2018 Briefs Archive

Friday, January 12, 2018

Linda Shepherd, Smyth County CNO, to also serve as interim CNO at Johnston Memorial

ABINGDON, Va. – Linda Shepherd, chief nursing officer (CNO) at Smyth County Community Hospital, will also serve as interim CNO at Johnston Memorial Hospital until a permanent CNO is chosen there.

Johnston Memorial’s current CNO, Nikki Vanburen, departs in February to become chief nursing officer officer at Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Woodridge Hospital in Johnson City.

Shepherd brings a wealth of experience to the position. Prior to joining Smyth County Community Hospital, she held various nursing leadership roles over her 25-plus-year career, mostly in Southwest Virginia. Her roles and experience include director of surgical services, quality coordinator and director of critical care. She also has worked for both Carilion and HCA (LewisGale Health System) so Shepherd has experience and familiarity with the distinct issues facing hospitals, health systems and the nursing profession in Southwest Virginia.

She serves as president of the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Nurses Association and is the president-elect of the Virginia Nurses Association. Shepherd also serves on the Virginia Stroke Systems Task Force. She has led many project improvement initiatives in her various roles, including achievement of ANCC Pathway to Excellence designation at LewisGale Pulaski, improvements in Press Ganey patient satisfaction, reductions in fall rates, chest pain certification and many others. 

Shepherd will begin working with Vanburen immediately to ensure a smooth transition in the coming weeks, and her effective date as interim CNO will be Feb. 5.

 


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Marsh has blood drives set throughout the region; please give if you can!

Shown are just a few of the many members of the stroke network from across the region. The goal of the network is for all Mountain States hospitals to comply with a set of strict protocols when patients come in with stroke symptoms.

 

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

 

Mon, Jan. 15, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Home Shopping Network, Piney Flats, TN

Mon, Jan. 15, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Settlers Life Insurance, Bristol, VA

Mon, Jan. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bell Helicopter, Piney Flats, TN

Mon, Jan. 15, 12:30-3 p.m., Aerus, Bristol, VA

Mon, Jan. 15, 1-4 p.m., Home Shopping Network, Greeneville, TN

Tues, Jan. 16, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastman Bldg 359-A, Kingsport, TN

Tues, Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, MSA Home Health, Richlands, VA

Tues, Jan. 16, 1:30-4 p.m., MCNB, Richlands, VA

Tues, Jan. 16, 1-6 p.m., Valley View Freewill Baptist, Clintwood, VA

Wed, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jacobs Creek Job Corp, Bristol, TN

Wed, Jan. 17, 2-6:30 p.m., Saint Anne Catholic Church, Bristol, VA

Thurs, Jan. 18, 7 a.m.-noon, BAE, Kingsport, TN

Thurs, Jan. 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Joy-Komatsu Mining, Duffield, VA

Thurs, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Morgan McClure, Castlewood, VA

Thurs, Jan. 18, 1-4 p.m., Ridgecrest, Duffield, VA

Thurs, Jan. 18, 3-6 p.m., Food City, Saint Paul, VA

Fri, Jan. 19, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Johnson County High School, Mountain City, TN

Fri, Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., JW Adams Elementary, Pound, 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, January 2, 2018

Marsh has blood drives set for the new year

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

 

Mon, Jan. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morgan Mem. United Meth. Church, Rose Hill, VA

Tues, Jan. 9, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastman Building 409, Kingsport, TN

Tues, Jan. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Carter Co. Election Comm., Elizabethton, TN

Tues, Jan. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mullican Flooring, Norton, VA

Wed, Jan. 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Volunteer H.S., Church Hill, TN

Thurs, Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lebanon Midd. School, Lebanon, VA

Thurs, Jan. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wallens Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA

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

Fri, Jan. 12, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Reg. Med. Center, Bristol, TN

Fri, Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sykes, Wise, 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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