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Monday, October 29, 2018

Four Ballad Health hospitals select new names

As Ballad Health continues its work to bring together hospitals, medical practices and other services to form a Community Health Improvement Organization, one small but important step is rolling ou ... read more about Four Ballad Health hospitals select new names.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization services move from Indian Path to Holston Valley

As Holston Valley Medical Center and Indian Path Medical Center begin collaborating to care for the residents of Kingsport and surrounding area, the hospitals have begun the process of integrating all Kingsport-based invasive and advanced cardiology services to Holston Valley. ... read more about Diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization services move from Indian Path to Holston Valley.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Smyth County helping to address national opioid crisis with $737,000 grant

Community stakeholders in Smyth County are taking a leadership role in addressing the national opioid crisis at the local level, thanks to a $737,000 federal grant from the Rural Health Opioid Program, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. ... read more about Smyth County helping to address national opioid crisis with $737,000 grant .

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Lifelike childbirth simulator helps nurses, hospital staff prepare for labor and deliveries

Victoria isn’t attempting a world record. Her real name is Victoria® S2200, and she’s a high-tech childbirth simulator that helps healthcare workers prepare for labor and delivery events, including early labor complications, high-risk deliveries and postpartum emergencies. ... read more about Lifelike childbirth simulator helps nurses, hospital staff prepare for labor and deliveries.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ballad Health’s accountable care organization generates savings for fifth year in a row

AnewCare Collaborative – Ballad Health’s accountable care organization – is one of only 21 accountable care organizations in the country to generate savings for the fifth year in a row, according to results released recently by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. ... read more about Ballad Health’s accountable care organization generates savings for fifth year in a row.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ballad Health Foundation to offer free vision care to qualifying community members

Ballad Health Foundation is partnering with local optometrists and opticians to provide free vision care – which includes glasses – to qualifying community members. All applications need to be turned in on October 11 at Laughlin’s main lobby between 8-11 a.m.  ... read more about Ballad Health Foundation to offer free vision care to qualifying community members.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Alan Levine testifies before U.S. Senate about rural healthcare

Alan Levine, executive chairman and CEO of Ballad Health, spoke on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, to a subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Levine was one of four experts speaking before the subcommittee. ... read more about Alan Levine testifies before U.S. Senate about rural healthcare.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Ballad Health Foundation and Prevention Connections to bring Project Fit America to Norton Elementary School

Ballad Health Foundation and Prevention Connections have partnered with Project Fit America, a national nonprofit, to provide Norton Elementary School with a grant for fitness education that includes new gym and playground equipment. ... read more about Ballad Health Foundation and Prevention Connections to bring Project Fit America to Norton Elementary School.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ballad Health selected for national initiative to enhance care value

 Ballad Health has been chosen for a national initiative that has the potential to improve the value of care patients receive while reducing healthcare spending nationwide. ... read more about Ballad Health selected for national initiative to enhance care value.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ballad Health team members help improve child literacy in the region

B.E.A.R. (Being Engaged to Achieve Reading) Buddies pairs volunteers with elementary school students – ranging from kindergarteners to third graders – who are approximately six months or more behind their grade level for reading. ... read more about Ballad Health team members help improve child literacy in the region.