Are You Covered?

October 30, 2018

November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since debuting in 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace has provided access to low-cost healthcare coverage for millions who would otherwise be without health insurance or who are interested in taking advantage of more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage.

Cyber Security is a Team Sport: Everyone has a role to play in helping to ensure online safety

September 28, 2018

Need to pay a bill? Just click. Want to purchase a new appliance? Click. Send a party invite to a group? Click. The forward march of online technology continues to make our lives easier and free up more time for other activities. But with increased convenience comes increased risk of identity theft and an online attack on your finances and other confidential information.

Safe Medication Habits Promote Healthy Homes and Communities

August 30, 2018

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re no stranger to taking medicine. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. Medications are a vital part of healing from illness or injury and managing ongoing conditions so that you can be your healthiest self and get the most out of life.

National Hospital Week Celebrates Every Day Heroes

May 7, 2018

Each year, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the more than 5 million healthcare professionals who provide safe, high quality healthcare in their communities. On May 6-12, Sovah Health joins the American Hospital Association in celebrating these “Every Day Heroes” for their dedication, compassion and commitment to excellence.

Sovah Health – Martinsville Joins Duke Heart Network

April 5, 2018

Sovah Health today announced that its Martinsville campus has joined the Duke Heart Network effective Monday, April 2. The Duke heart affiliation allows hospitals like Sovah Health greater access to the experience and expertise of the Duke Heart Center, which is fifth in the nation for adult cardiology and heart surgery by the US News & World Report in 2016. Sovah Health’s two campuses Danville and Martinsville are the only hospitals in Virginia with this distinction

Sovah Health Welcomes Dr. Lyne Aigner

February 12, 2018

Sovah Health today announced that family medicine physician Lyne Aigner, MD has joined its staff and will be offering primary care to adult patients throughout Martinsville, Henry County and the surrounding region at Sovah Occupational Medicine. In addition to primary care, Dr. Aigner will work with nurse practitioner Melissa Smith, DNP to provide care to meet the occupational health needs of local businesses and industry in the area.

Sovah Health Recognized for Excellence with ACC Heart Failure Accreditation

February 8, 2018

Health – Danville (“Danville”) and Sovah Health – Martinsville (“Martinsville”) were awarded Heart Failure Accreditation in December based on rigorous onsite reviews of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care, clinical quality measures and more.

Sovah Health Recognized by March of Dimes for Giving More Babies a Healthy Start in Life

January 9, 2018

Sovah Health has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life. Sovah Health's two campuses - Danville and Martinsville - have both earned the recognition after successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent (1%). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that will give more babies the right start in life, the March of Dimes says.

Flu Season: New Visitor Restrictions

January 4, 2018

Due to the high numbers of respiratory illness and influenza, Sovah Health has implemented visitor restrictions. The visitor restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.

Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open for Enrollment

November 13, 2017

On November 1, open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace began. As you may recall, the Health Insurance Marketplace has been offering expanded access to low-cost healthcare coverage for people without health insurance, or for those who are interested in exploring more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage, since its inception in 2013. Last year alone, more than 12 million people obtained health coverage through the Marketplace – including 410,000 in Virginia.

Be Your Own Breast Friend

October 26, 2017

A healthy lifestyle and early detection are a great first line of defense in the fight against breast cancer

Summer Safety: Tips to keep your summer fun and injury free

June 27, 2017

Summer. School’s out, and so is the sun. With the days at their longest and brightest, many of us are taking advantage of the season, soaking up vitamin D and spending as much time in the fresh summer air as we can – whether that means planning a vacation to the beach, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or embarking on early evening walks with the family.

It’s OK to Ask: Hand Hygiene as a Frontline Defense Against Infection

May 2, 2017

Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions. And not without reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. And the simplest, most effective way that we can combat the spread of germs is via the same missive you’ve been most likely hearing your whole life – wash your hands.

Help Safeguard Your Child and Your Community’s Health with Vaccinations

April 4, 2017

In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives. And if that isn’t reason enough, childhood vaccinations are recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Choosing Food That Fuels a Healthy Lifestyle

March 23, 2017

Food can mean a number of things to us. It can be a source of delight, a means to gather friends and loved ones around a common table, even an instrument of comfort at the end of a long day. But most importantly, food is fuel. The bonds between good food and good health are strong, and it’s crucial to fuel our body with the proper nutrients to stay healthy.

Holiday Gift Guide: Keep the Little Ones in Your Life Happy and Safe

December 21, 2016

Few things are more fun than buying toys for the children we love during the holidays, and often, shopping for our little ones brings us as much joy as it does them. But before you plunge into toy-buying this holiday season, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County (MHMHC) urges you to keep safety top-of-mind and consider the following facts and shopping tips before you spend.

Hometown Health: Total Joint Replacement

April 10, 2016

Do you suffer from severe joint pain, stiffness, limping, muscle weakness, limited motion and/or stress? Are ordinary activities such as walking, putting on socks and shoes, getting into and out of cars, and climbing stairs difficult for you? You may be a candidate for total joint replacement.

Hometown Health: Staying Healthy with Annual Checkups

April 3, 2016

Most of us will visit a doctor when we are sick, experiencing a new health problem or in pain, but to stay healthy, it is important that we visit our primary care physicians regularly even when we are well.

2015 Commission on Cancer Survey Finds Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Program Outperforms State, Region, Division and Nation in Patient Outcomes

February 1, 2016

Since 1985, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County (MHMHC) has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a group of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.