• Media Center

    Marketing communications professionals are available to assist the news media with questions or information about Wellmont Health System, our hospitals and other facilities. We can help you locate an expert, follow up on a news release or event or obtain information on a patient.

    In accordance with our policy and procedures, all news media professionals must contact the marketing communications department before speaking with Wellmont Health System co-workers or visiting our facilities.

    View our most recent news releases below or visit Wellmont News to access a broader list. 

  • Recent media releases


  • Wellmont CVA Heart Institute Hosts 9th Annual Cardiovascular Summit Feb 7 At MeadowView

    Expert physicians from the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute will join other medical leaders to discuss the latest advancements in high-quality care during the 9th annual Cardiovascular Summit. The continuing education event will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport.

    Wellmont Medical Associates Offers Advanced Procedure To Permanently Alleviate Reflux Disease

    1/26/15 - When heartburn is more than a nuisance, a minimally invasive procedure available in Norton and Big Stone Gap, Virginia, can provide relief. This permanent surgical solution for gastroesophageal reflux disease is now available from Wellmont Medical Associates Surgery.

    Bristol Regional Holding Free Sports-Related Injury Seminar With Multiple Experts To Speak

    1/22/15 - Bristol Regional Medical Center will provide valuable tips for handling one well-known aspect of sports: injuries. Bristol Regional's trauma program will host the event Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Monarch Auditorium.

    Bristol Regional President Recertified As Fellow Of American College Of Healthcare Executives

    1/20/15 - Greg Neal, president of Bristol Regional Medical Center, will hold a prestigious designation for health care leaders for another three years. Neal was recently recertified as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a credential he has held for about 10 years.

    Wellmont Further Commits To Child Wellness Through Second Year Of YMCA Partnership

    1/16/15 - Wellmont LiveWell, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the YMCA of Bristol are continuing their productive relationship to raise the region's health status – with a particular focus on local youth. For the second straight year, LiveWell and Children's Miracle Network will provide financial support for the YMCA's special health and fitness after-school program.

  • Frequently asked questions

    How do I locate an expert or schedule an interview with a Wellmont Health System physician or employee?

    Wellmont Health System's physicians and employees are healthcare experts with years of experience and training. To locate an expert for your news story, please call the marketing communications department at (423) 408-7299 or (423) 306-1702.

    How can I obtain the condition of a patient in a Wellmont Health System hospital?

    When a patient is considered a “news patient,” the patient’s general condition (one-word description) may be made available to the media. Information regarding the patient’s condition will only be released when the reporter supplies the patient’s full name. Mass casualty cases may be an exception.

    If the patient is a minor (younger than 18), no information will be released without the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

    To learn the condition of a patient in a Wellmont Health System hospital, please call the marketing communications department at (423) 408-7299 or (423) 306-1702.

    After hours, media can also call the nursing supervisor at the appropriate hospital and ask to speak with the marketing communications professional on call:

    Holston Valley Medical Center: (423) 224-4000
    Bristol Regional Medical Center: (423) 844-1121
    Mountain View Regional Medical Center (276) 679-9100
    Lonesome Pine Hospital: (276) 523-3111
    Hawkins County Memorial Hospital: (423) 921-7000
    Hancock County Hospital: (423) 733-5000

    Who do I contact for media information after hours?

    If you are a member of the news media and need to speak with a marketing communications representative after hours, please call Jim Wozniak at (423) 306-1702.

  • Media contact

    Jim Wozniak, media relations coordinator

    Jim Wozniak
    media relations coordinator
    Office: (423) 408-7299
    Cell:    (423) 306-1702
    Pager: (800) 289-2337, ext. 8786
    Fax:    (423) 408-7401
    E-mail: Jim.Wozniak@wellmont.org

    The marketing communications department is staffed from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Media representatives who need to reach us after business hours should call (423) 306-1702. You may also call the hospital operator at (423) 224-4000 and ask that the on-call media relations representative be contacted.