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May is Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month

There’s no better time to learn about stroke prevention. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke, but you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following healthy habits. Start by eating healthy, exercising daily, and quitting smoking. And make sure you know your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol numbers, all of which can increase your risk of stroke.

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Real Patients. Real Stories.

Just a few months ago, you wouldn’t have seen Tazewell resident Jimmie McGuire making exercise a daily priority. After suffering a type of heart attack commonly referred to as a “widow-maker” in October 2022, Jimmie has relied on Clinch Valley Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation team and Registered Dietician Sally Presnell to help him take charge of his health.

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New technologies and customized care for your Breast Health

We offer a variety of breast health services for your peace of mind, from 3D mammography, ultrasound technology for women with dense breast tissue, and genetic testing for those at higher risk of heredity cancers.

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Celebrating EMS Week May 21-27

They are brave, compassionate, and trusted. This EMS Week, we say thank you to the Emergency Medical Services teams serving our community each day. Through your hard work and compassion, you exemplify what it means to be making communities healthier.

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Clinch Valley Health announced that Urologist Dr. Lawrence Bender has come out of retirement and has returned to his practice at Clinch Valley Health.

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Dr. Lawrence Bender

Clinch Valley Health announced that Tonia Mitchell, FNP-BC has joined its team and will be serving patients at Clinch Valley Physicians Associates.

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Tonia Mitchell, FNP-BC

Clinch Valley Health announced that Jennifer Shortt, FNP-BC has joined Clinch Valley Health’s team and will be serving patients at Clinch Valley Urgent Care.

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Jennifer Shortt, FNP-BC

We are excited to welcome Paula Porras Rodriguez, MD to Clinch Valley Physicians Associates. Dr. Porras Rodriguez went to medical school at Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario in Bogota, Columbia and completed a residency at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. She specializes in general surgery, small & large bowel surgery (including cancer), laparoscopic and open hernia repair, dermatological surgery, breast surgery, endoscopy, gallbladder disease, and colonoscopies.

Paula Porras Rodriguez, MD

Clinch Valley Health announced that Wendy Lawless, FNP has joined Clinch Valley Health’s team and will be serving patients at Clinch Valley Family & Specialty Care of Bluefield.

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Wendy Lawless, FNP

We are thrilled to welcome OBGYN Alexandra Matthews, MD to Clinch Valley Physicians Associates. Dr. Matthews is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, HI. She went to medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. Some of her interests include competitive deep sea fishing, swimming, spear-fishing, and diving. She also enjoys cooking and entertaining.

Dr. Matthews specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology, care during pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum, contraception, screening for cervical and breast cancer, menopause management and well woman services. Dr. Matthews also offers minimally invasive surgery for treatment of conditions of the reproductive systems. 

Alexandra Matthews, MD

Welcome to Clinch Valley Health

Clinch Valley Medical Center is a 175-bed acute care hospital with a growing integrated network of care that offers many services for our community all close to home. Today, our unwavering commitment to our patients ranks us as one of the top hospitals in Virginia and the nation for quality of care – including patient safety and health outcomes.


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