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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.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Ballad Health donates EMS substation property to Greene County

The Greene County-Greeneville Emergency Medical Service substation building on Coolidge Street has a new owner. Official documents were signed today that transferred ownership of the building – and an adjacent property – from Takoma Regional Hospital to EMS.  ... read more about Ballad Health donates EMS substation property to Greene County.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to raise money for Niswonger Children’s Hospital

During the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are joining forces to raise money for Niswonger Children’s Hospital. Money is raised primarily through a register campaign where customers and members contribute $1 or more when they check out. ... read more about Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to raise money for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Levi's Legacy
Friday, August 24, 2018

Niswonger Children’s Hospital partners with Levi’s Legacy to promote water safety

/node/631JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – After experiencing an unimaginable tragedy, a Sullivan County family has teamed up with Niswonger Children’s Hospital to prevent others from going through the same pain. ... read more about Niswonger Children’s Hospital partners with Levi’s Legacy to promote water safety.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ballad Health joins 16 other leading health systems in national project to transform care for vulnerable populations

Ballad Health and a group of leading health systems are joining forces to identify ways to better care for vulnerable populations. The Medicaid Transformation Project is a national effort to transform care and address social determinants of health for the nearly 75 million Americans on Medicaid. ... read more about Ballad Health joins 16 other leading health systems in national project to transform care for vulnerable populations.