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
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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.
Trish Baise, a registered nurse with broad experience in hospital leadership and quality improvement, has been named chief executive officer of Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Woodridge Hospital, as well as administrator of Overmountain Recovery.
Though reports suggest this year’s flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective against a mutated strain of the virus, health care professionals in Tennessee are still urging people to get their shots.
A mother and father fighting through cancer treatments with their toddler son hope hundreds of donated toys they collected will make other sick children’s holidays brighter.
With the Federal Trade Commission’s 30-day review now complete, the only thing separating Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System from merging is an official closing date.
Mountain States Health Alliance is urging everyone to get a flu shot if they haven’t already to combat an anticipated spike in flu cases.
The Baby Box program, which was officially launched Tuesday at Niswonger Children’s Hospital, aims to provide every parent a free Baby Box, a safe sleeping space for babies made from durable cardboard and outfitted with a tight-fitting mattress covered with a breathable cotton sheet.
Unicoi County Hospital employees, board members and other community stakeholders gathered at the new hospital construction site Monday to watch the final beam be put in place atop the building’s steel frame.