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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Plans for sustainability and enhancement of Greene County healthcare

Today’s announcement details how the hospitals in Greene County will collaborate to preserve acute care services in Greeneville, in accordance with the state’s primary goal of preserving access, and will enhance the viability of the hospitals going forward. ... read more about Plans for sustainability and enhancement of Greene County healthcare.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Dale Clark appointed Indian Path Medical Center’s chief operating officer

Dale Clark has been selected to serve as Indian Path Medical Center’s chief operating officer. Clark comes to Indian Path Medical Center from Lonesome Pine Hospital and Mountain View Regional Medical Center.  ... read more about Dale Clark appointed Indian Path Medical Center’s chief operating officer.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DQ® Blizzard® treat sales help Niswonger Children’s Hospital

During Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. ... read more about DQ® Blizzard® treat sales help Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Niswonger Children’s Hospital launches Families Thrive

Babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) need extra care while they’re in the hospital – and so do their families. NAS occurs when babies are exposed to addictive substances before birth. Babies with NAS often have high-pitched cries, suffer from tremors and have difficulty eating as they go through withdrawal. ... read more about Niswonger Children’s Hospital launches Families Thrive.

Friday, July 13, 2018

New Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network partnership

Niswonger Children’s Hospital is now the regional affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which makes it the recipient of all local fundraising, retail partnerships and sponsorship support.  ... read more about New Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network partnership.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Bristol Regional offers safe sitter babysitting course

Bristol Regional Medical Center will be hosting a child care safety course for girls and boys, ages 11-15 and curriculum is done through Safe Sitter Inc., to provide life skills, safety skills, and child care training. ... read more about Bristol Regional offers safe sitter babysitting course.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Kenny Shafer named chief operating officer for Johnson City Medical Center

Kenny Shafer, an accomplished healthcare executive with extensive experience in Ballad Health hospitals, has been named the chief operating officer for Johnson City Medical Center. Shafer comes to this role after a successful tenure as a chief operating officer. ... read more about Kenny Shafer named chief operating officer for Johnson City Medical Center.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

B.E.A.R. Buddies in Carter County seeks volunteers

Even though schools are out for summer, Niswonger Children’s Hospital is helping local students stay on track with their reading development – with support from the community. The B.E.A.R. Buddies (Being Engaged to Achieve Reading) program is seeking volunteers. ... read more about B.E.A.R. Buddies in Carter County seeks volunteers.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Tennessee Big Shots, Benefiting Niswonger, to be Live on Golf Channel

The World Long Drive Association is coming to Kingsport. The Tennessee Big Shots Benefiting Niswonger Children’s Hospital event will be Aug. 12-13, 2018, with a live broadcast conclusion on the Golf Channel. ... read more about Tennessee Big Shots, Benefiting Niswonger, to be Live on Golf Channel.