• 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


  • Bart Hove Named Wellmont’s Interim President And CEO, Brings 37 Years Of Health Care Leadership Experience

    9/15/14 - Bart Hove, who provided impressive leadership as president of Bristol Regional Medical Center for 12 years, has been selected as Wellmont Health System’s interim president and CEO.

    Marsh Regional, Bristol Motor Speedway Partner To Host Annual Tri-Cities Patriot Day Blood Drive

    9/4/14 - On the 13th anniversary of the tragedy, Marsh Regional Blood Center will partner with Bristol Motor Speedway for the ninth annual The Tri-Cities Patriot Day Blood Drive. The drive will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. in the parking lot of the speedway’s north entrance.

    Ed Roop Named Chairman For Mountain View Regional, Lonesome Pine Boards; New Board Members Named In Wellmont’s Community Hospital Division

    8/8/14 - Ed Roop, vice president of Farmers and Miners Bank in Wise, Virginia, has been named chairman of the combined board for Mountain View Regional Medical Center and Lonesome Pine Hospital.

    Sweet Treats At Dairy Queen To Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

    8/9/14 - On Thursday, Aug. 14, Dairy Queen will sponsor its annual Miracle Treat Day to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Restaurants in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will donate to Children’s Miracle Network $1 or more from every Blizzard sold.

    Wellmont Launches New Website As Part Of Next Phase Of Partnership Exploration Process

    8/6/14 - Wellmont Health System is launching a new website specifically dedicated to its partnership exploration process. The website, www.forwardwithvision.org, is one of a series of initiatives by the health system to provide information and receive ideas or questions about the search.

  • 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.