Mercy / HMA Announce New Name For Tennessee Hospitals; Scott HospitalWill Remain the Same

September 1, 2011

Knoxville, TN (2011-09-01) Mercy Health Partners and Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) announced today that the East Tennessee hospital system will change its name from Mercy to Tennova Healthcare. The name change will become effective immediately following the anticipated October closing of Health Management’s acquisition of Mercy.  Since HMA will not be operating Scott County Hospital beyond May 2012, the name of the local facility will not change. [ Read More ]

19th Annual Big South Fork Haunting In The Hills Storytelling FestivalSeptember 17

August 31, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-08-31) The Nineteenth Annual “Haunting in the Hills” Storytelling Festival will be held Saturday, September 17, 2011 in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  The day’s events will feature storytelling, craft demonstrations, workshops and sales, afternoon storytelling presentations, an open stage for local and student tellers and performances of dulcimer and bluegrass music.  The day will culminate with the much anticipated evening storytelling session. [ Read More ]

Local Jobless Rate Drops Below 20%

August 25, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-08-25) For the first time since November 2010, the local jobless rate is below 20 percent.  Despite a 1 percent decline in joblessness, Scott County still has the highest rate in the State. [ Read More ]

Free Medical Clinic Will Assist Working Uninsured

August 24, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-08-24) More than 20% of the eligible work force in Scott County is jobless, but many of those lucky enough to have a job still lack access to another basic necessity, healthcare.  Beginning on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, Scott County residents, especially those working adults that are unable to afford or don’t have access to work-sponsored healthcare, will have an alternative—The Scott Christian Care Center in Oneida. [ Read More ]

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