Dickenson Community Hospital | Recent Briefs

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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

HeartOne Cardiac 5K coming up in Norton on Oct. 8

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Marsh Regional to hold blood drives at area organizations

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


-          Monday, March 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tennessee Tech, Elizabethton, TN

-          Tuesday, March 29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hampton High School, Hampton, TN

-          Tuesday, March 29, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Bristol Metals, Bristol, TN

-          Tuesday March 29, 1-4 p.m., Friendship Ford, Bristol, TN

-          Wednesday, March 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tazewell Community Hospital, Tazewell, VA

-          Wednesday, March 30, 4-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN

-          Thursday, March 31, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Happy Valley High School, Elizabethton, TN

-          Thursday, March 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wellmont Corporate Offices, Kingsport, TN

-          Friday, April 1, 7:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m., Daniel Boone High School, Gray, TN


Marsh Regional has supplied blood to health care facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for 69 years.


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, 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.

Friday, June 26, 2015

DCH Foundation Freedom 5k Run/3k Walk set for July 4 in Clintwood, Va.

 CLINTWOOD, Va. – The entire family can enjoy the second annual DCH Foundation Freedom 5K Run/3K Walk and Kids Fun Run to be held July 4 starting at 8 a.m. It is a fundraiser for the Dickenson County Community Hospital Foundation and this year honors our military veterans.

 Registration is at 7 a.m. and the events will start at the walking track across from Kids Corner Park, located near the Food City parking lot on Foxtown Road. Pre-registration is $20 for the 5K or 3K if done by June 26 and $25 after that. The Kids Fun Run is $10 regardless of when you register.

 “This 5K run is fun for the entire family as the course winds its way through picturesque Clintwood, Virginia,” said Bill Farthing, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving with the Mountain States Foundation. “Still in its infancy, this being the second year, the run celebrates the freedom enjoyed by all Americans and provides public attention to the Dickenson Community Hospital Foundation and the work it has done to provide needed services to the community.”

 The DCH Foundation has benefited various causes at the hospital for the last six years. Last year, the foundation provided funds for a blanket warmer for the emergency department, a Big Wheel stretcher for all patients in the ER, a patient lift system, support for the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon and support for a matching grant to enhance the region with telehealth services. This year’s funds will be used for projects that directly benefit the patients and families at Dickenson Community Hospital.

 After the 5K race, a Kiwanis pancake breakfast will be available for purchase, and is free for participants, courtesy of the DCH Foundation. Free slushies, popcorn, water and Gatorade, along with fruit and breakfast bars will also be available.

 For more information or to register for the race, visit www.runtricities.net/asp/racecal.asp. Registration forms are available online or at the office of Shirley Hawkins at Dickenson Community Hospital in Clintwood.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Organizers pleased with inaugural DCH Foundation Freedom Run 5K

 CLINTWOOD, Va. – The inaugural DCH Foundation Freedom 5K on July 4 was a success as part of the opening events for the Town of Clintwood Independence Day celebration.

 More than 50 runners, walkers and kids participated. Runners completed a 5K loop while walkers enjoyed a two-mile route. There was also a Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run on the track.

 The event raised money for the Dickenson Community Hospital Foundation, which was created five years ago and has benefited various hospital causes. Last year the Foundation helped with the installation of an automatic door at the Emergency Room, replaced the TV in the ER waiting area and replaced the Bi-Pap machine and defibrillator in the ER. The Foundation also raised money to provide new furniture and new flooring in the waiting area for Dickenson Medical Arts Building.

 “While the run primarily helped raise awareness for the foundation, we expect it to grow and become a major run in Southwest Virginia, providing funding for Dickenson Community Hospital projects,” said Bill Farthing, who serves as the support person for the five Virginia hospital foundations. “The enthusiasm of the runners and volunteers was phenomenal and that will help grow the event.”

 The overall 5K winner was Tom Benoit in 20:12, with Katie Dunn taking the women’s title with a time of 22:46. As part of the race package, all racers enjoyed a free pancake breakfast from the Clintwood Kiwanis Club.

 T-shirts and medals for the event sported a red-white-and-blue theme.  Approximately 15 DCH team members and DCH Foundation members volunteered to ensure that the registration process, race and award presentations went smoothly.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

IMPORTANT MESSAGE for Virginia TMs about state budget: Let your voice be heard!


 As you may already know, the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees released their budget proposals on Sunday, Feb. 16. Both budgets make investments in community hospitals. But only the Senate plan returns to the Commonwealth the nearly $2.9 billion in tax dollars and additional provider cuts we are already paying in order to close the coverage gap for the uninsured.

 The House proposal helps to stabilize our health care system in the near term and promotes meaningful reform of our existing Medicaid program. The Senate proposal allows us to reclaim Virginia tax dollars from the federal government and manage these resources in keeping with our long-standing tradition of prudent fiscal stewardship. It builds on Virginia's strengths and experience by relying on private health plans and health systems to assume risk for the newly covered population, coordinate care and manages costs effectively. This is one approach that could address MSHA's top priority of closing the coverage gap and starts a dialogue about charting a path forward.

 Mountain States Health Alliance is committed to working with the SWVa Delegation, the House and the Senate, as well as the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association to finalize a budget that is best for Virginia, its economy and the health and well-being of its citizens.

 Please contact your legislators and let them know how critically important it is to you that they work together, House and Senate, to find a solution that incorporates the tenets of both the House and Senate budget plans, while responsibly covering the uninsured Virginians and returning our hard-earned tax dollars to the Commonwealth.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

NCH Foundation Winter Gala on Feb. 14 canceled due to weather

 NORTON, Va. – The Norton Community Hospital Foundation’s 2014 Winter Gala, scheduled for Friday night, Feb. 14, has been canceled due to the weather.

 Plans to reschedule the event are yet to be determined. Proceeds from the gala at Mountain Empire Community College were to benefit the NCH Foundation to help purchase additional equipment for the renovated surgical suite and FitOne.

 For more information, email crisple@msha.com.

Monday, January 27, 2014

NCH Foundation's Winter Gala coming up Feb. 14

 BIG STONE GAP, Va. – The Norton Community Hospital Foundation’s 2014 Winter Gala is coming up Friday, Feb. 14, at Mountain Empire Community College, featuring a performance by up-and-coming country singer Kaitlyn Baker.

 Tickets for the evening are $50 per person and proceeds support the purchase of additional equipment for the hospital’s renovated surgical suite and FitOne.

 “We’re thrilled to have Kaitlyn Baker, who’s originally from Pound, Va., providing the entertainment for us,” said Lori Crisp, Norton Community Hospital’s director of Marketing & Communications. “She is a truly talented singer with her sights set on Nashville.

 “Justin Mullins, our Winter Gala Committee chairperson, has done a fabulous job lining up an evening of wonderful food and exciting entertainment on what could be the biggest date night of the year. And of course this all benefits our patients.”

 The gala will be held at the MECC’s Goodloe Center, 3441 Mountain Empire Road, in Big Stone Gap. It includes dinner at 6:30 p.m. and live entertainment starting at 8. Attire is semi-formal.

 The 19-year-old Baker recently signed with Silvercreek Records. To learn more about her music, visit www.kaitlynbaker.com.

 RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 6, by calling Crisp at 276-220-2512 or emailing to CrispLE@msha.com.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Get out the vote! MSHA encouraging TMs to register

 In Virginia, we're in the midst of an election season. Virginia team members are seeing campaign commercials on television and reading about the elections in the newspapers. Virginians will go to the polls on Nov. 5 to elect a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. All members of the House of Delegates will also be on the ballot.

 It is important to let your voice be heard. The MSHA Community and Government Relations Department is sponsoring a “Get Out the Vote” campaign through Oct. 14 to encourage our team members, patients and their families to register to vote.

 Information about how to register will be available in the lobby of each of our Virginia hospitals. Please contact Community and Government Relations Department if you have questions or need additional information by emailing to GovernmentAffairs@msha.com

 To register to vote or for more informatio,n visit www.vote.virginia.gov/.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Do you know someone with a true servant's heart?

Patient-Centered Care is now accepting nominations for the next round of Servant's Heart recipients. If you know someone who exemplifies MSHA's commitment to patient-centered care and has been a team member for at least five years, then take the time to nominate them. You can nominate a front-line team member, a leader, a physician or volunteer.

 You can also look at a list of the past winners and see their stories told on video.

 Servant's Heart is the most prestigious award MSHA presents. Take a few minutes to think about some of the people around you who might be deserving, then look over the nomination form (it's quick and easy) and nominate someone who deserves to be recognized as a true servant of others.


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