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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Increase in regional COVID-19 cases leads Ballad Health to delay all elective surgical procedures, limit visitation to patients with COVID-19

An increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Appalachian Highlands has prompted Ballad Health to postpone all elective and non-emergent surgeries, including already-scheduled procedures. ... read more about Increase in regional COVID-19 cases leads Ballad Health to delay all elective surgical procedures, limit visitation to patients with COVID-19.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Statement in support of in-person learning and protection measures for children

Ballad Health unequivocally supports taking all appropriate measures to keep children in schools for in-person learning. We believe taking the steps recommended by medical boards and the CDC are most likely to enhance the opportunity to keep children in school. ... read more about Statement in support of in-person learning and protection measures for children.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Ballad Health defers elective overnight procedures, citing significant and projected increases in local COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

An increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has prompted Ballad Health to defer all elective, non-emergent surgical cases requiring overnight patient stays as of Monday, Aug. 16. ... read more about Ballad Health defers elective overnight procedures, citing significant and projected increases in local COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Rising COVID-19 rates, Delta variant spread prompt Ballad Health to extend vaccination efforts

As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases surge across the Appalachian Highlands, Ballad Health is ramping up efforts to protect community members through vaccinations. ... read more about Rising COVID-19 rates, Delta variant spread prompt Ballad Health to extend vaccination efforts.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

State of Tennessee Survey Gives High Marks to Region’s Level I Trauma Program

Report by survey team finds zero deficiencies for trauma program at Johnson City Medical Center. Issues Level I Trauma Center Reverification July 14 ... read more about State of Tennessee Survey Gives High Marks to Region’s Level I Trauma Program.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Ballad Health hosts first United States clinical trials of CGuard Embolic Protection System

Ballad Health CVA Heart Institute cardiologist, Dr. Chris Metzger, leads national study on the effectiveness of the CGuard system developed by InspireMD ... read more about Ballad Health hosts first United States clinical trials of CGuard Embolic Protection System.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ballad Health names Dr. Karen Eller Shelton vice president and chief medical officer of Bristol Regional Medical Center

Ballad Health names local healthcare leader Karen Eller Shelton, MD, as vice president and chief medical officer of Bristol Regional Medical Center ... read more about Ballad Health names Dr. Karen Eller Shelton vice president and chief medical officer of Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Marsh Regional Blood Center encourages friendly competition with Fire Station Showdown blood drives

Volunteer fire stations in Sullivan County will host public blood drives. The station that collects the most will claim a trophy – and bragging rights. ... read more about Marsh Regional Blood Center encourages friendly competition with Fire Station Showdown blood drives.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Southwest Virginia community perseveres, Ballad Health opens new Lee County Community Hospital

Ballad Health opens Lee County Community Hospital, a new rural hospital serving rural Pennington Gap and its surrounding communities. ... read more about Southwest Virginia community perseveres, Ballad Health opens new Lee County Community Hospital .

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Ballad Health holds drive-thru hiring event for Kingsport-based jobs

To fill open positions at its Kingsport-based facilities, Ballad Health will hold a drive-thru job fair on Friday, June 25 Holston Valley’s Green Parking Lot ... read more about Ballad Health holds drive-thru hiring event for Kingsport-based jobs.