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Friday, March 1, 2019

Meet Chris Miller, COO for Ballad Health’s Greene County market

An experienced leader with a servant’s heart has been named chief operating officer for Ballad Health’s Greene County market, which includes Laughlin Memorial and Takoma Regional hospitals and Laughlin Healthcare Center. Chris Miller began his new role in Greeneville in early February. ... read more about Meet Chris Miller, COO for Ballad Health’s Greene County market.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ballad Health’s Lynn Krutak named Modern Healthcare’s prestigious ‘10 Women Leaders to Watch’ national list

Lynn Krutak, chief financial officer for Ballad Health, has been selected to the prestigious 2019 “10 Women Leaders to Watch in Healthcare” list announced by Modern Healthcare. The publication is a leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information across the nation. ... read more about Ballad Health’s Lynn Krutak named Modern Healthcare’s prestigious ‘10 Women Leaders to Watch’ national list.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Regional leaders create Accountable Care Community with support from Ballad Health, Healthy Kingsport and United Way of Southwest Virginia

A leadership committee representing 24 regional organizations, along with more than 150 community stakeholder groups, has created the region’s first Accountable Care Community – a collaborative group whose goal is to transform the health of twenty-one counties in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. ... read more about Regional leaders create Accountable Care Community with support from Ballad Health, Healthy Kingsport and United Way of Southwest Virginia.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ballad Health Reports Six-Month Results: Better Quality, Strong Financial Performance, and Significant Capital Investments

Ballad Health today announced operational results from its first six months of the fiscal year, and quarterly results for the 2nd quarter. The announcement coincides with the announcement by Moody’s Investor Services that Ballad Health’s outlook has been revised from neutral to positive. ... read more about Ballad Health Reports Six-Month Results: Better Quality, Strong Financial Performance, and Significant Capital Investments.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ballad Health and United Way partner to help children’s reading skills

“We believe this partnership will have a huge impact on the community as we work together with our local schools to improve childhood literacy across the region,” said Alan Levine, executive chairman and chief executive officer of Ballad Health. ... read more about Ballad Health and United Way partner to help children’s reading skills.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ballad Health hospitals increase visitation restrictions due to escalating flu risk

Rather than visit in person, people are encouraged to call the hospital to check on a patient’s condition. It’s also important to remember that people can spread the flu to others for a full a day before they start showing symptoms. ... read more about Ballad Health hospitals increase visitation restrictions due to escalating flu risk.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Seventh annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon on Feb. 21-22 to benefit crucial Child Life Services department

The radiothon relies on volunteers and community support to raise money for the hospital. In the days leading up to the event, local corporate sponsors line up their pledges, while children make contributions through change buckets at local schools. ... read more about Seventh annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon on Feb. 21-22 to benefit crucial Child Life Services department.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Audition dates, times set for 2019’s Broadway Comes to Greeneville

Beginning Monday, Jan. 14, auditions will take place across the region for the 2019 Broadway Comes to Greeneville event, which benefits Niswonger Children’s Hospital. Now in its eighth year, the show gives talented children from across the region the opportunity to perform alongside Broadway stars. ... read more about Audition dates, times set for 2019’s Broadway Comes to Greeneville.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Ballad Health and International Storytelling Center partner to integrate storytelling into new Unicoi County Hospital

Ballad Health and the International Storytelling Center have announced a new partnership designed to embed storytelling into the culture of the new Unicoi County Hospital in Erwin. The innovative partnership represents a first-of-its-kind collaboration between an arts organization and a health system. ... read more about Ballad Health and International Storytelling Center partner to integrate storytelling into new Unicoi County Hospital.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Toy donations needed at Niswonger Children’s Hospital

This Christmas, Niswonger Children’s Hospital is giving everyone the chance to play Santa – and the effects will be felt throughout the year. ... read more about Toy donations needed at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.