• 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 Further Supports Russell County With Donation To Veterans Memorial Park

    11/17/14 - Wellmont Health System is helping Russell County salute its veterans with a donation to support a new park the community has built in their honor. David Brash, Wellmont’s senior vice president of business development and rural strategy, presented a $1,500 check to Lebanon Mayor Tony Dodi during a brief event Thursday, Nov. 13.

    Career Fair Showcases Nursing Opportunities At Wellmont Health System

    11/12/14 - Experienced registered nurses and recent and upcoming nursing graduates can learn about Wellmont Health System’s diverse job offerings during a career fair Monday, Nov. 17, at Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center.

    Strategic Options Process By Wellmont Board Continues To Progress, With Field Narrowed To Two

    11/10/14 - The strategic options evaluation by Wellmont Health System’s board of directors continues to make significant progress, with the field of potential alignment partners being narrowed to two. Names of the remaining health systems the board is considering cannot be disclosed due to confidentiality agreements signed by both sides early in the process. But Roger Leonard, the board’s chairman, said the contenders are a regional option and an organization outside the region, both of which are aligned with the principles the board adopted to guide its decision-making process.

    Three Leaders Who Have Helped Shape Wellmont Honored By Tennessee Hospital Association

    11/07/14 -  Three leaders who have played integral roles in Wellmont Health System's delivery of superior health care with compassion have been honored by the Tennessee Hospital Association. Dr. George Milum Testerman, a trauma surgeon at Holston Valley Medical Center, was selected as a physician recipient of the Meritorious Service Award. T. Arthur "Buddy" Scott Jr., a longtime board member for Holston Valley and Wellmont, earned the same award for board members. And Phyllis Dossett, director of clinical services at Hancock County Hospital, was chosen to receive the Nurse of Distinction award.

    Dr. Chris Metzger Performs Cases At Holston Valley As Fellow Health Care Professionals Watch In Las Vegas
    11/03/14 - For years, Chris Metzger, M.D., an internationally respected cardiologist for the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, has turned Holston Valley Medical Center’s cardiac unit into a virtual classroom. The tradition continues this week when he performs six peripheral vascular cases that will be broadcast to a medical conference in Las Vegas.
  • 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.