Emergency Services

Sovah Health - Martinsville offers the area's only 24/7/365 emergency department and accredited chest pain center.

Our board certified physicians have trained at nationally recognized trauma centers and bring years of skill to the community. Nurses are ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certified, and many are Certified Emergency Nurses (CEN) and trauma-certified (TNCC).

Sovah Health - Martinsville is proud to share three new exciting programs in our Emergency Department that have increased the quality of care for patients and the community.

CarePoint System

Sovah Health - Martinsville and the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville recently combined forces to bring the CarePoint system to our local city and county EMS crews. This life-saving technology allows EMS crews to transmit vital patient information like EKGs from the field to the Emergency Department. ER physicians and staff can begin devising a treatment plan before the patient arrives at the hospital. In the event a patient is experiencing a heart attack, the hospital can secure necessary equipment, technology and specialists for immediate treatment, resulting in stronger outcomes for patients.

Chest Pain Accreditation

In 2014, Sovah Health - Martinsville received full accreditation status from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. As a chest pain accredited center, we have achieved a higher level of expertise in caring for patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. The use of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs provides more efficient and effective evaluation, as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.

Duke Telestroke Network

Every second counts – especially when it comes to stroke care. our emergency department has partnered with the Duke TeleStroke Network to provide fast, real time access to Duke Medicine’s nationally recognized team of neurologists and stroke care specialists via real-time, telemedicine based technology.

When a patient showing signs and symptoms of a stroke enters the emergency room, neurology specialists at Duke can communicate with Sovah Health - Martinsville's emergency room team, examine the patient, review imaging reports, confirm a diagnosis and provided recommendations for treatment, just as if they were at the bedside. The technology uses a five-foot life sized robot named “Lightning McBot”, which assists in providing a thorough examination with the most immediate and best treatment plan for the patient.