Wellmont, Mountain States release pledges to community in merger documents

Johnson City Press – The leaders of the area’s two health systems wanted to make clear their dedication to the “binding commitments” in a report they released Thursday partially detailing their plans to merge the organizations later this year.

“’Commitments,’ I wish I could say it 100 times,” Mountain States Health Alliance Board Chairwoman Barbara Allen said in a conference room at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce during a press conference to announce the joint release of a pre-submission report to the public before the systems submit applications for regulatory approval to authorities in Tennessee and Virginia.