Bristol is centrally located in Southwest Virginia with easy access to Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina, making it the center of the five-state area.
Bristol, Virginia is recognized by the iconic “A Good Place to Live” sign that spans the downtown district. This southern town is brimming with gorgeous mountain views, folksy Appalachian music, and one of the largest sporting venues in the nation. Bristol is a twin city to Bristol, Tennessee. The boundary between the two cities is the state line, which runs along State Street in their common downtown district. Bristol is part of the Tri-Cities region comprised of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.
MWA is the leading provider of medical waste disposal services in the Bristol, Virginia area.
Between Bristol Regional Medical Center, Select Specialty Hospital- Tri-Cities, over 40 dentistry offices, and about 20 Nursing homes in the Bristol area, there is a need for safe and efficient removal of biomedical waste.
In the medical community, it takes a team of professionals to produce top-quality health care. An essential aspect of the process is the proper disposal of biomedical waste produced by hospitals, laboratories, doctor’s offices or other facilities. MWA partners with health care providers to ensure safety for patients and the community every step of the way.
MWA works behind the scenes to keep safety a priority when disposing of contaminated objects that have come into contact with bodily fluid, such as needles, gloves, or bandages among other things. This biomedical waste can be defined as a type of solid or liquid biowaste that has been contaminated by a biohazardous agent that is infectious or potentially infectious. When it comes to appropriate disposal of biomedical waste, it can be confusing and time consuming to follow every regulation given by national and state administrations. When choosing MWA, you can be assured that every guideline is being followed by knowledgeable professionals.
When dealing with large quantities of biomedical waste, most facilities prefer to use an off-site licensed treatment facility. After treatment, it is taken to a medically approved landfill. Medical waste of this sort can be generated from healthcare and medical facilities such as hospitals, physician’s offices, urgent care facilities, dental offices, retail health practices, home healthcare agencies, nursing homes, laboratories, medical research facilities, mortuary and autopsy centers, funeral homes, veterinary clinics, blood banks, blood collection services, and other health facilities.
When removing, transporting, and disposing of biomedical waste, safety and efficiency are key. MWA offers quality services to health care professionals in the Bristol area.
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Over the past 150 years, Bristol has cultivated a dynamic downtown, emphasis on art and music, and amenities for every taste. Bristol was named the “Most Charming Town in America” by ShopOnMain.com, and It’s easy to see why so many residents and business owners choose to make Bristol home. Bristol’s prosperous economy is largely driven by Health Care & Social Assistance, the biggest industries in the area. Health care is anchored by the nationally recognized Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Bristol is most famously known for being the original site of the first commercial recordings of country music; including artist Jimmie Rogers, the Carter Family, and Uncle Charlie Osborne. In 1998, the U.S. Congress officially recognized Bristol as the “Birthplace of Country Music”, which is honored by the Birthplace of Country Music Museum located in town.
NASCAR fans from across the nation recognize Bristol as home to the famous Bristol Motor Speedway, nicknamed the Last Great Colosseum because of its Roman-like architecture and epic NASCAR races. The speedway is considered among the largest sporting venues in the world, and fans flock from all 50 states to experience the fast-paced thrills that made Dale Earnhardt Jr. say, “It’s Bristol, baby!”. In the offseason, both the speedway and dragway are transformed into a winter wonderland known as the Speedway in Lights, with over 2 million twinkling lights extending over 4 miles.
The heartbeat of Bristol is in its dynamic shared downtown district. State Street hosts various shops, restaurants, and breweries for every walk of life, along with a bustling farmer’s market. Every year in September, downtown Bristol becomes the stage to one of the largest music festivals in the south, Rhythm and Roots. The three-day festival features some of the best of Appalachian music and honors country music of the past and present. The Paramount Bristol Performing Arts Theater is a multi-use theater in the hub of downtown that hosts theater, comedy, dances, and performances throughout the year. For department stores and quaint boutiques, visit The Pinnacle, where you can shop, dine, or check out the Pinnacle 12 by Marquee Cinemas.
For the outdoor lover, try a sunny day of fishing or boating on South Holston Lake, one of the most visited lakes in the region. If you prefer to stay on land, Steel Creek Park is the perfect place to take your family or four-legged friend. For an adventure, go beneath the surface and explore the strange and exciting Bristol Caverns.
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