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Bart Hove
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Ballad Health announces retirement of Bart Hove

Ballad Health has announced that Bart Hove, the previous chief executive officer of Wellmont Health System, has retired, effective today. Hove had been slated to serve as CEO of Ballad Health. In a letter yesterday evening to the Ballad Health board of directors, Hove made the surprise announcement. In it, he articulated strong support for the newly appointed management team, a group composed of individuals from both organizations.  ... read more about Ballad Health announces retirement of Bart Hove.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Inaugural board of directors selected for Ballad Health

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. and KINGSPORT , Tenn. – Eleven regional leaders with expertise in business, healthcare, education and community development have been selected to serve on the inaugural Ballad Health board of directors when the new health system officially launches in early 2018. ... read more about Inaugural board of directors selected for Ballad Health.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mountain States, Wellmont receive merger approval in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY AND KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The proposed merger between Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System reached an important milestone on Tuesday with approval of the systems’ Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) application by Tennessee officials. ... read more about Mountain States, Wellmont receive merger approval in Tennessee.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Name chosen for proposed new health system

This is a message sent to all Mountain States Health Alliance team members by Alan Levine, President/CEO of Mountain States, announcing the name for the proposed new health system joining Wellmont Health System with Mountain States. ... read more about Name chosen for proposed new health system.