• 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


  • Game Enthusiasts Can Play, Raise Money
 For Children's Health During Extra Life

    10/24/14 - Playing Legend of Zelda, Halo, Pokémon or even Chutes and Ladders offers is not only a lot of fun but provides local residents with an innovative way to make miracles happen for children. Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon that benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, will be held Saturday, Oct. 25. Gamers of all types are welcome to sign up – whether they prefer personal computer, console, fantasy, live-action role play, cards or even board games.

    ETSU Students To Hold Dance Marathon To Benefit 
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

    10/23/14 - Local college students are transforming an all-night party into a lifesaving fundraiser for the region’s sickest children. On Thursday, Oct. 23, East Tennessee State University students will hold their third Dance Marathon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The event, held from 6 p.m.-midnight in the D.P. Culp Center ballroom, will feature live music, dancing, children’s games and free food for all registrants. It is open to the community in addition to students.

    Joint Statement From Mountain States Health Alliance And Wellmont Health System On Ebola Preparedness

    10/16/14 - Bart Hove, interim president and CEO of Wellmont Health System, and Alan Levine, president and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance, today issued the following statement related to public concerns about the national news related to the potential spread of the Ebola virus.

    Eric Deaton, A Veteran Health Care Executive, Returns To Wellmont As Chief Operating Officer

    10/13/14 - Eric Deaton, a longtime health care executive who previously worked for Wellmont Health System, is rejoining the organization as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective Nov. 10.

    Wellmont Medical Associates Recognized Nationally For Efforts To Enhance Patient Care, Increase Access

    10/07/14 - Wellmont Medical Associates has achieved national recognition for its efforts to enhance a patient’s care experience, reduce hospital readmissions and increase access to primary 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 coordinator
    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.