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Health care systems see positives for patients with merger

Health care systems see positives for patients with merger

April 4th, 2015 10:35 pm by Tony Casey

In seeking a merger with Wellmont Health System, of course Mountain States Health Alliance's current president and CEO Alan Levine would say positive things about the coming together of the two biggest health care providers in the region.

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Merger faces state, federal scrutiny

Merger faces state, federal scrutiny

April 4th, 2015 10:33 pm by Gary B. Gray

One very key word appearing regularly in recent press releases and other official statements about the merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System is "potential."

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ETSU's role in local heath care will grow as result of merger

ETSU's role in local heath care will grow as result of merger

April 4th, 2015 10:29 pm by Nathan Baker

A strengthened partnership between a merged Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System and East Tennessee State University could be a boon for research opportunities and the general health of the region, college officials say.

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Merger's effect on local economy: New entity would employ 15,000 workers

Merger's effect on local economy: New entity would employ 15,000 workers

April 4th, 2015 10:26 pm by Nathan Baker

The four signatures laid out in blue ink Thursday by the leadership of the area's two hospital systems will bleed into the lives of nearly every person in the region.

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Erwin continues 15-year-old Witness Walk tradition for Good Friday

Erwin continues 15-year-old Witness Walk tradition for Good Friday

April 4th, 2015 10:18 pm by Brad Hicks

Dozens gathered in Erwin on Friday to take a symbolic walk as a Good Friday tradition continued.

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Johnson City man arrested for selling cocaine, city police say

Johnson City man arrested for selling cocaine, city police say

April 4th, 2015 10:12 pm by Staff Report

A city man was charged with selling cocaine Friday by the Johnson City Police Department after officers executed a search warrant issued as part of a ongoing investigation into the sale of cocaine, the department said in a news release.

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City police say Woman jailed after stealing $700 in clothes

City police say Woman jailed after stealing $700 in clothes

April 4th, 2015 10:09 pm by Staff Report

A Mount Carmel woman was charged Friday evening with stealing 48 items of clothing worth $784 from JCPenney in the Mall at Johnson City, city police said in a news release.

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AP Exclusive: Special ops troops doubt women can do the job

AP Exclusive: Special ops troops doubt women can do the job

April 4th, 2015 5:42 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interview

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AP Poll: Whites more likely to OK police striking people

AP Poll: Whites more likely to OK police striking people

April 4th, 2015 5:39 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, according to a major American

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Big cash raised for Indiana pizzeria owner who faced threats over gay ban

Big cash raised for Indiana pizzeria owner who faced threats over gay ban

April 4th, 2015 1:00 pm by Associated Press

Memories Pizza in Walkerton is closed indefinitely and its operators say they've gone into hiding.

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