Sovah Health - Danville

Danville, VA

Welcome to Danville, a welcoming community in south central Virginia, with access to a wide variety of cultural events and recreational opportunities

The Hospital


Sovah Health - Danville (“Danville”) is a 250-bed academic community hospital with the region's only designated Chest Pain Center & Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center. The facility has served the community and region for more than 120 years and was formerly known as The Memorial Hospital and Danville Regional Medical Center. Danville has comprehensive surgical services, 24-hour emergency services, a home health & hospice agency, an advanced wound healing center, cardiac rehabilitation center, two cardiac catheterization labs, a one-day surgery center, and medical & radiation oncology services.

Beginning in 2010, Sovah Health became a teaching hospital to train medical students and physician residents specializing in family and internal medicine. Based on rigorous onsite assessments, the program has received institutional and program accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Resident physicians and medical students live in Danville and rotate through local physician practices and Sovah Health. Each resident receives nearly 9,000 hours of training during their three-year residency. During a year’s time, the residents participate in the care of more than 100,000 patients across the region and contribute approximately $1.5 million to the local economy.

The Community


Located in the Piedmont region of south central Virginia, Danville has all the qualities of small-town charm as well as the assets of a city with a variety of historical, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities. Situated on the banks of the Dan River, Danville exceeds expectations, with more than 680 acres of parks and trails. Local attractions include the Carrington Pavilion, The Danville Science Center, Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, AAF Tank Museum, The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, The Farmers Market at the Crossing of the Dan, Danville Otterbots, and Virginia International Raceway. Education is an important part of community life. Averett University offers 35 undergraduate degrees and three master’s degrees. Danville Community College offers many educational options, including an affiliation with Old Dominion University.