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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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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.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 and 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.

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. 

Surgical Care

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

Stroke

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.

Emergency Care

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

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.

Awards and Accreditations

 

 

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

Richard Gail, Chair 
Marvin Eichorn, Vice-Chair 
Eric Miller, Secretary 
J. Thomas Fowlkes, Treasurer 
Marvin Gilliam
Joanne Gilmer
William Hayter
Stan Hickson
Brendan McSheehy, Jr.
Donald Meadows
Kathy Mitchell
John Patterson, MD
Gary Peacock
David Simmons, Jr., MD
Michael Spiegler
Amit Vashist, MD

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 .