• 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 Participates In Veterans Choice Program, Provides Accessible Care For Veterans

    11/19/15 - For veterans in our area, Wellmont Health System is meeting their health needs as an approved provider for the Veterans Choice Program, which enables veterans to see health care providers not employed by the V.A.

    Wellmont Foundation Hosts Night of Holiday Miracles to Support Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Project

    11/18/15 - On Dec. 4, 2015, the annual Night of Holiday Miracles will be held at MeadowView Convention Center. Proceeds will help provide new services and create an expanded NICU at Holston Valley Medical Center.

    Lonesome Pine Hospital Expands Continuum of Care with Addition of Intensive Care Unit

    11/17/15 - Lonesome Pine Hospital is building on decades of success with the opening of an intensive care unit, which provides another level of service to Big Stone Gap and the rest of Wise County.

    Wellmont, Mountain States Partner with Other Health Organizations to Discuss Dangers of Antibiotic Overuse

    11/5/15 - To educate caregivers and the public about the dangers of antibiotic overuse, Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance are partnering with other regional health organizations as part of the National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

    Wellmont Opens Urgent Care Facility in Bristol, Virginia, Providing Convenient Access for Patients

    11/3/15 - Patients who need care fast can now visit the new Wellmont Urgent Care at Exit 7 in Bristol, Va. In addition to treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, patients can also go to the urgent care center for flu shots and lab work.

  • 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.