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Health/Briefly

• Dec 26, 2017 at 4:09 PM

Dalle-Ave named Rural Health Worker of the Year: Dr. Mark Dalle-Ave was awarded the Rural Health Worker of the Year award by the Rural Health Association of Tennessee in Pigeon Forge in November at its annual conference. The award is bestowed upon an individual who has made an outstanding contribution of major significance to rural health. Dalle-Ave is a full-time family physician at the Rural Health Services Consortium in Rogersville, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, as well as a clinical associate professor of medical education and preceptor for Rural Primary Care Track students at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine. He is also the team physician for Cherokee High School Athletics and serves as the medical examiner for Hawkins County.

Flight service completes process for accreditation: WellmontOne Air Transport has achieved a special designation that recognizes the service’s quality. The flight program was recently granted full accreditation for the next three years after a rigorous preparation and evaluation. The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems examined multiple elements of WellmontOne’s operations, comprehensive safety practices and support structure before concluding the helicopter service merited this status. WellmontOne, which is based at Bristol Motor Speedway, has served Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia since 2008.

Blood center receives perfect scores: The American Association of Blood Banks and Food and Drug Administration both found Marsh Regional Blood Center to be in compliance with all operating standards after recent on-site reviews. Marsh is required to undergo regular inspections as part of the accreditation process. The AABB is one of the main governing bodies for blood banks in the United States alongside the Food and Drug Administration. For more information, visit www.marshblood.com.

Wellmont nets awards of excellence: Three Wellmont Health System facilities have earned 2017 Excellence through Insight Awards from HealthStream Performance Center for attaining greater organizational excellence in service provision and quality of care. Wexford House received the Most Improved Overall Employee Satisfaction and Engagement award for a facility with fewer than 250 employees. Wellmont also received two Unit Specific Awards for Holston Valley Medical Center’s Comprehensive Breast Center and Wellmont Urgent Care in Gray. All three facilities were recognized as top of their class for patient experience and providing the highest standards to benefit patients and the facilities. They were also honored for impacting how the community perceives and values health care.

Have health news? Email Sheri Walker at tempo@johnsoncitypress.com.

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