 a.m.-noon, BAE, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, April 18, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 150, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, April 18, 1-6 p.m., Valley View Baptist Church, Clintwood, VA
  • Wed, April 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SW Va. Community College, Richlands, VA
  • Wed, April 19, 1-6 p.m., Richlands Masonic Lodge, Richlands, VA
  • Thurs, April 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Morgan McClure, Castlewood, VA
  • Thurs, April 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wallens Ridge Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Thurs, April 20, noon-6 p.m., Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, TN
  • Thurs, April 20, 3-6 p.m., Food City, St. Paul, VA
  • Fri, April 21, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Dobyns-Bennett H.S., Kingsport, TN

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.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Celebrating Patient Access Week: Setting the stage for an excellent patient experience

In the face of our quickly changing health care environment, there is one constant: the patient access department. The first interaction patients have often begins with patient access, therefore it is extremely important to have a friendly face to connect with – and that’s what we recognize during National Patient Access Week April 2-8.

“We look for positive representatives that will deliver superior customer service with a friendly demeanor when hiring. Our patient access team has goals centered on the exceptional patient experience,” patient access senior manager Sarah Goad said. “It has been proven that skills can be trained, but kindness and warmth must be present for the first impression. Our job is to ease their concerns in a caring and efficient manner.”

Patients sometimes feel apprehensive and need support. “When people aren’t feeling well we need to be fast, accurate and, friendly,” patient access team member Dee McCoury noted. “If we don't do our job right, the problems echo throughout the hospital.”

In an average day, the patient access department handles a variety of requests from many persons including physicians, nurses, patients and ancillary departments. The patient access team is responsible for all admissions and must be familiar with the procedures of various insurance companies, including responsibility to provide financial counseling and point of service cash collections.

Patient access is responsible for the delivery of the critical components of the revenue cycle, as well as keeping the hospital compliant with the many regulatory agencies, maintaining patient safety through correct patient identification practices and responsible for providing extraordinary customer service skills in situations that are often difficult. These dedicated team members fill the roles of receptionists, registration, insurance verification, financial counseling, and scheduling.

During National Patient Access Week, we acknowledge our special goodwill ambassadors in the patient access department for setting the standard of care that all our hospital staff aspires to achieve. To those team members we say, “Thank you for your amazing work!”


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Marsh Blood drives coming up; please give if you can!

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

 

  • Mon, April 10, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sullivan Central H.S., Blountville, TN
  • Mon April 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Twin Valley High School, Pilgrim Knob, VA
  • Tues, April 11, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastman Building 280, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, April 11, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Cloudland H.S., Roan Mountain, TN
  • Tues, April 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Domtar, Kingsport, TN
  • Wed, April 12, 9-11:30 a.m., Highlands Community Services, Abingdon, VA
  • Wed, April 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mtn. Empire Comm. Coll., Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Wed, April 12, 1-5 p.m., Joy Global, Abingdon, VA
  • Thurs, April 13, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sullivan North H.S., Kingsport, TN
  • Thurs, April 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hampton High School, Hampton, TN
  • Thurs, April 13, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Fri, April 14, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Regional Medi Center, Bristol, TN
  • Fri, April 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wendy’s, Abingdon, 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.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Marsh Blood looking for donations

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

 

Mon, April 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Honaker High School, Honaker , VA

Mon, April 3, noon-4 p.m., Indian Path Hospital, Kingsport, TN

Tues, April 4, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 215/230, Kingsport

Tues, April 4, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Richlands High School, Richlands, VA

Tues, April 4, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Washington Co. Career Center, Abingdon, VA

Wed, April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., UVA College at Wise, Wise, VA

Wed, April 5, 1-4 p.m., Church Hill Health Department, Church Hill, TN

Thurs, April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ridgeview High School, Clintwood, VA

Thurs, April 6, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, VA

Fri, April 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mountain Mission Home, Grundy, VA

Fri, April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sykes, Bristol, VA

Fri, April 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hancock County High School, Sneedville, TN

Fri, April 7, 1-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Grundy, 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.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Check out Blood Assurance drives and please give blood if you can

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

  • Thurs, March 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gatton Coll. of Pharm./Quillen Coll. of Med., Johnson City
  • Thurs, March 30, 9 a.m.-noon, Food City, Marion, VA
  • Fri, March 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Roan Creek Elem/ School, Mountain City, TN
  • Tues, April 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Food City, Chilhowie, VA
  • Tues, April 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., JC Medical Center, Johnson City, TN
  • Wed, April 5, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Chilhowie High School, Chilhowie, VA
  • Wed, April 5, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mountain City Care and Rehab Cntr, Mountain City
  • Thurs, April 6, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Fall Branch Elem/ School, Fall Branch, TN
  • Fri, April 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Carroll County H.S., Hillsville, VA
  • Fri, April 7, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., City of Johnson City (Municipal Building parking lot)

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, Anne-Lewis Vowell, 423-635-3441, Anne-LewisVowell@bloodassurance.org

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