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Erwin woman nets Emmy nomination

Emmy is calling Amy.
Erwin resident Amy Stevens has been nominated for an Emmy, and the bright lights of Nashville will be shining on Stevens and other nominees in the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards.
The Emmys are famously distributed annually to actors, actresses and television shows, but the national awards are also open for television advertising excellence.
Stevens, who is married to Mark A. Stevens, publisher of The Erwin Record, is nominated in a category for a commercial campaign she oversaw while serving as system director of marketing for Kingsport-based Wellmont Health System.
The campaign was submitted for Emmy consideration to the Nashville Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The 30-second campaign, titled Candy Hearts, highlighted the benefits of “off-pump” heart bypass surgery, in which the heart is still beating during the procedure. The theme of the commercial was listed as, “Your heart. Our mission.”
The 25th annual Emmy Awards Gala will be held Jan. 29 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.
Stevens is nominated for the Emmy along with fellow Wellmont employees Patrick J. Kane, Eric Vaughn and Sarah Gibbons, as well as Dale E. Wicks of Wix Pix Productions.
According to a release from the NATAS, nearly 700 entries resulted in nominations for 70 companies in 72 categories.
The release said nominations came from Huntsville, Alabama; Chattanooga, Dickson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, and Tri-Cities in Tennessee; Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, High Point, and Raleigh, N.C.; among other areas.
Last week, Stevens joined Lafayette, La.-based LHC Group. She will serve as the company’s marketing director. LHC Group is a provider of post-acute care services with operations in 19 states. Fortune magazine has named LHC one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies.