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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.
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