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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Norton's rehab program sponsoring My Run, Walk and Roll event for physically challenged on July 15

WISE, Va. – The My Run, Walk and Roll event for physically challenged (or just out of shape!) people of all ages is set for Saturday, July 15, at the L.F. Addington Gym. It is sponsored by the Norton Community Hospital rehabilitation and amputation program.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m.

Brandi Damron, program director for the inpatient rehab unit at Norton, is one of the organizers.

“Rehab organized the first walk for challenged individuals at the Wise Fall Fling 2016 and it was a great success!" she said. "We are hoping for the same in July. I hope our team members will help spread the word!”

This event is not a race, it’s an individual challenge. Registered participants will be given an award for their efforts. The finish line is determined by each participant. The distance they cover can range from a third of a mile up to one mile.

The event is in conjunction with the Grill Master 5K Run at the Chillin’ & Grillin’ event. If needed, participants in the My Run, Walk and Roll Challenge will be able to use walkers, wheelchairs or other mobile devices to assist in their navigation of the flat course.

To ensure safety of all participants, there will be volunteers along the route to assist as needed. Participants who require help with their mobility will need a personal caregiver with them during the challenge to further ensure safety throughout the event.

For more information contact Damron at 276-439-1352 or LeAnn Hill at 276-328-6194, or visit www.chillinandgrillinintheglades.com/grillmaster-5k.html.

 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Marsh Blood has a bunch of blood drives coming up; check 'em out!

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

 

  • Mon, June 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., SWVA Community College, Cedar Bluff, VA
  • Mon, June 26, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., River North Correct. Ctr, Independence, VA
  • Tues, June 27, noon-5 p.m., JW Adams Combined School, Pound, VA
  • Tues, June 27, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Teleperformance, Bristol, TN
  • Tues, June 27, 4-7:30 p.m., South Holston Ruritan, Bristol, TN
  • Wed, June 28, 8-10:30 a.m., Church Hill Health Care, Church Hill, TN
  • Wed, June 28, noon-3 p.m., Hawkins Mem. Hosp., Rogersville, TN
  • Wed, June 28, 2-6:30 p.m., St. Anne Catholic Church, Bristol, VA
  • Wed, June 28, 4-8 p.m., First Baptist, Church Hill, TN
  • Thurs, June 29, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Ctr, Kingsport, TN
  • Thurs, June 29, 2-6 p.m., Food City, Clintwood, VA
  • Thurs, June 29, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Highlands Nursing Ctr, Roan Mountain, TN
  • Fri, June 30, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Ctr, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, June 30, 8-11 a.m., Lowe’s, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, June 30, noon-3 p.m., Preston Place, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, June 30, 1-4 p.m., UPM Pharmaceuticals, 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, June 21, 2017

Here are Blood Assurance's upcoming blood drives

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

Mon, June 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Smyth County Admin. Offices, Marion, VA

Mon, June 26, noon-5 p.m., Advance America, N. Roan St., Johnson City, TN

Tues, June 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., MSHA Information Systems, Johnson City

Wed, June 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City, TN

Wed, June 28, 3-6:30 p.m., Abingdon Church of Christ, Abingdon, VA

Thurs, June 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City, TN

Friday, June 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., HUB, Marion, VA

Friday, June 30, noon-5 p.m., Agero, Blountville, 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. 

Donors are 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

 

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, June 14, 2017

Marsh Blood drives set for around the region

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

 

  • Mon, June 19, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., King University, Bristol, TN
  • Mon, June 19, 1-5 p.m., Tulsa Dental, Johnson city, TN
  • Mon, June 19, 1-4 p.m., Toyota of Bristol, Bristol, TN
  • Tues, June 20, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 280/310, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, June 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mtn. View Regional Med Center, Norton, VA
  • Tues, June 20, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Bristol Metals, Bristol TN
  • Wed, June 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sykes, Wise, VA
  • Wed, June 21, noon-6 p.m., Richlands Masonic Lodge, Richlands, VA
  • Wed, June 21, 1-5 p.m., University of Virginia, Wise, VA
  • Thurs, June 22, 7-10 a.m., VDOT. Bristol, VA
  • Thurs, June 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Imerys Fused Minerals, Greeneville, TN
  • Thurs, June 22, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Office Max, Bristol, VA
  • Thurs, June 22, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Fri, June 23, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Settlers Life insurance, Bristol, VA
  • Fri, June 23, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Farmers Insurance, Bristol, VA
  • Fri, June 23, 1-5 p.m., United Health Care, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, June 23, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Serco, Clintwood, 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, June 13, 2017

New 'IT In-A-Minute' video tutorials provide quick tips for technology success

Your IS Customer Service Desk is working hard to improve your service experience and provide more customer-centric services and support. The “IT In-a-Minute” video series is just one of the many positive changes we’re seeing.

These short videos offer a YouTube-style learning experience with fast and simple education, information, tips and tricks in a format many of our team members prefer.

“Christian Emmert (service desk analyst) and Jaime Dalusio (Adopt IT analyst) have done a very nice job in creating these videos,” said Michele Delawder, director of health IT adoption and client services. “It’s important that we provide multiple options for our customers to get the information they need.

“This helps us provide a more human touch to technology education with information specific to our technology environment.”

The first video, “Citrix Reset,” features instructions on how to reset your own hung Citrix Session. This and future videos can be found by going to the Pulse page and clicking on the IS Customer Service Center in the top right corner under “Who to Contact.”

You will need speakers for the “Citrix Reset” video, but the team has since discovered that many devices in the field do not have an audio option. Efforts are being made to produce future videos with captioned text for those who do not have access to sound.

NOTE: Due to streaming video limitations on Citrix (My Apps) and Evolve, videos must be viewed on a regular computer or laptop.

For those who prefer written instructions or would like more details, check out this Mountain States article on self-service options for Citrix Release and Password Resets from February 2017.

NEW DIY: How to release hung Citrix session or reset network password


Monday, June 12, 2017

Want to give blood? Blood Assurance has opportunities for that!

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

  • Thurs, June 15, 7-11:15 a.m., Crown Laboratories, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, June 15, 1-2:45 p.m., Cornerstone Village North, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, June 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Unicoi County Sheriff’s Dept., Erwin, TN
  • Sat, June 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jason Witten Football Camp (Elizabethton H.S.), Elizabethton, TN (Donors at this event will be entered to win either a Jason Witten autographed football or Cowboys mini-helmet.)
  • Sat, June 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Walmart, Abingdon, VA
  • Mon, June 19, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Smyth Co. Battle of the Badges, Marion, VA
  • Tues, June 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., NHC Healthcare, Bristol, VA
  • Wed, June 21, 9:30 a.m.-4 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


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Free day camp for children with diabetes being offered by SCCH

MARION, Va. – Kids with type 1 diabetes are invited to attend a free day camp where they’ll be able to enjoy fun activities while learning more about how to manage their diabetes.

The camp is hosted by Smyth County Community Hospital (SCCH), and will take place on Wednesday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center. It’s open to youth ages 8-16.

Children at the camp will have the opportunity to take part in a host of special activities, including crafts, gardening, hiking, nutrition lessons, fishing and games.

The kids will also be able to participate in important lessons at the camp, like counting carbohydrates, portion control, and the importance of exercise.

“This is a great way for children with diabetes to have fun, learn more about camping, and make new friends while having the support they need,” said Mary Riggins, registered dietitian with Compass One Healthcare at SCCH and a certified diabetes educator at the hospital. “It’s such a wonderful event, and we really want to encourage kids to participate. It will be a fantastic time!”

For more information or to register, call Mary Riggins at 276-378-1034.


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

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