Clinch Valley Health
Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia, the town of Richlands in Tazewell County is a family-friendly community, rich in cultural resources and surrounded by natural beauty.
Clinch Valley Health has served southwest Virginia since 1938. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services at its 200-bed acute care facility – the largest in far southwest Virginia – and at its physician practices. Known as a leader in offering the latest medical technology, Clinch Valley Health was among the first healthcare facilities in the world to offer image-guided radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) as part of its Cancer Treatment Center, and was the first in its region to use bar-code technology to enhance patient safety. It has been repeatedly ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Richlands is found in an area of beautiful rolling hills, clear rivers, lush pastures and scenic mountains and is part of the Clinch River Basin, named by The Nature Conservancy as one of the 20 “Last Great Places” in the world. It is home to Southwest Virginia Community College, which offers more than 80 programs of study and a full calendar of cultural events; the Historic Crab Orchard Museum, a reconstructed pioneer settlement featuring a number of living history events; and Burke's Garden, a 20,000-acre mountaintop bowl known as "God's Thumbprint."