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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Inaugural Unicoi County Hospital junior board of directors helps community tell stories through time capsule

Today, a special time capsule – created by the hospital’s inaugural junior board of directors – was sealed and will be placed inside the hospital for the next 25 years. The junior board is comprised of students from Unicoi County Middle School. Its members range from sixth through eighth grade ... read more about Inaugural Unicoi County Hospital junior board of directors helps community tell stories through time capsule.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ballad Health reports nine-month results: Strong financial performance, capital investment and major regional collaboration

Ballad Health has facilitated what may be the nation’s largest Accountable Care Community ACC, spanning two states. The ACC reflects involvement from more than 200 local community organizations, churches, businesses and not-for-profits ... read more about Ballad Health reports nine-month results: Strong financial performance, capital investment and major regional collaboration .

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ballad Health investing $10 million in pay increases for key frontline nursing team positions

Our nurses and those who work with them in the provision of direct patient care are heroes. Each of us does important work, and that, no doubt, is an important fact. Our amazing nurses would be the first to say they could not do their work without all the people who make a hospital or health care facility operate. ... read more about Ballad Health investing $10 million in pay increases for key frontline nursing team positions.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Boots & Bow Ties fundraiser scheduled for May 18

Kick up your heels for a night of boot-scootin’, barbecue and bidding at Johnston Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual Boots & Bow Ties fundraiser. The event starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Woodbrook Farms in Abingdon. Tickets are $75 per person. ... read more about Boots & Bow Ties fundraiser scheduled for May 18.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Jack Simpson named new president of Ballad Health Foundation

Simpson comes to the foundation from Milligan College, where he served most recently as vice president for institutional advancement and previously as the director of the college’s major gifts program. He’s been with Milligan since 1999. ... read more about Jack Simpson named new president of Ballad Health Foundation.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Ballad Health Medical Associates opens new family medicine practice at Unicoi County Hospital, bringing more primary care resources to the region

Unicoi County Hospital is expanding its services by opening a new family medicine practice. The clinic, part of Ballad Health Medical Associates, brings more primary care resources to the community. It will be located inside the hospital in office space designated for primacy care when the facility was built. ... read more about Ballad Health Medical Associates opens new family medicine practice at Unicoi County Hospital, bringing more primary care resources to the region.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Milligan announces addictions counseling concentration with support from Ballad Health and the BlueCross Health Foundation

Milligan College will expand of its Master of Science in Counseling (MSC) program to add an addictions counseling concentration in fall 2019, thanks to support from Ballad Health and the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation. The program is 2 years, 60 credit hours. Addictions counseling is projected to double the number of students in the program. ... read more about Milligan announces addictions counseling concentration with support from Ballad Health and the BlueCross Health Foundation.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fifth-annual Derby Day to benefit children of Greeneville and Greene County

On Saturday, May 4, at 4:30 p.m., the festivities begin in the ballroom of the General Morgan Inn, located in downtown Greeneville. Women are encouraged to wear traditional elaborate hats, and men seersucker suits and bow ties, just as if they were going to the actual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. ... read more about Fifth-annual Derby Day to benefit children of Greeneville and Greene County.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

New initiative aimed at improving the lives of the region’s children

In a partnership announced today during a forum at Bristol Motor Speedway among the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, Ballad Health and Niswonger Children’s Hospital, STRONG Kids will enable these groups to share ideas and best practices that will help children in the area reach their potential ... read more about New initiative aimed at improving the lives of the region’s children.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Ballad Health Foundation to host Wine Women & Shoes on April 27

This year’s Wine Women & Shoes will be held Saturday, April 27, from 2-5 p.m. Proceeds from the event will again help the foundation enhance its breast cancer screening programs by providing more 3D mammograms, breast MRI tests, BRCA 1 and 2 genetic analyses and genetic panels. ... read more about Ballad Health Foundation to host Wine Women & Shoes on April 27.