Never before have two states agreed to approve and supervise a merger quite like the one between Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System.
KINGSPORT — Four years of effort to merge the Tri-Cities’ two largest hospital systems blossomed Friday with the official launch of Ballad Health, a combination of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System.
Now that the region’s two largest hospital systems have finally merged together, what can Tri-Cities residents expect?
Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner announced Wednesday that Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System were officially granted a Certificate of Public Advantage, permitting the two entities to merge into Ballad Health.
The region’s two largest hospital systems have until Wednesday to officially put the lid on a monumental merger.
To the surprise of Mountain States Health Alliance, Wellmont Health System and East Tennessee State University officials, a local legislator filed a bill last week that would prohibit medical schools from purchasing, or even providing
Updated Jan 28, 2018 at 6:14 PM
With this year being a more sever season for the flu, Jamie Swift, corporate director of infection prevention at Mountain States Health Alliance reminds area residents to get the flu vaccine and practice good hygiene to avoid sickness.
A Mountain States Health Alliance spokeswoman says the suspension of a nurse specially trained to treat victims of sexual assault will not dramatically impact the system’s work with those especially sensitive patients.
With supplies dwindling, area blood banks urgently need blood donations this January, recognized as National Blood Donor Month.
A second woman was also indicted following a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation investigation.
Hospital officials say the Johnson City Medical Center’s newly certified stroke center could mean the difference between life and death for some patients.
The Tennessee Department of Health and state Attorney General’s Office have extended the deadline for closing the Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System merger deal, according to documents retrieved by the Johnson City Press.
Updated Dec 30, 2017 at 9:05 AM
With the start of the new year coming up, it’s the perfect time for getting into better shape. If you want to increase your fitness — especially if you have arthritis — try a free program called “Walk With Ease” that can really make a difference.
Dec 26, 2017 at 4:10 PM
Are you experiencing a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and/or fatigue? If so, you’re not alone.
Influenza activity is now widespread in the Tri-Cities region. Just this week, both Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System saw flu numbers drastically increase, prompting both health systems to place visitation restrictions at all hospitals in order to protect patients.