Physician Opportunities

The Hospital

Located in the heart of Sovah Health - Martinsville is a 223-bed, acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of Henry County and surrounding areas. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of services including:  24/7 Emergency Care, Inpatient/Outpatient Surgical Services, Advanced Cancer Treatment, Wound/Hyperbaric Care, Women and Children Services, Diagnostics, Cardiology, Rehabilitation, Sleep Disorder, and Pain Management.

Sovah Health - Martinsville is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the Commission on Cancer and as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Sovah Health - Martinsville’s Ravenel Oncology Center recently underwent a major renovation in 2014, which included extensive remodeling and facility upgrades. In August 2016, the Ravenel Cancer Center welcomed a new linear accelerator for the radiation oncology program.

As part of LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to making communities healthier, employed physicians at Sovah Health - Martinsville benefit from LifePoint’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals.  Additionally, Sovah Health - Martinsville offers a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Corporate Health, Dental, and Disability Benefits
  • Talent Development
  • Retirement Savings Program
  • Residency Program Affiliations – Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Stipend/Sign-on Bonus 

Interested candidates can send CVs to:

Carole McGovern
Sovah Health - Martinsville
P O Box 4788
Martinsville, VA 24115
or send an e-mail to:

Phone: (276) 666-7764
Fax: (276) 666-7600


Founded in the late eighteenth century, Martinsville is named for American Revolutionary War General and explorer Joseph Martin, an early settler in the area. General Martin was close friends with revolutionary patriot Patrick Henry, who lived nearby at Leatherwood Plantation and for whom Henry County is named. Martinsville and Henry County once thrived on tobacco, furniture and textile production, but today has repositioned itself as a hub for technology development and advanced manufacturing. Residents of Martinsville and Henry County enjoy the perks of small town life including a low cost of living, with quick access to big city amenities in nearby Roanoke, VA and the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.

Located along the southern border of Virginia, Martinsville is within an hour’s drive of Roanoke, VA (fifty miles north), Greensboro, NC (forty miles south), High Point, NC (fifty miles south), and Winston-Salem, NC (fifty miles southwest). A thirty minute drive from the southern border of Henry County, the Piedmont Triad International Airport, located in Greensboro, makes air travel convenient. In addition to this major commercial airport, Martinsville and Henry County also offers a regional executive airport, Blue Ridge Regional Airport.

The community is home to two public schools systems: the Martinsville City School District and Henry County Public School System, as well as Carlisle School, a private day school offering preschool through 12th grade with an international boarding program.  Patrick Henry Community College offers more than sixty fields of study for transfer and workforce development, while New College Institute offers bachelors degrees, masters degrees and a variety of teacher endorsement and certificate programs through partner institutions like Radford University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Also, Martinsville is within a 50 mile drive of many universities and colleges including: Roanoke College, Radford University, Virginia Tech, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), High Point University and Wake Forest University.

Martinsville’s culinary scene is growing with local coffee shops, sports bars, Mexican, Japanese, Italian and traditional American dining options. A local favorite, the Checkered Pig’s barbeque has been featured on the Food Network. If you’re in the mood for something a bit more upscale, Third Bay Café is a popular destination for lunch and dinner, while Chatmoss Country Club, offers fine and casual dining. Located in the shadow of the historic Eltham Manor, Hamlet Vineyards hosts Sunday afternoon wine tastings and private events. Drive thirty minutes west to enjoy fine dining and luxurious accommodations at Primland Resort, ranked by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2015 as the fifth best resort in the continental United States. 

Martinsville and Henry County is passionate about the arts. For over fifty years, the award-winning Piedmont Arts Association has brought visual arts, performing arts and arts education to the community through thought-provoking exhibitions by international, national and regional artists across seven galleries, concerts, plays, children’s performances and a full schedule of art classes for all ages. Located in Uptown Martinsville, The Black Box Theatre is home to the TheatreWorks Community Players, who entertain the community with comedies, dramas and musicals performed throughout the year.  Formed in 1932 as a playhouse and spending more than seven decades as a movie theater, the historic Rives Theatre has been converted to a live-music venue, which hosts Grammy award winning artists and bands.  


Home to Fairy Stone State Park, Philpott Lake, and the Smith River, Martinsville and Henry County offers numerous recreational opportunities, including boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and wildlife observation. Fly fishermen and kayakers flock to the cool waters of the Smith River, which bisects Henry County, winding from Philpott Lake down to the North Carolina border. Known as the Smith River Trail System, this network includes a scenic blueway with 10 river access points and more than 20 miles of greenway, and is renowned for its native brown trout. The Smith River Sports Complex is a ninety acre multi-use sports complex composed of grass and synthetic fields for football, soccer, field hockey and other sports, as well as a driving range, water slide, playground, walking and hiking trails, access point to the Smith River and much more.

Martinsville is home to Nascar’s oldest and shortest track, the legendary Martinsville Speedway. Because of the track’s small size, tight corners and unique shape - often described as a paperclip - Martinsville Speedway offers some of the most exciting racing in the sport. Sovah Health - Martinsville is proud to be the official healthcare provider for the Martinsville Speedway, providing care to the drivers, crew and fans at both Sprint Cup series races. Motorsport fans can also visit Lake Sugar Tree Motorsport Park in Henry County for motocross action throughout the year.

Golf enthusiasts enjoy the use of three private courses Heritage Golf Club, Chatmoss Country Club and Forest Park Country Club, as well as Beaver Hills, a public course, all within a fifteen minute drive. Combining challenging golf with breathtaking scenery, the famed Highland Course at nearby Primland Resort has been ranked the #1 public course in Virginia by Golf Digest and one of the best courses to play by Golfweek.

The Blue Ridge Mountains to the west of Henry County provide the backdrop for the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic highway connecting the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive in Virginia with the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. This region offers wonderful outdoor opportunities including fishing, hiking, cycling and camping.

Celebrating its eighth year in 2016, Rooster Walk, held just outside Martinsville at Pop’s Farm, has been named one of Virginia’s top five festivals. The multi-day musical event is a favorite with families and music lovers alike, offering food, arts and crafts, children’s activities, camping, craft beer and wine, disc golf, more than forty bands and guided float trips on the Smith River. Other popular events include Reptile Day, Kite Festival, Earth Day Celebration and Dinosaur Day, all hosted by the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Each year, Sovah Health - Martinsville partners with the Martinsville Speedway for an annual fireworks show on July 4th. The annual Smith River Fest held every August showcases the area’s many outdoor activities.

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