• 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

  • Holston Valley Accepting Applications to Participate in Hospital’s Award-Winning Pet Therapy Program

    Holston Valley’s award-winning pet therapy program is accepting applications for additional volunteers and will hold training sessions beginning in September 2016.

    Wellmont Holding CNA Training Classes at Bristol Regional, Follow-Up Clinicals at Wexford House

    Beginning Sept. 27, 2016, Wellmont is offering a certified nursing assistant training program, with classes at Bristol Regional and follow-up clinical activities at Wexford House.

    Hancock County Hospital’s President Selected by National Publication as a Leader to Know

    Rebecca Beck’s leadership of Hancock County Hospital has resulted in her selection by an industry publication as one of its 50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know.

    Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol Added to Events as Wellmont Renews Contract to Serve As Exclusive Medical Provider at Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway

    Wellmont recently renewed its contract with Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway to continue as exclusive medical provider for NASCAR, NHRA, monster truck races and test drives on the track.

    Nurses at Wellmont Cancer Institute Facility in Kingsport Raise $64,000 for Patient Assistance Fund

    Nurses at the Wellmont Cancer Institute organized Run 4 His Glory, a 5K run and walk, which was held in April to support the cancer patient assistance fund.

  • 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.