About Us

The Hospital

Licensed for 220 beds, Sovah Health - Martinsville ("Martinsville") is a full service, acute-care hospital that has been at the heart of Martinsville, Henry County and the surrounding region since it opened in June 1970. Formerly known as Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County, Martinsville united with Danville Regional Medical Center in 2017 to form Sovah Health - a regional delivery healthcare system with two campuses. Today, the Martinsville campus employs over 700 people, has over 100 physicians and allied health professionals and provides over 22 medical specialties. For a comprehensive list of services, please click here.  

The Community

Welcome to the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, to a place of trout filled rivers, quiet lakes and majestic mountains. With its beautiful location and rich history, Martinsville and Henry County are home to a variety of noteworthy recreational, cultural and historical sites.Martinsville offers ample public and private schools that provide sound educational support from primary through higher education. Local high school graduates attend such outstanding universities as the College of William and Mary, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and University of North Carolina. Nearby Patrick Henry Community College is fully accredited and offers a two-year program for those seeking a bachelor’s degree or associate degree, an occupational/technical program for those seeking employment opportunities, and New College Institute provides access to bachelor and master’s degrees from various universities and colleges throughout Virginia. Martinsville is also home to the The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Piedmont Arts Association.

Recreation

Recreational activities in Martinsville & Henry CountyThe area is a haven for fishermen and water sports enthusiasts. The 3,000-acre Philpott Lake boasts an undeveloped shoreline. Smith Mountain Lake has 500 miles of shoreline and offers water activities, lodging, fishing and big boating sports. The Smith River offers some of the best native brown trout fishing in the state. And Fairy Stone State Park offers 4,750 acres of hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, tent sites, RV hookups, cabins and camping lodges. The area has four private golf clubs and two public courses. Other sporting opportunities include the Martinsville Speedway, and the Martinsville Mustangs baseball team. Forty-five minutes west of Martinsville is the Blue Ridge Parkway, ranked “America’s most scenic drive” by leading travel writers, offering 469 toll-free miles of awesome natural beauty and pioneer history.