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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fit4Life Summer ’17 Disc Golf Challenge set for June 3 at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol

The second annual Fit4Life Summer Disc Golf Challenge is coming up Saturday, June 3, at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, Virginia, and once again you can win big. Top prize in Class A is $1,500, while the top prize for Class B is $500.

The 18-hole tournament is for Mountain States team members only (no spouses or friends are eligible). You can bring your family or friends for support, to play a round after the tournament, or have a picnic, but the tournament is restricted to team members only.

It’s the second year for the event, which was held at four locations last year but is all at one place this year. Entry deadline is June 2 on the Fit4Life page of the Mountain States intranet. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. on June 3. All registrants who are present for the event receive a free set of discs while supplies last.

Recreational Disc Golf rules will apply. Of the two tournament classes, Class A is intended for experts or experienced players. Class B is intended for beginner or novice players.

Prize money is as follows:

CLASS A

   First place – $1,500

   Second place – $750

   Third place – $500

 

CLASS B

   First place – $500

   Second place – $250

   Third place – $100

Click here for more information or to register.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blood Assurance drives coming up around the region

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

  • Thurs, May 25, 6-11:45 a.m., Nakatetsu Machining Technologies, Telford, TN
  • Thurs, May 25, 1-6 p.m., Rugby Rescue Squad, Mouth of Wilson, VA
  • Fri, May 26, noon-4 p.m., Walmart-West Market Street, Johnson City, TN
  • Mon, May 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Food City, Gray, TN
  • Mon, May 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Carroll Wellness Center, Hillsville, VA
  • Tues, May 30, 9:15-11:15 a.m., Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, TN
  • Tues, May 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Food City, Chilhowie, VA
  • Tues, May 30, 1-4 p.m., Ingle’s, Elizabethton
  • Wed, May 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., QEP Company, Johnson City, TN
  • Wed, May 31, noon-5:30 p.m., Mane Street Salon and Day Spa, Abingdon, VA
  • Fri, June 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, June 2, noon-2:30 p.m., Honorary Drive for BrItten Olinger at Lowe’s, 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


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Blood Assurance drive schedule for May 11-19

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

  • Thurs, May 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Fairview, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, May 11, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Smyth Co. Comm. Hospital, Marion, VA
  • Fri, May 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ACT-Fairview, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, May 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., JC Medical Center, Johnson City, TN
  • Mon, May 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bobo McFarland’s, Damascus, VA
  • Mon, May 15, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Niswonger Children’s Hospital, JC, TN
  • Tues, May 16, 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Koyo, Telford, TN
  • Wed, May 17, noon-4 p.m., Walmart-Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, May 18, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., MSHA CBO, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, May 18, 1-3:30 p.m., SW Va. Training Center, Hillsville, VA
  • Fri, May 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lowe’s, Elizabethton, TN
  • Fri, May 19, noon-4 p.m., Highlands Union Bank, 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, May 3, 2017

Blood Assurance drives set for coming week

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

  • Thurs, May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, May 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hampton Elem. Comm. Blood Drive, Hampton, TN
  • Mon, May 8, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Food City, Lebanon, VA
  • Tues, May 9, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Franklin Woods Comm. Hosp., JC
  • Tues, May 9, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Coomes Recreation Center, Abingdon, VA
  • Wed, May 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Alo, Telford, TN
  • Wed, May 10, 1-4 p.m., Food City, Abingdon, VA
  • Thurs, May 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Fairview, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, May 11, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Smyth Co. Comm. Hosp., Marion, VA
  • Fri, May 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ACT-Fairview, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, May 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., JC Medical Center, 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


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's One Walk set for May 21; join or support our team!

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk is coming up Sunday, May 21, at Warriors’ Path State Park, and Niswonger Children’s Hospital is again one of the sponsors. Team members from Niswonger Children’s and from Mountain States Medical Group (MSMG) Pediatric Endocrinology, MSMG Pediatric Neurology, and MSMG Pediatric Gastroenterology have teamed up to fundraise and walk for JDRF, along with East Tennessee State University.

Click here to join the team or make a donation.

The 5K walk starts at 3 p.m., with event registration opening at 1:30 p.m. The event goal is to raise $249,650, and so far more than $152,000 has been raised.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Get involved: Komen Race for the Cure coming up May 13

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Komen Tri-Cities Race for the Cure is coming up May 13 to support the fight against breast cancer, and once again Mountain States will be joining the fight.

Mountain States is serving as a local sponsor for the event, which will take place at Dobyns-Bennett High School’s J. Fred Johnson Stadium, 1625 Fort Henry Drive.

The 5K Race/1-Mile Walk at 9:30 a.m. is the main event but it’s only a part of the full morning of activities. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the event concludes with the Co-Survivor Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Mountain States will have members of our Regional Cancer Centers and Triumph navigator teams manning a tent at the event.

Mountain States team members are encouraged to join an existing team, start a team, or register as an individual. As a sponsor, Mountain States is allotted a certain number of complimentary entries for Adult or Survivor Untimed types. When registering, simply register as an individual, create/bring back a team, or join a team. After you select your registration type, enter your discount code: spMSHA17

 


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Upcoming Marsh blood drives

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

 

Mon, May 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cheddar’s of Bristol, Bristol, VA

Mon, May 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Walmart, Bristol, VA

Tues, May 9, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Clinch Valley Med. Ctr, Richlands, VA

Tues, May 9, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 147, Kingsport, TN

Wed, May 10, 9 a.m.-noon, Wise Co. Christian School, Wise, VA

Wed, May 10, 1:30-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Wise, VA

Wed, May 10, 3-7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, Johnson City, TN

Wed, May 10, 4-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, May 11, noon-4 p.m., Cardiovascular Associates, Kingsport, TN

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

Thurs, May 11, 3-8 p.m., Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN

Fri, May 12, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Regional Med. Ctr, Bristol, TN

Fri, May 12, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Virginia High School, 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, 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.

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