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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’.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ballad Health officially launches, marking the start of a new story in healthcare for Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – More than 250 team members, physicians, community leaders and elected officials gathered at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center Friday morning, Feb. 2, to celebrate the culmination of a region-wide effort to transform local healthcare and set the stage for improving community health. ... read more about Ballad Health officially launches, marking the start of a new story in healthcare for Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Mountain States Health Alliance, Wellmont Health System boards authorize final approval of merger; Ballad Health to celebrate launch Friday

TENNESSEE and VIRGINIA – The boards of directors of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System have voted unanimously to approve the final terms that will govern their merger, forming a new health system to serve the 1.2 million residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The transaction creating the new organization, named Ballad Health, officially became effective at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 1, 2018.  A formal launch will be held on Friday, Feb. 2. ... read more about Mountain States Health Alliance, Wellmont Health System boards authorize final approval of merger; Ballad Health to celebrate launch Friday.

Bart Hove
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Ballad Health announces retirement of Bart Hove

Ballad Health has announced that Bart Hove, the previous chief executive officer of Wellmont Health System, has retired, effective today. Hove had been slated to serve as CEO of Ballad Health. In a letter yesterday evening to the Ballad Health board of directors, Hove made the surprise announcement. In it, he articulated strong support for the newly appointed management team, a group composed of individuals from both organizations.  ... read more about Ballad Health announces retirement of Bart Hove.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Inaugural board of directors selected for Ballad Health

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. and KINGSPORT , Tenn. – Eleven regional leaders with expertise in business, healthcare, education and community development have been selected to serve on the inaugural Ballad Health board of directors when the new health system officially launches in early 2018. ... read more about Inaugural board of directors selected for Ballad Health.