• 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

  • Health Systems Continue to Solicit Community Input Through Health Round Table Meetings

    10/6/15 - Local residents are invited to get involved in the effort to tackle the region’s most important health issues by attending one of four remaining community health roundtable meetings hosted by Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance.

    Holston Valley Celebrates 80 Years of Exceptional Care with Free Community Event at Farmers Market

    10/6/15 - In 1935, Mary Ellen Shipp Birdwell was the first baby girl born at what is now Holston Valley Medical Center, which had just opened as Holston Valley Community Hospital. Since then, she has shared her place in Holston Valley’s history.

    Dr. John Fincher Recognized for Nearly 40 Years of Leadership Excellence With Statewide Award

    10/5/15 - Dr. John Fincher, Bristol Regional Medical Center's medical director of radiation oncology, was honored recently with the meritorious service award for medical staff by the Tennessee Hospital Association.

    Two Innovative Young Professionals with Wellmont Named to 40 Under Forty Class by Local Magazine

    10/2/15 - Jeremy Mikles, director of critical care and trauma at Bristol Regional Medical Center, and Holly Rinehart, the Wellmont supply chain’s clinical resource manager, were named to the 2015 class of 40 Under Forty.

    Wellmont Opens Urgent Care Facility in Norton, Treating Minor Afflictions Without Appointment

    10/2/15 - With the opening of Wellmont Urgent Care at 601 Commonwealth Drive in Norton, patients who have minor illnesses and injuries have another resource in the community for high-quality care.

  • 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.