• 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


  • From Marsh Regional As Winner Of Holiday Contest Daniel Boone Student Receives $500 Scholarship

    4/17/14 - Holly Wagner had worked blood drives since she was a freshman at Daniel Boone High School and was a strong believer in donation. But when her father needed open-heart surgery last year, she recognized an opportunity and a responsibility to advance the cause further.

    Wellmont, Eastman, Food City Encourage People, Businesses To Participate In Healthier Tennessee

    4/16/14 - Wellmont Health System, Eastman Chemical Company and Food City leaders say Healthier Tennessee and its Small Starts tools are transforming lives and improving the state’s well-being. Executives for these companies encourage other businesses, as well as individuals, to use these resources.

    Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations Week of 4/21

    4/15/14 - For more than 65 years, Marsh Regional has supplied blood to healthcare facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. As many as three lives may be saved each time a person donates blood, and Marsh Regional urges people to give here and help here.

    Wellmont's Wise Guardianship Of Finances Results In Affirmation Of BBB+ Rating From Fitch

    4/15/14 - Wellmont Health System’s prudent stewardship of its finances during an unprecedented era in health care has earned the respect of a national rating agency. Fitch Ratings recently affirmed Wellmont’s BBB+ bond rating and classified its financial outlook as stable.

    Scrubs Donation Event To Be Held In May For Students Graduating As Nurses From Two Virginia Schools

    4/11/14 - Carmen Spurrier, a registered nurse in the Holston Valley Medical Center emergency department, is organizing a used scrubs donation event for the second straight year. These scrubs will be provided free to students who are graduating from the nursing programs at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap and Lee County Career & Technical Center in Ben Hur.

  • 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
    Takoma Regional Hospital (423) 639-3151
    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.