Tri-Cities health systems form work groups to aim merged system

Johnson City Press – Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance announced Wednesday plans to create four community work groups to help the system created after a proposed merger of the regional nonprofits treat what the systems’ health professionals say are the region’s most challenging health issues.

In an emailed press release and a post on the systems’ shared BecomingBetterTogether.org website, the two regional health organizations asked for members of the community, nurses and doctors to attend public meetings hosted by the groups, which will consider the topics of mental health and addiction; health, children and families; research and academics; and population health and healthy communities.

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