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Financial health of hospitals studied
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A study looking at hospitals’ financial health statewide — released in advance of this week’s General Assembly special session on expanding Medicaid — affirms the money challenges of those in southwestern Virginia but questions whether hospitals overall “need” or just “want” the additional federa...
Premature baby is a ‘perfect miracle’
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Although born eight weeks too soon, Logan Hunter Koop is a “perfect miracle,” his mother says. Mom Georgie Koop and Logan of Appalachia are the family ambassadors for this year’s Dilenowisco March for Babies, scheduled for Oct. 4 at Bullitt Park. Georgie Koop’s life changed right before her eyes, as she says, on June 21, 2013, when a team of Holston Valley Medical Center doctors and nurses delivered her son Logan, weighing all of 2 pounds and one-half ounce. Logan was immediately whisked away to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Logan stayed in the hospital for the first 44 days of h...
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Back at Appy: Bears rock Riggs Stadium with victory
by COY BAYS • Sports Writer
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
APPALACHIA — Union High’s short trip down Memory Lane for a home football game Friday night produced a 27-13 victory for the Bears over Tennessee’s Sullivan North High at Riggs Stadium. Union, whic...
Coalfield 5 battle: Trent comes up strong in No. 2 Lady Bears win over No. 4 Rye Cove
by JAMES TAYLOR • Sports Writer
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — Bailee Trent provided a much needed spark Union as the No. 2 Lady Bears defeated the No. 4 Rye Cove Lady Eagles 3-0 Tuesday night at Union High School. Down 16-14 in the second set,...
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Schools offer additional parent resources
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The school Parent Resource Centers are open for business. Last year, all Wise County elementary and primary schools started setting up the centers, which offer parents, grandparents and other famil...
Woodworkers ready for Carv-In
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The woodworkers who participate in Mountain Tradition Woodcarvers are sharpening up their knives for their big event of the year, the Carv-In. This year’s Carv-In will be part of a rich festival we...
Pioneer Day participants sought
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
With the annual Pioneer Day quickly approaching on Sept. 27, organizers are planning lots of activities and looking for additional food and craft vendors. Dickenson County Historical Society vice-p...
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Lonesome Pine Hospital has been recognized for its efforts to reduce the number of elective early-term baby deliveries. The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA) recognized The Birthi...
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