Recent Briefs

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blood still needed during the summertime; here are Blood Assurance's local donation dates

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

  • Thurs, July 20, 9-10:45 a.m., Blue Ridge Home Health, Galax, VA
  • Thurs, July 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tenn. Dept. of Transportation, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, July 20, 12:30-3:30 p.m., SW Virginia Training Center, Hillsville, VA
  • Thurs, July 20, 2:45-4:45 p.m. ET Ambulatory Surgery Cntr, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, July 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson, Johnson City, TN
  • Mon, July 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart, Unicoi, TN
  • Tues, July 25, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wash. Co. Health Dept., Johnson City, TN
  • Tues, July 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., JC Comm. Hospital/Hunter Lundy Mem. Blood Drive, Mountain City, TN
  • Wed, July 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., JC Comm. Hospital/Hunter Lundy Mem. Blood Drive, Mountain City
  • Thurs, July 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., MSHA CBO Office, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, July 28, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Abingdon “Battle of the Badges.” 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, Sam McKinney, 276-780-4136, SamMcKinney@bloodassurance.org


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Marsh Blood drives set for all over the region; give blood if you can!

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

 

Mon, July 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., SWVA Cancer Center, Norton, VA

Mon, July 24, 4-8 p.m., Henard’s Chapel Baptist Church, Rogersville, TN

Mon, July 24, 4-8 p.m., JC Cardinals, Johnson City, TN

Tues, July 25, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Bldg 147, Kingsport, TN

Tues, July 25, 8 a.m.-noon, Centurylink, Bristol, TN

Tues, July 25, 1:30-4 p.m., Chiltern, Bristol, TN

Tues, July 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Clintwood, VA

Wed, July 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Council High School, Council, VA

Wed, July 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cumberland Mtn. Comm. Svc., Cedar Bluff, VA

Thurs, July 27, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Cntr, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, July 27, 1-4 p.m., Asbury Place Baysmont, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, July 27, 2-6 p.m., Food City, Claypool Hill, VA

Fri, July 28, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Cntr, Kingsport, TN

Fri, July 28, 1-6 p.m., Burgers R Us, Weber City, VA

Fri, July 28, 1-6 p.m., Chick-fil-A Pinnacle, Bristol, 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.

 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Marsh Blood drives set for all over the region; give blood if you can!

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

 

Mon, July 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., SWVA Cancer Center, Norton, VA

Mon, July 24, 4-8 p.m., Henard’s Chapel Baptist Church, Rogersville, TN

Mon, July 24, 4-8 p.m., JC Cardinals, Johnson City, TN

Tues, July 25, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Bldg 147, Kingsport, TN

Tues, July 25, 8 a.m.-noon, Centurylink, Bristol, TN

Tues, July 25, 1:30-4 p.m., Chiltern, Bristol, TN

Tues, July 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Clintwood, VA

Wed, July 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Council High School, Council, VA

Wed, July 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cumberland Mtn. Comm. Svc., Cedar Bluff, VA

Thurs, July 27, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Cntr, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, July 27, 1-4 p.m., Asbury Place Baysmont, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, July 27, 2-6 p.m., Food City, Claypool Hill, VA

Fri, July 28, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Cntr, Kingsport, TN

Fri, July 28, 1-6 p.m., Burgers R Us, Weber City, VA

Fri, July 28, 1-6 p.m., Chick-fil-A Pinnacle, Bristol, 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.

 


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Trauma One Conference coming up Aug. 17 at Millennium Centre

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The annual Johnson City Medical Center Trauma One Conference is set for Aug. 17 at The Millennium Centre. The event brings together the whole spectrum of trauma professionals — first responders, physicians, nurses, rehab specialists and others — to network and learn more about trends, new developments, pediatric ER/trauma and specific aspects of treating trauma. The Trauma One Conference is a great opportunity to exchange ideas that ultimately lead to better teamwork and trauma care.

The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cost for Mountain States team members is $75.

To register, visit the event page. For more information, contact Lauri Kerns at 423-431-1449 or KernsLA@msha.com.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nursing scholarships available through Virginia Department of Health; find out more through our HR department

For any Mountain States team members in Virginia interested in becoming a nurse, did you know about the scholarships offered by the Virginia Department of Health? Here’s a link through Mountain States Human Resources that can help you apply.

 

Check out the various college collaborations on the page, and scroll down to click on the button for “Virginia Nursing Scholarship Programs.” The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, offers several scholarship opportunities to help pay for nursing education.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Help us fill a hard-to-recruit position and you could earn big bucks through the Boomerang Program!

We have great team members at Mountain States, and we’ve always considered our people to be the best resource we have. So what better way to build our team than through the people who are already here!

That’s why Mountain States is offering big bonuses to team members who help us find new caregivers for hard-to-recruit positions. You can earn $1,500 or $1,000 for bringing in certain hard-to-fill positions. This is part of our Boomerang Program.

 

Earn $1,500

  • Registered nurses
  • Medical technologists
  • IS positions (as approved)

 

Earn $1,000

  • Physical therapy assistants
  • Scrub (surgical) techs
  • Certified occupational therapy assistants

 

To learn the specifics about who’s eligible and what’s required, or to submit a referral, visit the HR Boomerang Program page. Be sure to click on the buttons for “Eligibility,” “Qualifications for Applicants” and “Payout” to learn all the details. (You can find it on the drop-down menu under “Career/Retention.”)

BONUSES: Bonuses will be paid out in increments, and the referring team member must be employed at time of payout:

  • 50% at time of hire on the first paycheck after the new hire starts
  • 25% at 30 days
  • 25% at 90 days

For every referral who is hired, the referring team member will be also entered into a quarterly raffle for different prizes! (i.e. Dollywood tickets, AMC movie tickets, etc.) 

If you know someone who’s qualified and would make a great Mountain States team member, we want to meet them. Refer them to us and if they’re hired, you could get a great bonus through the Boomerang Program!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Don't forget about Fun Fest and the great events Indian Path and Niswonger Children's Hospital are sponsoring!

The festival, expected to draw 180,000 people, goes from July 14-22 with dozens of events all over the Kingsport area. Once again the Indian Path Medical Center will serve as the sponsor for the Crazy 8s 8K Road Race – one of the top road races in the nation, taking place July 15 – and along with Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Indian Path will sponsor Kids Central activities on July 17-19 by putting on the Extreme Challenge. The hospital provides not only financial sponsorship but also tremendous volunteer support.


Kids Central is a three-day event that includes the Indian Path Extreme Challenge. The goal is to reach children and parents in a fun and safe way so they can experience the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating. The activities are completely free. More than 1,000 kids per day participate.

For more on Fun Fest, click here.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Marsh has a whole bunch of blood drives coming up!

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

 

Mon, July 17, 6-11 a.m., Joy Manufacturing, Duffield, VA

Mon, July 17, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Division of Mines & Minerals, Lebanon, VA

Mon, July 17, 1-4 p.m., Maple Grove Rehabilitation, Lebanon, VA

Mon, July 17, 4-8 p.m., Hunter Wright Stadium, Kingsport, TN

Tues, July 18, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 156, Kingsport, TN

Tues, July 18, 1-6 p.m., Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, Clintwood, VA

Tues, July 18, 1-6 p.m., Lebanon Middle School, Lebanon, VA

Wed, July 19, 8 a.m.-noon, Home Shopping Network, Piney Flats, TN

Wed, July 19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Norton Community Hospital, Norton, VA

Wed, July 19, noon-5 p.m., Contura Energy, Norton, VA

Thurs, July 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bell Helicopter, Piney Flats, TN

Thurs, July 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Morgan McClure, Castlewood, VA

Thurs, July 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wallen Ridge Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA

Thurs, July 20, 3-6 p.m., Food City, St. Paul, VA

Fri, July 21, 7-11 a.m., Holston Electric, Rogersville, TN

Fri, July 21, 8 a.m.-noon, Strongwell, Bristol, VA

Fri, July 21, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., VFP Concrete, Duffield, VA

Fri, July 21, 1:30-4 p.m., Friendship Ford, Bristol, 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, July 12, 2017

Give blood if you can; here are upcoming Blood Assurance drives

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

Thurs, July 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., NN, Inc., Erwin, TN

Thurs, July 13, 1-5 p.m., Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, VA

Fri, July 14, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Johnson County High School, Mountain City, TN

Mon, July 17, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Food City, Lebanon, VA

Mon, July 17, noon-4 p.m., Johnson City Honda, Johnson City, TN

Tues, July 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ross Medical, Johnson City, TN

Tues, July 18, 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m., Walmart, Wytheville, TN

Wed, July 19, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., JC Medical Center, Johnson City, TN

Wed, July 19, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Coomes Recreation Center, Abingdon, VA

Thurs, July 20, 9 a.m.-10:45a, Blue Ridge Home Health, Galax, VA

Thurs, July 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tenn. Dept. of Transportation, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, July 20, 12:30-3:30 p.m., SW Virginia Training Center, Hillsville, TN

Thurs, July 20, 2:45-4:45 p.m., ET Ambulatory Surgery Center, Johnson City, TN

Fri, July 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson, 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, Sam McKinney, 276-780-4136, SamMcKinney@bloodassurance.org


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HRC in Kingsport to host an official Fun Fest Block Party on Saturday, July 8

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