• 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

  • Wellmont Urgent Care and Extended Hours Clinic Offering Sports Physicals Throughout Region

    6/19/15 - Wellmont Health System is offering sports physicals for student-athletes at convenient locations throughout the region. These students can receive their physicals at Wellmont Urgent Care in Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol, Tennessee, as well as Abingdon and the extended hours clinic in Norton, Virginia.

    Four Physicians Graduate from Wellmont’s Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program

    6/17/15 - Wellmont’s osteopathic family medicine residency program, based in Southwest Virginia and launched in 2010, graduated four more physicians in a ceremony on June 16 at the Inn at Wise.

    Bristol Regional, Holston Valley Team with Physician to Send Ultrasound Machines to Ugandan District

    6/15/15 - To better provide the care patients need, two clinics in Uganda will receive donated ultrasound machines from Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center.

    Marsh Regional Provides Nine Scholarships to Local High School Students, Grants to Four Area Schools

    6/11/15 - Many teenagers in the region donate blood to Marsh Regional Blood Center, which is giving back by helping further their educations. Nine local students earned $1,000 scholarships and five area high schools received grants.

    Billiards Tournament Being Held in Downtown Bristol to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

    6/11/15 - Borderline Billiards in downtown Bristol is hosting a billiards tournament on June 11 to improve the health of local children by supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

  • 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.