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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Covered Bridge 5k Run/3k Walk June 9 to benefit Sycamore Shoals Hospital; registration open

The annual Covered Bridge 5k Run and 3k Walk benefiting Sycamore Shoals Hospital is set for Saturday, June 9, at 8 a.m. Parking and registration will be located in the heart of downtown at the City Hall parking lot on Hattie Avenue between Riverside Drive and Sycamore Street. ... read more about Covered Bridge 5k Run/3k Walk June 9 to benefit Sycamore Shoals Hospital; registration open.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dr. Chris Metzger shares expertise, helps train Harvard endovascular fellows

As the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital is a training ground for some of the nation’s most promising medical professionals. But for a select few, training isn’t complete without a visit to Holston Valley Medical Center with Dr. Chris Metzger. ... read more about Dr. Chris Metzger shares expertise, helps train Harvard endovascular fellows.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Boots & Bow Ties set for May 19; event benefits Washington County infant health

Get ready to put on your Sunday best and kick up your heels for a good cause – the fifth annual Boots & Bow Ties event is coming up Saturday, May 19.
Hosted by Johnston Memorial Hospital Foundation and presented by First Bank & Trust Company, this year’s Boots & Bow Ties raises funds to increase technology, equipment and programs that support the health of infants in Washington County, Virginia. ... read more about Boots & Bow Ties set for May 19; event benefits Washington County infant health.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Ballad Health legacy systems recognized nationally for excellence

Mountain States Health Alliance named as a top quintile performing health system in the nation, Wellmont Medical Associates recognized for improving quality, reducing cost ... read more about Ballad Health legacy systems recognized nationally for excellence.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ballad Health credit ratings receive significant upgrade by second rating agency, affirmed by third

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Fitch Ratings joined S&P Global Ratings in upgrading the credit ratings for Ballad Health. Fitch increased the credit rating by two categories to a solid “A” rating with a stable outlook, bypassing the A- rating.  ... read more about Ballad Health credit ratings receive significant upgrade by second rating agency, affirmed by third.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Camp Caterpillar helps grieving children and families find solace, companionship and healing

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Camp Caterpillar features the hallmarks of a traditional day camp – kids, crafts and other activities. But beyond the fun and games, something else happens: Grieving hearts find hope and healing. ... read more about Camp Caterpillar helps grieving children and families find solace, companionship and healing.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

S&P Global Ratings grants higher credit ratings and stable outlook to Ballad Health

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Citing strong historical performance, strength of management, S&P Global Ratings grants higher credit ratings and stable outlook to Ballad Health ... read more about S&P Global Ratings grants higher credit ratings and stable outlook to Ballad Health.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ballad Health Foundation to host Wine Women & Shoes to support breast cancer screening programs

BRISTOL, Va. – Eleven weeks after giving birth to her third child, Stephanie Brown was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer – at only 31 years old. ... read more about Ballad Health Foundation to host Wine Women & Shoes to support breast cancer screening programs.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K set for April 28

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Get ready to lace up your running shoes and learn all about improving health and wellness at the Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K. ... read more about Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K set for April 28.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Nikki Vanburen named chief nursing officer at Franklin Woods, Woodridge

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Nikki Vanburen has accepted the position of chief nursing officer at Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Woodridge Hospital. ... read more about Nikki Vanburen named chief nursing officer at Franklin Woods, Woodridge.