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.
3/6/14 - Sharon Sword, an innovative nursing professional for 27 years at Holston Valley Medical Center, has been promoted to serve as the hospital’s director of case management. Sword, who was serving as interim director, now provides leadership and vision to the case management department, with objectives of reducing length of stay, coordinating care and facilitating transitions to post-acute settings. She will also manage the department’s daily operations, including the budget.
3/5/14 – Wellmont Health System leaders shared on Tuesday, March 4, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe the short-term and long-term benefit to the community of expanding Medicaid. McAuliffe listened to representatives of health systems and the Wise County Chamber of Commerce and other community stakeholders during a roundtable discussion at the University of Virginia-Wise Convocation Center. Joining him was Dr. Bill Hazel, Virginia’s secretary of health and human services.
3/4/14 – Wexford House, a comprehensive skilled nursing facility that
recently joined Wellmont Health System, has earned two awards from a national
organization that focuses on enhancing quality. The 174-bed facility received the Embracing
Quality Awards during the American Health Care Association and the National
Center for Assisted Living’s sixth annual quality symposium.
3/4/14 – For more than 65
years, Marsh Regional has supplied blood to healthcare facilities in Northeast
Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. As many as three lives may be saved each time
a person donates blood, and all donations stay local to help people in this
View all Wellmont news.
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.
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
Takoma Regional Hospital (423) 639-3151
Lonesome Pine Hospital: (276) 523-3111
Hawkins County Memorial Hospital: (423) 921-7000
Hancock County Hospital: (423) 733-5000
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.
Jim Wozniakmedia relations coordinatorOffice: (423) 408-7299Cell: (423) 306-1702Pager: (800) 289-2337, ext. 8786Fax: (423) 408-7401E-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.
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