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.
7/23/14 - Page McClanahan, an experienced family nurse
practitioner, is joining Wellmont
Medical Associates’ Johnson City
office. McClanahan brings 18 years of medical care to the office, which also
includes the practices of Dr.
Rita Plemmons, a medical doctor, and Aimee Hurd, another family nurse
7/23/14 - Blood donations are especially important in the summer
because activities during this season tend to carry a risk for injury. Donors
with an O-negative blood type are particularly welcome, as their blood can be
used for any patient.
7/17/14 - Wellmont has launched an online initiative to
celebrate these achievements with short videos and narratives from the very
people whose lives have been impacted. King’s video kicked off the series Thursday,
July 17, and will be followed each week by another compelling story.
7/16/14 - Anita Perry, system director of flight services
Health System, has been reappointed to serve on the Virginia Emergency
Medical Services Advisory Board. The board makes recommendations to the
governor, the General Assembly and Virginia’s
Office of Emergency Medical Services on policies, plans, procedures and
proposed regulations to improve the statewide EMS
View all Wellmont news.
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 coordinatorOffice: (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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