MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — It’s been 50 years since LewisGale Hospital Montgomery provided healthcare to its residents in the New River Valley.
LewisGale Hospital has quite an interesting history with Dr. A.M. Showalter finding a 12-bed Altmont Hospital near Cambria in 1910. Then in 1971, a new hospital was built on Route 460 on the southern edge of Blacksburg. Now to present time where the hospital holds 146 beds and offers a wide array of medical, surgical, and emergency care services.
“Since its inception, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery and our HCA Healthcare family have remained focused on one thing – the care and improvement of human life. It’s what we do,” said Alan Fabian, chief executive officer. “With an incredibly rich history as our foundation, we are excited about delivering high-quality healthcare and service to the community for another 50 years.”
To celebrate quite a milestone, first responders gave gift baskets to the hospital staff, a time capsule was planted, and a tribute wall inside the hospital was unveiled.
“We are honored to receive this proclamation from the office of the mayor and are sincerely grateful to everyone who helped us celebrate this significant milestone,” said Lance Jones, market president of LewisGale Regional Health System. “Without the support of our community leaders, dedicated employees, and medical staff, EMS, local officials, and, most importantly, the patients who choose our hospital, this achievement would not have been possible.”
Over the last half-century, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery has reached several achievements including received MAGNET status (the nation’s highest recognition of nursing excellence), is accredited by the American College of Radiology, and is a primary stroke center by The Joint Commission.
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