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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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Trish Tanner’s fight on opioid epidemic is personal

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Trish Tanner’s face lights up when she talks about her nephew Dustin Iverson. ... read more about Trish Tanner’s fight on opioid epidemic is personal.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ballad Health appoints Paula Masters as vice president of health programs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Ballad Health announced today the organization has named local public health expert Paula Masters as the new vice president of health programs. ... read more about Ballad Health appoints Paula Masters as vice president of health programs.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sixth annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon raises $395,000

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – 12-year-old Patiance Gardner beamed with excitement when hospital leaders announced the total raised through the 2018 Niswonger Children’s Hospital’s Radiothon. ... read more about Sixth annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon raises $395,000.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spirit Gala Raffle car winner glad to support Niswonger Children’s Hospital

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Like almost all the participants, Martin Bailey bought raffle tickets so he could support Niswonger Children’s Hospital – but he didn’t really expect to win anything. ... read more about Spirit Gala Raffle car winner glad to support Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Monday, February 19, 2018

The 2018 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 26-27


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon, the hospital's second-largest annual fundraiser, is coming up Feb. 26-27. Hosted by the Ballad Health Foundation and now in its sixth year, the radiothon brings the community together to support the region’s only children’s hospital. ... read more about The 2018 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 26-27.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Audition dates, times announced for 2018’s ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’

Auditions have been set for the upcoming “Broadway Comes to Greeneville,” which raises awareness and support for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Beginning Feb. 19, auditions will take place across the region for children who want to be cast in the annual event, now in its seventh year. “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” is a production of the Ballad Health Foundation and presenting sponsor Consumer Credit Union. It’s a Broadway-style show featuring the youth talent selected at the upcoming auditions. ... read more about Audition dates, times announced for 2018’s ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’.