• 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


  • Pediatric Oncologist from Duke to Present Talks in Region that Blend Theology, Medicine and Culture

    5/18/16 – Author, respected pediatric oncologist and Duke professor Raymond Barfield, MD, will make a series of presentations blending theology, medicine and culture during a visit to the Tri-Cities.

    Hawkins County Memorial Named Among the Best in Nation by iVantage, National Rural Health Association

    5/9/16 – Hawkins County Memorial Hospital has been named one of 2016's Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals, as well as one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals.

    Wine Women & Shoes Raises More Than $122,000 to Provide Breast Cancer Screenings for Women in Need

    5/11/16 – Wellmont Foundation's Wine Women & Shoes event raised more than $122,000 to increase access to and affordability of breast cancer screenings for women in the region.

    Wellmont Cancer Institute to Hold Community Yard Sale to Support Local Patients

    5/9/16 - Wellmont Cancer Institute is inviting people to find their own personal treasure at the organization’s second annual community yard sale on Saturday, May 14, in Kingsport.

    Career Fair Showcases Dietary Staffing Opportunities at Wellmont Health System

    4/26/16 - Interested in exploring or revisiting a career in health care? Examine your options during a job fair at Wexford House in Kingsport, TN, on Friday, April 29.

  • 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 director
    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.