• 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


  • Career Fair Showcases Dietary Staffing Opportunities at Wellmont Health System

    4/26/16 - Interested in exploring or revisiting a career in health care? Examine your options during a job fair at Wexford House in Kingsport, TN, on Friday, April 29.

    Patty Turner Named Director of Provider Recruitment, Helping Identify Top Talent to Serve Patients in Region

    4/25/16 - Patty Turner, a 9-year Wellmont Health System co-worker with a breadth of experience working with medical providers, has been named the organization’s director of provider recruitment.

    Holston Valley Hosts Annual Reunion to Celebrate Success of Children Who Receive Care in NICU

    4/21/19 - The annual Holston Valley Medical Center NICU reunion will be held Sunday, May 1, from 2-4 p.m. at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center Grand Ballroom.

    Wellmont’s Trauma Centers Hosting Dynamic Speakers to Discuss Topics That Will Advance Quality of Care

    4/19/16 - Experts from a variety of professions will share their knowledge during the fifth annual Trauma and Critical Care Conference at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

    NASCAR Driver, Wellmont, Lilly Diabetes Highlight Value of Early Detection in Managing This Disease

    4/15/16 - To highlight the importance of the early detection of diabetes, rising NASCAR driver Ryan Reed joined representatives of Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Centers and Lilly Diabetes at an April 15 news conference at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • 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 director
    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.