BE COOL: Tips to Help You Beat the Heat and Have a Safe and Healthy Summer

June 5, 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 3, 2019

Sovah Health recently announced that Chenise Blackwell (Sovah Health - Danville) and Brittany Collins (Sovah Health - Martinsville) have been recognized as its 2019 Mercy Award winners. 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.

Sovah Health is Proud of our Team

April 5, 2019

Our team at Sovah Health is committed to delivering high quality, safe and compassionate care, and we are continuously working to ensure that all patients, visitors and employees have positive experiences at our hospitals in Danville and Martinsville.

When Springtime Allergies Strike: What to Do When You Can’t Stop and Smell the Roses

March 26, 2019

April showers might bring May flowers, but many of us are well aware that they can also bring tree and grass pollen and other allergens that can cause us to wheeze, sneeze and sniffle our way through spring. At Sovah Health, our mission is Making Communities Healthier®, and that includes helping you manage seasonal allergies.


March 4, 2019

Sovah Health today announced that Misty Reagan, ANP has joined Sovah Health - Danville as an advanced practice provider in the hospital’s inpatient telemetry and cardiac unit. Caring for patients admitted to the unit, Misty will be rounding on cardiac patients with the attending cardiologist, assisting with care plans for cardiac patients, evaluating and assessing cardiac patients in the emergency room, providing patient education and coordinating of outpatient follow-up.

It’s Heart Month! Give your heart the attention it deserves to stay healthy all year long

February 3, 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.

Sovah Health Limits Visitation Due to Seasonal Flu Outbreak

January 14, 2019

Due to high levels of respiratory viruses in the community, Sovah Health is implementing seasonal influenza precautions. Visitation restrictions will be in place during peak flu season – now and until further notice.


January 2, 2019

Sovah Health today announced that board certified thoracic and vascular surgeon William P. Sweezer, Jr., MD FACS, has joined the medical staff at Sovah Health and will be seeing patients at the newly opened practice Sovah Thoracic and Vascular Surgery.

Are You Covered?

October 30, 2018

November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since debuting in 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace has provided access to low-cost healthcare coverage for millions who would otherwise be without health insurance or who are interested in taking advantage of more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage.

Cyber Security is a Team Sport: Everyone has a role to play in helping to ensure online safety

September 28, 2018

Need to pay a bill? Just click. Want to purchase a new appliance? Click. Send a party invite to a group? Click. The forward march of online technology continues to make our lives easier and free up more time for other activities. But with increased convenience comes increased risk of identity theft and an online attack on your finances and other confidential information.

Suicide: What You Should Know

September 4, 2018

The issue of suicide is a very difficult and concerning topic to address – and, unfortunately, it is on the rise. In fact, a recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows suicide rates increasing by 25 percent over nearly two decades through the end of 2016. Data from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention further underscores the importance and urgency of raising awareness of suicide, as suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. – with nearly 45,000 Americans taking their own lives each year.

Cholesterol 101: What it is and why it matters

September 4, 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.

Safe Medication Habits Promote Healthy Homes and Communities

August 30, 2018

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.


August 7, 2018

Sovah Health today announced that Phillip Honea, DO, has joined its medical staff and will be practicing at Ob-Gyn Associates of Danville alongside physicians Alice Newell, Randolph Neal, Andrew Atkinson and Jason Ensminger.


August 2, 2018

Sovah Health today announced that Garrett Beatty, DO has joined the Sovah Medical Residency Program at Sovah Health. A recent graduate of the program, Dr. Beatty will be educating and supervising resident physicians as well as treating patients at the Sovah Family Medicine Residency Clinic in Danville.

Sixteen graduate from Sovah Medical Residency Program

July 2, 2018

Sovah Health announced today that the Sovah Medical Residency Program hosted its graduation for medical residents on Friday, June 22 at the Institute of Advanced Learning and Research in Danville. Sixteen physicians were recognized for completing their three-year residency in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine at Sovah Health in 2018. Several physicians and employees were also honored with awards for their commitment to training medical students and for their dedication to their profession.


July 2, 2018

Sovah Health today announced that gastroenterologist Jagannath Sherigar, MD has joined its medical staff and will be practicing alongside Dr. Bhushan Pandya and Dr. Mukesh Patel at Danville Gastroenterology Center.


June 28, 2018

Sovah Health today announced that Dr. Kurt Voos has joined its medical staff and will be offering orthopedic and trauma spine surgery for patients in Danville and Pittsylvania County and the surrounding region. Dr. Voos has joined the practice of Spectrum Medical located in the River District Tower.

National Hospital Week Celebrates Every Day Heroes

May 7, 2018

Each year, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the more than 5 million healthcare professionals who provide safe, high quality healthcare in their communities. On May 6-12, Sovah Health joins the American Hospital Association in celebrating these “Every Day Heroes” for their dedication, compassion and commitment to excellence.


May 3, 2018

Sovah Health today announced that nurse practitioner Karen Oaks, FNP has joined the Sovah Advanced Wound Center – Danville. Karen will be working alongside Dr. William McConahey to provide specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds.

Sovah Health Recognized for Excellence with ACC Heart Failure Accreditation

February 8, 2018

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Sovah Health for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. Both Sovah Health – Danville (“Danville”) and Sovah Health – Martinsville (“Martinsville”) were awarded Heart Failure Accreditation in December based on rigorous onsite reviews of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care, clinical quality measures and more.

Sovah Health among first hospitals to present new national blood pressure guidelines

January 25, 2018

Sovah Health announced it will be hosting its first continuing medical education program for 2018 titled “High Blood Pressure: New Guidelines for the New Year” on Thursday, February 1 at Hoover Auditorium at Sovah Health - Danville. The symposium, which will feature three leading national experts on hypertension, will educate area physicians and healthcare professionals on new blood pressure guidelines released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) in November 2017. Sovah Health is one of the first community hospital systems nationwide to have these guidelines presented to its medical and nursing staff.

Dr. Tara Mancl Joins Sovah Health

January 10, 2018

Sovah Health today announced that general surgeon Tara Mancl, MD has joined its staff and will be offering surgical services to patients throughout Danville, Pittsylvania County and the surrounding region. Dr. Mancl has also joined Sovah Surgical Specialists (formerly Piedmont Surgery) located in River District Tower.

Sovah Health Recognized by March of Dimes for Giving More Babies a Healthy Start in Life

January 9, 2018

Sovah Health has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life. Sovah Health's two campuses - Danville and Martinsville - have both 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.

Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open for Enrollment

November 13, 2017

On November 1, open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace began. As you may recall, the Health Insurance Marketplace has been offering expanded access to low-cost healthcare coverage for people without health insurance, or for those who are interested in exploring more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage, since its inception in 2013. Last year alone, more than 12 million people obtained health coverage through the Marketplace – including 410,000 in Virginia.

Tripathi joins Sovah Internal Medicine

October 23, 2017

Dr. Kavita Tripathi has joined Sovah Health-Danville and will be offering primary care for adult patients at Sovah Internal Medicine-Danville (formerly Piedmont Internal Medicine).

Be Your Own Breast Friend

October 4, 2017

A healthy lifestyle and early detection are a great first line of defense in the fight against breast cancer.

September is Suicide Awareness Month: Know the Signs and the Risk

September 8, 2017

It’s a taboo topic; one many of us don’t like to even think about. But suicide is a real problem, and every year, it claims the life of 41,000 people. At Sovah Health, we want to help. We want to raise awareness of the dangers of mental illness and help erase the stigma. And it starts with talking about the signs and who’s at risk.

Summer Safety: Tips to keep your summer fun and injury free

June 27, 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.

It’s OK to Ask: Hand Hygiene as a Frontline Defense Against Infection

May 5, 2017

Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions. And not without reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. And the simplest, most effective way that we can combat the spread of germs is via the same missive you’ve been most likely hearing your whole life – wash your hands.

DRMC Names New Marketing Director

May 19, 2015

Spencer Thomas, Chief Operating Officer for Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC), recently announced LeAnne Clem Roller as DRMC’s new marketing director.

New hospital CEO’s biggest goal: listen

May 27, 2015

When Alan Larson assumes the position of Danville Regional Medical Center CEO on Aug. 1, he will draw on his leadership experience and small town familiarity.

LiveWell: Understanding Sun Poisoning

May 31, 2015

A trip to the beach is an enjoyable way to spend a day, if you aren't careful you may be putting yourself at risk of sunburn and sun poisoning.