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Monday, September 9, 2019

Ballad Health Innovation Center and Consortia Health announce alliance

The Ballad Health Innovation Center joined Consortia Health as an investor, with the transaction being completed July 1, 2019 ... read more about Ballad Health Innovation Center and Consortia Health announce alliance.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Ballad Health physician practices reduce charges

As Ballad Health continues to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for individuals who have low income and do not have the benefit of health insurance coverage, the health system announced another step toward increasing accessibility by reducing charges. ... read more about Ballad Health physician practices reduce charges.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Mother and nurse turn grief into caring by donating CuddleCot for stillbirths

In August 2017, Chelsea Keene of Bluff City and her husband, Alex, received the worst news expectant parents can hear. Despite a healthy pregnancy up to that point, doctors told the Keenes their baby girl, Avie Lee Elizabeth, had passed away in the womb at 37 weeks gestation. ... read more about Mother and nurse turn grief into caring by donating CuddleCot for stillbirths .

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sean McMurray named Ballad Health’s vice president of market operations and service line integration and development

Sean McMurray, an accomplished healthcare executive with more than a decade of leadership in the Appalachian Highlands, has been named Ballad Health’s vice president of market operations and service line integration and development ... read more about Sean McMurray named Ballad Health’s vice president of market operations and service line integration and development.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Ballad Health to hold Camp Firefly event for grieving children, teenagers on Sept. 7

Ballad Health Hospice will help those hurting hearts on Saturday, Sept. 7, with its Camp Firefly for grieving children, teenagers and their families. The camp, which runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., will be held at Warrior’s Path State Park in Kingsport ... read more about Ballad Health to hold Camp Firefly event for grieving children, teenagers on Sept. 7.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Norton Community Hospital once again among top 10 percent of inpatient rehab facilities in the nation

Six years ago, Castlewood, Virginia, resident Ken Reppe suffered a stroke and brain bleed, and his family was told to prepare for the worst. ... read more about Norton Community Hospital once again among top 10 percent of inpatient rehab facilities in the nation.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Ballad Health announces major gift to support new pediatric emergency department coming to Bristol Regional Medical Center

The J.D. Nicewonder Family Pediatric Emergency Department, a service of Niswonger Children’s Hospital, will feature a separate entrance and designated treatment rooms for children and their families. ... read more about Ballad Health announces major gift to support new pediatric emergency department coming to Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Ballad Health announces plans for new services in Greeneville

Ballad Health announced today it has commenced the planning process for the implementation of new services for women who are pregnant and in need of certain mental health services, addiction treatment and other supports that will help ensure the strongest possible starts for their children. ... read more about Ballad Health announces plans for new services in Greeneville.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Unicoi County Hospital hosts free outdoor storytelling concert series Aug. 12, Sept. 9

The field beside Unicoi County Hospital will be alive with music from Unicoi County High School Bluegrass Band, storytelling from a flatbed trailer stage ... read more about Unicoi County Hospital hosts free outdoor storytelling concert series Aug. 12, Sept. 9.