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Sovah Health is Making Communities Healthier

Sovah Health, the newly formed regional health delivery system that is comprised of Sovah Health – Danville (formerly Danville Regional Medical Center) and Sovah Health – Martinsville (formerly Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County), today released each campus’ annual Community Benefit Report for 2016. The two hospitals provided an economic impact exceeding $22 million for the region, not including capital improvements, payroll expenditures and uncompensated care.
Together, Sovah Health - Danville and Sovah Health - Martinsville recruited 22 new providers to the area in 2016, including physicians for hospital, emergency and family medicine; obstetrics and gynecology; pediatrics, and ophthalmology. Combined, both facilities employed more than 2,100 employees with an annual payroll of more than $133 million. The hospitals also invested over half a million dollars for professional development and tuition reimbursement for physicians and staff.
 “At Sovah Health, our goal is to deliver the highest quality healthcare available across our region as we work to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Alan Larson, CEO of Sovah Health - Danville and Market President of Sovah Health. “With the help of dedicated physicians, employees, volunteers and board members – along with our communities’ continued support and encouragement – we are able to continuously improve care and make sure our patients’ experience at – or with – our health system the best it can be.”
Both campuses invested significantly in their facilities through capital improvements in 2016. The Danville campus’ capital improvements exceeded $11 million with updates to the Sovah Cancer Center that included a new electronic health record, upgraded equipment and a new wide-bore CT scanner. Other improvements included the addition of the designated Chest Pain Center and renovations to the behavioral health unit, River District Tower and Chatham Health & Wellness, the latter of which also included the addition of the Sovah Chatham Imaging Center. Meanwhile at the Martinsville campus, investments of more than $7.8 million were made. These included a new state-of-the-art TruBeam Radiotherapy System for its radiation oncology program at the Ravenel Cancer Center; an extensive remodel of the emergency department; and new equipment throughout the facility, including a new surgical table, nurse call system, CT scanner and cooling towers.

“Throughout 2016, our hospitals explored numerous ways to advance our mission and refine our focus on creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work,” said Michael Ehrat, CEO of Sovah Health - Martinsville. “And I am proud to say that our legacy of caring for our communities is stronger than ever as we come together as Sovah Health.”

In regards to the economic impact, the Danville campus outlines more than $10 million in charity care, more than $1 million in community benefit programs and nearly $1.3 million in state and local taxes. The Martinsville campus lists more than $6 million in charity care, more than $300,000 in community benefit programs and more than $2.5 million in state and local taxes. 
 
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About Sovah Health 

Sovah Health is a regional healthcare delivery system, serving the south central Virginia and north central North Carolina region. It is comprised of two hospital campuses, one in Danville (formerly known as Danville Regional Medical Center) and the other in Martinsville (formerly known as Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County). The Danville campus is the leading medical center in the Dan River Region of Virginia and North Carolina employing approximately 1300 people and with 175 physicians are on the medical staff. The Martinsville campus 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. Sovah Health -Martinsville has more than 120 physicians on the medical staff and employs more than 850 people. 

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  • DR. KAVITA TRIPATHI JOINS SOVAH PHYSICIAN PRACTICES
    Sovah Health today announced that Kavita Tripathi, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering primary care for adult patients at Sovah Internal Medicine – Danville (formerly Piedmont Internal Medicine), which is part of Sovah Physician Practices. Dr. Tripathi is accepting new patients and will provide primary care services including: annual wellness exams and screenings; management of chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension and heart and lung disease; geriatric care; and women’s health.
    “Sovah Physician Practices is excited to welcome Dr. Tripathi and her family to our community,” said Trish Veneto, Senior Director for Physician Services at Sovah Health. “Dr. Tripathi has excellent training and experience and is a very welcomed addition to the great team we have at Sovah Physician Practices.”
    Dr. Tripathi received her medical degree from Gajra Raja Medical College in Gwalior, India. She completed her internship and residency in family medicine at Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program (Montgomery, AL). Dr. Tripathi has moved to the area from Alabama with her husband Dr. Ankit Madan, a hematologist/oncologist at Sovah Health, and their son. 
    Dr. Tripathi has begun seeing patients at her office Sovah Internal Medicine located at 125 Executive Drive, Suite H, in Danville. Appointments may be made by calling 434.791.1345
  • DR. JAMES TREADWELL JOINS SOVAH HEALTH
    Sovah Health today announced that James Treadwell, DO has joined its medical staff and will provide specialty orthopedics care at Sovah Health – Danville. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremities, Dr. Treadwell provides care for injuries and problems affecting the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. 
     
    “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Treadwell to our team of talented surgeons at Sovah Health,” said Alan Larson, CEO of Sovah Health – Danville and Market President for Sovah Health. “Orthopedic surgery is a growing need in our region, and Dr. Treadwell’s specialty training and expertise in hand and upper extremity surgery will ensure that patients can now stay closer to home for their specialty care needs.”   
     
    Dr. Treadwell joins Sovah Health from Sentara Southern Virginia Orthopedics in South Boston, VA, where he has practiced for the past 3 years. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL) and completed an orthopedic surgical internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA) and an orthopedics residency at Memorial Hospital (York, PA). Dr. Treadwell also completed an Orthopedic Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship at Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, VA) and a Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville (KY). He is a member of many professional societies including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics.
     
    Dr. Treadwell is now seeing patients at Spectrum Medical located in the River District Tower, 109 Bridge Street, Danville, VA. Referrals and appointments may be made by calling (434)793-4711.
  • 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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  • Annual Dove Release planned for Tuesday, April 25th - Rain or Shine!

    Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County (MHMHC) will release doves in a special ceremony this week to recognize Organ Donation Month. The event is taking place on Tuesday, April 25 at 1:00pm in the Donor Memory Garden in front of the emergency department. Should there be significant rain (given our current weather forecast), the event will be relocated to outside the hospital’s main entrance. Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the Front Lobby, where LifeNet, a non-profit procurement organization, will have informational tables.

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND SPORTLANES UNITE NEXT WEEKEND TO BEAT CANCER

    Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County (MHMHC) and Sportlanes are joining forces next weekend in the fight against cancer. Together, MHMHC and Sportlanes will host Kickin’ Butts at Sportlanes and Bowlin’ for Colons to promote cancer prevention, awareness, treatment and to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Martinsville-Henry County Relay For Life.

    On Saturday, March 25th, from 12pm to 12am, Kickin’ Butts at Sportlanes will kick off the business’ new anti-smoking policy by offering free bowling, drink specials and live entertainment. Health care experts from Memorial Hospital will provide information about tobacco cessation, lung cancer screenings and oncology services available here in Martinsville and Henry County.

    “Sportlanes is a family-friendly business and we have an obligation to provide a healthy environment for our customers and employees,” said Will Pearson, owner of Sportlanes. “As we continue to learn more about the negative long-term effects of smoking and second-hand smoke, we believe that going smoke-free will be a positive change for our customers, our staff and our community.”

    On Sunday, March 26th, Memorial Hospital will host the first annual Bowlin’ For Colons to raise awareness about colorectal cancer prevention, screenings and treatment, as well as raise money for Relay For Life. A four person team, which includes shoes and games, costs $50, while a corporate lane sponsorship, which includes a lane banner and up to 2 teams, costs $200. The event will have two waves, one beginning at 2pm and one at 4pm.

    “Memorial Hospital is excited to collaborate on these upcoming events to promote cancer awareness, prevention and treatment in our community, said Liz Harris, Director of Marketing at MHMHC. “In addition the recent launch of our comprehensive lung cancer screening program, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Our hope is that both events will encourage people talk to their primary care physicians and schedule appropriate screenings.”

    For more information about the events or to register for Bowlin’ for Colons, stop by Sportlanes, call 276.666.7604 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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 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.

    About SPORTLANES
    Sportlanes is the ultimate retro bowling center and café with small town personality. Sportlanes provides bowling leagues for all ages, fun games, and musical entertainment. In addition, delicious pub food, pizza and over 150 craft beers are offered in the Ten Pin Café. Sportlanes is located at 10 Koehler Rd., Martinsville, VA. The phone number is 276.632.6060.

     

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