October 7, 2019
Minutes matter when it comes to saving lives, and for this reason, Clinch Valley Health is committed to providing high quality emergency care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to our community. Part of this commitment involves keeping our community informed; we want you to know who to call, when to call, when to seek emergency care, when to call 9-1-1, and other potentially life-saving information.
October 1, 2019
Clinch Valley Health announced today the addition of 3D mammography services to its Women’s Health Center. The advanced technology captures images of the breast from multiple angles to ensure a more complete and accurate scan. This allows for earlier and more effective detection of breast cancer and helps reduce the number of return visits caused by false positives.
September 25, 2019
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to review our knowledge of this disease, shine a spotlight on its risks and symptoms, and raise awareness of how we can help fight it.
September 13, 2019
1. Why did you want to become a doctor?
My favorite subject in high school was biology so it was an easy choice for me to become a doctor.
2. What are 3 things on your bucket list?
August 27, 2019
“Cholesterol” is probably one of the most common words you hear when it comes to heart disease, what and what not to eat, and general health and well-being. And while the more one hears about something, the easier it can be to become desensitized to it, it’s important to stay aware of the critical effect that cholesterol can have on your overall health – and especially your heart.
August 8, 2019
July 26, 2019
When the days get shorter, it’s a good sign that another school year is just around the corner. As you begin to tackle your back-to-school to-do lists, we’ve got a few tips to help ensure that your family is ready for another successful and healthy school term.
July 26, 2019
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re no stranger to taking medicine. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. Medications are a vital part of healing from illness or injury and managing ongoing conditions so that you can be your healthiest self and get the most out of life.
July 26, 2019
With summer drawing to a close, it will soon be time to focus on getting back into more “normal” routines. After-school practices, homework, carpool duties and the like become the order of the day once more. But there’s another routine that shouldn’t be ignored amid all of the excitement of a new school year – immunizations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a great reminder of the important role that regular immunizations play in making communities healthier.
July 17, 2019
The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Mark Bunker, PT, DPT, MHA as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).
July 15, 2019
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, Dr. Fady Tawadros, has joined the Clinch Valley Oncology team in Richlands, Virginia.
July 1, 2019
Summer offers plentiful opportunities to gather outdoors with family and friends. Whether it’s the Fourth of July, Labor Day, an afternoon on the lake or one last hurrah before school days beckon again, al fresco celebrations are the order of the day when the sun is out and the temps are warm. And most gatherings have one particular ingredient in common: food. Think grilled burgers and hot dogs, barbecued chicken, homemade potato salad and coleslaw, and overflowing veggie and fruit trays. While you’re enjoying your summer favorites, there’s another ingredient that should be a part of every party: food safety.
June 25, 2019
Clinch Valley Health partners with Southwest Virginia Community College providing resources for a full-time athletic trainer to support the college’s new athletic program and student athletes, furthering its’ mission of Making Communities Healthier.
June 25, 2019
Clinch Valley Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Clinch Valley Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
June 17, 2019
Clinch Valley Health is celebrating the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to Richlands Recreation Park. This donation is part of a national anniversary celebration in which LifePoint has contributed $2,000 to causes in each of the 89 communities it serves nationwide. Richlands Recreation Park was chosen by the hospital team in Richlands, Virginia because it reflects LifePoint’s and Clinch Valley Health’s mission of Making Communities Healthier®.
June 5, 2019
Richlands High School art students aid Clinch Valley Health in educating its patients on fall prevention through painted ceiling tiles that illustrate “Call Don’t Fall.”
May 30, 2019
With summer in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of this fun time of year, whether it’s hitting the road for a family vacation, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or taking an early evening neighborhood stroll. However you choose to enjoy this season, following some key safety tips can help you ensure that this summer is a safe and healthy one.
May 29, 2019
Millions of people throughout the U.S. are suffering every day from an epidemic that’s only expected to grow over the next decade. This problem drastically affects people by diminishing their overall quality of life and potentially decreasing life expectancy if left untreated.
March 25, 2019
Clinch Valley Medical Center physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Center by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
February 6, 2019
The Eighth Annual Event, Scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Attracts Hundreds of Attendees to Richmond; 2019 Summit Theme is “Patient Safety: A Pulse Check”
January 31, 2019
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, hearts seem to be everywhere you look this time of year. That’s why it is especially fitting that February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of heart disease and how we can help prevent it. It’s also the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves to take good care of our hearts year-round.
January 14, 2019
Clinch Valley Health donates 50 ‘Stop The Bleed’ kits to equip Tazewell County Public School teachers with the tools necessary to take action and potentially save lives.
December 26, 2018
The beginning of a new year means a fresh start. It is an opportunity to tackle new projects, set new goals and find new opportunities to get and stay healthy – including reducing the amount of stress in your life. But why does stress play such an important role in our health? There are a number of reasons, according to Dr. Angel Justice, a primary care physician at Clinch Valley Health.
December 18, 2018
Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Hao Pham, shares more about himself and his practice located on the Clinch Valley Medical Center campus in the Clinch Valley Medical Plaza.
December 18, 2018
Learn more about Clinch Valley Health's new Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Angel Justice, who now practices at Clinch Valley Physicians Associates.
November 14, 2018
Clinch Valley Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Clinch Valley Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
November 1, 2018
Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That’s one in 10 Americans. And one in four of those who have it don’t know they have it. These are troubling statistics, particularly because diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.
November 1, 2018
If you’re like many people, you may think of smoking as the most obvious cause for lung cancer. And while cigarette smoking has certainly been established as a major risk factor and the number one cause for lung cancer, it’s important to note that lung cancer is not just a “smoker’s disease.”
October 17, 2018
On Tuesday, November 6, our country will once again have the opportunity to select the next group of elected officials who will lead our country in Washington, D.C., our state capital and right here in our local communities.
October 10, 2018
Fight breast cancer and get peace of mind with an annual mammogram
October 8, 2018
Cyber Security is a Team Sport: Everyone has a role to play in helping to ensure online safety
September 6, 2018
Cholesterol. You probably know that it’s an important factor when it comes to your overall health and wellness, but what is it, exactly? This month marks National Cholesterol Education Month, making it a perfect time to refresh our knowledge on the ins and outs of cholesterol and understand how it affects your health.
September 6, 2018
Prostate cancer is a condition often heard about, but perhaps seldom fully understood. In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month here are some of the most frequently asked questions concerning this common form of cancer.
September 6, 2018
Medication drop boxes are a convenient, hassle-free way to safely dispose of your unused and expired medications.
September 5, 2018
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, Dr. Alina Bhat, has joined the Clinch Valley Oncology team in Richlands, Virginia
August 23, 2018
Presentation will be presented by Monica Williams, MD. Dr. Williams is an award-winning writer, board certified emergency physician at Huntsville Hospital and serves on the Board of Directors for both the Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara and Hospice Family Care. Her book, "It’s OK to Die," and companion website are tools for transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.
July 12, 2018
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently released updated guidelines that lower the recommended age for colon cancer screening. According to the new ACS recommendations, those at average risk for colon cancer should begin screening at age 45 instead of 50. The new guidelines were put in place following a major data review that showed a rising rate of colon cancer in adults younger than 50.
June 27, 2018
It’s important to take the proper precautions against getting overheated as the temperatures climb this time of year.
May 31, 2018
Clinch Valley Health has launched a new community outreach program, in partnership with community EMS groups, that involves the early diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.
May 14, 2018
Clinch Valley Health recently announced that Rachel McGlothlin has been recognized as the hospital’s 2018 Mercy Award winner. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.
May 10, 2018
Tazewell County School Board names Clinch Valley Health to the 2018 Virginia School Boards Association Business Honor Roll.
May 10, 2018
Tazewell County native and Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Ashley Goodman, helps us get to know a little more about her passion for family medicine and returning home to serve her community. Dr. Ashley Goodman started practicing at Clinch Valley Physicians Associates in Cedar Buff, VA on April 30th. Appointments may now be made by calling 276.964.1281.
April 24, 2018
Clinch Valley Medical Center was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
April 20, 2018
Tazewell County native, Dr. Ashley Goodman helps us get to know her by answering a few questions about her lifestyle and the things she enjoys.
April 9, 2018
Clinch Valley Health's CEO, Peter Mulkey, is featured in the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association March 2018 edition of REVIEW Magazine with his article "Partnering for Patients".
March 26, 2018
Company recognized for National Quality Program in which Clinch Valley Medical Center participates
March 7, 2018
The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Peter Mulkey, CEO, Clinch Valley Health of Richlands, Virginia as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).
March 6, 2018
What to know about colorectal cancer and how to protect yourself
January 10, 2018
The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Shannon Showalter, COO, Clinch Valley Health as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).
January 3, 2018
Clinch Valley Medical Center is ringing in 2018 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 6 pounds, 14.2 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches, a baby girl was born to Lindsay and Corry, on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 7:58 a.m.
November 13, 2017
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Clinch Valley Medical Center was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
September 5, 2017
For many of us, September is a time for getting back into routines and looking forward to the cooler weather just around the corner. Unfortunately, September also means that flu season is right around the corner.
July 25, 2017
For months, news streams across the country have been filled with commentary about The Great American Solar Eclipse that will cross over 14 states in August. And for good reason. The natural phenomenon is rare in and of itself, requiring perfect alignment of the earth, moon and sun, and, according to scientists, often occurs over water sources or other locations uninhabited by humans.
July 25, 2017
Nothing screams “back to school” like taking your kids for an annual physical or routine vaccinations. And while it may not be the brightest part of summer, Dr. George Farrell, Chief Medical Officer for Clinch Valley Health says it’s essential.
July 25, 2017
Healthy behaviors for new moms and babies take the spotlight August 1 – 7 during World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), an opportunity for health-related groups across the world to focus their efforts on the benefits of breastfeeding.
July 25, 2017
Summer. School’s out, and so is the sun. With the days at their longest and brightest, many of us are taking advantage of the season, soaking up vitamin D and spending as much time in the fresh summer air as we can – whether that means planning a vacation to the beach, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or embarking on early evening walks with the family.
May 11, 2017
This May, we’re proud to join with several organizations in celebrating and recognizing a number of providers at Clinch Valley Health, and throughout our area, who are working hard every day to help make our communities healthier.
May 5, 2017
It’s OK to Ask: Hand Hygiene as a Frontline Defense Against Infection
May 1, 2017
Clinch Valley Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound, and a re-accreditation in Mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
April 12, 2017
The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Clinch Valley Medical Center was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.
January 3, 2017
Clinch Valley Medical Center welcomed its first baby born in 2017 on New Year’s Day.
December 12, 2016
Clinch Valley Medical Center has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life. Clinch Valley Medical Center earned the recognition after successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent (1%). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that will give more babies the right start in life, the March of Dimes says.
November 14, 2016
New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Clinch Valley Medical Center was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
October 12, 2016
Hospital recognized for achievements in patient and family engagement, quality care and patient safety
June 28, 2016
Pediatrician, Dr. Margaret Honeycutt, has joined the Clinch Valley Physicians Associates Pediatric Team in Claypool Hill, Virginia.
June 20, 2016
Clinch Valley Health announced that Clay Morgan, P.A. is now certified in the treatment of Hepatitis C for Gastroenterology patients.
May 31, 2016
Clinch Valley Medical Center awarded a $529 inVEST account to its first baby born on 529 Day.
May 27, 2016
Honaker High School art students donated inspiring art pieces to be displayed in the Chemo Infusion Center at Clinch Valley Medical Center.
April 20, 2016
New Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety organization. Clinch Valley Medical Center was one of 798 hospitals to receive an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States according to The Leapfrog Group.
February 2, 2016
Clinch Valley Health is excited to announce the opening of their new clinic, Clinch Valley Family Care, an extension of Clinch Valley Physicians Associates.
February 1, 2016
Clinch Valley Medical Center has new capabilities for 2016 with the launch of a new service, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS).
January 14, 2016
Clinch Valley Health is excited to announce that Pulmonologist, Dr. Sami Jawad, is now Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in addition to previous board certificates in Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine.
December 31, 2015
Clinch Valley Health partnered with Communities In Schools of Southwest Virginia to bring warmth to children in the surrounding community by donating $5,000 worth of sweatshirts to local schools, servicing more than 700 children this holiday season.
December 1, 2015
Clinch Valley Medical Center announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
November 17, 2015
Peter Mulkey, CEO, Clinch Valley Health, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the Clinch Valley Health Board and Medical Executive Committee meeting held on November 4, 2015.
November 11, 2015
Clinch Valley Medical Center, an entity of Clinch Valley Health, earned an A in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety
November 9, 2015
Clinch Valley Health, will be hosting their 2015 Healthy Holiday Cooking Program on November 12 at the Clinch Valley Medical Center Basement Bistro.
November 3, 2015
The Clinch Valley Surgical Center at Clinch Valley Health is now accepting patients following the arrival of Weight Loss and General Surgeon, Joseph Moran, M.D.
October 29, 2015
The Advanced Wound Center at Clinch Valley Health, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign.
October 20, 2015
Clinch Valley Health Board of Trustees attended the MRI Ribbon Cutting on September 23, 2015 to celebrate the new state-of-the-art MRI and MRI Suite. Operating since July 6, 2015, the new MRI delivers both remarkable image quality and high productivity.
September 29, 2015
Clinch Valley Health, along with insurance agents from Tazewell and Richlands, will be hosting an informational session to assist CONSOL Energy retirees in choosing a replacement medical insurance plan on Oct. 5th and 6th at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Richlands, Virginia
July 22, 2015
Learn the warning signs, and what to do if you find yourself experiencing chest pain symptoms.
July 22, 2015
Chad Justice, Sleep Coordinator at Clinch Valley Health, talks with News Channel 5 about sleep apnea.
July 16, 2015
CEO of Clinch Valley Health recognized for his commitment to the highest standards of patient care.
July 16, 2015
The new state-of-the-art MRI will allow us to better meet the needs of our community.
March 13, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Jamal Sahyouni, MD, Medical Director, at Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Center recently completed his Board Certification in Wound Management through the American Board of Wound Management.
March 13, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Clinch Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce that two of its physicians have recently earned Board Certification in the perspective field.
January 5, 2015
At the beginning of a new year, many of us make resolutions to be healthier and maintain better habits: to lose weight, stop smoking, or exercise regularly. If you’ve recently enrolled in a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace or are considering signing up, it’s a perfect time to think about your resolution of good health and understand how healthcare coverage can help you achieve this goal.
January 5, 2015
A Richlands couple is starting the New Year with a new addition.
December 19, 2014
The Board of Trustees, Medical Staff and Employees of Clinch Valley Medical Center would like to honor the memory of Dr. Mario Stefanini, who passed away after a brief illness on December 15, 2014 at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, New York. He was 98 years old.
December 18, 2014
Dr. Suresh Patil is among a very exclusive group of surgeon’s nationwide offering Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement surgery. The anterior surgical approach, done with patients lying on their back, uses a small incision and avoids the cutting of any muscles.
December 18, 2014
Dinesh Thawrani, MD was among 1,640 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2014 Annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco, Calif., last month. This year’s class of Initiates was among one of the largest ever admitted into the College.
December 18, 2014
Clinch Valley Medical Center announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
October 27, 2014
Clinch Valley Medical Center was recently recognized by the VHQC (Virginia Health Quality Center) for supporting the Virginia Hospital Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention project. During the past three years, CVMC has worked diligently to improve care for the patients and families we serve.
March 1, 2013
Richlands, Virginia – In April of 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services launched a national effort to improve the quality and safety of care provided in American hospitals.
January 25, 2013
February is National Heart Month - and Clinch Valley Medical Center is “cooking it up again” with a Free Healthy Heart Cooking Program in the CVMC Cafeteria on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
October 18, 2012
Richlands, Virginia – As you may know, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are conducting an investigation of recalled medicines made by New England Compounding Center (NECC), a pharmacy in Massachusetts.
August 9, 2012
Richlands, Virginia – Clinch Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Lauren C. Good, pediatrician, has joined its medical staff.