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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mountain States chosen to lead new, innovative program aimed at improving the health of communities in Virginia

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States Health Alliance is one of only 32 organizations in the country that were chosen recently to be part of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new program aimed at improving the health of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The new program – CMS’ Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model – will seek to improve the overall health of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries by helping to address patients’ health-related social needs.  ... read more about Mountain States chosen to lead new, innovative program aimed at improving the health of communities in Virginia.

Dr. Amit Vashist
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Life-saving sepsis initiative by Mountain States, Johnston Memorial Hospital team wins national award

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. & ABINGDON, Va. – A collaborative project launched by clinical teams at Johnston Memorial Hospital and Mountain States Health Alliance has earned national recognition from the Society of Hospital Medicine. The Sepsis Initiative, spearheaded by Dr. Amit Vashist, system chair of hospitalist services for Mountain States, is estimated to have saved more than 70 lives over the course of a year. ... read more about Life-saving sepsis initiative by Mountain States, Johnston Memorial Hospital team wins national award .

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16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
36.709834
-81.97734800000001
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Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va., is a not-for-profit, 116-bed modern medical facility dedicated to bringing quality healthcare to the residents of this region. Johnston Memorial Hospital is equipped to provide you with the advanced technology and specialty care you need—right here, close to home.

Heart & Vascular Center

Johnston Memorial Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center offers comprehensive, specialized care in one convenient location. Our skilled, highly trained staff works as a team to provide full-service care for a wide range of heart and vascular conditions.
No matter where you are in your fight against heart or vascular disease—whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with diabetes, are recovering from vascular surgery or are in the middle of cardiac rehabilitation—the experts at Johnston Memorial Hospital Heart and Vascular Center are here for you around the clock to provide the care you need, when you need it.

Cardiology

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, we are 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.

Family Birth Center

Johnston Memorial Hospital’s family birth center delivers the optimal environment and one-on-one attention you and your newborn deserve. We offer the latest advances in maternity care and an exceptional team of nurses, OB physicians, pediatric hospitalists and staff, as well as lactation consultants and a wide range of education resources. Our family-centered approach includes large, private maternity care suites and couplet care, which allows mother and baby to remain together at all times to strengthen family bonding.

 

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.

Cancer Care

In the fight against cancer, the Regional Cancer Center is on the front lines, right here at home. With our exceptional physicians, team members and advanced technology, cancer has met its match. We know you want the best cancer care possible which is why the Regional Cancer Center is here for you with locations throughout Southwest Virginia.

Visit our cancer center

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

Living with diabetes can be a challenge. The dedicated, compassionate team at Johnston Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes and Endocrinology Center understands that it’s important for anyone with diabetes to have continuing support available. That’s why the center offers a wide range of ongoing services that can help patients stay informed and in control of their diabetes, including medical management of diabetes and other endocrine problems, provided by a board-certified endocrinologist and two nurse practitioners who specialize in diabetes. Services available at the center include:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Calcium and parathyroid disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Low testosterone
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Thyroid disease

Learn more about our services

Services
Surgical

When you need surgery, Johnston Memorial Hospital has you covered. From cataracts to appendectomies and everything in between, we can take care of your surgical needs. When you combine the expert hands of our surgeons and our advanced technology as well as our top-notch patient safety, there is no better place for surgery than right here at Johnston Memorial Hospital.

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Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery provides treatment for vascular and venous conditions, such as aneurysms and carotid artery blockages, and peripheral vascular and venous diseases.

Services we offer:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment
  • Diabetic foot ulcers and infections
  • Dialysis and vascular access procedures
  • Placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters
  • Stroke prevention, carotid angioplasty and endarterectomy
  • Treatment of arterial blockages in the abdomen, legs and arms
  • Treatment of clots and blockages
Imaging
Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology uses image-guided, minimally invasive treatments to treat a wide range of diseases and conditions. Interventional radiologists employ many forms of advanced imaging technology (including ultrasound, X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans) to examine inside the body and treat complex conditions.

Interventional Radiology is effective in treating many conditions of the vascular system, including:

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Kidney failure
  • Peripheral vascular disease
Orthopedic Care

If pain is preventing you from moving freely and enjoying life, Johnston Memorial Hospital can help. Our specialty team provides expert treatment for hip, knee, shoulder, hand, feet and ankle conditions. We offer a full array of orthopedic services, from preventative and diagnostic testing to joint-replacement surgery and physical therapy.

Diagnostic

  • 3 Tesla wide-bore MRI
  • 128-Slice CT
  • Diagnostic X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • PET/CT

Pre-Surgery

  • Comprehensive education class before surgery for total hip and knee replacement patients
  • Functional assessment before surgery

Post Surgery

  • Individual and group physical therapy
  • Dedicated support team providing a plan of care for your return home
  • On-site Pharmacy
Pediatrics

While at Johnston Memorial Hospital, babies and children are cared for by our pediatric hospitalist team. These trained pediatricians work exclusively in the inpatient setting, communicating regularly with your child’s primary pediatrician to ensure continuity of care. Like your primary pediatrician, pediatric hospitalists have expertise in a wide range of pediatric medical conditions, so their constant presence in the hospital and familiarity with your child’s condition can help relieve any stress or anxiety that can accompany a hospital stay. Pediatric hospitalists are also onsite during delivery to help provide care for your newborn. They are dedicated to creating a smooth transition from the hospital to your home and the care of your primary pediatrician.

Emergency

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

Awards and Accreditations

Congratulations to our experienced team who offer you care you can count on, from people you can trust.

Awards

  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, 2016
  • Listed as a Consumer Reports Top 10 Hospital in the nation for Infection Prevention (as reported by Becker’s Hospital Review)
  • Gold Certified, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design 2011, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Energy Star, EPA/Energy Star, 2016
  • Listed among the 50 greenest healthcare organizations in the U.S. 2013 by Becker's Hospital Review
  • Outpatient Rehab Services - Outcome Excellence Award, Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, 2016
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pay-for-performance grant for excellence in clinical performance

Accreditations

  • 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
  • Adult Echocardiography accreditation
  • Sleep Lab accreditation by American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Diabetes Association Education Program Recognition
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 
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

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Phone: (276) 258-1000

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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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mountain States chosen to lead new, innovative program aimed at improving the health of communities in Virginia

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States Health Alliance is one of only 32 organizations in the country that were chosen recently to be part of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new program aimed at improving the health of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The new program – CMS’ Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model – will seek to improve the overall health of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries by helping to address patients’ health-related social needs.  ... read more about Mountain States chosen to lead new, innovative program aimed at improving the health of communities in Virginia.

Dr. Amit Vashist
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Life-saving sepsis initiative by Mountain States, Johnston Memorial Hospital team wins national award

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. & ABINGDON, Va. – A collaborative project launched by clinical teams at Johnston Memorial Hospital and Mountain States Health Alliance has earned national recognition from the Society of Hospital Medicine. The Sepsis Initiative, spearheaded by Dr. Amit Vashist, system chair of hospitalist services for Mountain States, is estimated to have saved more than 70 lives over the course of a year. ... read more about Life-saving sepsis initiative by Mountain States, Johnston Memorial Hospital team wins national award .