medical education, News & Events, Southwest Virginia

‘Head for the Hills’ Hotel Deadline is October 3rd!

The SWVA GMEC 'Head for the Hills' Annual CME Conference is less than two months away! Have you registered yet? We have a few rooms left at the Martha Washington Inn & Spa for only $75.00/room. After submitting the conference registration form, you will see instructions on how to pay for a room. Hurry -… Continue reading ‘Head for the Hills’ Hotel Deadline is October 3rd!

cultural competency, rural health issues, Southwest Virginia

Inman Community Project (video)

The Inman Village Community Health Project improves health workers’ awareness of community nutrition and health care access problems. Medical residents and other students in medical fields (therapists, nurses, and social workers especially) prepare and serve meals at Inman Village in Wise County each month and offer a program (workshop and lecture formats) on health and… Continue reading Inman Community Project (video)

cultural competency, Southwest Virginia

Listening to marginalized communities

reposted article from VTx - Steven Mackay Graduate researchers in psychology seek to understand trauma, isolation, and resilience among Black Americans in Southwest Virginia. The grueling and combined impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police greatly strained Black Americans across the country in 2020, going into… Continue reading Listening to marginalized communities

Local Voices, Southwest Virginia

Recreation Spotlight: ‘Big Stone Gap obtains initial funding for campsites, development at Big Cherry reservoir’

article reposted from News5 WCYB — There is a regional plan to connect some of the most beautiful places in southwest Virginia together to allow visitors the chance to visit mountains, lakes, and hiking trails a bit easier. The southwest Virginia leaders working to connect the popular tourism sites in the region are now seeing… Continue reading Recreation Spotlight: ‘Big Stone Gap obtains initial funding for campsites, development at Big Cherry reservoir’

hospitals, News & Events, Southwest Virginia

New hospital in Patrick County starts hiring

Foresight Health Services, the new health care provider that took over the property of the former Pioneer Community Hospital in Patrick County, announced Monday that the company has formally launched its website and has begun accepting applications for the new critical access facility it plans to open by the end of a year.  The company said that… Continue reading New hospital in Patrick County starts hiring

hospitals, medical education, Southwest Virginia

Student teamwork shines in emergency situations

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Michael Spinosa points out details on a chest X-ray for a patient during the Interprofessional Education Simulation Day at the at the Carilion Clinic Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety on April 22, 2022. Photos by Clayton Metz for Virginia Tech. In an emergency situation, teams of… Continue reading Student teamwork shines in emergency situations

medical education, News & Events, Southwest Virginia

Head for the Hills 2022 – Registration & Details

November 4-5th, 2022The Martha Washington Inn & SpaAbingdon, VA Free for MDs, DOs, and NPs! Meals included. Topics will include: - Maternal & Infant Health in Communities of Color- How to talk so patients will listen, how to listen so patients will talk- Overview of commonly used botanicals and supplements- Doctoring in Small Town Appalachia-… Continue reading Head for the Hills 2022 – Registration & Details

hospitals, rural residencies, Southwest Virginia

Ballad Health Internal Medicine and Family Residency Programs

Norton Community Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Norton Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, 129-bed acute care facility that has served rural Southwest Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky since 1949. The hospital offers a unique internal medicine residency experience that blends training at a rural acute care center, Norton Community Hospital, and urban tertiary care centers like Holston… Continue reading Ballad Health Internal Medicine and Family Residency Programs