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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.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Linda Shepherd named Johnston Memorial’s chief nursing officer

ABINGDON, Va. – With more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare, Linda Shepherd has been appointed as Johnston Memorial Hospital’s chief nursing officer. ... read more about Linda Shepherd named Johnston Memorial’s chief nursing officer.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ballad Health announces Deborah Dover as chief human resources officer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Ballad Health is pleased to announce that Deborah “Debbie” Dover has been tapped to serve as its new chief human resources officer and senior vice president of talent engagement. ... read more about Ballad Health announces Deborah Dover as chief human resources officer.