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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

JCMC hosting Patients Scrubs Closet and Family Toiletry Bag Project with donation drop-off from Feb. 20-24

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Johnson City Medical Center is asking for donations of clean scrubs and new toiletry items, to go to patients/families in need, as part of the Patients Scrubs Closet and Family Toiletry Bag Project.

It goes from Feb. 20-24 and drop-off is on 4400 where the safety huddle occurs.

Team members can donate clean scrubs (personal, not hospital green scrubs), as well as toiletry items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and travel-size shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors and quart-size zip-lock style bags.

For more information, call Misty Jenkins at 431-6937 or Ruth Morelock at 431-2064.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Love Your Heart Day coming up Feb. 11 at the Johnson City HRC

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

JCMC's pulmonary renal oncology ICU earns award for outstanding care

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Johnson City Medical Center’s pulmonary renal oncology ICU was recently recognized with a Zenith Award for its outstanding care.

 Over the past year, the staff did an in-depth process improvement project, improving the entire care process including forms, policies, order sets and training. JCMC also upgraded equipment to NxStage machines to replace older models, and four ICU nurses attended four days of intensive training for the new machines and then trained the rest of the staff.

 The improved processes and equipment helped the staff work collaboratively as a clinical integration group and helped bring about earlier and increased use of the equipment for CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy).

 The Zenith Award was created by NxStage Medical to recognize the outstanding renal care that ICU staffs provide to their patients.

 The independent review of Mountain States’ achievements that led to the award noted that: “You outlined a program that not only tried to get better functioning equipment in their opinion, but also created a community of caregivers who strive to provide the best for their patient population. Nurses are the ones who identified the issues and clearly drove this change in the CRRT program and changed nursing practice and took full ownership of all aspects of the change. … Creating a better working relationship among caregivers and creating a culture of collaboration is of utmost importance to better outcomes and this submission speaks volumes to this.”

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In the TM Campaign battle of Washingon County (Tenn.), it's Niswonger by a nose!

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The totals are in from the Washington County March Madness competition for the Team Member Campaign – and clearly it's not about winning or losing, it's how you play the game.

 Hats off to Lisa Carter, team captain for Niswonger  Children's Hospital, for a last-minute charge for the win (Niswonger team members pictured above on the right). Team totals are:


   1, Team Niswonger 32% participation

   2, Team Franklin Woods/Woodridge 31%

   3, Team JCMC 22% (pictured above on left)

 THE REAL WINNERS, of course, are Mountain States team members, patients and their families! Thanks to all of the staff who participated and made this year's Team Member Campaign such a success! Washington County blew away its goal and raised nearly $74,000 dollars for this great team member program.




Barry K. Tourigny

Sr. Director of Human Resources

Washington County Operations

Monday, March 28, 2016

Who's leading in the Washington County (Tenn.) CEO competition for Team Member Campaign participation?

The three CEOs of our Washington County, Tenn., hospitals are doing a friendly "March Madness" competition to see whose facility can get the highest rate of participation in our Team Member Campaign. This involves Melody Trimble at JCMC, Lisa Carter at Niswonger Children's Hospital and Lindy White at Franklin Woods. The Team Member Campaign started Monday and lasts through April 11. We'll update each day with how they're doing. Here's where things stand after one day:





Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mountain States HR offering discounted Johnson City Transit bus passes for $15

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States has a new benefit to offer team members who live in Johnson City and ride the JC Transit – a monthly bus pass for $15, discounted from the normal $25 cost.

 Mountain States has worked out an arrangement to purchase the bus passes from JCT at the discounted rate and pass the savings along to team members. The passes will be sold by Human Resources, much like the discounted Dollywood or movie tickets that HR offers. The cost can be payroll-deducted.

 Any team members interested in getting a discounted pass should contact Rachel Bradley at 423-302-3252.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Support our troops! Mountain States, Domtar partnering to send items to recently deployed National Guard troops

You can support our troops by donating in the drive to collect personal items for members of the Virginia National Guard recently deployed overseas. Indian Path Medical Center, Johnston Memorial and Norton Community Hospital are leading the drive, with drop-off points at all three hospitals.

 Anyone who donates will be entered into a drawing for a Carrabba's gift card. You must notify HR to be in the drawing.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dr. Kyle Colvett to give HRC presentation Oct. 19 on breast cancer treatments

The Health Resources Center will host a presentation for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month byDr. Kyle Colvett on Oct. 19 at the Johnson City HRC location.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

'Take a Toss at the Boss' Children's Hospital Softball fundraiser set for Oct. 9 at MSHA Corporate HQ

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Colvett receives inaugural leadership award honoring the late Dr. James Gibson

Dr. Kyle Colvett, left, receives his award from Dr. Tony Haley, president of the Washington County Medical Staff medical executive committee.

Dr. Kyle Colvett, left, receives his award from Dr. Tony Haley.

 JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – The late Dr. James Gibson was remembered at the Washington County Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting earlier this month, and a new award for physician leadership was given out in his honor by the medical staff – the James Gibson Medical Staff Leadership Award. The first recipient was Kyle Colvett, MD, radiation oncologist for Appalachian Radiation Oncology Services and medical director for oncology services at Mountain States.

 Dr. Gibson passed away Feb. 3. He was a longtime radiologist at Mountain Empire Radiology until retiring in 2014, and served on the MSHA Board of Directors and well as boards for the Washington-Unicoi-Johnson County Medical Society, ETSU Foundation, ETSU Pirate Club, Johnson City Chamber of Commerce and many others. Gibson was a 2006 Servant’s Heart Award winner and a 2008 Spirit Award winner from the Mountain States Foundation.

Stacey Reed, scholarship winner, with Dr. Andrew Fletcher. Dr. Colvett has served as chief of staff at JCMC and other Washington County hospitals, is on various committees and boards, is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and Tennessee Army National Guard, and is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters. He also is active in medical mission work, primarily in northern Haiti.

 Dr. Gibson’s widow, Dottie, and family members were present at the medical staff meeting for the presentation of the award to Dr. Colvett. The meeting was held at the Blackthorn Club at The Ridges.

 The Johnson City Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarship to ETSU was also presented to Science Hill High School graduate Stacey Reed (pictured above with Dr. Andrew Fletcher).

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