You are here

Johnston Memorial Hospital

Featured Events

What's New

Stan Hickson
Friday, May 6, 2016

Hickson named new CEO of Johnston Memorial Hospital, Mountain States’ northeast market

Stan Hickson has been named president and CEO of Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va. He will also oversee the northeast market of Mountain States Health Alliance, which includes Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion and Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon. Hickson will replace Sean McMurray, who is pursuing full-time ministry in Colorado beginning this summer. Hickson currently serves as president of Northside Medical Center and executive vice president of Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Ga.  ... read more about Hickson named new CEO of Johnston Memorial Hospital, Mountain States’ northeast market.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Johnston Memorial Hospital to host free heart health event on Feb. 26

ABINGDON, Va. – Johnston Memorial Hospital will host a free heart health event on Friday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to educate the community about the importance of heart health. ... read more about Johnston Memorial Hospital to host free heart health event on Feb. 26.

About

16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
36.709834
-81.97734800000001
ER Wait Time:
Wait time not available

Johnston Memorial Hospital is part of the Mountain States network including some of America’s best heart hospitals. When you need advanced cardiology care, the last thing you want to do is travel far from home. With the only 24-hour Interventional Cardiology program in Southwest Virginia, Johnston Memorial Hospital is equipped to provide you with the care you need—right here, close to home.

Johnston Memorial Hospital is committed to bringing loving care to health care. We exist to identify and respond to the healthcare needs of individuals and communities in our region and to assist them in attaining their highest possible level of health. We provide a variety of services to help meet our healthcare goals.

 

JMH Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residencies

The Johnston Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program and the Internal Medicine Program is committed to providing advanced, innovative, and specialized training in Osteopathic Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. Training in Manipulative Treatment is also provided as part of both residency programs. Our residency programs feature a longitudinal training experience where participants learn the skills required to provide all-inclusive care to patients of all ages. If you would like to know more about our Residency Program please click here.

Heart Care

The Johnston Memorial Hospital cardiology department offers inpatient and outpatient noninvasive cardiology testing including echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, event recording, Holter monitoring, stress tests and electroencephalograms, as well as pediatric cardiology telemedicine services.

The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation department, located in the Medical Plaza, is an outpatient comprehensive exercise, education and behavioral modification program designed to improve the physical and emotional condition of patients with heart and lung conditions.

The 24-hour Cardiac Cath Lab offers inpatient and outpatient procedures include diagnostic and interventional heart catheterization, pacemaker placement, coronary PCI, emergent STEMI care and electrophysiology studies. Our holding rooms are private.

As a full service referral center for advanced heart disease, Johnston Memorial Hospital’s interventional cardiology program offers highly trained cardiologists and staff and a lab fully equipped to diagnose and treat patients for urgent heart problems 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The expanded cardiac services for both inpatients and outpatients include non-surgical cardiac procedures such as diagnostic heart catheterization, pacemaker placement and electrophysiology studies. Private holding rooms offer patient comfort and convenience.

For heart attack patients, cardiac services include percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) which is a procedure that opens blocked arteries and restores blood flow to the heart – a treatment that minimizes damage to the heart and can make the difference in life and death.

The Chest Pain Center offers rapid assessment, monitoring and treatment of chest pain patients. Johnson Memorial is the only Southwest Virginia hospital offering 24/7 interventional cardiology services which include performing an interventional cath procedure during a heart attack to prevent further heart damage. At Johnston Memorial Hospital, the Chest Pain Center admits patients with complaints of chest pain to observation beds. The average length of stay in this area is 18 hours. The staff conducts tests such as serial troponin and EKGs to rule out cardiac events; in most cases, patients are then scheduled for an inpatient or outpatient stress test. Patients with abnormal test results can now receive heart catheterizations in the JMH Cath Lab.

  • Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Lab – only 24 hr in SWVA
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Cardio Pulmonary
  • Chest Pain Center
  • Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center
Cancer Care

Our 60,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to outpatient oncology care. We provide medical and radiation oncology services, including diagnostic radiology and laboratory services. Our patients also have access to cancer education and screening programs, as well as a breast cancer support group.

Stroke Center

Johnston Memorial Hospital is one of the Primary Stroke Centers in Virginia certified by The Joint Commission. This designation provides our patients with a multidisciplinary team to direct treatment using evidence-based protocols for the care and management of our stroke patients.

Diabetes-Endocrinology
  • Medical management of diabetes and related programs
  • One-on-one counseling and education
  • Exercise counseling and stress management
  • Evaluation and education on self-monitoring of blood glucose
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Insulin pump training and management
  • Personalized nutrition counseling and meal planning
  • Support for families
Services
Surgical

Johnston Memorial Hospital provides outpatient and inpatient surgical care, including endoscopy and vascular procedures. We provide private recovery rooms and close monitoring by physicians and nurses in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).

Emergency

Highly trained physicians and nurses offer quick assessment/treatment in the 29-bed unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Communities Served

JMH serves the following counties

  • Washington, VA
  • Smyth
  • Wythe
  • Grayson
  • Russell
  • Tazewell
  • Buchanan
Awards and Accreditations

    We are also ranked among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for protecting patients from preventable complications during their hospital stay. Congratulations to our experienced team who offer you care you can count on, from people you can trust.

    • Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety, Healthgrades, 2015
    • Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient 3 years in a row, Healthgrades, 2014-2016
    • 5-star recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure, Healthgrades, 2015
    • Named among Top 5% in nation in Patient Safety, Healthgrades, 2015
    • Named among Top 10% in nation for Patient Safety two years in a row, Healthgrades, 2014-2015
    • Energy Star, EPA/Energy Star, 2015
    • American Diabetes Association Education Program Recognition
    • The Joint Commission Accreditation
    • The Joint Commission Certification for Advanced Primary Stroke Center
    • Cancer Center accredited by American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer 
    • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab accredited by American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
    • Laboratory accredited by The Joint Commission
    • Home Health accredited by The Joint Commission
    • Outpatient Rehab: Outcome Excellence Award  2014 Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes
    • Adult Echocardiography accreditation
    • Sleep Lab accreditation by American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award 2014
    • Listed among the 50 greenest healthcare organizations in the U.S. 2013 by Becker's Hospital Review
    • Gold Certified, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design 2011, U.S. Green Building Council
    • Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a High Performer in Ear, Nose & Throat 2011
    • Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) 2009,  American Hospital Association
    • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pay-for-performance grant for excellence in clinical performance
    LEED Certification

    ·     Johnston Memorial Hospital is focused on being an environmentally sustainable facility and follows the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – guidelines. Johnston Memorial earned Gold LEED certification shortly after opening.

    ·     LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed in an environmentally friendly manner, including energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources as well as sensitivity to their impact. 

         Johnston Memorial LEED highlights include:

    ·     Open Space – Fifty percent of the project site has been reserved for vegetated open space.

    ·     Water-Efficient Landscaping – Water consumption for landscaping on our campus is 50 percent less than traditional landscape designs in our area. This was achieved through the use of native and adapted plant species and high-efficiency irrigation equipment.

    ·     “Green” Construction Materials – Eco-friendly, low emitting materials were used during the construction of the building, including adhesives/sealants, paints/ coatings, carpet and composite wood.

    ·     Construction Waste Recycling – More than 75 percent of the waste materials from the construction of the hospital were diverted from the landfill. These materials included steel/metals, concrete/masonry, clean wood, cardboard and drywall.

    ·     Indoor Air Quality – Through efficient ventilation systems and ongoing monitoring, the quality of the air inside and outside of the building is maintained at a high level to ensure guest comfort and well-being. For example, the entire Johnston Memorial campus is a nonsmoking area.

    ·     Low-Emission Vehicle Parking – Twenty-four parking spaces close to the building have been designated for low-emitting vehicles in an effort to encourage our guests to drive fuel-efficient cars.

    ·     Water Use Reduction – Through the installation of low-flow toilets, urinals, lavatories, showers and kitchen sinks, the facility achieves a water use reduction of 40 percent. These high-efficiency plumbing fixtures are designed to save up to 1.6 million gallons of water per year.

    ·     Energy Efficiency – Efficient heating and cooling systems have been installed. These systems are commissioned by an organization designed to assess energy performance and economic impact.

    ·      Recyclables – Paper, cardboard, plastic and metals are collected in designated areas for recycling.

    CEO Message and Leadership

    We are pleased that you are visiting our website and hope you find all of the information you need. Founded by a physician more than 100 years ago, Johnston Memorial Hospital (JMH) continues to evolve. From the opening of a new, state-of-the-art facility to the continued excellence in our low infection rates, JMH is always thinking bigger to offer the best in treatment and care for the residents of Southwest Virginia.

    JMH is also committed to being a good member of the community. By participating in charity events and awarding student scholarships, JMH finds numerous ways to think beyond the hospital walls.

    As you explore the different links, read about our programs and find important health information, I hope you will find the services and care that you are looking for.  Most importantly, feel free to contact our staff with any specific questions you might have.

    Thank you for taking the time to visit JMH online!

    Stan Hickson, FACHE
    Vice President/Chief Executive Officer 

    Leadership

    Stan Hickson, VP/Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Market
    Brian Condit, MD, VP/Chief Medical Officer, Northeast Market
    John Jeter, AVP/Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Administrator, Northeast Market
    Bryan Mullins, Chief Operating Officer
    Nikki Vanburen, RN, Chief Nursing Officer 
    Jackie Phipps, Director, Human Resources
    Shannon Helton-Amos, Director, Marketing & Communications, Northeast Market

    Board of Trustees
    Brendan McSheehy, Jr., Chair 
    Joanne Gilmer, Vice-Chair 
    William Hayter, Secretary 
    Marvin Eichorn, Treasurer 
    Brian Dawson, MD 
    J. Thomas Fowlkes 
    Rachel Fowlkes 
    Richard Gail 
    James Gardner, MD
    Marvin Gilliam
    Stan Hickson
    Donald Meadows
    Eric Miller
    Kathy Mitchell
    Gary Peacock
    David Simmons, Jr., MD
    Michael Spiegler

    History
     

    Founded by a physician more than 100 years ago, Johnston Memorial Hospital (JMH) continues to evolve. From the opening of a new, state-of-the-art facility to the continued excellence in our low infection rates, JMH is always thinking bigger to offer the best in treatment and care for the residents of Southwest Virginia.

    1905
    First Hospital in Abingdon Established
    Dr. E.T. Brady, a leading Abingdon physician, established the first hospital on Court Street in December 1905. The small wooden structure had a 12-bed capacity and was a private endeavor. Dr. Brady served as Chief of Staff with two physicians and four resident nurses.

    1910
    Hospital Changes Ownership
    Because of insufficient patronage, the hospital was forced to close its doors in 1910. Community leaders ventured to Richmond and convinced George Ben Johnston, MD, and Amis Willis, MD, to buy controlling interest in the hospital. They chose F.H. Smith, MD, as the administrator.
    Surgical Conditions
    F.H. Smith, MD, noted the primitive surgical conditions he found at the early hospital. "We had no sterilizing plant. The surgeons brought with them a trunk full of sterile supplies, and took back other material for sterilization. Yet, there were only four deaths in the first year.

    1917
    Incorporation
    The hospital became incorporated.

    1919
    New 40-bed hospital Opens
    In July of 1919, the doors of a new 40-bed George Ben Johnston Memorial Hospital opened with over 500 people attending the formal opening. The hospital was built with the community support and dedicated to the memory of its founder, who died in 1916. The original 1919 building is still used by several departments at Johnston Memorial Hospital. The well-constructed wing houses the administrative offices, endoscopy suite, and health information management departments. The original structure has undergone several massive renovations during its many years of service.
    Laboratory Services 
    The 1919 structure brought modern laboratory services to Johnston Memorial Hospital (JMH). When the hospital first opened, physicians conducted many of the diagnostic tests in what were described as a "scant laboratory", with minimal equipment and technology. The JMH laboratory of today is a state-of-the-art facility under the direction of pathologists. The laboratory has contained a chemistry lab, hematology lab and an independent blood bank.

    1920s
    Radiology Services
    During the 1920s, a Radiology Department was added to Johnston Memorial Hospital, helping make the hospital one of the leading diagnostic facilities in the region. The Radiology Department came under the administration of the hospital chief of staff.

    1920-1930s
    Obstetric Physician
    During the 1920s and 1930s, the first physician specializing in obstetrics joined the medical staff. A Children's and Baby Ward were opened and furnished by contributions from the JMH Ladies Auxiliary and the Hospital Club of Abingdon.

    1940s
    Cadet Nursing Corp
    During World War II, several nurses and physicians were called into military service. This decade saw the advent of the Cadet Nursing Corp, a group of nurses' aides, who served on the floors in many capacities.
    Modern Surgical and Delivery Room Construction Begins 
    In the late 1940s, construction began on a new wing for modern surgical and delivery rooms.

    1950s
    Construction Complete of Operating and Delivery Rooms
    The decade of the 1950s was a time of major expansion at the Abingdon hospital. A new wing housing modern operating and delivery rooms was opened. Renovation projects included a modern kitchen and dietary department.

    1958
    Pediatric and Physical Therapy Wing Added

    1960's
    Johnston Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
    The 1960s was the last full decade in the operations of Johnston Memorial Hospital's School of Nursing. Since its beginning, JMH had served as a training residence for nursing students from throughout the region.

    1967
    New Wing Added
    Construction on a new wing began in 1967 and was completed in the 1970s.This addition increased the hospital's bed capacity to 154 with 12 newborn bassinets. New services offered during this decade include surgical intensive care and outpatient surgery.

    1971
    The JMH Nursing School Graduates Last Class

    1985
    Construction on New Wing Begins
    Construction on a new wing began in 1985 which included a state-of-the-art emergency department and new facilities for Radiology, Respiratory Care, and Outpatient Surgery.

    1989
    A Non-Invasive Cardiology Department was added in 1989.

    1994
    Renovations Completed
    A number of changes occurred during the 1990s including the completion of a multi-floor parking facility, new entrance and lobby area, and a renovation of the first floor.

    1998
    Open MRI
    In September of 1998, Johnston Memorial Hospital added the region's first and only open MRI to its Radiology Department.

    1999
    Emergency Department Renovations Completed
    In February 1999, a complete renovation and expansion project was completed in the Emergency Department.

    2001
    Endoscopy and Surgical Suite Renovations
    Renovation of the second floor of the 1919 Building was completed in April to house expanded endoscopy services. In addition to a sixth Operating Room, additional storage space and new locker rooms for surgeons and nursing staff was added.

    2002
    PET Scanning Services
    A Mobile Diagnostic Pad added for the implementation of mobile Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanning Services.
    Sleep Lab
    JMH added Sleep Medicine services including a state-of-the-art sleep lab.

    2003
    Central Energy Plant
    A Central Energy Plant was constructed which combined hospital heating, cooling, and emergency power generation into a separate facility.
    JMH Women's Imaging Center
    JMH Women's Imaging Center was established and located in Glenrochie Professional Building.

    2004
    Second MRI Installed
    Second MRI unit was installed in the new radiology facility attached to the hospital.
    JMH Rehabilitation Services
    Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy clinic opened off site.

    2006
    JMH Diagnostic Imaging Center
    JMH opened a diagnostic center in the Urgent Care Center to perform X-rays, and lab draws outside the hospital
    Renovations to Outpatient Surgery Waiting Area
    Renovations were completed in the waiting area to provide additional comfort to patients and their families

    2007
    Cancer Center
    JMH opened a new cancer center, located at Johnston Meadows, to provide comprehensive care to cancer patients
    Bristol East Diagnostic Center
    To provide additional imaging services to the community, JMH opened a diagnostic imaging center in Bristol, VA just off Exit 7
    Joint Trails Program
    Joint Trails, a progressive knee and hip joint replacement program, opened on the 3rd floor of Johnston Memorial Hospital

    2008
    Urgent Care Center
    JMH opened the Urgent Care Center to provide convenient and timely treatment for cases that don't require emergency room care
    Diabetes Care Center
    The Diabetes Care Center was opened to provide the latest in diabetes care, treatment, and education

    2009
    Surgery Center
    The outpatient surgery center opened to provide same day surgical procedures in a comfortable, healing environment. 
    Johnston Memorial and Mountain States Health Partnership
    The partnership between Mountain States Health and Johnston Memorial Hospital was made official in April 2009, ushering in a new era of health care for the residents of Southwest Virginia.

    2010
    The Center for Comprehensive Wound Care
    The Center for Comprehensive Wound Care specializes in addressing the underlying cause of difficult-to heal wounds and treating them to control infection and improve the overall health of patients.

    2011
    The New JMH Built
    JMH achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certification

    2014 
    JMH Launches first 24/7 Cardiac Cath Lab in Southwest Virginia

     

    Johnston Memorial Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF - Opens in new window)

     

    Featured Services

    When it comes to heart care, people trust experience.

    Get back to what you love with the help and expertise of our medical staff.

    We use the latest equipment and procedures to serve patients' needs in all surgical specialties.

    Our Women's Health Services are dedicated to your good health at all stages of life.

    Patients & Visitors

    Maps & Directions

    16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24211

    Map & Directions
    Parking

    Directory

    Phone: (276) 258-1000

    Full Phone Directory

    Visiting Hours

    Medical/Surgical Units and Progressive Care Units (PCU) – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Critical Care Unit (CCU) – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The unit is closed from 6-8 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. Please note, only 2 visitors per patient.

    Family Birth Center – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Amenities

    If you need to spend the night in Abingdon or are looking for refreshment while visiting at Johnston Memorial Hospital, see our Amenities page.

    Amenities

    What's New

    Stan Hickson
    Friday, May 6, 2016

    Hickson named new CEO of Johnston Memorial Hospital, Mountain States’ northeast market

    Stan Hickson has been named president and CEO of Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va. He will also oversee the northeast market of Mountain States Health Alliance, which includes Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion and Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon. Hickson will replace Sean McMurray, who is pursuing full-time ministry in Colorado beginning this summer. Hickson currently serves as president of Northside Medical Center and executive vice president of Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Ga.  ... read more about Hickson named new CEO of Johnston Memorial Hospital, Mountain States’ northeast market.

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Johnston Memorial Hospital to host free heart health event on Feb. 26

    ABINGDON, Va. – Johnston Memorial Hospital will host a free heart health event on Friday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to educate the community about the importance of heart health. ... read more about Johnston Memorial Hospital to host free heart health event on Feb. 26.