• 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


  • Marsh Regional Holds Blood Drives at Holston Valley in Memory of Lois Marsh

    7/24/15 - Marsh Regional Blood Center was born through the vision of Lois Marsh and flourished through her nurturing of the area’s largest blood supplier. To honor her legacy, Marsh Regional will hold memorial blood drives July 30 and 31 in the Holston Valley Medical Center emergency department annex.

    Dairy Queen Holds Annual Miracle Treat Day to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

    7/23/15 - Anyone looking for a way to beat the summer heat has a perfect solution that will also provide needed funds to improve the lives of local children. Dairy Queen is sponsoring  Miracle Treat Day, a special event Thursday, July 30, to benefit  Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

    Dr. Chris Metzger Co-Authors Article in Prestigious New England Journal of Medicine Revealing Results of a Landmark Clinical Trial

    7/20/15 - Chris Metzger, M.D., is co-author of a New England Journal of Medicine article examining use of drug-coated angioplasty balloons in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. Dr. Metzger is an internationally respected interventional cardiologist.

    Dr. Gerald Blackwell, Health Care Hero

    7/24/15 - Dr. Gerald Blackwell, Health Care Hero Dr. Jerry Blackwell, president of the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, has long been a visionary leader in improving our region’s heart health. His longtime friend and colleague, Dr. David Beckner, shares why Dr. Blackwell is a Health Care Hero.

    Four Individuals and Two Groups from Wellmont Honored as Health Care Heroes by Local Magazine

    7/16/15 - Four individuals and groups of people at Wellmont Health System were designated as Health Care Heroes by the Business Journal of the Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia. The magazine honored these dedicated people at a luncheon on July 9.

  • 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.