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Memorial Hospital Names 2017 Mercy Award Winner

Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County (“MHMHC”) which is part of LifePoint Health, recently announced that Judy Robertson, RN has been recognized as the hospital’s 2017 Mercy Award winner. Robertson is one of roughly 70 other individuals across LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company that employs more than 46,000 individuals, to receive this award.

The annual Mercy Award program was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer (CEO). It recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint’s 72 healthcare facilities, and the Health Support Center based in Brentwood, Tenn., who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.

The Mercy Award is considered the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive. “At Memorial Hospital, we share LifePoint’s commitment to making communities healthier, and we realize that the hard work and dedication of our employees is critical to our success,” said Michael Ehrat, CEO of MHMHC. “Every day, Judy goes above and beyond to demonstrate a level of care and compassion that we want every person who enters our facilities to experience. We are extremely proud to recognize Judy for her efforts on behalf of our patients and our community.”

Robertson joined Memorial Hospital in 2004, and works as Director of Care Management. In her role, Robertson coordinates care for patients at the hospital and works with local agencies including the MHC Coalition for Health & Wellness, Southern Area Agency on Aging and local nursing homes and home health agencies. Outside of work, Robertson is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Collinsville and serves as a member of the YMCA Board.

Nominees for the award also included Kelly Adkins (Director, Telemetry); Linda Cassell (Advanced Linen Aide); Linda Coe (OPS/Pain Clinic Coordinator); Mary Colledge (Martinsville ENT); June Durand (Martinsville Internal Medicine); LaTanya Mullins (Martinsville Orthopedics & Sports Medicine).

Each hospital winner, including Robertson, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2017 companywide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and honored during a special ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., in August, to which Robertson and all hospital winners are invited to attend.

About Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County
Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County, part of LifePoint Health, has been at the heart of the Martinsville and Henry County community and the surrounding area providing exceptional healthcare and services to the region since 1970. A 223-bed, acute care facility, Memorial Hospital offers a wide range of services including 24/7 Emergency Care, Inpatient/Outpatient Surgical Services, Advanced Cancer Treatment, Wound/Hyperbaric Care, Women and Children Services, Diagnostics, Cardiology, Rehabilitation, Sleep Disorder, and Pain Management. Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The hospital has more than 120 physicians on the medical staff, employs more than 850 people and has more than 100 volunteers. For more information about Memorial Hospital, please call (276)666-7200 or visit www.MartinsvilleHospital.com. For more information about LifePoint Health, visit www.LifePointHealth.net.

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  • Danville Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County Become SOVAH Health

    Danville Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County today announced that they are expanding their collaboration, forming SOVAH Health, a new regional medical center with two campuses – one in Danville and one in Martinsville. Together as SOVAH Health, the hospitals Danville Regional and Memorial Hospital will have new opportunities to more proactively and effectively respond to the healthcare needs of the region.

    “Danville Regional and Memorial Hospital have collaborated for many years to make communities across Southern Virginia healthier,” said Alan Larson, South Central Virginia Market President for LifePoint Health and CEO of Danville Regional Medical Center, who will serve as CEO of SOVAH Health. “Becoming SOVAH Health allows us to build upon this partnership in exciting ways, expand our services to meet the changing needs of our communities, adapt in the changing healthcare environment, and create exciting new opportunities for growth for our staff and providers.”

    Danville Regional and Memorial Hospital are both part of LifePoint Health. The two hospitals formed a regional healthcare delivery system, the South Central Virginia Market, in 2013. Over the past four years, they have worked together to increase their communities’ access to high quality, comprehensive care close to home through coordination, consolidation and collaboration. The success of this partnership led to the formation of SOVAH Health.

    Named for the Southern Virginia region that both hospitals have called home for a combined 177 years, SOVAH Health will serve a 7-county region across southern Virginia and northern North Carolina. Its Danville and Martinsville campuses will employ more than 2100 staff, have more than 200 physicians on active medical staff and serve more than 100,000 patients of all ages each year. SOVAH Health’s new structure will include a single Board of Directors, Medical Executive Committee and Patient Family Advisory Board with representation from both campuses and communities. SOVAH Health offers a broad array of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, including cardiology, oncology, preventative health and wellness, radiology, rehabilitation, surgical services and women’s and children’s services. The Danville campus features a 250-bed medical center and provides over 30 medical specialties. Martinsville is home to a 223-bed hospital with over 25 medical specialties.

    “SOVAH Health will allow Danville Regional and Memorial Hospital to advance our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities,” said Michael Ehrat, CEO of Memorial Hospital, who will serve as CEO of SOVAH Health – Martinsville. “We’ve been successful hospitals, and we each have proud legacies. Together, we can create something that we could never achieve alone. We look forward to exploring with our staff, physicians and communities how we can transform the delivery of care and the health of people across this region and offer more high quality compassionate care close to home.”

    All contact information for Danville Regional and Memorial Hospital will remain the same and visitors will see no difference in access to either campus.

    About Danville Regional Medical Center
    Danville Regional is the leading medical center in the Dan River Region of Virginia and North Carolina providing acute care services, preventive and wellness services, surgical services and advanced treatments. Approximately 175 physicians are on the medical staff. The medical center employs approximately 1,300 people. For more information, please visit www.DanvilleRegional.com

    About Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County
    Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County has been at the heart of the Martinsville and Henry County community and the surrounding area providing exceptional healthcare and services to the region since 1970. The hospital has more than 120 physicians on the medical staff and employs more than 850. For more information about Memorial Hospital, please visit www.MartinsvilleHospital.com.

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  • Physician Practices Unveil New Identities to Reflect Affiliation with Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County

    Physician practices affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County (MHMHC) will feature new names effective December 1. Collectively the practices will be a part of Memorial Hospital Physicians to emphasize their association with the hospital and the continuum of care available to the community.

    For years, physicians and staff providing care in eleven primary and specialty care practices throughout Martinsville and Henry County have been employed by MHMHC. Renaming the physician practices will strengthen their connection to the hospital, which has served the community for more than 45 years.

    “We’re pleased to share this new identity structure with our community,” said Michael Ehrat, CEO of MHMHC. “The new names reflect our commitment to providing our patients continuity and coordination of care by highlighting a clear connection between the physician practices and the hospital. We want to emphasize that only the practice names are changing. Patients will receive the same high quality care as always, with the same physicians and staff and in the same locations.”

    The names of physician practices will change as follows:

    1. Smith River Health & Wellness in Bassett Forks will be known as Bassett Primary Care
    2. The Gastroenterology Center of Martinsville will be known as Martinsville Gastroenterology
    3. Southern Virginia Cardiovascular Consultants will be known as Martinsville Heart & Vascular
    4. The offices of Dr. James Isernia and Dr. Caren Aaron will be known as Martinsville Internal Medicine
    5. The OB/GYN Center will be known as Martinsville OB/GYN
    6. The Bone and Joint Center will be known as Martinsville Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

    The following physician practices’ names will not change:

    1. Martinsville ENT
    2. Martinsville Pediatrics
    3. Martinsville Pulmonology
    4. Martinsville Women’s Health

    Ravenel Oncology Center Martinsville Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, formerly the Bone & Joint Center, is opening an additional location at 2690 Greensboro Road beside Planet Fitness and Martinsville Family Medicine in December. Dr. Robert “Butch” Cassidy will provide specialty orthopedics and sports medicine care with walk-in availability. For appointments, call 276.666.2663.

    In the coming months, MHMHC has many new projects on the horizon, including the launch of a Lung Cancer Screening Program and Lung Nodule Clinic, the opening of a new Vein Center and a remodel of the Emergency Department.

    To find a physician or learn about services call 276.656.DOCS or visit MartinsvilleHospital.com.

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    About Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County
    Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County, part of LifePoint Health, has been at the heart of the Martinsville and Henry County community and the surrounding area providing exceptional healthcare and services to the region since 1970. A 223-bed, acute care facility, Memorial Hospital offers a wide range of services including 24/7 Emergency Care, Inpatient/Outpatient Surgical Services, Advanced Cancer Treatment, Wound/Hyperbaric Care, Women and Children Services, Diagnostics, Cardiology, Rehabilitation, Sleep Disorder, and Pain Management. Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the Commission on Cancer and as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The hospital has more than 120 physicians on the medical staff, employs more than 850 people and has more than 100 volunteers. For more information about Memorial Hospital, please call (276)666-7200 or visit www.MartinsvilleHospital.com. For more information about LifePoint Health, visit www.LifePointHealth.net.

     

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