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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Russell County Medical Center hosts free holiday event for the community

As a way to say “thank you” to the community, Russell County Medical Center and the Russell County Medical Center Foundation Board are hosting a free holiday event. The seventh annual Holiday Health Celebration will take place at the Russell County Conference Center (139 Highland Dr., Lebanon) on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 6-8 p.m. ... read more about Russell County Medical Center hosts free holiday event for the community.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Mountain States Rehab at JMH, RCMC in St. Paul honored with FOTO awards

ABINGDON and ST. PAUL, Va. – Mountain States Rehabilitation at Johnston Memorial Hospital and Russell County Medical Center’s St. Paul location have been recognized for their high-quality treatment of patients undergoing outpatient physical therapy. ... read more about Mountain States Rehab at JMH, RCMC in St. Paul honored with FOTO awards.

Monday, May 30, 2016

RCMC’s 'Riding for the Cure' charity motorcycle ride set for June 11

LEBANON, Va. – Russell County Medical Center’s 9th annual “Riding for the Cure” charity motorcycle ride benefiting RCMC’s Relay For Life team is coming up Saturday, June 11. Proceeds from Relay For Life go to the American Cancer Society. ... read more about RCMC’s 'Riding for the Cure' charity motorcycle ride set for June 11.

About

58 Carroll Street
Lebanon, VA 24266
36.898974
-82.078506000000004
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Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon, Virginia, is a not-for-profit, 78-bed hospital dedicated to bringing quality healthcare to Southwest Virginia. As a community hospital we offer a full array of primary care and some specialty services, including behavioral health. RCMC became a part of Mountain States Health in 2008. RCMC is certified as one of the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines™ facilities.

Surgical Services at RCMC is housed in one of southwest Virginia's most modern surgical facilities and features newly renovated operating and recovery suites, an endoscopy room and work areas. Located on the right side of the hospital and accessible through its own entrance is the modern Outpatient Surgery Center, used extensively by patients whose surgery does not necessitate an overnight stay. 

In addition to the traditional "open" surgical techniques, surgeons at RCMC have the advances of laser and laparoscopic technology, so they can perform many operations through very small incisions, thus greatly reducing recovery time and allowing patients to more quickly resume their normal activities.

Behavioral Health

Clearview Psychiatric Center is a 20-bed adult behavioral health unit housed in Russell County Medical Center (RCMC) in Lebanon, Va. The Clearview unit opened its doors in August 1987 and has been providing behavioral health services to the residents of Russell County and surrounding areas ever since.

     The unique setting of a behavioral health unit housed in an acute care facility provides patients with access to medical and diagnostic resources and a team of highly trained and compassionate health care providers who may be needed during the course of treatment. 

     Our physician specializes in psychiatry and behavioral health and is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry.

     Contains a large multi-purpose treatment room, a group therapy room, a recreational therapy room, a kitchen, a laundry area, offices and work areas.

     Is exclusively designed to provide short-term stabilization and treatment.

     Accepts referrals and admissions 24 hours a day.

     Referrals may come from:

  •      Self-referral
  •      Family members
  •      Physicians, therapists or counselors
  •      Court system
Hospice

Hospice is a special kind of caring for patients and families when illnesses no longer respond to cure-oriented treatment or when the patient is experiencing a life-limiting illness.  Hospice care is about quality of life, regardless of the time that remains. It affirms quality of life and provides comfort care, spiritual care and emotional care while maintaining patient dignity.

     It is a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's needs and wishes.  Hospice provides medications, needed services and medical equipment that are related to the hospice diagnosis.

     Hospice is focused on the patient and family and is designed to:

  •      Provide support and care for those in the last phases of life-limiting illness
  •      Recognize that completing life is an important part of living
  •      Affirm life and neither hastens nor postpones death  
  •      Focus on quality of life for individuals and their family caregivers

     Hospice provides durable medical equipment, supplies and medications related to the life-limiting illness.  In addition to care by the hospice team, short-term inpatient care also is covered for pain and symptom management and for respite care.

Laboratory

Mountain States offers convenient direct lab testing at our hospital. Direct Access testing is a laboratory service that allows you to order tests based on health concerns.  Physician referral is not required.  It is convenient, affordable and fits into your busy lifestyle.  Medicare patients may find this service beneficial since many screening tests are not covered or may not be paid because of frequency limits.

  •      You order lab tests based on your concerns
  •      No physician order or appointment required
  •      Accepted forms of payments: case, credit/debit care, Health Savings Account (HAS) card
  •      There are no bill or insurance claims

Testing is performed by laboratory at Russell County Medical Center, which is licensed and accredited by federal and regulatory agencies, insuring accurate and precise results. Mountain States Laboratory at Russell County Medical Center Hours and Contact info: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m - 276-883-8230

Center for Sleep Disorders

Did You Know?

  •      Most Americans do not get the seven to nine hours of sleep recommended nightly.
  •      Sleepiness impacts the health, safety and productivity of individuals every day.
  •      Four out of 100 middle-aged men have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
  •      Two out 100 middle-aged women have OSA.
  •      Most individuals with sleep apnea or other sleep disorders go undiagnosed and untreated.

Why Do I Need A Sleep Study?

Your physician has ordered an outpatient medical test called a polysomnogram, commonly referred to as an overnight sleep study.  He/she may have ordered this test because you are experiencing some of these symptoms:

  •      You snore loudly.
  •      You or others have observed that you stop breathing or gasp for breath during sleep
  •      You feel sleepy or doze off while watching TV, reading, driving or engaging in daily activities.
  •      You feel unpleasant tingling, creeping feelings or nervousness in your legs when trying to sleep.
  •      You have difficulty sleeping three or more nights a week (trouble falling asleep, waking frequently during the night, waking too early and unable to go back to sleep, or waking up feeling unrefreshed).
  •      You experience interruptions to your sleep due to nighttime heartburn, bad dreams, pain, discomfort, noise, sleep difficulties, family members, light or temperature.
Emergency Care

No one plans to visit the Emergency Room. It just happens, and usually it’s when you least expect it.  The Emergency Room at Russell County Medical Center is staffed 24 hours a day year-round with specially trained physicians, registered nurses and health care personnel to provide diagnosis and treatment for illness and injuries.  
 
Patients who come to the Emergency Room have access to:

  •      24-hour physician coverage
  •      A modern ER facility
  •      Registered nurses who have specialized training and experience
  •      Important diagnostic services, like radiology, laboratory
  •      Intensive care
  •      Inpatient treatment
  •      Respiratory therapy

     In addition, RCMC has a heliport to accommodate patients who arrive at the hospital by helicopter or who must be transported outside the region for certain types of specialized care.

     Dr. Norman Rexrode serves as the Medical Director for the Emergency Room. He also serves as EMS Medical Director for Southwest Virginia.

Services

 

General Surgery

·     Provide comprehensive management of most general surgery conditions. This includes consultation, preoperative, operative and postoperative care.

·     Our surgeons are also trained in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery and endoscopy — surgical techniques using telescopic instruments to examine or treat internal organs — which are commonly used in surgical management.

Orthopedic Surgery

  Blue Ridge Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is located in beautiful, historic Abingdon, VA with a satellite clinic in Lebanon at Russell County Medical Center.  We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of most musculoskeletal conditions ranging from sports injuries to total joint replacement.  Our providers also treat a variety of other conditions including fractures, ligament and tendon injuries. 

·     We strive to provide care that us unparalleled.  Our goal is to treat every one of our patients as we would if they were our own family. Our doctors hold themselves to a higher standard and strive for nothing less than excellence when treating patients.

·     We participate in a variety of health insurance plans.  Please check with your insurance to verify we are in your network prior to your appointment.

Communities Served

RCMC serves the following counties

  • Washington VA
  • Smyth
  • Wythe
  • Grayson
  • Russell
  • Tazewell
  • Buchanan.
Awards and Accreditations
  • RCMC:  The Joint Commission accreditation
  • RCMC Laboratory: The Joint Commission accreditation
  • RCMC - Clearview: The Joint Commission accreditation
  • RCMC - Mammography: American College of Radiology
  • RCMC - Mammography: U.S. Food & Drug Administration certified
  • RCMC - CT: American College of Radiology
  • RCMC - Nuclear Medicine: American College of Radiology
CEO Message and Leadership

At Russell County Medical Center, we take pride in providing comprehensive healthcare services close to home. These are exciting times for our hospital as we work to bring expanded offerings and specialty services to our region. We are investing in you, our community, and hope you will continue to choose us for your healthcare needs. As we upgrade our facility, add new services and recruit new providers to serve you, we remain committed to providing the same quality, personal care you have come to expect from Russell County Medical Center.

Whether it’s being active in local charity events or supporting programs that matter to our community, we are proud to be an active contributor to our region. We are here to help you and your loved ones, and to bring top quality care and services to our Southwest Virginia community.

We thank you for embracing Russell County Medical Center as your hometown hospital and look forward to serving you in the future!

Sincerely,
Steve Givens

Leadership

Stephen Givens, AVP/Administrator
Shannon Fullen-Roberts, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, MBA, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Associate Administrator
Beth Hill, Coordinator, Human Resources
Susan Hilton, Manager, Marketing & Physician Relations
Shannon Helton-Amos, Director, Marketing & Communications, Northeast Market

Board of Trustees
Randall Hillman, Chairman
Bernard Fletcher, Vice Chairman
Frank Horton, Secretary
Gregory Ball, PharmD
Robert “Wil” Wilson Cantrell
Stephen Givens
Stan Hickson
Benjamin Price, PharmD
Norman Rexrode, MD
Elizabeth “Bee” Stuart
Ann Townsend, MD
Sherman Wallace

Our History and Community

RCMC has been serving the community for more than 70 years. Here are a few important milestones:

1920
Dr. A.K. Gilmer and Dr. Daniel Trigg opened the first hospital in Lebanon. Trigg-Gilmer Hospital was a 12-bed hospital located on Main Street in the Bays Building (current TruPoint Bank).

1938
Russell County Medical Center began providing health care service to the community.

1939
Dr. W.C. Elliot and Dr. James Elliot opened Lebanon General Hospital (25 beds) on our present site.

1954
Hospital was expanded to 50 beds.

1968
Added another 40 beds.

1975
The Elliots sold the hospital to Russell County Health Facilities, and the name was changed to Russell County Medical Center.

1987
Brookside opened (20-bed inpatient psychiatric unit)

2008
The facility became a part of Mountain States Health. 

2012
RCMC received designation as a Center for Excellence in Pneumonia Care from the Joint Commission.

2013
RCMC and Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon established a connection to expand the services offered to residents of Southwest Virginia.

Community

Russell County population = 30,308

Lebanon is:

  • 22 miles from Abingdon VA
  • 38 miles from Tri-Cities, Tenn./VA
  • 136 miles from Roanoke, VA
  • 135 miles from Knoxville, TN

Education

  • Russell County Public Schools
  • Appalachian College of Pharmacy
  • University of Virginia-Wise
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Virginia Highlands Community College
  • King University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Old Dominion University

Market Data:

  • Average household income: $31,111
  • Average cost of existing 3BR home: $70,000
  • Average cost of a 2BR apartment: $415
  • Number of single-family homes: 11,789
  • Number of rental units: 1,402
  • State income tax: Yes, 2.0-5.75%

Points of interest: 

Located in a fast-growing technology hub, Lebanon has attracted world-class employers, including CGI-AMS and Northrup-Grummon.

Russell County offers:

  • Russell County Fair & Horse Show Virginia Highlands Festival State Theatre of Virginia (Barter Theatre) William King Arts Museum
  • Symphony, arts programs, genealogy
  • 73 churches
  • canoeing
  • caving
  • camping
  • Wildlife reserves and community parks
  • Equestrian activities
  • Sports: soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, football
  • Fresh water sport fishing and game hunting
  • Hiking

 

Russell County Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF - Opens in new window)

 

Featured Services

Resolving mental and emotional health challenges requires expertise, compassion and special care.

When it comes to heart care, people trust experience.

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

58 Carroll Street
Lebanon, VA 24266

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Visiting Hours

Hospital: 9 am – 9 pm daily

Clearview: Monday-Friday 4-5 pm, Saturday-Sunday 2-4 pm

Amenities

If you need to spend the night in Lebanon, VA, or are looking for refreshment while visiting at Russell County Medical Center, see our Amenities page.

Amenities

What's New

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Russell County Medical Center hosts free holiday event for the community

As a way to say “thank you” to the community, Russell County Medical Center and the Russell County Medical Center Foundation Board are hosting a free holiday event. The seventh annual Holiday Health Celebration will take place at the Russell County Conference Center (139 Highland Dr., Lebanon) on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 6-8 p.m. ... read more about Russell County Medical Center hosts free holiday event for the community.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Mountain States Rehab at JMH, RCMC in St. Paul honored with FOTO awards

ABINGDON and ST. PAUL, Va. – Mountain States Rehabilitation at Johnston Memorial Hospital and Russell County Medical Center’s St. Paul location have been recognized for their high-quality treatment of patients undergoing outpatient physical therapy. ... read more about Mountain States Rehab at JMH, RCMC in St. Paul honored with FOTO awards.

Monday, May 30, 2016

RCMC’s 'Riding for the Cure' charity motorcycle ride set for June 11

LEBANON, Va. – Russell County Medical Center’s 9th annual “Riding for the Cure” charity motorcycle ride benefiting RCMC’s Relay For Life team is coming up Saturday, June 11. Proceeds from Relay For Life go to the American Cancer Society. ... read more about RCMC’s 'Riding for the Cure' charity motorcycle ride set for June 11.