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Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County is a full-service, acute care, non-governmental, not-for-profit, rural community hospital, owned and controlled by Memorial Health System, Inc., in trust for the citizens of Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia and surrounding areas. The Board broadly represents a cross-section of the leadership of the community and includes 4 members of the active medical staff. 

The hospital was founded, and is operated, for service, charitable, and educational purposes. Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in it’s city/county primary service area which has a population of about 74,000. Secondary service area patients come from 4 surrounding counties, especially Patrick County to the west; so, the total population served is in excess of 100,000.

The hospital is licensed to operate 237 beds. The hospital currently operates 182 beds as follows: 113 medical/surgical beds; 9 obstetric beds; 16 critical care beds; 28 advanced care beds; 12 psychiatric beds; and 4 hospice beds.

The hospital employs approximately 840 people in a variety of professional, administrative, operative, service, and technical job categories. Many of the hospital personnel hold membership, registration, or certification in their respective professional/technical societies and are State licensed.

There are 25 major departments in the hospital that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The active and consulting medical staff consists of approximately 109 physicians representing 24 specialties. Other professional personnel include five dentists, three nurse practitioners, two clinical psychologists, and seven CRNAP’s.

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Memorial Hospital has continued to grow and improve nearly every aspect of our health care services to meet the changing needs of our community. Opened in 1970, the hospital underwent two major expansion and renovation programs which were completed in 1981 and 1990. Many hospital departments were expanded and improved, including Emergency Services, Elective Procedures, Cardio-Pulmonary Neurophysiology Services, Laboratory/Pathology, Pharmacy, Physical Rehabilitation, and Radiology. New services added were the Ravenel Oncology Center, a Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, and a Business Health Services program. A new Psychiatric Services addition, featuring partial day and outpatient services, was instituted in 1996.

A 41 million dollar renovation project began in June 1997. The largest portion of this money is being spent to renovate and expand outpatient services at our hospital. New services added include a comprehensive Breast Care Center, Prenatal Clinic, Pain Center, and Hyperbaric Medicine Department. Services that were renovated and expanded include The Women’s Center, Critical Care Unit, Physical Rehabilitation Services Department, and Ambulatory Surgery. The new main lobby was completed in March 2000. The Radiology and Emergency Services Departments are currently underway, and the last area to be renovated is the Cardiopulmonary Neurophysiology Services Department.

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Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County is committed to being the provider or coordinator of quality community health care services for the residents of Martinsville and Henry County which are sufficient, accessible, appropriate and cost effective.


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Memorial Hospital received a full three-year accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations in 1999. Its Home Health and Hospice programs received a full three-year JCAHO accreditation in 1999. Its Laboratory Services received a full two-year JCAHO accreditation in 1999. The hospital is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health, the State Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and by the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The hospital is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks and is certified by the American College of Surgeons for its Community Cancer Program. Its Mammography program is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the Food and Drug Administration. Its Vascular Ultrasound program is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Labs. The hospital participates in proficiency testing of the College of American Pathologists and is an official National Institute of Drug Abuse Collection Site. The hospital is also a member of the American Hospital Association, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, and the Roanoke Area Regional Health Policy Council.

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