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Friday, January 12, 2018

Linda Shepherd, Smyth County CNO, to also serve as interim CNO at Johnston Memorial

ABINGDON, Va. – Linda Shepherd, chief nursing officer (CNO) at Smyth County Community Hospital, will also serve as interim CNO at Johnston Memorial Hospital until a permanent CNO is chosen there.

Johnston Memorial’s current CNO, Nikki Vanburen, departs in February to become chief nursing officer officer at Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Woodridge Hospital in Johnson City.

Shepherd brings a wealth of experience to the position. Prior to joining Smyth County Community Hospital, she held various nursing leadership roles over her 25-plus-year career, mostly in Southwest Virginia. Her roles and experience include director of surgical services, quality coordinator and director of critical care. She also has worked for both Carilion and HCA (LewisGale Health System) so Shepherd has experience and familiarity with the distinct issues facing hospitals, health systems and the nursing profession in Southwest Virginia.

She serves as president of the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Nurses Association and is the president-elect of the Virginia Nurses Association. Shepherd also serves on the Virginia Stroke Systems Task Force. She has led many project improvement initiatives in her various roles, including achievement of ANCC Pathway to Excellence designation at LewisGale Pulaski, improvements in Press Ganey patient satisfaction, reductions in fall rates, chest pain certification and many others. 

Shepherd will begin working with Vanburen immediately to ensure a smooth transition in the coming weeks, and her effective date as interim CNO will be Feb. 5.

 


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Marsh has blood drives set throughout the region; please give if you can!

Shown are just a few of the many members of the stroke network from across the region. The goal of the network is for all Mountain States hospitals to comply with a set of strict protocols when patients come in with stroke symptoms.

 

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

 

Mon, Jan. 15, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Home Shopping Network, Piney Flats, TN

Mon, Jan. 15, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Settlers Life Insurance, Bristol, VA

Mon, Jan. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bell Helicopter, Piney Flats, TN

Mon, Jan. 15, 12:30-3 p.m., Aerus, Bristol, VA

Mon, Jan. 15, 1-4 p.m., Home Shopping Network, Greeneville, TN

Tues, Jan. 16, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastman Bldg 359-A, Kingsport, TN

Tues, Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, MSA Home Health, Richlands, VA

Tues, Jan. 16, 1:30-4 p.m., MCNB, Richlands, VA

Tues, Jan. 16, 1-6 p.m., Valley View Freewill Baptist, Clintwood, VA

Wed, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jacobs Creek Job Corp, Bristol, TN

Wed, Jan. 17, 2-6:30 p.m., Saint Anne Catholic Church, Bristol, VA

Thurs, Jan. 18, 7 a.m.-noon, BAE, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, Jan. 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Joy-Komatsu Mining, Duffield, VA

Thurs, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Morgan McClure, Castlewood, VA

Thurs, Jan. 18, 1-4 p.m., Ridgecrest, Duffield, VA

Thurs, Jan. 18, 3-6 p.m., Food City, Saint Paul, VA

Fri, Jan. 19, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Johnson County High School, Mountain City, TN

Fri, Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., JW Adams Elementary, Pound, 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, January 2, 2018

Marsh has blood drives set for the new year

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

 

Mon, Jan. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morgan Mem. United Meth. Church, Rose Hill, VA

Tues, Jan. 9, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastman Building 409, Kingsport, TN

Tues, Jan. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Carter Co. Election Comm., Elizabethton, TN

Tues, Jan. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mullican Flooring, Norton, VA

Wed, Jan. 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Volunteer H.S., Church Hill, TN

Thurs, Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lebanon Midd. School, Lebanon, VA

Thurs, Jan. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wallens Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA

Thurs, Jan. 11, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap, VA

Fri, Jan. 12, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Reg. Med. Center, Bristol, TN

Fri, Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sykes, Wise, 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, December 27, 2017

Here are our Blood Assurance drives for the region

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

Thurs, Dec. 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., ACT-Fairview, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, Dec. 28, 9-10:30 a.m., Lowe’s Home Improvement, Abingdon, VA

Fri, Dec. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., ACT-Fairview, Johnson City, TN

Tues, Jan. 2, 10-11:15 a.m., Food City, Galax, VA

Tues Jan. 2, noon-5 p.m., Ingles, Elizabethton, TN

Wed, Jan. 3, noon-5 p.m., Food City, Blountville, TN

Wed, Jan. 3, 2-7 p.m., First Church of God, Chilhowie, VA

Thurs, Jan. 4, 9-11 a.m., HUB, Marion, VA

Thurs, Jan. 4, noon-5 p.m., Walmart-Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, TN

Fri, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Johnson City, TN

Fri, Jan. 5, noon-3 p.m., Southwestern Virginia Training Center, Hillsville, 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, December 20, 2017

Norton's Beth Hubbard graduates from Forward Wise County leadership development program

NORTON, Va. – Beth Hubbard with the residency program at Norton Community Hospital was among 15 people recently graduating from the Wise County Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Forward Wise County leadership development program.

Pictured at right, Beth Hubbard (on right) receives her certificate from Forward Wise County co-chair Kim Clisso.

Hubbard serves as administrative manager for medical education with the residency program.

Founded in 1989, Forward Wise County is a leadership development program sponsored by the Wise County Chamber of Commerce.  Each year the program graduates approximately 20 citizens interested in working toward a better Wise County/City of Norton.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Make a donation to Niswonger Children's Hospital at a Mountain States Credit Union branch and the credit union will match it

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States Credit Union is raising funds through the holiday season to benefit Niswonger Children’s Hospital through the Mountain States Foundation. Through Dec. 29, the credit union will match all donations made at its three Johnson City locations.

 

Locations are at the Market Street Centre, Johnson City Medical Center and Franklin Woods Community Hospital. The teller will ask if you’d like to make a donation to the Niswonger Children’s Hospital, and for each donation, they’ll put a Niswonger Children’s Hospital kite sticker on the wall at the credit union branch.

 

“Niswonger Children’s Hospital is such a great resource for families in our region,” said John Hunter, president of Mountain States Credit Union. “We want to support them and encourage everyone to come by our credit union branches to make a donation, and the credit union will match it dollar for dollar.”

 


Monday, December 18, 2017

Marsh Blood Drives set for the region

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

Mon, Dec. 25, CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

Wed, Dec. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., VFP Concrete, Duffield, VA

Thurs, Dec. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Clintwood, VA

Thurs, Dec. 28, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, Dec. 28, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Pennington Gap, VA

Fri, Dec. 29, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN

Mon, Jan. 1, CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY

Wed, Jan. 3, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Double Tree Hotel, Johnson City, TN

Wed, Jan. 3, 1-5 p.m., Tulsa Dental, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, Jan. 4, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, 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, December 13, 2017

Reminder: Parents' Time-Out at HospiTOTS coming up 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 Children’s Center are offering you the chance to leave your child/children (at no charge) with us and take a “timeout” for a couple of hours! Drop off your children (ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age) at HospiTOTS Child Care Center in Johnson City on Thursday night, Dec. 14, from 6:30-9 p.m. Parents’ Time-Out is available for children of all team members , whether or not they currently attend HospiTOTS or the Children’s Center!

 

If you have questions or would like to make a reservation for your child/children, call HospiTOTS at 423-431-6930. The deadline for making reservations is 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fit4Life Movie Night coming up Dec. 15 to celebrate the holiday season

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Don't forget that Fit4Life, our Mountain States wellness program, is celebrating the holiday season by sponsoring Family Movie Night on Friday, Dec. 15, at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center. The movie will be “Polar Express.”

Team members and families are invited to come for a movie, snacks (slushies, water and popcorn), holiday crafts, wellness tips, prizes and all-around holiday fun. The movie will be shown in the convention center.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

For important technology updates around the system, join the monthly Customer IT Touch Point web meetings

You can find out what’s going on with Mountain States technology through the the monthly Customer Touch Point webinars hosted by Mountain States Adopt IT. The next meeting will take place Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 2-2:30 p.m.

These meetings are held in an effort to keep Mountain States and MSMG managers, directors, team leaders, shift supervisors and others updated on the technology-related initiatives going on around the system, so they can communicate the appropriate information to frontline team members.

While the meetings are geared toward leadership, they are open to any team members who might benefit from the information.

Through these meetings, participants will:

  • Get updates on recent, ongoing and upcoming technology changes and project initiatives.
  • Learn about new IS processes and services available to your teams.
  • Hear about latest news, tips and tricks related to technology.
  • Learn how to better access information, education and submit follow-up questions.
  • Get connected with IS leaders who can help answer your questions.

For more information or to find out how to join the meetings, visit the Customer Touch Point page on Adopt IT’s intranet site. Or you can email MSHAAdoptIT@msha.com.

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