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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Help others quit smoking: Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training set for Kingsport HRC on March 23

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Health Resources Center has arranged for the American Lung Association (ALA) to offer the Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training at Indian Path on March 23, allowing anyone interested in becoming a facilitator to get their certification.

The class will be held in the HRC Conference Room from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Classes are usually held in Nashville, so by having this available in Kingsport, participants from this area will save on travel expenses.

The ALA has been helping people quit smoking for more than 35 years through the Freedom From Smoking program. Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the country, Freedom From Smoking has helped hundreds of thousands of people quit smoking for good and is now available in a variety of formats. Training facilitators is a critical part of this program.

For more information, contact Laurel McKinney, HRC manager, at McKinneyLJ@msha.com or 423-857-7981.


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.


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, August 4, 2015

Grief support group at Indian Path HRC starting up in September


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Kingsport Health Expo & Walk For Wellness coming up April 25

 KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The inaugural Kingsport Health Expo & Walk For Wellness will take place Saturday, April 25, at 8 a.m. at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield St. Mountain States’ Health Resources Center will be part of the event, which will offer free health screens, interactive health stations, free prizes and the Walk for Wellness.

 The event is part of the Healthy Kingsport initiative promoting wellness, and the theme is “The movement starts with YOU!”

 Check-in is at 8 a.m. at the chamber. The Walk For Wellness will take place until 11:30 a.m., with a distance of less than a mile. The expo will last from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Activities include a farmers’ market and live music by Model City Wrecking Crew.

For more information or to register, visit HealthyKingsport.org. Sign up now for the Walk For Wellness and a chance to win an Apple watch.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Niswonger Children's Hospital Radiothon coming up March 2-3!

 The Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon is coming up March 2-3 and this year it will be bigger and better than ever, broadcasting live from not one location but three – Niswonger Children’s Hospital as well as Johnston Memorial Hospital and Indian Path Medical Center.

 If you want to support the region’s only children’s hospital, you can call in during the radiothon to make a donation, or click here to donate online or see how you can pledge via text. Let’s make this the best radiothon yet!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

EAP doing holiday good deeds: Join in to help Hope House, Kingsport Animal Shelter

 The Mountain States Employee Assistance Program (EAP) doesn’t just help team members; they’re doing a couple of charitable drives – one to help pregnant women in need, and the other to aid animals in the Kingsport Animal Shelter.

Diaper Drive

 Indian Path Medical Center and the EAP have joined together to sponsor a Diaper Drive from Nov. 10-21 to benefit Hope House Center for Women in Kingsport. Items needed are diapers of any size, formula and wipes. Items can be dropped off at the Indian Path Medical Center HR office.

Hope House, 1567 N. Eastman Rd., Suite 7, Kingsport, is a division of United Way and is a faith-based, nonprofit, ministry committed to supporting “life” in a hands-on way by extending grace and encouragement to pregnant women and their families in crisis situations. For more information, call (423) 247-7994 or visit www.hopehouse.us.

At the end of the collection drive, a drawing will be held among team members who participated, with the winner receiving a gift card to Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

Animal Shelter Drive

 The EAP is also doing a collection drive for food and supplies for the Kingsport Animal Shelter to help them get through the winter months. The drive will last through Friday, Nov. 21. EAP will be collecting the following items for the local shelters in our area.

  • Dog food and cat food
  • Blankets
  • Dog beds/pads
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, laundry detergent)
  • Pet toys

 People can drop off these donated items at the Employee Assistance office, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 403, Johnson City, or call the EAP office at 423-302-3481 and they will arrange a pickup time in your area.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Check out 'Couch to 5K' program from Fleet Feet, IPMC and HRC

 KINGSPORT, Tenn. – To help beginning runners work their way up to finishing a 5K run, the Health Resources Center at Indian Path Medical Center is partnering with Fleet Feet Sports to put on a 10-week “No Boundaries Beginners’ Couch to 5K” training program.

 The program starts Thursday, March 6, and meets every Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m. It culminates with participants doing the AmazinGrace 5K (3.1 miles) on Sunday, May 4, in Kingsport.

 Fleet Feet will lead the training runs, while the Indian Path HRC, along with several other departments from Indian Path Medical Center, will provide informational/motivational speakers at each training session. Before or after the scheduled runs, participants will hear a quick talk on various health education and running-related topics from cardiac physicians, physical therapists and other health professionals.

 There is an $85 fee to participate in the 20-session training program. Runners can join after the March 6 start date, but the longer they wait, the further behind they’ll be in training.

 Fleet Feet and the team from Indian Path Medical Center will celebrate with a kick-off session March 6 at Fleet Feet’s store, 1880 N. Eastman Road, Suite 205. For more information, call Fleet Feet 423-230-0002 or visit www.fleetfeetkingsport.com, or call the HRC at Indian Path at 423-857-7981.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings JC on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and support Niswonger Radiothon

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – You can help support the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon by dining at Buffalo Wild Wings in Johnson City on Wednesday, Feb. 12, between 4-11 p.m.

 The restaurant will donate 15 percent of its sales during that time to the radiothon. All you have to do is mention that you’re there for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

 “This is a very generous offer and we truly appreciate Buffalo Wild Wings for their willingness to help the children’s hospital,” said Cookie McKinney, manager of Children’s Initiatives at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

 The radiothon will be held at the hospital on March 3-4 and broadcast live on the radio by Holston Valley Broadcasting. Several corporate sponsors in the community have done promotions to benefit the cause, and during the live broadcast of the radiothon they will have a chance to present the money they raised. For more information, click here. http://www.mshafoundation.org/events/radiothon

 Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 2035 Hamilton Place Drive, just off North State of Franklin Road.


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.

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