• 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


  • Dr. Herb Ladley Elected Chairman of Mission: Lifeline in Tennessee

    8/24/15 - Dr. Herb Ladley, who has helped shape the quality of heart attack care in the region, has been elected chairman of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program in Tennessee.

    Takoma to Become Part of Wellmont, Enhance Continuum of Care with Local Ownership

    8/14/15 - Ownership of Takoma Regional Hospital is transferring to Wellmont Health System, enabling the facility to provide the most efficient continuum of care for patients as part of a locally based organization.

    Clinical Trial Further Supports Method Used by Many Wellmont Cardiologists to Restore Blood Flow

    8/10/15 - A recent clinical trial has once again highlighted the benefit of an innovative approach used by many interventional cardiologists with the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute to clear blockages in the heart arteries.

    Lonesome Pine Hospital Auxiliary Creates Endowment for Scholarships at Mountain Empire Community College

    8/10/15 - Lonesome Pine Hospital’s auxiliary recently presented a $10,000 check to the Mountain Empire Community College Foundation to start an endowment that will support scholarships for students in need.

    Wellmont, Mountain States Announce Chairs, Meeting Dates for Community Health Work Groups

    8/5/15 - Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System have scheduled a series of community meetings to solicit input as the organizations work together to solve some of the region’s most challenging health issues, as part of the proposed merger.

  • 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.