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Sovah Health today announced that Kavita Tripathi, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering primary care for adult patients at Sovah Internal Medicine – Danville (formerly Piedmont Internal Medicine), which is part of Sovah Physician Practices. Dr. Tripathi is accepting new patients and will provide primary care services including: annual wellness exams and screenings; management of chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension and heart and lung disease; geriatric care; and women’s health.
“Sovah Physician Practices is excited to welcome Dr. Tripathi and her family to our community,” said Trish Veneto, Senior Director for Physician Services at Sovah Health. “Dr. Tripathi has excellent training and experience and is a very welcomed addition to the great team we have at Sovah Physician Practices.”
Dr. Tripathi received her medical degree from Gajra Raja Medical College in Gwalior, India. She completed her internship and residency in family medicine at Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program (Montgomery, AL). Dr. Tripathi has moved to the area from Alabama with her husband Dr. Ankit Madan, a hematologist/oncologist at Sovah Health, and their son. 
Dr. Tripathi has begun seeing patients at her office Sovah Internal Medicine located at 125 Executive Drive, Suite H, in Danville. Appointments may be made by calling 434.791.1345
Sovah Health today announced that James Treadwell, DO has joined its medical staff and will provide specialty orthopedics care at Sovah Health – Danville. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremities, Dr. Treadwell provides care for injuries and problems affecting the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. 
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Treadwell to our team of talented surgeons at Sovah Health,” said Alan Larson, CEO of Sovah Health – Danville and Market President for Sovah Health. “Orthopedic surgery is a growing need in our region, and Dr. Treadwell’s specialty training and expertise in hand and upper extremity surgery will ensure that patients can now stay closer to home for their specialty care needs.”   
Dr. Treadwell joins Sovah Health from Sentara Southern Virginia Orthopedics in South Boston, VA, where he has practiced for the past 3 years. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL) and completed an orthopedic surgical internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA) and an orthopedics residency at Memorial Hospital (York, PA). Dr. Treadwell also completed an Orthopedic Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship at Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, VA) and a Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville (KY). He is a member of many professional societies including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics.
Dr. Treadwell is now seeing patients at Spectrum Medical located in the River District Tower, 109 Bridge Street, Danville, VA. Referrals and appointments may be made by calling (434)793-4711.
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. 

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