2017 Briefs Archive

Friday, October 6, 2017

National Accounts Payable Week Oct. 9-13: Thank you to our team members who do this valuable job

National Accounts Payable week is being celebrated Oct. 9-13, and it’s an opportunity to recognize the important role this department plays for Mountain States.

The accounts payable team works closely with all departments in the organization and with the company’s vital suppliers while serving as the last control point before cash leaves the company. The accounts payable department processed more than 222,000 invoices last fiscal year for all of Mountain States Health Alliance. Literally every supply, service or equipment purchase for Mountain States is processed for payment by the A/P department, including all team member reimbursements.

Many thanks to team members Betty Casey, Beckie Simcox, Doris Yacks, Harold Greene, Janet Walker, Melissa Jones, Michelle Jensen, Robin Cansler, Robin Coggins, Roy Isenberg, Stacey Staten, Tammy Treadway and Wanda Randolph for all they do for everyone at Mountain States. Without them, no one would be able to perform their jobs!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Walgreens offering promotion through Oct. 19 to support Niswonger Children's Hospital; take advantage today!

Walgreens is supporting Niswonger Children’s Hospital through Thursday, Oct. 19, by giving customers a chance to make a donation to the hospital with their purchases at 32 Walgreens stores in the region.

When you buy something at Walgreens, the cashier will ask you about making a donation, which they can scan with the purchase. You can give $1, $3, $5 or more to the hospital.  Walgreens stores from Big Stone Gap, Va., to Morristown, Tenn., are participating.

“Walgreens has been such a loyal supporter of Niswonger Children’s Hospital and we really appreciate them,” said Cookie McKinney, manager of children’s initiatives at Niswonger. “I hope people who shop there will take advantage of this chance to give a little and help a lot!”


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Marsh Blood has drives set up around the region

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

 

Mon, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., ETSU Culp Center, Johnson City, TN

Mon, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Red Onion Prison, Pound, VA

Tues, Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., WCCTEC, Abingdon, VA

Tues, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Council High School, Council, VA

Wed, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SW VA Comm. College, Cedar Bluff, VA

Wed, Oct. 4, noon-5 p.m., Mountain Home VA, Mtn. Home, TN

Thurs, Oct. 5, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mountain Mission, Grundy, VA

Thurs, Oct. 5, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, VA

Fri, Oct. 6, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sullivan East H.S., Bluff City, 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, September 27, 2017

JMH hosting pet therapy appreciation event on Thursday, Sept. 28

ABINGDON, Va. – Johnston Memorial Hospital will host a Pet Therapy Dog Celebration and Blessing of the Animals on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m.

The event will take place outside behind the dining area between the Regional Cancer Center and the main hospital (across from Ellie Scofield’s office). Team members are invited to drop by for light refreshments and to show your appreciation to the dogs and this faithful group of volunteers.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Blood Assurance in need of more blood; here are their upcoming drives

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

Thurs, Sept. 28, 3-8 p.m., Hunter Lundy Mem. Blood Drive, Ralph Stout Park, Mountain City

Mon, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Food City, Lebanon, VA

Thurs, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5p.m., Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Food City, Marion, VA

Fri, Oct. 6, 7 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Crown Laboratories, 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, Sam McKinney, 276-780-4136, SamMcKinney@bloodassurance.org


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Alzheimer's Walk coming up Saturday, Sept. 30, at Willow Springs Park in JC; get involved and support the cause!

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The 2017 Alzheimer’s Walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 30 at Willow Springs Park in Johnson City – the 2017 Alzheimer’s Walk. Franklin Woods Community Hospital is a sponsor for the event again this year.

 

Did you know?

        • Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

        • Since 2000, deaths from heart disease have decrease by 14%, while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased by 89%.

         • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

         • Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease.

         • Alzheimer’s kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

         • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number could be as high as 16 million.

 

So what can we do to help?

 

By getting involved in the local walk coming to our area on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Willow Springs Park, we will be “Walking to End Alzheimer’s” for those in our area, as well as those across our nation.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter, bringing the event to our region, offers people with dementia, their families and caregivers help while supporting research to stop the growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

There is no cost to register for this event; however, it is suggested that each person registering to walk attempt to secure donations for the Alzheimer’s Association to further research a cure. To register yourself or your team for the walk and learn more regarding the fundraising opportunities, click here: ALZHEIMERS WALK 2017

 

Kristi Bode will be onsite as well the day of at the Franklin Woods booth. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact her at 423-302-1300 for more information.

 


Friday, September 22, 2017

Norton Community Hospital hosting My Run, Walk and Roll special event on Oct. 14

WISE, Va. – Norton Community Hospital's My Run, Walk and Roll on Saturday, Oct. 14, is an event for physically challenged (or just out of shape!) individuals of all ages that will take place alongside the Heart-One Cardiac Rehab 5K Run at the Wise Fall Fling. Start time is 9 a.m. at L.F. Addington Gym.

If needed, participants in the NCH 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 over the distance that fits them best – 250 yards, 1/3 mile, 2/3 mile or 1 mile. 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.

This event is not a race, it’s an individual challenge! Registered participants will be given an award for their efforts. For more information, call Norton Community Hospital's Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at 276-439-1352.

T-shirts are free to those who pre-register. You may pre-register by dropping off completed form to NCH Inpatient Rehab Unit, email damronbj@msha.com or call Brandi Damron at 276-439-1352.

5K RUN

The main event of the day will be the NCH Heart-One Cardiac Rehab 5K Run, set for 9 a.m. at Addington Gym in Wise.

There's a NCH/DCH Team Challenge for employees of Norton Community Hospital and Dickenson Community Hospital only. Teams will consist of five members. Entry forms for all team members must be submitted together.

For more information, contact Steve Childers at 276-439-1452 or click here.


 


Monday, September 11, 2017

Leadership Academy to host renowned speaker Ken Zeigler for seminar on "Getting Things Done By Influencing Others"

The Leadership Academy is pleased to bring Ken Zeigler to Mountain States to host a seminar on “Getting Things Done by Influencing Others” Sept. 26 at JCMC. This is a closed event and attendance is only open on a first-come, first-serve basis. With only 25 seats open, this will be a unique training opportunity.

Attendees of this seminar will learn to adapt quickly to achieve desired results – especially when they don’t have immediate authority and need cooperation. They’ll learn a process to influence others using personal power, persuasion, and negotiation. This seminar will help learners cultivate relationships that result in increased credibility, respect, and authentic trust.

Zeigler is a renowned author and speaker. He has published numerous articles on time management, productivity, and work/life balance for many newspapers, including The Washington Post, New York Post, Martha Stewart’s Living Magazine, and the Charlotte Observer. His book, Organizing for Success, is a bestseller.

For more information or to reserve your place for this seminar, email the Leadership Academy manager, Marla Hayman, at marla.hayman@msha.com.


Monday, September 11, 2017

National EVS and Housekeeping Week celebrates the great job our EVS workers do!

The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) is celebrating National Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week this week, from Sept. 10-16.

“We all depend on the critical and often unrecognized role of environmental services in quality outcomes,” said Patti Costello, AHE executive director. “We celebrate, appreciate and recognize all the professionals working in healthcare environmental services for the extraordinary teamwork and leadership required to care for the complex healthcare environment."

“As a former health system executive, I have a deep appreciation for the important role of environmental services to the overall health care delivery process,” said Rich Umbdenstock, AHA president and CEO. “We honor all the men and women of environmental services who spend countless hours leading teams, monitoring performance, preventing infection, maintaining sustainable buildings, lending a helping hand and working tirelessly to ensure that our healthcare facilities are among the best in the world.”


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Pet therapy "picnic" set for Friday, Sept. 8, outside JCMC and Niswonger

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Talk about a cute event! A pet therapy "picnic" is set for Friday at lunchtime Friday, Sept. 8, outside Niswonger Children's Hospital. This is an appreciation event for our Mountain States pet therapy dogs and their handlers for helping decrease anxiety and stress in our patients – and for always bringing a smile to the faces of our team members!

Team members and guests are welcome to stop by and see the dogs and their handlers. (NOTE: The dogs will have "picnic" treats, but no food for the humans.)


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mountain States Day sale coming up at Mahoney's Outfitters in JC on Oct. 20

The Mountain States Day sale at Mahoney’s in Johnson City, sponsored by Mountain States Auxiliary, is coming up on Friday, Oct. 20. This sale for Mountain States team members and volunteers will offer discounts and payroll deduction. Be on the lookout for more information!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Marsh has plenty of blood drives coming up and the need is there; give if you can!

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

 

Tues, Aug. 29, 4-7:30 p.m., South Holston Ruritan, Bristol, TN

Wed, Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Va. Highlands Comm. Coll, Abingdon, VA

Wed, Aug. 30, 2-6:30 p.m., St. Anne Catholic Church, Bristol, VA

Thurs, Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Castlewood H.S., Castlewood, VA

Thurs, Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tazewell Comm. Hosp., Tazewell, VA

Thurs, Aug. 31, noon-4 p.m., Sullivan Co. Highway Dept, Blountville, TN

Thurs, Aug. 31, 3-7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Webber City, VA

Fri, Sept. 1, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Virginia H.S., Bristol, VA

Fri, Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rogersville City Hall, Rogersville, TN

Fri, Sept. 1, 2-5 p.m., Walmart, Rogersville, TN

Mon, Sept. 4, CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Tues, Sept. 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Scott Co. Vocational School, Gate City, VA

Tues, Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Union H.S., Big Stone Gap, VA

Wed, Sept. 6, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Cloudland H.S., Roan Mountain, TN

Wed, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., UVA College, Wise, VA

Thurs, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Scott Co. Health Dept., Gate City, VA

Thurs, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tazewell H.S., Tazewell, VA

Thurs, Sept. 7, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, VA

Fri, Sept. 8, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Regional Med Cntr, Bristol, TN

Fri, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Nova Healthcare, Weber City, VA

Fri, Sept. 8, 1-4 p.m., Toyota of Kingsport, Kingsport, 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.

 


Monday, August 28, 2017

IS phishing alert: If you receive this email, delete it

The Mountain States Service Desk is aware of users receiving a phishing email claiming to be from our department (see image below). We’ve taken precautionary measures against this email, but if you have received it, delete it immediately; do NOT click on the link that’s included. The subject line on these emails reads “Important update for employees – please read.”


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Special deal at Subway® Restaurants supports cancer patients through Dragon Boat Festival

Here’s a great meal deal from Subway that also supports our local cancer patients through the Dragon Boat Festival presented by Subway® Restaurants.

From Aug. 1 through Sept. 15, if you eat at participating Subway Restaurants and donate $1 or more, you’ll receive a $1 off coupon for your next Subway foot-long sub sandwich. Subway will then give a dollar to Dragon Boat to assist cancer patients. It’s a quick and easy way to raise money for a great cause!

The funds we raise through Dragon Boat are used, through Mountain States Foundation, to assist cancer patients with expenses associated with cancer care such as gas vouchers, taxi fares, non-covered medications, nutritional expenses and personal care items.

For more about the Dragon Boat Festival presented by Subway® Restaurants, click here.


Friday, August 18, 2017

OD survey: Tell us what you think about training and development

Mountain States Health Alliance wants our team members to have all the skills and knowledge they need to be their best. That’s why we’re reaching out to get team member feedback through this brief survey.

Share your opinion; the survey only takes about 10 minutes and will be available through Aug. 31.

Click here to take the survey.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

UCMH Relay For Life team holding fundraiser golf tournament Oct. 14


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Marsh Blood drives around the region; blood donations needed!

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

 

Mon, Aug. 21, noon-4 p.m., Indian Path Med. Cntr, Kingsport, TN

Mon, Aug. 21, noon-5 p.m., Hancock Co. Hospital, Sneedville, TN

Tues, Aug. 22, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Bldg. 125/130, Kingsport

Tues, Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Wise Central H.S., Norton, VA

Wed, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hampton H.S., Hampton, TN

Wed, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Buchanan Gen. Hospital, Grundy, VA

Wed, Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, Wise Co. Christian School, Wise, VA

Wed, Aug. 23, 1:30-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Wise, VA

Thurs, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastside H.S., Grundy, VA

Thurs, Aug. 24, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med. Cntr, Kingsport

Thurs, Aug. 24, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Pennington Gap, VA

Fri, Aug. 25, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med. Cntr, Kingsport

Fri, Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Flatwoods Job Corps, Coeburn, 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, August 15, 2017

Blood Assurance drives are ready to take your blood

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

Wed, Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., JC Medical Center, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lowe’s, Johnson City, TN

Fri, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart-West Market St., Johnson City

Fri, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., SW Va. Comm. Health Systems, Meadowview, VA

Mon, Aug. 21, 7:30-10:30 a.m., General Shale Corp. Office, Johnson City

Mon, Aug. 21, noon-5 p.m., Russell Co. Medical Center, Lebanon, VA

Mon, Aug. 21, 12:15-3:15p, General Shale Block Plant, Piney Flats, TN

Tues, Aug. 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Saratoga Technologies, Johnson City

Wed, Aug. 23, 3-7:30 p.m., Chilhowie Christian Church, Chilhowie, VA

Thurs, Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City

Fri, Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oak Point Elem. School, Marion, 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, Sam McKinney, 276-780-4136, SamMcKinney@bloodassurance.org


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Seminar at Morris-Baker teaches how to help others deal with grief, stress, suicidal thoughts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Statistics tell us that, at any given time, 1 out of every 20 people is thinking of suicide.

 

As health care providers, we can make a difference. If you want to learn how to help people deal with suicidal thoughts, grief or stress, attend the upcoming workshop, “From Risk to Resilience: Suicide Prevention, Post-Vention, Stress Management & Mindfulness,” presented by Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

 

It takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Millennium Centre. Cost is $20 through Aug. 8, and $25 after that. So register now to get the 20-percent discount.

 

The seminar is designed for professionals who want to improve their suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention (follow-up care) skills, and help bereaved survivors and caregivers manage stress, improve mindfulness skills and foster resilience.

 

Michelle Post, a licensed marriage and family therapist, continued education provider, and clinical supervisor for a private practice in Los Angeles, will be giving the presentation. She consults internationally and trains in areas of grief, death notification with children and teens, stress and burnout prevention, group facilitation, ASIST suicide prevention, executive leadership and team-building.

 

To learn more about this program, our speaker, continuing education credits, or to register, please go to: www.morrisbaker2017.eventbrite.com


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Free workshop Friday at JCMC/Niswonger for team members: "Using Storytelling in Health Care"

This workshop on Aug. 18 from 1-2 p.m., presented by professional storyteller Regi Carpenter, is for physicians, nurses, child life specialists, and frontline caregivers.

 

 


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Human Remains team doing Dragon Boat fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 17, at Freddy's in JC to benefit cancer patients

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Can you help us out? Human Remains, the JCMC Human Resources Dragon Boat team, is having a fundraiser at Freddy’s this Thursday, Aug. 17, from 4-9 p.m. Just mention our name and we will receive 15 percent of the proceeds, which will benefit Circle of Hope.

 This program provides extra resources for cancer patients and families who may need financial help while receiving medical care.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cindy Verzi named interim CNO at Sycamore Shoals

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Cindy Verzi, MSN, RN, NE-BC, has assumed the interim role as Cindy Verzichief nursing officer at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

 

Cindy has been with Mountain States since 1985 and began as a nurse intern. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and also in 2010 with a Master of Science in Nursing. She is certified through the ANCC as a Nurse Executive.

 

Cindy has experience in surgical floor nursing, the adult ICU, and in the emergency department at JCMC and as an industrial medicine nurse at Indian Path Medical Center. She was the director of nursing practice at JCMC before returning to Sycamore Shoals. She serves as director of quality for the southeast market.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Please give at any of these Blood Assurance blood drives

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

Thurs, Aug. 10, 7-11 a.m., Crown Labs, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Freedom Ford, Pounding Mill, VA

Fri, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Valley Health Care, Chilhowie, VA

Fri, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart, Elizabethton, TN

Mon, Aug. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., SW Va. Va. Health Systems, Tazewell, VA

Mon, Aug. 14, 1-5 p.m., Ingles Supermarket-Boones Creek, Johnson City, TN

Tues, Aug. 15, 2:15-4 p.m., Empire Ford, Abingdon, VA

Wed, Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., JCMC, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lowe’s, Johnson City, TN

Fri, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart-W. Market St., Johnson City, TN

Fri, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., SW Va. Comm. Health Systems, Meadowview, 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, Sam McKinney, 276-780-4136, SamMcKinney@bloodassurance.org


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Don't forget, Fit4Life geocaching contest has begun; new coordinates posted each Friday

Our second annual Mountain States Fit4Life Geocaching Contest is under way, with two coordinates posted each Friday by Human Resources for team members to visit. Two more locations will be released this Friday at 9 a.m. on the Geocaching Contest page on the intranet. Two more sets of coordinates will be posted each Friday at 9 a.m., with a total of 10 locations in all.

 

This event is part of our Fit4Life wellness program. Mountain States team members can participate by going to the coordinates (latitude and longitude) provided and getting a photo of themselves at the location to prove they visited it. The first person to email all their photos – after the last coordinates have been released – will win first place.

 

The sites are some of the prettiest in the area and are located throughout the Southwest Virginia and Upper East Tennessee region, so the visits will be well worth it. And the top three places receive $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively. NOTE: You must be in each photo for it to be counted.

 

Email your pictures to Jamie Parsons, VP for human resources, at Jamie.Parsons@msha.com as you find the coordinates. There will be a total of 10 sites.

 

Remember, two coordinates will be released at 9 a.m. each Friday! Check the Fit4Life Geocaching Contest page each Friday to see the new locations: http://pulse2013.msha-inc.com/info/hr/Pages/Geocaching.aspx

 


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Mountain States Credit Union’s NorthPoint branch closed, and will open at new Market Street Centre location Aug. 14

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States Credit Union is moving its headquarters from the NorthPoint building to a new location in the Market Street Centre. The NorthPoint branch will close at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 to begin the relocation, and the new office at 1106 W. Market St. will open on Aug. 14.

During the week of Aug. 7-11, the credit union will have regular business hours at the Johnson City Medical Center branch and will offer extended hours of operation at the Franklin Woods office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Wednesday).

The new Market Street location will have its normal hours of operation when it opens on Aug. 14.

For more information about Mountain States Credit Union, and its services and special deals, visit www.MountainStatesCU.org.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Do you like cycling? Get into Beast mode! Rides on Aug. 26 support cardio-pulmonary rehab

Ride 50, 75 or 100 miles to support Mountain States cardiac-pulmonary rehabilitation patients. The 75- and 100-mile routes go over three mountains in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina – Buffalo, Spivey and Unaka mountains. For more information or to register, visit www.mshafoundation.org/the-beast-bicycle-ride-fundraiser.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Trauma One Conference coming up Aug. 17 at Millennium Centre

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The annual Johnson City Medical Center Trauma One Conference is set for Aug. 17 at The Millennium Centre. The event brings together the whole spectrum of trauma professionals — first responders, physicians, nurses, rehab specialists and others — to network and learn more about trends, new developments, pediatric ER/trauma and specific aspects of treating trauma. The Trauma One Conference is a great opportunity to exchange ideas that ultimately lead to better teamwork and trauma care.

The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cost for Mountain States team members is $75.

To register, visit the event page. For more information, contact Lauri Kerns at 423-431-1449 or KernsLA@msha.com.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Blood Assurance drives: Give blood if you can!

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

Thurs, Aug. 3, 9:30-noon, Food City, Marion, VA

Thurs, Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Johnson City, TN

Fri, Aug. 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Job Corp, Marion, VA

Fri, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wallace Imports of Johnson City, Johnson City, TN

Mon, Aug. 7, 1-3:45 p.m., Quillen Rehab Hospital, Johnson City, TN

Mon, Aug. 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m., UPS Center, Johnson City, TN

Tues, Aug. 8, 12:30p-6 p.m., Kirk Heldreth Memorial Blood Drive, Rural Retreat fire dept, VA

Wed, Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Ingle’s Supermarket, Jonesborough, TN

Thurs, Aug. 10, 7-11 a.m., Crown Labs, Johnson City, TN

Fri, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Valley Health Care, Chilhowie, VA

Fri, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart, Elizabethton, 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, Sam McKinney, 276-780-4136, SamMcKinney@bloodassurance.org


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fit4Life 5K Glow Run and '80s Party coming up Aug. 11

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The second annual Mountain States Fit4Life 5K Glow Run and ‘80s Party is coming up on Aug. 11. Last year’s event was a big hit, and once again, the entry fee for Mountain States team members will be waived.

The 5K course starts at The Wellness Center and goes around the Johnson City Med Tech Park area. The run starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11.

For more info or to register, visit the Fit4Life Glow Run site on the intranet. When you sign up, remember to use the code“Fit4Life” and receive free race registration as a Mountain States team member.

The race is being presented by Fit4Life, Mountain States’ team member wellness program.

There will be pre-race music and warm-up activities, and after the run plenty of ‘80s-style glow items, a DJ and kid-friendly activities at The Wellness Center.

The 5K run starts just before sunset and runners and walkers finish in the dark. Regular entry fees are $25 through Aug. 9, and $30 on Aug. 10-11 during packet pickup.

Awards will be presented to the top overall finishers as well as top age group finishers. There are also prizes for best ‘80s costume, best team spirit and for the Mountain States facility with the most participants.

If you have any questions or want to volunteer, email info@thegoosechase.com or visit www.thegoosechase.org/fit4life-5k-glow-run/.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Marsh Blood drives set for around the region

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

Mon, July 31, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sullivan Co. Sheriff’s Dept., Blountville, TN

Mon, July 31, 4-8 p.m., Elizabethton Twins Stadium, Elizabethton, TN

Tues, Aug. 1, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Clinch Valley Med Cntr, Richlands, VA

Wed, Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Cherokee HS, Rogersville, TN

Wed, Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., CGI/NG, Lebanon, VA

Wed, Aug. 2, 4-8 p.m., Sunnyside Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, Aug. 3, 8 a.m.-noon, Holliston Mills, Church Hill, TN

Thurs, Aug. 3, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, VA

Fri, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sykes, Wise, VA

Fri, Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., McDowell Co. National Bank, Richlands, 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.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Mountain States Credit Union, HR and CAN partner on big auto event for team members

This region-wide promotion for Mountain States team members goes from July 19 to Aug. 19 and includes car purchases, tires, low-cost financing and auto service. Register at www.consumerautonet.com/MSHA.

 

 

 


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Regional School Health Conference to be held July 27

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Regional School Health Conference will be presented by Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport City Schools and Niswonger Children’s Hospital on Thursday, July 27, at Kingsport City Schools main office at 400 Clinchfield St. in downtown Kingsport.

 

This is the third year of the event, which covers a range of topics that relate to children’s health and wellness in the school setting. The goal is to enhance the knowledge of school nurses regarding common childhood illnesses and injuries and provide updated knowledge in caring for children with chronic medical conditions. Some of the topics this year include pediatric sleep issues, diabetes and orthopedics.

 

Conference attendees this year will include school nurses from almost every school system in the region and range as far as Tazewell County, Virginia, and Cocke County, Tennessee.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blood still needed during the summertime; here are Blood Assurance's local donation dates

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

  • Thurs, July 20, 9-10:45 a.m., Blue Ridge Home Health, Galax, VA
  • Thurs, July 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tenn. Dept. of Transportation, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, July 20, 12:30-3:30 p.m., SW Virginia Training Center, Hillsville, VA
  • Thurs, July 20, 2:45-4:45 p.m. ET Ambulatory Surgery Cntr, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, July 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson, Johnson City, TN
  • Mon, July 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart, Unicoi, TN
  • Tues, July 25, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wash. Co. Health Dept., Johnson City, TN
  • Tues, July 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., JC Comm. Hospital/Hunter Lundy Mem. Blood Drive, Mountain City, TN
  • Wed, July 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., JC Comm. Hospital/Hunter Lundy Mem. Blood Drive, Mountain City
  • Thurs, July 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., MSHA CBO Office, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, July 28, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Abingdon “Battle of the Badges.” 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, Sam McKinney, 276-780-4136, SamMcKinney@bloodassurance.org


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Marsh Blood drives set for all over the region; give blood if you can!

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

 

Mon, July 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., SWVA Cancer Center, Norton, VA

Mon, July 24, 4-8 p.m., Henard’s Chapel Baptist Church, Rogersville, TN

Mon, July 24, 4-8 p.m., JC Cardinals, Johnson City, TN

Tues, July 25, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Bldg 147, Kingsport, TN

Tues, July 25, 8 a.m.-noon, Centurylink, Bristol, TN

Tues, July 25, 1:30-4 p.m., Chiltern, Bristol, TN

Tues, July 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Clintwood, VA

Wed, July 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Council High School, Council, VA

Wed, July 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cumberland Mtn. Comm. Svc., Cedar Bluff, VA

Thurs, July 27, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Cntr, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, July 27, 1-4 p.m., Asbury Place Baysmont, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, July 27, 2-6 p.m., Food City, Claypool Hill, VA

Fri, July 28, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Cntr, Kingsport, TN

Fri, July 28, 1-6 p.m., Burgers R Us, Weber City, VA

Fri, July 28, 1-6 p.m., Chick-fil-A Pinnacle, 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, July 19, 2017

Marsh Blood drives set for all over the region; give blood if you can!

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

 

Mon, July 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., SWVA Cancer Center, Norton, VA

Mon, July 24, 4-8 p.m., Henard’s Chapel Baptist Church, Rogersville, TN

Mon, July 24, 4-8 p.m., JC Cardinals, Johnson City, TN

Tues, July 25, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Bldg 147, Kingsport, TN

Tues, July 25, 8 a.m.-noon, Centurylink, Bristol, TN

Tues, July 25, 1:30-4 p.m., Chiltern, Bristol, TN

Tues, July 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Clintwood, VA

Wed, July 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Council High School, Council, VA

Wed, July 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cumberland Mtn. Comm. Svc., Cedar Bluff, VA

Thurs, July 27, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Cntr, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, July 27, 1-4 p.m., Asbury Place Baysmont, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, July 27, 2-6 p.m., Food City, Claypool Hill, VA

Fri, July 28, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Cntr, Kingsport, TN

Fri, July 28, 1-6 p.m., Burgers R Us, Weber City, VA

Fri, July 28, 1-6 p.m., Chick-fil-A Pinnacle, 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.

 


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.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Help us fill a hard-to-recruit position and you could earn big bucks through the Boomerang Program!

We have great team members at Mountain States, and we’ve always considered our people to be the best resource we have. So what better way to build our team than through the people who are already here!

That’s why Mountain States is offering big bonuses to team members who help us find new caregivers for hard-to-recruit positions. You can earn $1,500 or $1,000 for bringing in certain hard-to-fill positions. This is part of our Boomerang Program.

 

Earn $1,500

  • Registered nurses
  • Medical technologists
  • IS positions (as approved)

 

Earn $1,000

  • Physical therapy assistants
  • Scrub (surgical) techs
  • Certified occupational therapy assistants

 

To learn the specifics about who’s eligible and what’s required, or to submit a referral, visit the HR Boomerang Program page. Be sure to click on the buttons for “Eligibility,” “Qualifications for Applicants” and “Payout” to learn all the details. (You can find it on the drop-down menu under “Career/Retention.”)

BONUSES: Bonuses will be paid out in increments, and the referring team member must be employed at time of payout:

  • 50% at time of hire on the first paycheck after the new hire starts
  • 25% at 30 days
  • 25% at 90 days

For every referral who is hired, the referring team member will be also entered into a quarterly raffle for different prizes! (i.e. Dollywood tickets, AMC movie tickets, etc.) 

If you know someone who’s qualified and would make a great Mountain States team member, we want to meet them. Refer them to us and if they’re hired, you could get a great bonus through the Boomerang Program!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Don't forget about Fun Fest and the great events Indian Path and Niswonger Children's Hospital are sponsoring!

The festival, expected to draw 180,000 people, goes from July 14-22 with dozens of events all over the Kingsport area. Once again the Indian Path Medical Center will serve as the sponsor for the Crazy 8s 8K Road Race – one of the top road races in the nation, taking place July 15 – and along with Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Indian Path will sponsor Kids Central activities on July 17-19 by putting on the Extreme Challenge. The hospital provides not only financial sponsorship but also tremendous volunteer support.


Kids Central is a three-day event that includes the Indian Path Extreme Challenge. The goal is to reach children and parents in a fun and safe way so they can experience the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating. The activities are completely free. More than 1,000 kids per day participate.

For more on Fun Fest, click here.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Marsh has a whole bunch of blood drives coming up!

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

 

Mon, July 17, 6-11 a.m., Joy Manufacturing, Duffield, VA

Mon, July 17, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Division of Mines & Minerals, Lebanon, VA

Mon, July 17, 1-4 p.m., Maple Grove Rehabilitation, Lebanon, VA

Mon, July 17, 4-8 p.m., Hunter Wright Stadium, Kingsport, TN

Tues, July 18, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 156, Kingsport, TN

Tues, July 18, 1-6 p.m., Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, Clintwood, VA

Tues, July 18, 1-6 p.m., Lebanon Middle School, Lebanon, VA

Wed, July 19, 8 a.m.-noon, Home Shopping Network, Piney Flats, TN

Wed, July 19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Norton Community Hospital, Norton, VA

Wed, July 19, noon-5 p.m., Contura Energy, Norton, VA

Thurs, July 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bell Helicopter, Piney Flats, TN

Thurs, July 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Morgan McClure, Castlewood, VA

Thurs, July 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wallen Ridge Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA

Thurs, July 20, 3-6 p.m., Food City, St. Paul, VA

Fri, July 21, 7-11 a.m., Holston Electric, Rogersville, TN

Fri, July 21, 8 a.m.-noon, Strongwell, Bristol, VA

Fri, July 21, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., VFP Concrete, Duffield, VA

Fri, July 21, 1:30-4 p.m., Friendship Ford, Bristol, 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.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Give blood if you can; here are upcoming Blood Assurance drives

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

Thurs, July 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., NN, Inc., Erwin, TN

Thurs, July 13, 1-5 p.m., Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, VA

Fri, July 14, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Johnson County High School, Mountain City, TN

Mon, July 17, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Food City, Lebanon, VA

Mon, July 17, noon-4 p.m., Johnson City Honda, Johnson City, TN

Tues, July 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ross Medical, Johnson City, TN

Tues, July 18, 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m., Walmart, Wytheville, TN

Wed, July 19, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., JC Medical Center, Johnson City, TN

Wed, July 19, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Coomes Recreation Center, Abingdon, VA

Thurs, July 20, 9 a.m.-10:45a, Blue Ridge Home Health, Galax, VA

Thurs, July 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tenn. Dept. of Transportation, Johnson City, TN

Thurs, July 20, 12:30-3:30 p.m., SW Virginia Training Center, Hillsville, TN

Thurs, July 20, 2:45-4:45 p.m., ET Ambulatory Surgery Center, Johnson City, TN

Fri, July 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson, 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, Sam McKinney, 276-780-4136, SamMcKinney@bloodassurance.org


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HRC in Kingsport to host an official Fun Fest Block Party on Saturday, July 8


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thank you for any donations you can make to Blood Assurance!

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

  • Thurs, June 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, June 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., HUB, Marion, VA
  • Fri, June 30, noon-5 p.m., Agero, Blountville, TN
  • Mon, July 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Johnson City
  • Mon, July 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Food City, Church Hill, TN
  • Wed, July 5, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Franklin Woods Comm. Hosp., Johnson City
  • Wed, July 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Chilhowie Drug Company, Chilhowie, VA
  • Thurs, July 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., ACT-Fairview, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, July 6, noon-4 p.m., JJ’s, Abingdon, VA
  • Fri, July 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ACT-Fairview, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, July 7, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Food Country, Saltville, 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, 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


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's One Walk set for May 21; join or support our team!

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk is coming up Sunday, May 21, at Warriors’ Path State Park, and Niswonger Children’s Hospital is again one of the sponsors. Team members from Niswonger Children’s and from Mountain States Medical Group (MSMG) Pediatric Endocrinology, MSMG Pediatric Neurology, and MSMG Pediatric Gastroenterology have teamed up to fundraise and walk for JDRF, along with East Tennessee State University.

Click here to join the team or make a donation.

The 5K walk starts at 3 p.m., with event registration opening at 1:30 p.m. The event goal is to raise $249,650, and so far more than $152,000 has been raised.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Get involved: Komen Race for the Cure coming up May 13

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Komen Tri-Cities Race for the Cure is coming up May 13 to support the fight against breast cancer, and once again Mountain States will be joining the fight.

Mountain States is serving as a local sponsor for the event, which will take place at Dobyns-Bennett High School’s J. Fred Johnson Stadium, 1625 Fort Henry Drive.

The 5K Race/1-Mile Walk at 9:30 a.m. is the main event but it’s only a part of the full morning of activities. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the event concludes with the Co-Survivor Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Mountain States will have members of our Regional Cancer Centers and Triumph navigator teams manning a tent at the event.

Mountain States team members are encouraged to join an existing team, start a team, or register as an individual. As a sponsor, Mountain States is allotted a certain number of complimentary entries for Adult or Survivor Untimed types. When registering, simply register as an individual, create/bring back a team, or join a team. After you select your registration type, enter your discount code: spMSHA17

 


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Upcoming Marsh blood drives

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

 

Mon, May 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cheddar’s of Bristol, Bristol, VA

Mon, May 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Walmart, Bristol, VA

Tues, May 9, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Clinch Valley Med. Ctr, Richlands, VA

Tues, May 9, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 147, Kingsport, TN

Wed, May 10, 9 a.m.-noon, Wise Co. Christian School, Wise, VA

Wed, May 10, 1:30-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Wise, VA

Wed, May 10, 3-7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, Johnson City, TN

Wed, May 10, 4-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, May 11, noon-4 p.m., Cardiovascular Associates, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, May 11, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap, VA

Thurs, May 11, 3-8 p.m., Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN

Fri, May 12, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Regional Med. Ctr, Bristol, TN

Fri, May 12, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Virginia High School, Bristol, 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.

 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Blood Assurance drives set for around the region

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

  • Thurs, April 27, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Shady Valley Elem. School Community Blood Drive, Shady Valley, TN
  • Fri, April 28, 9:30-11:15 a.m., Wash. Co. Public Library, Abingdon, VA
  • Fri, April 28, 1-4 p.m., Home Nursing Service, Abingdon
  • Tues, May 2, 7:15-10:30 a.m., Woodridge Hospital, Johnson City, TN
  • Tues, May 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tru Point Bank (West End), Abingdon
  • Wed, May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City
  • Thurs, May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City
  • Fri, May 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hampton Elem. Community Blood Drive, Hampton, TN

Donors also welcome at Blood Assurance Donor Centers:

  • 16000 Johnston Memorial Dr., Medical Suite 110, Abingdon, VA
  • 100 Linden Square Dr., Bristol, Virginia
  • 1 Professional Park Drive, Suite 14, Johnson City, TN
  • 300 Clinchfield St., Kingsport, Tennessee

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, April 19, 2017

Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser set for April 24 at Chick-fil-A by MSMG Pediatric Specialties

 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Marsh Blood drives set for around the region

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

 

  • Mon, April 24, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sullivan South H.S., Kingsport, TN
  • Mon, April 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Elizabethton H.S., Elizabethton, TN
  • Mon, April 24, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., River North Correction Cntr, Independence, VA
  • Tues, April 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Castlewood H.S., Castlewood, VA
  • Tues, April 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grundy H.S., Grundy, VA
  • Tues, April 25, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Teleperformance, Bristol, TN
  • Wed, April 26, 2-6:30 p.m., St. Anne Catholic Church, Bristol, VA
  • Wed, April 26, 3-7 p.m., State Street United Meth. Church, Bristol, VA
  • Wed, April 26, 3-7 p.m., First Broad St. United Meth. Church, Kingsport, TN
  • Thurs, April 27, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Medical Care, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, April 27, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Center, Kingsport, TN
  • Thurs, April 27, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Pennington Gap, VA
  • Thurs, April 27, 2 -5 p.m., Medical Care, Elizabethton, TN
  • Fri, April 28, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Center, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lee Co. Vocational & Tech Center, Pennington Gap, 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, April 18, 2017

Blood Assurance drives set for around the area; give blood if you can!

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

  • Thurs, April 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Unicoi Co. H.S., Erwin, TN
  • Fri, April 21, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Northwood H.S., Saltville, VA
  • Fri, April 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lowes Home Improvement Store, Johnson City, TN
  • Mon, April 24, noon-5 a.m., Story Strong Memorial Blood Drive to honor Luke Story, Jonesborough Visitors Center, Jonesborough, TN
  • Mon, April 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saltville Elementary School, Saltville, VA
  • Thurs, April 27, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Shady Valley Elem. School, Shady Valley, TN
  • Fri, April 28, 9:30-11:15 a.m., Washington Co. Public Library, Abingdon, VA
  • Fri, April 28, 1-4 p.m., Home Nursing Service, 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, April 12, 2017

Blood Assurance drives set for around the region; please give!

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

  • Thurs, April 13, 8:30-10:45 a.m., Danny Herman Trucking, Mountain City, TN
  • Thurs, April 13, 12:30-4 p.m., Johnson Co. Comm. Hosp., Mountain City, TN
  • Fri, April 14, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Johnson City Toyota, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, April 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Va. Tech (SW VA Higher Education Cntr), Abingdon
  • Mon, April 17, noon-5 p.m., Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, VA
  • Tues, April 18, 8-10 a.m., Unicoi Co. Memorial Hosp., Erwin, TN
  • Tues, April 18, 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Center on Aging/Health, Erwin, TN
  • Tues, April 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Empire Ford, Abingdon, VA
  • Wed, April 19, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., JC Medical Center, Johnson City, TN
  • Wed, April 19, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
  • Thur, April 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Unicoi County High School, Erwin, TN
  • Fri, April 21, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Northwood High School, Saltville, VA
  • Fri, April 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., North Side Elementary, 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, April 11, 2017

Blood is ALWAYS needed; here are Marsh Blood's upcoming drives

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

  • Mon, April 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bell Helicopter, Piney Flats, TN
  • Mon, April 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Rye Cove High School, Rye Cove, VA
  • Mon, April 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Takoma Regional Hospital, Greeneville, TN
  • Tues, April 18, 7 a.m.-noon, BAE, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, April 18, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 150, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, April 18, 1-6 p.m., Valley View Baptist Church, Clintwood, VA
  • Wed, April 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SW Va. Community College, Richlands, VA
  • Wed, April 19, 1-6 p.m., Richlands Masonic Lodge, Richlands, VA
  • Thurs, April 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Morgan McClure, Castlewood, VA
  • Thurs, April 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wallens Ridge Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Thurs, April 20, noon-6 p.m., Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, TN
  • Thurs, April 20, 3-6 p.m., Food City, St. Paul, VA
  • Fri, April 21, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Dobyns-Bennett H.S., Kingsport, 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.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Celebrating Patient Access Week: Setting the stage for an excellent patient experience

In the face of our quickly changing health care environment, there is one constant: the patient access department. The first interaction patients have often begins with patient access, therefore it is extremely important to have a friendly face to connect with – and that’s what we recognize during National Patient Access Week April 2-8.

“We look for positive representatives that will deliver superior customer service with a friendly demeanor when hiring. Our patient access team has goals centered on the exceptional patient experience,” patient access senior manager Sarah Goad said. “It has been proven that skills can be trained, but kindness and warmth must be present for the first impression. Our job is to ease their concerns in a caring and efficient manner.”

Patients sometimes feel apprehensive and need support. “When people aren’t feeling well we need to be fast, accurate and, friendly,” patient access team member Dee McCoury noted. “If we don't do our job right, the problems echo throughout the hospital.”

In an average day, the patient access department handles a variety of requests from many persons including physicians, nurses, patients and ancillary departments. The patient access team is responsible for all admissions and must be familiar with the procedures of various insurance companies, including responsibility to provide financial counseling and point of service cash collections.

Patient access is responsible for the delivery of the critical components of the revenue cycle, as well as keeping the hospital compliant with the many regulatory agencies, maintaining patient safety through correct patient identification practices and responsible for providing extraordinary customer service skills in situations that are often difficult. These dedicated team members fill the roles of receptionists, registration, insurance verification, financial counseling, and scheduling.

During National Patient Access Week, we acknowledge our special goodwill ambassadors in the patient access department for setting the standard of care that all our hospital staff aspires to achieve. To those team members we say, “Thank you for your amazing work!”


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Marsh Blood drives coming up; please give if you can!

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

 

  • Mon, April 10, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sullivan Central H.S., Blountville, TN
  • Mon April 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Twin Valley High School, Pilgrim Knob, VA
  • Tues, April 11, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastman Building 280, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, April 11, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Cloudland H.S., Roan Mountain, TN
  • Tues, April 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Domtar, Kingsport, TN
  • Wed, April 12, 9-11:30 a.m., Highlands Community Services, Abingdon, VA
  • Wed, April 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mtn. Empire Comm. Coll., Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Wed, April 12, 1-5 p.m., Joy Global, Abingdon, VA
  • Thurs, April 13, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sullivan North H.S., Kingsport, TN
  • Thurs, April 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hampton High School, Hampton, TN
  • Thurs, April 13, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Fri, April 14, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Regional Medi Center, Bristol, TN
  • Fri, April 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wendy’s, Abingdon, 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.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Marsh Blood looking for donations

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

 

Mon, April 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Honaker High School, Honaker , VA

Mon, April 3, noon-4 p.m., Indian Path Hospital, Kingsport, TN

Tues, April 4, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 215/230, Kingsport

Tues, April 4, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Richlands High School, Richlands, VA

Tues, April 4, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Washington Co. Career Center, Abingdon, VA

Wed, April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., UVA College at Wise, Wise, VA

Wed, April 5, 1-4 p.m., Church Hill Health Department, Church Hill, TN

Thurs, April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ridgeview High School, Clintwood, VA

Thurs, April 6, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, VA

Fri, April 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mountain Mission Home, Grundy, VA

Fri, April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sykes, Bristol, VA

Fri, April 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hancock County High School, Sneedville, TN

Fri, April 7, 1-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Grundy, 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.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Check out Blood Assurance drives and please give blood if you can

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

  • Thurs, March 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gatton Coll. of Pharm./Quillen Coll. of Med., Johnson City
  • Thurs, March 30, 9 a.m.-noon, Food City, Marion, VA
  • Fri, March 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Roan Creek Elem/ School, Mountain City, TN
  • Tues, April 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Food City, Chilhowie, VA
  • Tues, April 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., JC Medical Center, Johnson City, TN
  • Wed, April 5, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Chilhowie High School, Chilhowie, VA
  • Wed, April 5, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mountain City Care and Rehab Cntr, Mountain City
  • Thurs, April 6, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Fall Branch Elem/ School, Fall Branch, TN
  • Fri, April 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Carroll County H.S., Hillsville, VA
  • Fri, April 7, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., City of Johnson City (Municipal Building parking lot)

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, March 22, 2017

Marsh blood drives set for around the region

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

 

  • Mon, March 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Cherokee High School, Rogersville, TN
  • Tues, March 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tazewell Comm. Hospital, Tazewell, VA
  • Wed, March 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Va. Highlands Comm. College, Abingdon, VA
  • Wed, March 29, noon-4 p.m., Northeast State Comm. Coll., Kingsport, TN
  • Wed, March 29, 3-7 p.m., Hope community Church, Kingsport, TN
  • Thurs, March 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Red Onion State Prison, Pound, VA
  • Thurs, March 30, noon-7:30pm, Holston Valley Med Center, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, March 31, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Med Center, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, March 31, 8 a.m.-noon, Strongwell, Bristol, VA
  • Fri, March 31, 1-4 p.m., Friendship Ford, Bristol, VA
  • Fri, March 31, noon-3 p.m., Preston Place, Kingsport, 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, March 22, 2017

Blood Assurance ready for donations at drives throughout the region

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

  • Thurs, March 23, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., MSHA Info. Systems, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, March 23, 2-4 p.m., MSHA Accounting & Payroll, Johnson City
  • Fri, March 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Valley Health Care, Chilhowie, VA
  • Fri, March 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Walmart Supercenter, W. Market Street, JC
  • Tues, March 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gatton Coll. of Pharm/Quillen Coll. of Med, Johnson City (Day 1)
  • Wed, March 29, 7-11 a.m., Crown Laboratories, Johnson City
  • Wed, March 29, 1-3:30p, Center on Aging and Health, Erwin, TN
  • Wed, March 29, 3-7:30p, Chilhowie Christian Church, Chilhowie, VA
  • Thurs, March 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gatton/Quillen, Johnson City (Day 2)
  • Thurs, March 30, 9 a.m.-noon, Food City, Marion, VA
  • Fri, March 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Roan Creek Elem. School, Mountain 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


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Marsh Blood drives set for around the region

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

  • Mon, March 13, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., David Crockett H.S., Jonesborough, TN
  • Tues, March 14, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 409, Kingsport,
  • Tues, March 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Richlands High School, Richlands, VA
  • Wed, March 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Norton Comm. Hospital, Norton, VA
  • Wed, March 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ridgeview High School, Clintwood, VA
  • Thurs, March 16, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Daniel Boone H.S., Gray, TN
  • Fri, March 17, 6-9 a.m., Snap-On Tools, Elizabethton, TN
  • Fri, March 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Burton High School, Norton, VA
  • Fri, March 17, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Snap-On Tools, Elizabethton, 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, March 8, 2017

Blood Assurance drives are coming up; give blood if you can!

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

  • Thurs, March 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, March 10, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, March 10, noon-3:45 p.m., Highlands Union Bank, Abingdon, VA
  • Mon, March 13, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Grace Health Care, Abingdon, VA
  • Mon, March 13, 1-3:30 p.m., Food City, Abingdon, VA
  • Tues, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Galax High School, Galax, VA
  • Tues, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Unaka Elementary, Elizabethton, TN
  • Wed, March 15, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Johnson City Med Center, Johnson City
  • Thurs, March 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Fairview, Johnson City
  • Thurs, March 16, 1-5 p.m., Smyth County Comm. Hospital, Marion, VA
  • Fri, March 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ACT-Fairview, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, March 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Smyth Co. Admin Offices, Marion, 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, March 1, 2017

Marsh blood drives coming up; give if you can!

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

  • Mon, March 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Division of Mines & Minerals, Duffield, VA
  • Mon, March 6, 9 a.m.-noon, Bristol YMCA, Bristol, TN
  • Mon, March 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Joy Global, Duffield, VA
  • Mon, March 6, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Toyota of Bristol, Bristol, TN
  • Mon, March 6, 1-6 p.m., Tempur Pedic, Duffield, VA
  • Tues, March 7, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 147, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, March 7, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Keen Mountain Correctional, Oakwood, VA
  • Tues, March 7, 4-7:30 p.m., South Holston Ruritan, Bristol, TN
  • Wed, March 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, VA
  • Thurs, March 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wytheville Community College, Wytheville, VA
  • Thurs, March 9, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Friday, March 10, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Regional Med. Cntr, Bristol, TN
  • Friday, March 10, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Virginia High School, Bristol, 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.

 


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Check out the Blood Assurance drives scheduled in the region

The recent surge of flu, norovirus, upper respiratory infections and other illness has had a negative impact on local blood collections. We urge all healthy individuals who can donate to come to one of our centers or mobile blood drives shown below. For additional opportunities to give please visit www.bloodassurance.org to schedule an appointment today.

 

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

  • Thurs, March 2, 5:30-11 a.m., Mullican Flooring, Johnson City
  • Thurs, March 2, 9:30-11:15 a.m., Blue Ridge Home Health Care, Galax, VA
  • Fri, March 3, 10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Johnson City Honda, Johnson City
  • Mon, March 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sulphur Springs Elem. School, Jonesborough
  • Tues, March 7, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., MSHA Home Health & Hospice, Johnson City
  • Tues, March 7, 3:30-7:30 p.m., West View Elementary, Limestone, TN
  • Wed, March 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City
  • Thurs, March 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ACT-Boones Creek, Johnson City
  • Fri, March 10, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson, Johnson City'

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


Friday, February 24, 2017

With flu bug going around, blood donation is waning; give at Blood Assurance drives if you can

The recent surge of flu, norovirus, upper respiratory infections and other illness has had a negative impact on local blood collections. We urge all healthy individuals who can donate to come to one of our centers or mobile blood drives shown below. For additional opportunities to give please visit www.bloodassurance.org to schedule an appointment today.

 

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

  • Thurs, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Milligan College
  • Fri, Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Towne Acres Elementary School, Johnson City
  • Fri, Feb. 24, 11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m., First Bank and Trust, Abingdon
  • Mon, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jonesborough Elementary and Middle Schools, Jonesborough
  • Tues, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ellee Large Honorary Blood Drive at United Central Industrial Supply, 1241 Volunteer Pkwy, Suite 1000, Bristol, TN
  • Wed, March 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., North Side Elementary School, Johnson City
  • Wed, March 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Primary Care Center, Abingdon
  • Thurs, March 2, 5:30-11 a.m., Mullican Flooring, Johnson City
  • Thurs, March 2, 9:30-11:15 a.m., Blue Ridge Home Health Care, Galax, VA
  • Fri, March 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Little Milligan Elementary School, Butler, 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


Friday, February 24, 2017

If possible, make a donation at these Marsh blood drives

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

  • Mon, Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Volunteer High School, Church Hill, TN
  • Tues., Feb. 28, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big stone Gap, VA
  • Tues., Feb. 28, 1-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Tues., Feb. 28, 2-6:30 p.m., Tennessee High School, Bristol, TN
  • Wed., March 1, 8-11 a.m., Community Health Center, Johnson City, TN
  • Wed., March 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ETSU Pedestrian Mall, Johnson City, TN
  • Wed., March 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Thomas Walker High School, Ewing, VA
  • Wed., March 1, noon-5 p.m., Mountain Home VA, Mountain Home, VA
  • Thurs., March 2, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., John Battle High School, Bristol, VA
  • Thurs., March 2, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, VA
  • Fri., March 3, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sullivan East High School, Bluff City, TN
  • Fri., March 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Walmart, Rogersville, 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, 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 15, 2017

Blood is ALWAYS needed; here are Marsh Blood's upcoming drives

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

 

  • Mon, Feb. 20, 8 a.m.-noon, Tri Cities Regional Airport, Blountville, TN
  • Mon, Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Lebanon High School, Lebanon, VA
  • Tues, Feb. 21, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 156, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lee County High School, Jonesville, VA
  • Tues, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastside High School, Coeburn, VA
  • Wed, Feb. 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Lee County Federal Prison, Jonesville, VA
  • Wed, Feb. 22, 1-4 p.m., Lee Health and Rehab, Pennington Gap, VA
  • Wed, Feb. 22, 1-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Richlands, VA
  • Wed, Feb. 22, 2-7 p.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church, Bristol, VA
  • Thurs, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Indian Spring Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN
  • Thurs, Feb. 23, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN
  • Thurs, Feb. 23, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Pennington Gap, VA
  • Fri, Feb. 24, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Flatwoods Job Corps, Coeburn, VA
  • Fri, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church, Johnson City, 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, February 15, 2017

Blood Assurance has upcoming blood drives; please give as you can!

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

  • Thurs, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., MSHA CBO, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Holiday Inn, Johnson City, TN
  • Mon, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mary Patton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, at the National Guard Armory, Erwin, TN
  • Tues, Feb. 21, 5:30-11 a.m., Mullican Flooring, Johnson City, TN
  • Tues, Feb. 21, 2-4 p.m., Empire Ford, Abingdon, VA
  • Wed, Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Northeast State Community College, Blountville, TN
  • Thurs, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Milligan College, Milligan College, TN
  • Fri, Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Towne Acres Elementary, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, Feb. 24, 11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m., First Bank and Trust, 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


Friday, February 10, 2017

Southwest Virginia hospitals host heart-healthy community events in conjunction with American Heart Month

 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in every three deaths is from heart disease or stroke, which equals 2,200 deaths per day. To raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and promote healthy communities, Johnston Memorial Hospital, Russell County Medical Center and Smyth County Community Hospital are hosting events aimed at helping people achieve better heart health.

 The community events are free to the public, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from various medical staff who will provide tips on improving your heart health, limiting your risk of related diseases and more.

 There will also be health screenings offered at each location, including glucose and blood pressure. Community members who are found to be at risk of cardiovascular disease will be given vouchers to have an ankle-brachial index (ABI) screening performed at their local hospital for free. The event at Johnston Memorial Hospital will also offer cholesterol, bone density, stress management and sleep apnea screenings.

 Refreshments will be provided, and attendees will have a chance to win door prizes.

 The dates, times and locations are listed below.

 • Monday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m.

  Town Hall Community Center

  405 W. Main St., Lebanon, Virginia

  Please call 276-883-8190 for questions.



 • Friday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  Johnston Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center

  2nd floor conference room

  16000 Johnston Memorial Drive, Abingdon, Virginia

  Please call 276-258-3740 for questions.



 • Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

  Emory & Henry College

  School of Health Sciences

  W.L. Lemmon Lecture Hall

  565 Radio Hill Road, Marion, Virginia

  Please call 276-378-1206 for questions.



 For more information, visit https://www.mountainstateshealth.com/heart-month.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Riverboat Casino Gala on Feb. 11 raises money for Smyth County youth

MARION, Va. – Get ready for a night of dinner and games, all for a good cause.

The Smyth County Hospital HealthTrust is presenting its seventh annual gala. The HealthTrust is Smyth County Community Hospital’s nonprofit foundation and raises money for community needs.

This year’s gala will have a riverboat casino theme, and will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Holston Hills Community Golf Course in Marion. Black tie is optional.

Proceeds from the gala benefit the children of Smyth County through a summertime wellness camp. The wellness camp will teach fourth and fifth graders about the lifelong benefits of good nutrition, exercise and healthy habits.

Attendees will be served dinner and cocktails. There will be a silent auction featuring a week at The Grand Mayan Resort in Nuevo Vallarata, Mexico (airfare is not included), a week at Blue Ridge Village in Banner Elk, North Carolina, commercial tools and more. Also, eventgoers can enjoy classic casino games like bingo, roulette and blackjack, as well as “heads or tails.”

Individual tickets are $100 and include two drink vouchers; tables start at $500 for parties.

For more information on the Riverboat Casino Gala, contact Lyndsey Hayden at 276-378-1206 or HaydenLP@msha.com.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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


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.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Blood Assurance blood drives: Check 'em out and give if you can

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

  • Thurs, Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ETSU-Culp Ballroom, Johnson City, TN
  • Mon, Feb. 13, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Boones Creek Elementary School, Johnson City
  • Mon, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Grayson Rehab and Health Care, Independence, VA
  • Tues, Feb. 14, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tennessee College of Applied Technologies, Elizabethton, TN
  • Tues, Feb. 14, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, VA
  • Wed, Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City
  • Thurs, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., MSHA CBO, Johnson City
  • Fri, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Holiday Inn, Johnson City

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, January 31, 2017

Reminder on Quality Awards deadlines

 Quick reminder: For those entering projects in the 2017 Quality Awards, here are a couple of deadlines to remember:

 

  • Storyboards can be ordered and picked up until 5 p.m. on Feb. 3.
  • Storyboard display entries are due no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Mountain States corporate headquarters, 303 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 250, Johnson City, Tenn.

 The banquet will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

 

 Good luck to everyone who has submitted a project, and thank you for your hard work!


Monday, January 30, 2017

Auditions set for 2017’s "Broadway Comes to Greeneville"

Beginning Feb. 7, auditions will take place across the region for this year’s “Broadway Comes to Greeneville.” Youth ages 7 to 17 can audition to be cast in the annual event, which is a production of the Mountain States Foundation and presenting sponsor Consumer Credit Union.

 

Now in its sixth year, “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” raises awareness for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

 

The cast will have the opportunity to perform alongside Broadway stars, who will be traveling to Greeneville to create a Broadway-style show featuring the selected area youth talent. David Elder (“Guys and Dolls,” “42nd Street”), Gary Mauer (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables”), Elizabeth Southard (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Sound of Music”) and Emily Skinner (“Jekyll & Hyde,” “Billy Elliot,” “Side Show”) will be performing at the event on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. at Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in Greeneville, Tenn.

 

Any youth interested in auditioning should prepare a classical song, country song or Broadway song to perform for the judges. There will be a one-minute performance time for each vocalist, and for convenience, there will be a wireless speaker, piano and CD player available at each audition. However, if vocalists want to use an accompanist, they will need to bring their own. Vocalists can only audition once.

 

Audition times and locations are listed below.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m. – East Tennessee State University, Martha Street Culp Auditorium, D.P. Culp Center, Johnson City, Tenn.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. – Annie Hogan Byrd Theatre, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tenn.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m. – Barter Theatre, Stage II, 110 W. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 

For more information about the production of “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” or the auditions, please contact Cookie McKinney at 423-431-1224.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Marsh is collecting blood at various locations in the area; please give!

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

Mon, Feb. 6, 6:30-9:30 a.m., Seaman Corporation, Bristol, TN

Mon, Feb. 6, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Wise County Career Center, Wise, VA

Mon, Feb. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Coeburn Primary, Coeburn, VA

Mon, Feb. 6, 1-3 p.m., Coeburn Middle School, Coeburn, VA

Tues, Feb. 7, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Building 150, Kingsport, TN

Tues, Feb. 7, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Domtar, Kingsport, TN

Tues, Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Union High School, Big Stone Gap, VA

Wed, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SWVA Comm. College, Cedar Bluff, VA

Wed, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Wise County Sheriff's Department, Wise, VA

Wed, Feb. 8, 1:30-4 p.m., Lowes, Wise, VA

Thurs, Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wellmont Corporate, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, Feb. 9, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap, VA

Fri, Feb. 10, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Wellmont, Bristol, TN

Fri, Feb. 10, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sullivan South High School, Kingsport, 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, January 25, 2017

Blood Assurance drives set for around the area; blood is needed!

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

  Thurs, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington County (TN) Health Department, Johnson City, TN

  Fri,  Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grand View Elementary School, Telford, TN

  Fri, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Victory Orthotics & Prosthetics, Bristol, TN

  Mon, Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Grayson Rehab and Health, Independence, VA

  Mon, Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ingles Supermarket-Boones Creek, Johnson City, TN

  Tues, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Chilhowie Elementary School, Chilhowie, VA

  Tues, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Johnson County Community Hospital, Mountain City, TN

  Wed, Feb. 1, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hunter Elementary School, Elizabethton, TN

  Wed, Feb. 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Heartwood, Abingdon, VA

  Thurs, Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Food City, Marion, VA

  Thurs, Feb. 2, noon-6 p.m., Johnson City 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, January 24, 2017

Marsh Blood drives set up around the region; please give if you can!

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

  Mon, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Norton Elementary School, Norton, VA

  Mon, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lee High School, Jonesville, VA

  Mon, Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Weber City Town Hall, Weber City, VA

  Tues, Jan. 31, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman Bldg. 280/310, Kingsport, TN

  Tues, Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA

  Wed, Feb. 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Scott County Vocational School, Gate City, VA

  Wed, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-noon, Sullivan County Health Department, Blountville, TN

  Wed, Feb. 1, 1-5p.m., Sullivan County Sheriff's Department, Blountville, TN

  Thurs, Feb. 2, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sullivan Central High School, Blountville, TN

  Thurs, Feb. 2, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, VA

  Fri, Feb. 3, 8 a.m.-noon, Robinette Company, Bristol, TN

  Fri, Feb. 3, 8 a.m.-noon, Strongwell, Bristol, VA

  Fri, Feb. 3, 1-3 p.m., Friendship Ford, Bristol, VA

  Fri, Feb. 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Robinette Company, Piney Flats, 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.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Marsh Blood has drives set up around the region; please give blood if you can

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

 

  • Mon, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lebanon Middle School, Lebanon, VA
  • Mon, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverside Elementary School, Grundy, VA
  • Mon, Jan. 23, noon-4 p.m., Northeast State, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Northeast State, Blountville, TN
  • Tues, Jan. 24, 1-6 p.m., Valley View Freewill Baptist, Clintwood, VA
  • Wed, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., UVA College at Wise, Wise, VA
  • Wed, Jan. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cumberland Mtn. Comm. Services, Cedar Bluff, VA
  • Thurs, Jan. 26, 7-10 a.m., Virginia Dept. of Transportation, Bristol, VA
  • Thurs, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Settlers Life Insurance, Bristol, VA
  • Thurs, Jan. 26, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, Jan. 27, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN
  • Fri, Jan. 27, noon-4:30 p.m., VFP Concrete, Duffield, 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.

 


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Blood Assurance has blood drives around the region; please give if you can

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

  • Thurs, Jan. 19, 1-6 p.m., Lamar Elementary School, Jonesborough, TN
  • Thurs, Jan. 19, noon-5:30 p.m., Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, VA
  • Fri, Jan. 20, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Saratoga Technologies, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Walmart, Wytheville, VA
  • Mon, Jan. 23, 7:30-10:30 a.m., General Shale Corporate Headquarters, Johnson City, TN
  • Mon, Jan. 23, 12:15-3 p.m., General Shale Block Plants, Piney Flats, TN
  • Mon, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington County (VA) Health Department, Bristol, VA
  • Tues, Jan. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Northeast State Community College, Elizabethton, TN
  • Tues, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Food City, Chilhowie, BA
  • Wed, Jan. 25, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Crown Laboratories, Johnson City, TN
  • Wed, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, VA
  • Wed, Jan. 25, 1:15-3:15 p.m., MSHA Accounting & Payroll, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington County (TN) Health Department, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grand View Elementary School, Telford, TN
  • Fri, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Victory Orthotics & Prosthetics, Bristol, 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


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Winter weather always hampers blood drive collections, so please give at these Blood Assurance locations!

Blood Assurance Regional Blood Center has blood drives scheduled for around the region. Winter weather has hampered collections for our local hospitals. Your support is appreciated and urgently needed.

  • Thurs, Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, TN
  • Thurs, Jan. 12, 12:45-2:45 p.m., Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, TN
  • Thurs, Jan. 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Teleperformance, Marion, VA
  • Fri, Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Valley Health Care, Chilhowie, VA
  • Fri, Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Food City, Blountville, TN
  • Mon, Jan. 16, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Holston High School, Damascus, VA (Students & Faculty reminder)
  • Mon, Jan. 16, 9-11:15 a.m., Life Care Center of Gray, Gray, TN
  • Mon, Jan. 16, 1-3:30 p.m., Walgreens, Gray, TN
  • Tues, Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ross Medical Education, Johnson City, TN
  • Tues, Jan. 17, 12:30-6:30 p.m., JJ’s, Abingdon, VA
  • Wed, Jan. 18, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., JCMC, Johnson City, TN
  • Wed, Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Intrepid Healthcare Services, Abingdon, VA
  • Thurs, Jan. 19, 1-6 p.m., Lamar Elementary School, Jonesborough, TN
  • Thurs, Jan. 19, noon-5:30 p.m., Smyth County Comm. Hospital, Marion, VA
  • Fri, Jan. 20, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Saratoga Technologies, Johnson City, TN
  • Fri, Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Walmart, Wytheville, 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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Here are the latest Marsh Blood drive in our area

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

  Mon, Jan. 16, noon-5 p.m., Morgan Memorial Methodist Church, Rose Hill, VA

  Tues, Jan. 17, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Eastman, Kingsport, TN

  Tues, Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Adams Elementary, Pound, VA

  Tues, Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grundy High School, Grundy, VA

  Wed, Jan. 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Cherokee High School, Rogersville, TN

  Wed, Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Wise County Sheriff's Department, Wise, VA

  Wed, Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Lowes, Wise, VA

  Thurs, Jan. 19, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Jacob's Creek Job Corp, Bristol, TN

  Thurs, Jan. 19, 9-11:30 a.m., Wise Co. Social Services, Wise, VA

  Thurs, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Morgan McClure, Castlewood, VA

  Thurs, Jan. 19, 1-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Wise, VA

  Thurs, Jan. 19, 3-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, VA

  Fri, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sykes, Wise, VA

  Fri, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Twin Spring School, Nicklesville, VA

  Fri, Jan. 20, 1-5 p.m., Agero, Blountville, 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.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Blood Assurance has blood drives throughout the region

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

  • Thurs, Jan. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ingle’s, Elizabethton, TN
  • Fri, Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lowe’s, Bristol, TN
  • Fri, Jan. 6, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lowe’s, Johnson City, TN
  • Mon, Jan. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart, Unicoi, TN
  • Mon, Jan. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Food City, Damascus, VA
  • Tues, Jan. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., A.O. Smith/American Water Heater, Johnson City, TN
  • Tues, Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Petro, Glade Spring, VA
  • Tues, Jan. 10, 3-5 p.m., Lowe’s, Abingdon, VA
  • Wed, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax, VA
  • Wed, Jan. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hunter Elementary, Elizabethton, TN
  • Thurs, Jan. 12, 9-11 a.m., Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, TN
  • Thurs, Jan. 12, 12:45-2:45 p.m., Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton, TN
  • Thurs, Jan. 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Teleperformance, Marion, VA
  • Fri, Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Valley Health Care, Chilhowie, VA
  • Fri, Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Food City, Blountville, 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


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Marsh Blood wants your blood at these locations

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

  • Mon, Jan. 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Cherokee High School, Rogersville, TN
  • Tues, Jan. 10, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastman Building 359-A, Kingsport, TN
  • Tues, Jan. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mullican Flooring, Johnson City, TN
  • Wed, Jan. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Johnson County High School, Mountain City, TN
  • Wed, Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Boones Creek Dentistry, Johnson City, TN
  • Thurs, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wallen’s Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Thurs, Jan. 12, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Fri, Jan. 13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN
  • Fri, Jan. 13, 1-6 p.m., Municipal Parking Lot, Norton, 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.

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