Sovah Health, the newly formed regional health delivery system that is comprised of Sovah Health – Danville (formerly Danville Regional Medical Center) and Sovah Health – Martinsville (formerly Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County), today released each campus’ annual Community Benefit Report for 2016. The two hospitals provided an economic impact exceeding $22 million for the region, not including capital improvements, payroll expenditures and uncompensated care.
Together, Sovah Health - Danville and Sovah Health - Martinsville recruited 22 new providers to the area in 2016, including physicians for hospital, emergency and family medicine; obstetrics and gynecology; pediatrics, and ophthalmology. Combined, both facilities employed more than 2,100 employees with an annual payroll of more than $133 million. The hospitals also invested over half a million dollars for professional development and tuition reimbursement for physicians and staff.
“At Sovah Health, our goal is to deliver the highest quality healthcare available across our region as we work to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Alan Larson, CEO of Sovah Health - Danville and Market President of Sovah Health. “With the help of dedicated physicians, employees, volunteers and board members – along with our communities’ continued support and encouragement – we are able to continuously improve care and make sure our patients’ experience at – or with – our health system the best it can be.”
Both campuses invested significantly in their facilities through capital improvements in 2016. The Danville campus’ capital improvements exceeded $11 million with updates to the Sovah Cancer Center that included a new electronic health record, upgraded equipment and a new wide-bore CT scanner. Other improvements included the addition of the designated Chest Pain Center and renovations to the behavioral health unit, River District Tower and Chatham Health & Wellness, the latter of which also included the addition of the Sovah Chatham Imaging Center. Meanwhile at the Martinsville campus, investments of more than $7.8 million were made. These included a new state-of-the-art TruBeam Radiotherapy System for its radiation oncology program at the Ravenel Cancer Center; an extensive remodel of the emergency department; and new equipment throughout the facility, including a new surgical table, nurse call system, CT scanner and cooling towers.
“Throughout 2016, our hospitals explored numerous ways to advance our mission and refine our focus on creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work,” said Michael Ehrat, CEO of Sovah Health - Martinsville. “And I am proud to say that our legacy of caring for our communities is stronger than ever as we come together as Sovah Health.”
In regards to the economic impact, the Danville campus outlines more than $10 million in charity care, more than $1 million in community benefit programs and nearly $1.3 million in state and local taxes. The Martinsville campus lists more than $6 million in charity care, more than $300,000 in community benefit programs and more than $2.5 million in state and local taxes.
About Sovah Health
Sovah Health is a regional healthcare delivery system, serving the south central Virginia and north central North Carolina region. It is comprised of two hospital campuses, one in Danville (formerly known as Danville Regional Medical Center) and the other in Martinsville (formerly known as Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County). The Danville campus is the leading medical center in the Dan River Region of Virginia and North Carolina employing approximately 1300 people and with 175 physicians are on the medical staff. The Martinsville campus has been at the heart of the Martinsville and Henry County community and the surrounding area providing exceptional healthcare and services to the region since 1970. Sovah Health -Martinsville has more than 120 physicians on the medical staff and employs more than 850 people.