HMA Sign Definitive Agreement To Buy Mercy Assets

July 1, 2011

Naples, FL (2011-07-01) Nearly seven months after Mercy Health Partners began looking for a buyer or partner for its Knoxville area hospitals, Health Management Associates has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of Mercy’s east Tennessee assets, including St. Mary’s Medical Center of Scott County. [ Read More ]

Spring Floods Result In Disaster Declaration For Scott

March 31, 2011

Washington, D.C. (2011-03-31) The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal aid is available to the state of Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of February 28 to March 1, 2011.  Scott County is included in the declaration.  [ Read More ]

Scott Ranks 59th In Health Outcomes In Tennessee

March 30, 2011

Madison, Wisconsin and Princeton, N.J. (2011-03-30) Williamson County continues to have the healthiest residents in Tennessee, while Benton County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  ScottCounty ranked 59th out of the state’s 95 counties.   In comparison, Campbell and Fentress Counties ranked 92nd and 93rd in the annual report.  [ Read More ]

Donate Blood ~ Save Lives!

February 17, 2011

Knoxville, TN (2011-02-17) Are you a member of Medic Regional Blood Center? You are if you have donated blood within the last year.  Being a member of Medic protects not only donors but their IRS dependents too.  One blood donation a year exempts donors (and IRS dependents) from paying blood collection or processing fees anywhere in the U.S. if a transfusion is needed.   This benefit can same a family thousands of dollars and only costs one blood donation each year.  However, each additional donation adds another year’s credit towards the membership.  Donors can choose to keep those credits or give them away to someone who might not be able to donate blood.  Become a member of Medic by stopping by any blood drive and simply donating a pint of blood.  [ Read More ]

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