• 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 Earns Seven Honors Including Best Of Show At Annual Tri-Cities PRSA Awards Ceremony

    4/30/15 - Wellmont Health System recently earned seven honors, including Best of Show, at the annual awards ceremony sponsored by the Tri-Cities chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

    Dr. Herb Ladley Named Interim Chief Medical Officer Of Holston Valley Medical Center

    4/30/15 - Herb Ladley, M.D., who has provided stellar physician and administrative leadership for the nationally recognized Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, has been named interim chief medical officer at Holston Valley Medical Center. He succeeds Dr. Daniel Carlson, who is retiring.

    Caregivers And Patients Celebrate At The Holston Valley NICU Reunion

    4/27/15 - An upcoming event at Holston Valley Medical Center will gather graduates from across the region – and their ages range from newborns to 29-year-olds. The annual neonatal intensive care unit reunion will be held May 3 at the hospital’s outpatient center.

    Kingsport Church Comforts Holston Valley Cancer Patients And Their Families With Home-Cooked Meals

    4/17/15 - At 7:30 a.m., as nurses and other caregivers begin their shifts on Holston Valley Medical Center's W-3 unit, another team arrives, bearing whisks and spatulas instead of stethoscopes. They're from State Line Baptist Church, and once a month, they bring hot, home-cooked meals to the unit.

    NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed To Include Wellmont’s Diabetes Alert Sticker On Car In Bristol

    4/17/15 - Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Centers’ partnership with law enforcement agencies across the state to ensure motorists experiencing a diabetes emergency receive needed care will receive nationwide attention during the NASCAR XFINITY race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Diabetes Alert sticker Wellmont Health System developed to help police officers, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers will be affixed to Ryan Reed’s car during the Saturday, April 18, Drive to Stop Diabetes 300.

  • 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 manager
    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.