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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.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Johnston Memorial Hospital plans dental residency program to provide dental care for the underserved

A dire need for dental care in Southwest Virginia was one of the catalysts for Johnston Memorial to plan a dental residency program that will offer advanced training to dentists who have obtained licensure and are interested in furthering their education or specializing in a certain field.  ... read more about Johnston Memorial Hospital plans dental residency program to provide dental care for the underserved.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Annual Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K set for April 27

The annual event will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at Bristol Regional Medical Center. The expo portion will take place in the hospital’s conference center, while the 5K takes place right outside the hospital’s main entrance. The race begins at 9 a.m. ... read more about Annual Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K set for April 27.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Ballad Health clinical leader tapped for national post

MedAxiom announced today that it has selected Dr. Jerry Blackwell to serve as its president. The nation’s leading community of cardiovascular providers, thought leaders and innovators, MedAxiom is a subsidiary of the American College of Cardiology. ... read more about Ballad Health clinical leader tapped for national post.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Ballad Health regional conference on highly infectious disease preparedness

The conference, titled “Disease X: Are You Prepared?” will be held March 26 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Attendees of the grant-funded conference will hear from nationally-recognized medical professionals about their experiences and learn how to be prepared for any disease that may impact our region. ... read more about Ballad Health regional conference on highly infectious disease preparedness.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Greeneville Community Hospital continues sustainability plans

Following through with plans announced in August 2018, hospital leaders in Greeneville announced continued progress towards the goal of serving the community with specialized medical services through one hospital with two separate campuses in Greene County. ... read more about Greeneville Community Hospital continues sustainability plans.