• 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

  • Education Sessions About Preventing Zika Virus Will Now Be Available to Public at Three Locations

    6/24/16 - Two community education sessions on the Zika virus will be held June 29 by Wellmont and the Sullivan Co. Health Department at three locations: Bristol, Johnson City and Abingdon.

    Bristol Regional Offering Course to Teach Important Skills to Babysitters

    6/23/16 - A two-day Safe Sitter course at Bristol Regional Medical Center will teach safety and child care for babysitters ages 11-15. The course will be offered July 19-20.

    Sessions at Bristol Regional Will Inform Community About Controlling Mosquitoes, Preventing Zika Virus

    6/17/16 - To help address concerns about the Zika virus as we enter mosquito season, Wellmont Health System and the Sullivan County health department will hold information sessions on June 29 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

    Wellmont Cancer Institute to Hold Yard Sale in Norton to Support Patient Assistance Fund

    6/16/16 – A community yard sale will be held at the Southwest Virginia Cancer Center in Norton on Saturday, July 9, to support Wellmont Cancer Institute patients in need.

    Wellmont Receives Federal Grant of More Than $460,000 to Help Children Receive Health Insurance Coverage

    6/15/16 - Wellmont Foundation has been awarded a two-year, $463,855 Connecting Kids to Coverage grant to to enroll 2,070 children in Virginia Medicaid, TennCare or the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program and more than 200 adults in some form of insurance.

  • 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.