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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Greeneville Community Hospital accelerates plans to enhance cardiac and vascular care and optimize capacity

Greeneville Community Hospital accelerates plans to enhance cardiac and vascular care and optimize capacity, consolidating with Johnson City and Kingsport’s high-volume program. ... read more about Greeneville Community Hospital accelerates plans to enhance cardiac and vascular care and optimize capacity.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Ballad Health announces major expansion of its virtual health program, creating lower cost and more access to urgent care

Expanding on what was already the region’s most expansive network of telehealth technology, Ballad Health today launched a region-wide, technology-driven virtual urgent care center for on-demand care to patients from the comfort of their homes. ... read more about Ballad Health announces major expansion of its virtual health program, creating lower cost and more access to urgent care.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Ballad Health announces added investment for nursing, direct care team to ensure availability during possible COVID-19 surge

Ballad Health officials announced Wednesday steps to ensure the availability of critical staff which may be needed during a potential patient surge ... read more about Ballad Health announces added investment for nursing, direct care team to ensure availability during possible COVID-19 surge.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Ballad Health to deploy rapid testing for COVID-19

Ballad Health will be among the first healthcare systems in the nation to deploy rapid testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). ... read more about COVID-19 UPDATE: Ballad Health to deploy rapid testing for COVID-19.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Ballad Health identifies cluster of positive COVID-19 cases in Hawkins County

Ballad Health has identified a cluster of positive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests in Hawkins County ... read more about Ballad Health identifies cluster of positive COVID-19 cases in Hawkins County.

Friday, March 27, 2020

CANCELLED: Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K

Ballad Health, Bristol Tennessee City Schools and Bristol Virginia Public Schools is cancelling the Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K ... read more about CANCELLED: Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Ballad Health welcomes handmade mask donations from community for respiratory patients

To help preserve its supplies, Ballad Health is accepting donations of handmade face masks for patients ... read more about Ballad Health welcomes handmade mask donations from community for respiratory patients.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Ballad Health proactively designates Lonesome Pine Hospital as Wise Co. regional COVID-19 Hospital

In an abundance of caution, in anticipation of potential community need, and due to the positive COVID-19 case reported in Big Stone Gap, Va., Ballad Health is moving aggressively to implement a re ... read more about COVID-19 UPDATE: Ballad Health proactively designates Lonesome Pine Hospital as Wise Co. regional COVID-19 Hospital.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Ballad Health Foundation postpones scheduled events in light of COVID-19 spread

Following national and state social distancing recommendations, Ballad Heath Foundation has made the decision to amend its spring events calendar ... read more about Ballad Health Foundation postpones scheduled events in light of COVID-19 spread .