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.
6/24/16 - Two community education sessions on the Zika virus will be held June 29 by Wellmont and the Sullivan Co. Health Department at three locations: Bristol, Johnson City and Abingdon.
6/23/16 - A two-day Safe Sitter course at Bristol Regional Medical Center will teach safety and child care for babysitters ages 11-15. The course will be offered July 19-20.
6/17/16 - To help address concerns about the Zika virus as we enter mosquito season, Wellmont Health System and the Sullivan County health department will hold information sessions on June 29 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
6/16/16 – A community yard sale will be held at the Southwest Virginia Cancer Center in Norton on Saturday, July 9, to support Wellmont Cancer Institute patients in need.
6/15/16 - Wellmont Foundation has been awarded a two-year, $463,855 Connecting Kids to Coverage grant to to enroll 2,070 children in Virginia Medicaid, TennCare or the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program and more than 200 adults in some form of insurance.
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
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 directorOffice: (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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