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.
5/21/15 - The third annual Brinley Addington Hometown Throwdown, presented by First Kingsport Credit Union, will be held Saturday, June 20, at the Kingsport Farmers Market on Clinchfield Street near Food City in downtown Kingsport. Addington, a rising country music star who was reared in the city, will be the opening act.
5/20/15 - Bristol Regional Medical Center has again received an exceptional score from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that evaluates hospitals on 28 measures of patient safety.
5/19/15 - The Wellmont Cancer Institute recently became the first in the region to offer TrueBeam STx with Brainlab with its installation in the J.D. and Lorraine Nicewonder Cancer Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center. TrueBeam complements other technology, such as CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, to bring a full suite of treatment options to cancer institute patients.
5/14/15 - Chad Couch, M.D., a highly respected urologic surgeon who has practiced at Bristol Regional Medical Center for 15 years, has been named the hospital’s chief medical officer.
5/14/15 - Strong community support has enabled Wellmont Foundation to meet its $2.5 million goal to enhance services available in the neonatal intensive care unit at Holston Valley Medical Center and move it to a bigger space in the hospital. Now, Holston Valley is embarking on another beneficial project, unveiling a $2 million fundraising campaign to create Center for Women and Infants.
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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.
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
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.
Jim Wozniakmedia relations managerOffice: (423) 408-7299Cell: (423) 306-1702Pager: (800) 289-2337, ext. 8786Fax: (423) 408-7401E-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.
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