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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.


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).

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pass the word about Career Fair coming up Dec. 11 at CBO in Johnson City

Do you have friends and family looking for entry-level job opportunities within the MSHA Revenue Cycle? Please help spread the word about our Career Expo, coming up Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Mountain States CBO (Corporate Business Office), Plaza II, from 3-7 p.m.

There will be a variety of opportunities within Health Information Management, Medical Billing, Scheduling, Customer Service, Coding and Patient Registration, with interviews being held on-site with the possibility of offers being made on-the-spot.

Applicants will need to bring a copy of their resume and they must be a high school graduate with PC skills and be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have strong customer service skills.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pediatric Therapy Services at Quillen Rehab Hospital moving to Mountain States Rehab near JCMC

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Pediatric Therapy Services at Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital is moving to Mountain States Rehabilitation, 415 N. State of Franklin Road, across the street from JCMC and next door to Fresh Market.

The last day of treatment at the current facility on Wesley Street is Tuesday, Oct. 28, and service will start at the new location on Monday, Nov. 3.

For questions about the location or appointments, call 423-952-1765.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

We want bras! Cancer center collecting donated bras for breast cancer patients

Drop-off boxes are at the Regional Cancer Center and JCMC and at the Women's Imaging Center below The Wellness Center.

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mountain States will be collecting bras to give to breast cancer patients. Drop-off boxes are at the Regional Cancer Center at Johnson City Medical Center and at the Women’s Center at Med Tech Park, located on the bottom floor of The Wellness Center.

 “It seems like almost everyone has been affected by breast cancer, either directly or through a friend or family member,” said Karen Hampton, site supervisor at the Regional Cancer Center at JCMC. “People like to help out when they see a need, and donating bras is such a small thing to do but it will help out so many patients who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer.”

 Bras with tags on them will be donated to cancer patients; those without a tag will be donated to local women’s shelters.

 For more information, call Karen at 423-232-6904 or email HamptonKA@msha.com.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blood Assurance says 'Save 3 on the Fourth!'

 Any time you donate whole blood, your one blood donation could save up to three lives. Blood Assurance, your regional blood center, would like to help you Save 3 on the Fourth. The Johnson City Blood Assurance location will be open on Friday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Laboratory and shipping departments are always open in order to get life-saving blood and blood components to patients in need at our area hospitals. Blood Assurance serves 47 counties in a five-state region, and is the sole provider of blood and blood components for more than 70 health care facilities.

 These public blood drives are also being held this week:


  • Food Country Porterfield Hwy, Abingdon, Va., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Peterson Family Healthcare, Erwin, Tenn., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


  • Cherokee United Methodist Church, Johnson City, Tenn. 3-7 p.m.
  •  MSHA MT-ITC, Johnson City, 10:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m.


  • Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, Tenn. 9-11 a.m.
  • Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, 12:45 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Southwest Virginia Association of Realtors, Abingdon, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 The summer months tend to bring more motor vehicle and boating accidents to our area.Plus, firework accidents occur during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, leading to a rise in the need for blood. When a typical automobile accident occurs, the victim, if he or she needs blood, can use more than 50 units, and a burn patient can need plasma, which is a blood component, in order to heal. Summer months and holidays also have lower blood donation collections mainly because schools are out, and people are vacationing away from home.

 To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack and t-shirt. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.

 For more information about donating blood, blood drives or donor centers, call Blood Assurance at 1-800-962-0628 or go to www.BloodAssurance.org.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Save a life: Blood drives coming up in your area

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

  • Monday, Mar. 17, 12p-5p, Johnson City Honda, Johnson City, TN
  • Wednesday, Mar. 19, 10a-3p, Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN
  • Thursday, Mar. 20, 12p-5p, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Johnson City, TN
  • Friday, Mar. 21, 11a-5p, City of Johnson City, Johnson City Municipal Building, Johnson City, TN
  • Monday, Mar. 24, 9:45a-11:15a, Food City, Galax, VA
  • Wednesday, Mar. 26, 11a-4p, Center on Aging and Health, Erwin, TN
  • Thursday, Mar. 27, Highlands Union Bank, 10a-3p, Abingdon, VA
  • Thursday, Mar. 27, 10a-3p, Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, Erwin TN
  • Friday, Mar. 28, 1p-5p, Send The Light Distribution, Elizabethton, TN
  • Friday, Mar. 28, 9a-12p, Grace Health Care, Abingdon, VA
  • Friday, Mar. 28, 1:45p-4p, Kmart, Abingdon, VA

All blood types are needed. Donors with O-negative blood type are especially encouraged to donate as O-negative is the universal blood type, given to patients in an emergency situation when their own blood type is unknown.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 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 snack and t-shirt. 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, Whit Morison, 276-525-4273, WhitMorison@bloodassurance.org

Monday, February 17, 2014

Blood drives in honor of Black History Month to be held

 Blood Assurance is holding blood drives in honor of Black History Month and Dr. Charles Drew this month. Dr. Drew was a pioneer in medical science and is known as “the father of blood banking.”

 You can donate at these drives:

   • Monday, Feb. 24 - McKinney Center: Hosted by the City of Jonesborough from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    • Wednesday, Feb. 26 - MSHA Health Resources Center in The Mall at Johnson City, next to Belk for Her, and the Vein Velocity bloodmobile will also be outside of the mall. Both drives are from noon to 5 p.m.

 Blood Assurance serves 46 counties in a five-state region, and is the sole provider of blood and blood components for 70 health care facilities, including Johnson County Community Hospital, Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center. More than 440 blood donors are needed every day in order to adequately supply the region served by Blood Assurance.

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack and t-shirt. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.

 If you cannot make these blood drives, a donor center is located at 1 Professional Park Drive, Suite 14 in the MedCenter Professional Plaza off State of Franklin Road in Johnson City. For more information, call 423-328-3152 or visit www.BloodAssurance.org.

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.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Blood Assurance blood drives coming up

Here are Blood Assurance blood drives scheduled at MSHA facilities for late January and February:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, Erwin. Walk-ins welcome or for appointment contact Chris Peterson, 743-1218
  • Friday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-noon, Princeton Transitional Care/Quillen Rehab Hospital, Johnson City. Walk-ins welcome or for appointment contact Ryan Youngblood, 952-1780
  • Monday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Johnson City. Walk-ins welcome or for appointment contact Kelly Odom, 302-1120
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City. Walk-ins welcome or for appointment contact Phyllis Hamilton, 431-6374
  • Friday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., MSHA Information Systems (old Specialty Hospital), Johnson City. Walk-ins welcome or for appointment contact Becca Oliver, 302-6131

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