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WJHL: Tri-Cities leaders call for more transparency in Wellmont merger

September 28th, 2014 Posted by Media No Comment yet

As Wellmont Health System moves toward its self-imposed deadline of selling its hospitals by the end of the year, a growing number of community leaders tell News Channel 11 enough is enough, when it comes to confidentiality.

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WCYB: Local businessman pushes for Wellmont, MSHA merger

September 17th, 2014 Posted by Media No Comment yet

Last week’s sudden departure of Wellmont president and CEO fueled more community speculation that the board of directors could be closing in on choosing a partner.

So far, Wellmont has remained quiet about who and when it could announce a company to join, but that hasn’t stopped several members of the business community from advocating a merger between Wellmont and Mountain States Health Alliance.

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JCP: Hove named Wellmont’s interim CEO

September 16th, 2014 Posted by Media No Comment yet

A former Wellmont Health System executive returns to lead the regional nonprofit organization through the remainder of its search to find a merger.

According to a Monday statement from Wellmont, former CEO Denny DeNarvaez, who abruptly resigned from her post last week with little explanation, was replaced by Bart Hove, a 12-year president of Bristol Regional Medical Center.

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Business Journal: Effort to influence Wellmont’s merger strategy spreading

September 10th, 2014 Posted by Media No Comment yet

An Aug. 13 email from the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce titled “A Message from Our Mayor: Community Forum Concerning the Future of Local Hospitals” marked the beginning of a high-profile effort to influence Wellmont’s merger strategy. Since that day, and particularly following an Aug. 18 community forum in Kingsport, the campaign to “keep control of area hospital systems local” has taken on a life of its own.

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Johnson City News & Neighbor: Wellmont shakeup “step in the right direction”

September 10th, 2014 Posted by Media No Comment yet

At least one local leader who has been calling for more transparency in Wellmont Health System’s search for “an alignment partner” believes Wellmont CEO Denny DeNarvaez’s resignation Wednesday is a good sign.

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WCYB: Wellmont CEO stepping down

September 10th, 2014 Posted by Media No Comment yet

The CEO for Wellmont Health System is out.

According to the chairman of Wellmont’s board of directors, Denny Denarvaez has decided to leave her role with the healthcare company.

Click here to read the full article at WCYB.com

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TriCities.com: CEO Denny DeNarvaez leaves Wellmont

September 10th, 2014 Posted by Media No Comment yet

Denny DeNarvaez has left her position as CEO of Wellmont Health System.

Roger Leonard, chairman of Wellmont board of directors, announced her departure in a statement.

“After four years of strong leadership for our organization, Denny DeNarvaez has decided the time is right for her to leave her role as CEO of Wellmont,” Leonard said.

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WJHL: Denny DeNarvaez steps down as Wellmont CEO

September 10th, 2014 Posted by Media No Comment yet

Wellmont CEO and President Denny DeNarvaez has stepped down from her role in the health system.

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TimesNews: Wellmont CEO resigns

September 10th, 2014 Posted by Media No Comment yet

Wellmont Health System President and CEO Denny DeNarvaez has resigned.

Roger Leonard, chairman of Wellmont Health System’s board of directors, issued the statement Wednesday afternoon.

Click here to read the full article at TimesNews.net.
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Johnson City News & Neighbor: Throng turns out for meeting over hospital systems’ future

August 20th, 2014 Posted by Media No Comment yet

One by one, they ran down the potential benefits of a Wellmont Health System-Mountain States Health Alliance merger and the consequences they believe the Tri-Cities will face should Wellmont instead sell to an out-of-region partner. (more…)

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