Fred Pelle, a highly respected 30-year health care veteran and president of Wellmont Health System’s community hospital division, has been named vice president and chief operating officer of Holston Valley Medical Center.
Bart Hove, Wellmont Health System’s interim president and chief executive officer, was recently elected to the Tennessee Hospital Association’s board of directors. Hove brings 37 years of service in health care to the table as he begins his tenure.
Alice Pope, Wellmont Health System's executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been named by a national publication as one of 130 female hospital and health system leaders to know. Becker's Hospital Review, which writes about business and legal information for health care industry leaders, recently named Pope to the list. She is the only leader from the region to be selected.
Wellmont Health System's two largest hospitals scored the highest among the region's tertiary hospitals in the latest safety rankings from a national nonprofit organization. Bristol Regional Medical Center received an "A" and Holston Valley Medical Center received a "B" in the fall Hospital Safety Score ratings from the Leapfrog Group. Scores are based on an evaluation of 28 measures that cover organizational structure and medical care.
Work by Wellmont Health System’s board of directors is enabling the group to fully explore the organization's best path forward. Board chairman Roger Leonard said the panel continues its examination of Wellmont’s options, a process that will likely extend into the new year.
Wellmont Medical Associates was recognized during a celebration Thursday, Dec. 4, for the American Medical Group Foundation and its Measure Up/Pressure Down hypertension campaign. The medical group earned the Most Improvement award among groups with fewer than 150 providers by increasing the number of patients with controlled or normal blood pressure by an additional 20 percentage points.
12/03/14 - Eric Vaughn, who has developed a diverse professional portfolio in his 10 years with Wellmont Health System, has been promoted to director of the marketing communications department.
11/26/14 - A festive new event will give area residents a chance to kick off the holiday season – and improve the lives of children facing potentially life-threatening medical conditions. On Friday, Dec. 5, Wellmont Foundation will hold the inaugural Night of Holiday Miracles at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center.
11/24/14 - Wellmont Health System has agreed to participate in the OnePartner Health Information Exchange, a regional community initiative which enables the electronic exchange of health information across organizations to provide more timely, efficient and effective patient-centered care to the community.
11/20/14 - Children at one local school will soon begin an innovative program to set them on a lifelong course for better health. Wellmont Foundation, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Wellmont LiveWell have partnered with Project Fit America, a national nonprofit charity, to provide University School in Johnson City with a grant for fitness education, which includes new equipment.
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