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Friday, September 27, 2019

Ballad Health’s Norris elected board member of Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Ballad Health executive Todd Norris has been elected to serve on the board of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF), a statewide public-private entity that supports early childhood development and school readiness for the Commonwealth’s youngest children. ... read more about Ballad Health’s Norris elected board member of Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores raise more than $180,000 for Niswonger Children’s Hospital

Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are helping Niswonger Children’s Hospital make miracles – one dollar at a time ... read more about Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores raise more than $180,000 for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

“It’s Bristol BABY!®” board book encourages reading from birth

Bristol Regional Medical Center is uniting with several community organizations to engage parents, families and children in reading with the launch of a new book, “It’s Bristol BABY!®” ... read more about “It’s Bristol BABY!®” board book encourages reading from birth.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Ballad Health Hiring for New Urgent Care Center in Lee County

In order to provide much-needed services in the area as soon as possible, Ballad Health is opening an urgent care center at 127 Healthcare Drive, Suite 3, in Pennington Gap ... read more about Ballad Health Hiring for New Urgent Care Center in Lee County.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

U.S. News & World Report names Bristol Regional Medical Center a High-Performing Hospital

Bristol Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a High-Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report, moving up in the publication’s overall rankings from No. 10 in Tennessee last year to No. 7 this year. ... read more about U.S. News & World Report names Bristol Regional Medical Center a High-Performing Hospital.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

U.S. News & World Report names Holston Valley Medical Center a High-Performing Hospital

Holston Valley Medical Center has been recognized as a High-Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report, moving up in the publication’s overall rankings from No. 10 in Tennessee last year to No. 7 this year. ... read more about U.S. News & World Report names Holston Valley Medical Center a High-Performing Hospital.

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.