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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Ballad Health unveils new Appalachian Highlands HEART Air Service

Ballad Health is proud to unveil its new Highlands Emergency Air Rescue & Transport (HEART) service, extending medical air transportation service. ... read more about Ballad Health unveils new Appalachian Highlands HEART Air Service.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Jamie Swift named chief infection prevention officer of Ballad Health

Ballad Health announced that Jamie Swift has been named chief infection prevention officer and assistant vice president of infection prevention ... read more about Jamie Swift named chief infection prevention officer of Ballad Health.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Ballad Health updates, limits visitation in response to COVID-19 spread

In response to a rapid, sustained increase of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Appalachian Highlands, Ballad Health is implementing additional visitation restrictions in its facilities. ... read more about Ballad Health updates, limits visitation in response to COVID-19 spread.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Ballad Health opens Banner Elk Urgent Care on July 13

Pursuing its goal to expand access to care in rural communities, Ballad Health officially opened its new urgent care center in Banner Elk, North Carolina. ... read more about Ballad Health opens Banner Elk Urgent Care on July 13.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Health officials issue concern, urge precautions as regional COVID-19 cases rapidly increase

With 94 new cases reported in 21 counties of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, officials with Ballad Health are warning community members ... read more about Health officials issue concern, urge precautions as regional COVID-19 cases rapidly increase.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Ballad Health, ETSU partner to launch Strong BRAIN Institute to study adverse childhood experiences

Ballad Health and East Tennessee State University announced Friday a new partnership that will establish a first-of-its-kind institute to promote the awareness and empirical study of adverse childh ... read more about Ballad Health, ETSU partner to launch Strong BRAIN Institute to study adverse childhood experiences.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Ballad Health urges caution in COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizes the continued risks

More than three months ago, the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was diagnosed in the Appalachian Highlands. ... read more about Ballad Health urges caution in COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizes the continued risks.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ballad Health creates public service communications, materials for rural and community hospitals hard-hit by pandemic

Ballad Health has created free public service announcement (PSA)-style campaign materials for rural, not-for-profit / non-profit hospitals and health systems to download and customize. ... read more about Ballad Health creates public service communications, materials for rural and community hospitals hard-hit by pandemic.