Population: 9,803 :: Service Area: 76,166
Fauquier County is located in the Piedmont region of rural Virginia, about an hour from Washington D.C. Its residents are equestrians, winery lovers and enthusiastic outdoorsmen and women. Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the bustling cities of Northern Virginia, many in the county choose to take advantage of both. Warrenton, the charming county seat, is a friendly small town with an historic main street and some bona fide ties to Civil War heroes.
Fauquier Health is a community health system dedicated to high-quality, patient-centered care in a unique environment that considers the multiple facets of healing and respects the individuality of each and every patient. Located at 500 Hospital Drive in Warrenton, Virginia, Fauquier Health is a Planetree-designated facility and serves the residents of Fauquier and several surrounding counties. It comprises: Fauquier Hospital, a fully-accredited, 97-bed hospital; Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 115-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility; the Villa at Suffield Meadows, an assisted living facility; the Wound Health Center and a medically supervised Wellness Center offering health and wellness programs. Fauquier Health also operates ten physician’s offices, including primary care and specialties. In 2012, Fauquier Health provided almost $12 million in community benefit support to its community.
Dating back to the 17th century and the beginnings of our country, Fauquier County was named after Francis Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Virginia. Steeped in equestrian tradition, and surrounded by wineries and vineyards, today Fauquier County is known for being at the heart of hunt and wine country. The county attempts to protect and encourage its agricultural heritage while at the same time, encouraging new businesses. Many thousands of acres are protected under land easements that ensure Fauquier’s rolling hills will be preserved well into the future. Fauquier has three incorporated towns, including The Plains, Warrenton (the county seat), and Remington, and many small historic villages. Residents are served by a thriving school system with three high schools, four middle schools and seven elementary schools, as well as three branch libraries.
Equestrian events are numerous and varied. The Plains, in northern Fauquier, is home to the Great Meadow events center, which hosts point-to-point races, horse shows and jumping competitions, as well as polo matches every weekend during the spring and summer. The Virginia Gold Cup (in May) and the International Gold Cup (in October) are prestigious steeplechase events that draw tens of thousands of visitors to the county. In Warrenton, the Warrenton Horse Show is a youth-run event that has been going on for more than 100 years. Two dozen wineries in the county provide an opportunity for visitors to relax and enjoy bucolic views and locally made wine. Most vineyards host wine-tastings and other events, and the Virginia Wine Festival is held in September, as well. The rich Civil War history in Fauquier County can be experienced through several different self-driven tours, guided tours, museums, and historical trail markers, and a walk down Main Street in Warrenton is a stroll through Virginia’s rich history. Children and adults alike are drawn to the Flying Circus in southern Fauquier, which presents a wing-walking airshow every Sunday afternoon. Other annual events, like the Scottish Games and Festival, Evening Under the Stars and First Night in Warrenton, dot the annual calendar.
Scott Memorial Hospital
Population: 6,747 :: Service Area: 34,346
Located in southeastern Indiana, Scott County has something for everyone. With its rich history, welcoming residents and scenic landscapes, Scott County has earned a reputation for hospitality. It is a family-oriented community that is clean, safe and offers many family-friendly events and activities. In addition, education is a top priority in Scott County.
Scott Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed acute care facility that is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologists. The hospital is a 93,852 square-foot medical facility that features private rooms with private baths.
Scott Memorial Hospital has a 24-hour physician-staffed Emergency Department and provides a comprehensive list of inpatient and outpatient services including OB/GYN, Pharmacy, Cardiac Rehab, Laboratory Services, Dietary, Physical Therapy, Medical Imaging, ICU, Nuclear Medicine and CT.
In addition, the Scott Memorial Hospital Medical Specialty Clinic offers many specialties including Podiatry, Pediatric Cardiology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Ophthalmology and Urology.
The Frazier Rehab Institute also is located on the Scott Memorial Hospital Campus providing our patients with access to Physical Therapy, Post Operative Orthopedic Care, Outpatient Neurological Rehab, Stroke Rehab, Pain Management, Alternative Communication Services and Speech-Language Therapy.
Scottsburg, Ind., the county seat of Scott County, was established in 1871 following the building of the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad. The town was named in honor of the president of the railroad, Horace Scott. The county was named after General Charles Scott, who fought in the Revolutionary War and later became governor of Kentucky.
Scottsburg is 29 miles north of Louisville, Ky., and benefits from easy access to other nearby cities and towns within the greater Louisville metropolitan area.
Scottsburg has numerous parks and wildlife sanctuaries nearby including Clifty Falls State Park, Crosley State Fish and Wildlife Area, Deam Lake State Recreation Area and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. Popular historical sites nearby are Corydon Capitol Historic Site, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site and the Governor’s Mansion. Forest Discovery Center and Stevens Museum also are not far from Scottsburg.
Hardy Lake State Reservoir is a regional destination located in Scott County. Its 2,178 + acres of land and 741 acre lake is complete with campgrounds, a beach, playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, an archery range, hiking trails, fishing piers and open play-fields.
In addition, Scott County is located between three major metropolitan areas that offer a wide variety of special events and attractions: Indianapolis, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; and Cincinnati, Ohio. Recreational highlights in these areas include:
Indianapolis Motor Speedway—The Indianapolis Motor Speedway annually hosts three premier world racing events: The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, the Brickyard 400 and the United States Grand Prix.
Kentucky Derby—Experience the excitement and pageantry that is world-class thoroughbred racing by visiting Churchill Downs in Louisville.
Cincinnati Reds—The Reds continue their tradition of playing ball along the waterfront when the team takes the field in Great American Ball Park.
Wilson Medical Center
Wilson, North Carolina
Population: 49,610 :: Service Area: 130,000
Known as the City of Beautiful Trees and the City of Antiques, Wilson is famous for its barbecue and whirligigs. Wilson offers a vibrant community and tranquil way of life that invites you to put down roots in this city of modern amenities and old-fashioned charm.
Wilson Medical Center is committed to providing excellent care to our community. We serve residents in a six-county service area, including Wilson, Wayne, Nash, Johnston, Greene and Edgecombe counties.
Services include interventional cardiology, state-of-the-art cancer care, including clinical trials, women’s and children’s services, and onsite rehabilitative and nursing care.
Wilson Medical Center offers the community a full range of services and specialties through our five hospital-based physician practices. Dr. Nadine Skinner and Physician Assistant Becky Buckner offer primary care services for all ages. Dr. Sayeed Hossain of Pulmonary Associates of Wilson, Dr. Ken Johnson of Wilson ENT & Sinus Center, Dr. Louis Antignano of Wilson Gastroenterology and Dr. Ben Thomas of Wilson Neurology all offer the community specialized care in Wilson.
Our 90 active staff physicians provide care in a wide range of specialties, including cardiology, radiation oncology, cancer, otolaryngology, pulmonary, pathology, urology, neurology and gastroenterology.
Halfway between New York and Florida along I-95, Wilson is 45 miles east of Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park, and only two hours from the North Carolina coast. The beautiful North Carolina mountains and other outstanding vacation spots are also within easy driving distance.
Wilson residents enjoy a community rich in educational, cultural and social opportunities. The local and business communities work together to support excellent public and private education. And Wilson is within a one-hour drive from a dozen major colleges and universities, including Duke, N.C. State, UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University. Wilson is home to Wilson Community College, Barton College and the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf.
Wilson is home to historic Fleming Stadium, Wilson Tobs baseball team, the N.C. Museum of the Coastal Plain baseball museum, J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex and The Brittany soccer tournament. Wilson also offers a number of golf facilities, water sports at Lake Wilson and Buckhorn Reservoir, and a number of festivals, including the now famous Whirligig Festival. Imagination Station, The Edna Earle Boykin Center, the city’s Rose Garden and the Barton College Orchestra round out the cultural opportunities in Wilson.
Population: 4,223 :: Service Area: 53,461
Quality healthcare and patient satisfaction are the keys to Portage Health’s success. As a small rural healthcare organization in the northern most regions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we know that local access to care is critically important and an obligation that is met with all of our resources and attention.
The Keweenaw Peninsula is the Northwestern four-county area of Michigan’s ruggedly beautiful Upper Peninsula. This scenic peninsula jutting out into Lake Superior is home to a warm, family-oriented community with excellent schools, a thriving arts scene and world-class year-round outdoor recreation.
Portage Health has been serving the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan since 1896. The hospital and its outlying clinics support a multi-specialty group of over 40 physicians and over a dozen allied health professionals. The main campus is a 36-bed hospital with ancillary services including the area’s only Open Bore MRI, 64-slice CT scanner, PACS, nuclear imaging, digital mammography and other radiological and laboratory services. Other services include cardiopulmonary, certified sleep disorder center, regional dialysis unit, pharmacy, rehab, audiology, a 12/7 hospitalist program, home care and hospice, and a 60-bed senior living community. Portage Health is home to the first Level III ASC-verified trauma center and emergency department in the state, as well as an Express Care walk-in clinic.
Our community brings together small-town values and cosmopolitan diversity. Combined with the natural beauty of the area, it is a perfect place for people to explore their many and varied interests. Additionally, the institutions of higher education compliment the rich and rugged history of the area and create a vibrant community that benefits from being active, educated, and engaged.
The Keweenaw is home to two universities — Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University — and the community is influenced and benefits from the diversity, culture and high standards of living contributed to our small community.
The Keweenaw Peninsula is often called the “Copper Country” because of the amount of natural “float” copper found beneath the surface. In fact, at 90 percent pure, much of this copper is the purest in the world. The geographical heritage includes a copper boom from 1845 to 1910. This era brought many immigrants, including Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Italian. Finnish and Cornish traditions left marks still prominent today, such as saunas and the pasty.
Take a look at our facts-at-a-glance about the four-county community we call home:
- Land area: 3,768 square miles
- Average temperatures in January: 8 degrees Fahrenheit to 20 degrees Fahrenheit
- Average temperatures in July: 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 75 degrees Fahrenheit
- Average yearly snowfall: 180 to 250 inches
- Highest elevation: 1,979 feet at Mount Arvon
- Length of Quincy Mine shaft: 9,260 feet deep
- Clearance of Portage Lake Lift Bridge, the widest double-decked vertical lift bridge in the world: 100 feet
- Biggest annual event: Winter Carnival at Michigan Technological University
- Largest employers: Michigan Technological University (approximately 1,500 employees) and Portage Health (approximately 700 employees)
The Keweenaw is a four-season wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts. Camping, fishing and hunting are popular year-round. Hundreds of miles in trail systems are developed for off-road motorized recreation such as ATVing and snowmobiling. Additionally, there are hundreds of miles of trails for the avid silent sports culture including hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing. Because of the endless miles of shoreline offered by Lake Superior and many of the inland lakes, water sports and recreation are a mainstream activity in the warmer months. Although brave surfers have been known to conquer the epic winter waves of Lake Superior. The area celebrates the silent sports with several athletic events — runs, bike races, triathlons and ski races.
The two university communities offer a wide range of events for the community at large. Art galleries are constantly overflowing with exhibits and the fine arts centers bring in music, theatrical, comedic and intellectual acts year-round.
With NCAA division I, II, & III athletics, there is always a sporting event to attend, with hockey being a local favorite. The area is home to two of the oldest indoor ice arenas in the United States, and was the first place in the U.S. to have a professional hockey team.
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Bell Hospital joins LifePoint, becomes part of national network of community hospitals. Acquisition bringing new financial, clinical and operational resources to Ishpeming hospital is finalized.
Bell Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital with more than 350 employees serving the healthcare needs of people throughout Marquette County. Bell has more than 90 physicians on its active and consulting medical staff with specialties in Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Urology, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Radiology, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.
The Bell Hospital Board of Directors has finalized its agreement to be acquired by LifePoint Hospitals®. Becoming part of LifePoint will bring the Ishpeming hospital significant resources to expand its services, invest in its infrastructure and enhance the health of the communities it serves.
“The Bell Hospital team is thrilled to finalize this acquisition and become part of LifePoint,” said Robert DellAngelo, M.D., Chairman of the Bell Hospital board. “We look forward to working with LifePoint to find new ways to strengthen our hospital, enhance the care we provide in our community, and improve the health and well-being of people throughout the Upper Peninsula.”
As part of the final acquisition agreement, LifePoint will make $5 million in capital investments at Bell over the next decade. Investments will include an improved IT infrastructure, state-of-the-art equipment and facility upgrades. Through the acquisition, the hospital also will have access to support and resources to help it recruit and retain needed physicians, enhance its clinical services to meet the changing needs of its community, and improve its operations in the evolving healthcare environment.
“We are excited to welcome Bell Hospital to LifePoint,” said LifePoint Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William F. Carpenter III. “Providing quality healthcare to patients is a top priority that Bell and LifePoint share. We look forward to becoming part of the Ishpeming community and working with the management team, physicians, staff and volunteers at Bell to explore ways to help the hospital grow and prosper.”
Proceeds from the acquisition transaction have eliminated Bell’s debt. Approximately $4 million in excess proceeds from the transaction is expected to be available. Bell plans to use these funds to support charitable activities in the community. The acquisition also will establish Bell as a local taxpaying organization, which will bring additional revenue to Ishpeming and help support local projects.
“Bell Hospital looks forward to beginning this next chapter in the rich legacy of our hospital,” said Floyd Bounds, Bell Hospital CEO. “We excited for the months ahead and for the opportunities to we will have to be a part of creating healthier communities across the U.P. with LifePoint. This is truly an exciting day for our hospital, physicians, employees and patients.”
The transaction was reviewed and approved by the Attorney General of Michigan, Bill Schuette.
Marquette General Health System
Population: 21,335 :: Service Area: 299,184
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Marquette is found on the shimmering shores of Lake Superior. Every season abounds with opportunities for outdoor activities. Go fishing, mountain biking, hiking or sailing in the summer and go snowmobiling, skiing or snowboarding after the snow falls. Our residents experience life at a different pace and find the best nature has to offer.
Marquette General Hospital (MGH) is a federally-designated Regional Referral Center for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). MGH is a Level II Trauma Center, as verified by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Joint Commission awarded the hospital the Gold Seal of Approval for its Primary Stroke Center in 2010, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan gave MGH its Blue Distinction for Spine Surgery in 2010. In oncology, MGH has been granted designated by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
As a 315-bed specialty care hospital, MGH receives patients from across the UP and provides care in 65 specialties and subspecialties. Its medical staff of more than 300 doctors works as a team with its 3,000 employees in caring for approximately 12,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients per year.
MGH’s major services include its Heart Institute, Cancer Center, Brain & Spine Center, Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health, Digestive Health, Weight Loss Center and Women’s & Children’s Center. The hospital also provides the region’s premier services in imaging, surgery and laboratory and is home to the UP Telehealth Network, a leading telehealth network in the nation.
MGH also services many of the communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with 42 primary and specialty care clinics spread throughout the region.
As a teaching hospital, Marquette General has numerous affiliations with universities and community colleges throughout the state and the Midwest training medical students, family medicine residents, Pharm.D. pharmacists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, nurse anesthetists, radiographers, surgical technicians and dietitians. Through its collaboration with Northern Michigan University, MGH also is part of the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, which is conducting primary research on the formation of brain tumors.
The City of Marquette is located in the central region of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With a population of 21,335, it is the UP’s largest community. In addition to being a population center, it serves as the regional center for education, healthcare, recreation and retail offering amazing arts and culture opportunities, stellar schools. Marquette also is the home of Northern Michigan University, housing the nation’s only Olympic Education Center.
Residents of the City of Marquette have long appreciated their community’s abundant natural beauty, unique climate and the high quality of life that is enjoyed here. A strong commitment by both city leaders and active community members has helped Marquette to become one of the nation’s premier cities. Our national recognition includes being named one of “America’s Most Livable Communities” by Partners for Livable Communities in 2004, involvement in Michigan’s “Cool Cities” initiative, and receipt of the “All-American City” award by the National Civic League in 2003. Forbes also named Marquette the “Third Best City in America to Raise a Family” in 2010, and, most recently, Marquette was named one of the top micropolitans by Site Selection Magazine in March 2011.
Water sports and skiing can be enjoyed only 15 minutes from the hospital, and family activities are available throughout the year. Marquette County has 85 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and several Nordic skiing events. In addition, Bike magazine declared Marquette the number two city in America for “Biking and Living” in its June 2001 issue.
Starr Regional Medical Center
Population: 3,488 :: Service Area:
The Gateway to the Cherokee National Forest, Etowah provides a high quality of lifestyle, surrounded by mountains with natural resources providing entertainment for all ages.
Starr Regional Medical Center – Etowah is a 72-bed acute-care facility that serves the area of McMinn, Monroe, and Polk Counties. The Etowah campus also has an 88-bed skilled and long term care nursing home, McMinn Memorial Nursing Home and Rehab Center, as well as a wound care center, geriatric psychiatric unit and other services.
Etowah is an antique shopper’s delight with many shops located along Highway 411 and its side streets. The L&N Depot is the hub of all social activity in the community and plays host to many events throughout the year, including arts and crafts festivals, concerts and the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. Education is an important priority for Etowah. Two elementary schools serve the Etowah area, as well as McMinn Central High School. In nearby Athens, Tennessee Wesleyan College anchors the downtown area. The University of Tennessee at both Knoxville and Chattanooga are within easy commuting distance. Also, Cleveland State Community College has a satellite location in Athens and the Workforce Development Center offers several 2-year degree programs and courses. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Athens also provides a wide range of programs and certifications.
Whether you fish, hunt, hike or golf, Etowah provides a host of recreational opportunities. The area is blessed with majestic mountains, vast forests and many miles of rivers and lake shorelines. The nearby beautiful Ocoee River is famous for its white-water rafting and kayaking, and the Tellico River is one of the most scenic trout streams in America. Hiking, fishing and camping are also available at Bald River Falls and in the Cherokee National Forest. Many swimming and tennis facilities and four golf courses, including Ridgewood Golf Club, Springbrook Golf and Country Club, White Oaks Golf Course and Rock Springs Golf Course, are available in McMinn County. Located nearby is the Lost Sea, the world’s largest underground lake. Watts Bar Lake is a 39,000-acre recreation area that offers sailing, water skiing or fishing. Etowah has a host of city parks and recreation features, including the Etowah Community Center and its workout facilities, batting cage, rock climbing wall and gymnasium.
Twin County Regional Healthcare
Population: 6,908 :: Service Area:
Located in the southwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Galax – home to Twin County Regional Hospital – has long been famous for its bluegrass music and the world’s oldest and largest Fiddler’s Convention. The gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city is rich with tradition, recreation and scenic beauty.
Twin County Regional Hospital, located in Galax, Virginia, is the flagship of the Twin County Regional Healthcare delivery system and serves Grayson and Carroll counties in Southwest Virginia. Centered on a mission “to promote, preserve and restore the health of our community” and emphasizing excellent service, safety, quality and efficiency, Twin County Regional Hospital has been the anchor and region’s leader in healthcare since 1973.
Twin County Regional Hospital and the Twin County Physician Practices – Behavioral Health, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT); Family Practice in Galax, Hillsville and Independence; Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Surgery and Urology – continually develop and improve services, as well as outreach programs, in response to community need. Their work is based on a foundation of teamwork, compassion and respect for all.
Twin County Regional Healthcare is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The area has a small town atmosphere with easy access to larger metropolitan areas. The Galax-Carroll-Grayson region cherishes its past, filled with tradition, and looks forward to an even more prosperous future. Here, you will discover an area filled with extraordinary beauty and natural resources, enriched with a human spirit that is unparalleled. You’ll find industrious people who hold strong to commitment to basic values of honesty, integrity, family, serving their community and keeping alive the traditions of their past.
Residents of the Galax-Carroll-Grayson region enjoy ready access to many outdoor recreational activities. The area offers everything from hiking the Appalachian Trail and canoeing the New River to biking the New River Trail and hunting and fishing in nearby state parks and National Forests. The Twin Counties are home to native trout streams, rare wild flowers, natural white pine forests and unsurpassed views. It is an ideal environment in which to raise children or work toward retirement – a place where the people are friendly and the pace is slow.
The Galax-Carroll-Grayson region also boasts a progressive, well-rounded program of educational opportunities for students from daycare through high school. Nearby colleges include Wytheville Community College and Old Dominion University in Wytheville (satellite learning opportunity also located at Crossroads Institute in Galax); New River Community College in Dublin; Radford University in Radford; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Emory and Henry College in Emory and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Galax is home to a number of parks and recreation facilities, including:
The 765-acre New River Trail State Park, which has been designated an official National Recreation Trail by the U. S. Department of the Interior. The park parallels 39 miles of the New River, which is one of the world’s oldest rivers and among a handful of rivers flowing north. Among other things, New River is known for its fishing and boating.
Matthews State Forest, a 566-acre state forest located just outside the City of Galax. Recreational activities available include hiking and biking trails, along with an educational center and the Matthews Living History Farm.
The 28-acre Felts Park, featuring five lit tennis courts, a half-mile paved walking path, a 25-meter outdoor pool, an outdoor playground and covered picnic area, two baseball/softball fields, and outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts. Adult and youth sports programs are available too.
Galax Municipal Golf Course
Mountain View Recreation Park, featuring two multi-use baseball/softball fields, batting cages, a covered picnic area and a 4/10-mile paved walking path.
The area also boasts:
Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, a year-round arts and crafts school providing classes for all ages and all skill levels. Classes are offered in music, literature, drawing, painting, photography, fiber, jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood & stone, and the culinary arts.
The Blue Ridge Music Center, which celebrates the music and musicians of the Blue Ridge. The site includes an outdoor amphitheater and indoor interpretive center used to highlight this important strand of American musical culture. Programming includes an annual concert series, performance talks and exhibitions at its museum. The Blue Ridge Music Center also offers visitors two attractive hiking trails.
The 475-seat, historic Rex Theater, home of the Friday night live radio show “Blueridge Backroads” and regular live-music performances.
Maria Parham Medical Center
Henderson, North Carolina
Population: 15,320 :: Service Area:
Located in north-central North Carolina on the Virginia border – less than an hour’s drive from Research Triangle Park, one of the largest research complexes in the United States – is Henderson…a town that offers its residents the best of both worlds: the quiet and calm that comes with living in a small town, with easy access to world-class amenities and academic institutions just a few miles south on I-85 and U.S. 1.
Located 40 miles north of Raleigh, North Carolina, in Henderson, 102-bed Maria Parham Medical Center is the region’s healthcare leader and the first hospital to become a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologists, it provides its community with physicians representing a wide range of specialties; highly trained nurses and clinical specialists; and the latest technology. Maria Parham recently completed a $52 million addition and renovation to its facilities.
Maria Parham is home to the region’s largest and most comprehensive Emergency Department staffed by board-certified emergency physicians. It also offers the leading maternity center in the four-county area; the region’s only Special Care Nursery and CARF-accredited Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit; and the area’s largest and most advanced intensive care and progressive care services. In addition, Maria Parham offers state-of-the-art physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Advanced technology is another feature of Maria Parham Medical Center. With two CT scanners, a wide-bore MRI, Nuclear Medicine and a Women’s Diagnostic Center, no other hospital in its region can provide the level of care Maria Parham offers. Similarly, the Medical Center is a leader in Surgical Services. With five of the region’s newest and best-equipped operating rooms and the largest GI Suite, Maria Parham provides expertise comparable to larger, academic facilities.
Other services include cardiac catheterization, sleep studies, cardiovascular services and the region’s only accredited Respiratory Care department. Medical and Radiation Oncology programs affiliated with Duke University Health System are recognized for cutting edge technology and superior clinicians.
Henderson is the county seat of Vance County, located in north-central North Carolina on the Virginia border. The community offers a small-town feel (the town’s population is 16,000, the county’s is 45,000), but is less than an hour’s drive to the larger metropolitan areas of Durham and Raleigh. Henderson’s residents enjoy a mild climate (average temp. of 60 degrees) and local amenities including:
A wide variety of affordable property lots and attractive housing, including traditional homes in historic neighborhoods, new homes in convenient subdivisions, country homes in a rural setting and waterfront lake homes.
Two country clubs with golf courses, tennis courts and four swimming pools.
Nearly 800 miles of shore line on beautiful Kerr Lake, offering camping, boating, swimming, sailing and fishing.
A revitalized downtown shopping and business area, designated as a National Register Historic District and a North Carolina Main Street city.
Numerous shopping centers featuring full-line department stores and specialty shops.
More than 60 active civic clubs and community organizations.
Vance-Granville Community College, serving more than 16,100 students annually.
From hiking, biking and bird watching to shopping, golfing and dining, Henderson and its surrounding area offers a variety of recreational choices for residents and visitors of all ages.
Among the most popular of the region’s destinations is Kerr Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Southeast, with more than 850 miles of shoreline stretching across Vance County and the North Carolina/Virginia state line. Incredibly beautiful, Kerr Lake offers everything from wooded shores and secluded coves to tranquil picnic areas and easy access to water sports like boating, fishing, skiing, sailing and wind surfing.
Person Memorial Hospital
Roxboro, North Carolina
Population: 8,320 :: Service Area:
Located just north of the bustling urban areas of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, Roxboro boasts lush rural scenery, a mild climate and small-town hospitality. Nestled among gently rolling hills perfectly dotted with forests and farms, its residents enjoy a gentler pace with ready access to a progressive school system, favorable tax rates, quality healthcare and myriad recreational activities.
Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro, North Carolina, is a 110-bed, Joint Commission-accredited community hospital that provides compassionate, quality healthcare in a modern, equipment-rich facility. It was the first hospital to become a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare.
To better serve its community, the hospital recently completed a renovation of its Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Surgical Suites, Laboratory and Specialty Care Clinic. This improvement emphasizes Person Memorial’s commitment to its vision to provide progressive facilities, technology and programs that maximize the effectiveness of its medical staff.
Roxboro, with a population of 9,000, is the largest town and the county seat of Person County, which has a population of more than 39,000. The community’s size encourages small-town hospitality and a gentler pace – both founded in progressive goals and an intense community spirit.
Roxboro residents enjoy a mild climate (average temp. of 60 degrees) and many, diverse housing options. From century-old estates and mini-farms to new, contemporary neighborhoods and luxurious lake homes, Roxboro real estate is available in many price ranges and has diversity in size, location and amenities.
Similarly, Roxboro and Person County offer a variety of educational opportunities for students and life-long learners. The community has one public school system, two charter schools, multiple private schools, and a community college. In addition, Roxboro/Person County is home to more than three dozen civic organizations, including Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity and the Person County Historic Society.
Recreational activities are high on the list of favorite things to do in Person County. Among the many offerings are:
• Kirby Theater for performing arts
• Kirby Gallery for visual arts
• Mayo Lake for fishing, hiking, camping and cycling
• Hyco Lake for self-guided, paved walking trails and picnic areas
• Rock of Ages Winery & Vineyard for wine tastings, tours, special events and concerts
• Roxboro Country Club Golf Course
• Person County Museum, including several on-site historical sites
• Palace Pointe, featuring 8 movie screens, 20 bowling lanes, a roller skating rink, an arcade room, a diner, a billiards room, and private rooms for parties and meeting functions.
• Roxboro Motorsports Dragway, an IHRA-sanctioned, 1/8 mile concrete drag strip – host to car, truck and bike festivals
• Rock Sportsplex, a miniature golf, baseball and driving range complex.
Raleigh General Hospital
Beckley, West Virginia
Population: 17,254 :: Service Area: 287,963
Nearly surrounded by state and national parks, including the New River Gorge National River, the city of Beckley is nestled in a beautiful mountain setting.
Raleigh General Hospital, southern West Virginia’s leading medical center, has served the city of Beckley and surrounding counties since 1921. The hospital offers a full range of services including Trauma, OB, Advanced Imaging Services, Lithotripsy, Cardiac Catheterization, Oncology, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Additionally, we offer the following surgical services: General, Orthopedic, Vascular, Spinal, Gyn, ENT and Podiatric. Each year, the hospital admits 12,000 patients, delivers 1,650 babies and treats nearly 50,000 people in its Emergency Department. Approximately 6,000 inpatient surgeries, 7,300 outpatient surgeries and 6,000 endoscopies are performed annually.
Other services include a Comprehensive Community Education Program, Partners in Education, Senior Friends Program, Health Focus Seminars, Life Skills (Diabetes) Support Groups and Childbirth Classes.
Beckley is the largest city in southern West Virginia. Interstates I-77 and I-64 converge at Beckley with the U.S. Route 19 (US-19) expressway also serving the area.
Beckley is located approximately 25 miles south of Fayetteville, WV; 50 miles west of Lewisburg, WV; 50 miles north of Bluefield, WV; and 55 miles southeast of Charleston, WV. Beckley-Raleigh County is the hub for retail facilities, financial resources and medical services for southern West Virginia, serving a market area of seven counties. Tamarack, the state’s premier showcase for fine arts, handcrafts and Appalachian cuisine, is located in Beckley. The Appalachian Festival is a four-day, citywide celebration that takes place during the third week of August each year. The Cliffside Amphitheater at Grandview has produced two of the world’s most captivating outdoor dramas for more than 40 years: Honey in the Rock, the nation’s oldest Civil War Drama, and the Hatfields and McCoys.
Wild, wonderful West Virginia is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Thousands of tourists visit southern West Virginia each year to challenge the whitewater of the New, Gauley and Greenbrier Rivers. Twenty-two guide companies operate on the rivers. New River Gorge, the state’s most popular outdoor recreation destination, is located just minutes from Beckley. It features the New River Gorge Bridge, the world’s longest single arch steel span bridge and the second highest bridge in the United States. This part of West Virginia is a skier’s wonderland. Winterplace Ski Resort, for example, features 27 trails. Rock climbing on the monolithic cliffs that line the edges of the New River Gorge is also popular. For golfers, there are 17 courses within an hour’s drive including three at the world-famous Greenbrier. Hunting is a way of life here: black bear, turkey, whitetail deer, squirrel, grouse, bobwhite, cottontail rabbit, mink, fisher, beaver, bobcat, woodchuck, weasel, and red and grey fox. You can also fish for trout, bass, bluegill, muskie, catfish and walleye. There are hundreds of wooded trails for the hiker, and one of the largest limestone regions in the east attracts caving enthusiasts from across the country.
Population: 8,229 :: Service Area: 30,477
Located in the high desert of Eastern Utah, the city of Price combines diverse cultural possibilities with beautiful scenery, an enviable climate and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
Castleview Hospital is an 49-bed medical facility that has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation seven times. The hospital’s physician staff represents a comprehensive list of medical specialties including Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Family Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Allergy/Immunology, Radiology, Pediatrics, Otolaryngology and Urology. The hospital also provides a full range of diagnostic imaging services, including Mammography, CT Scan, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound, a Bone Densitometer and more. The hospital also features an eight-bed Emergency Department with 24-hour physician coverage, as well as a Multi-Purpose Intensive Care Unit (Cardiac, Medical, Surgical, Pediatric), a Cardiac Care Unit, a Newborn Nursery and a full line of Rehabilitative Services. The hospital also has a family practice and urgent care clinic in Castle Dale, Utah, Emery Medical Center, staffed with a full-time Physician and three mid-level providers.
The city of Price enjoys an enviable climate, with mild winters and low humidity year-round. Thanks to easy access to both I-15 and I-70, the cities of Provo and Salt Lake City are both within easy driving distance.
Price is the headquarters for a variety of federal and state agency regional offices. It’s also the home of The Utah State University College of Eastern Utah (USC/CEU), a two-year community college with an enrollment of 2,500. Cultural activities on the campus include art, music, theatre, dance and concerts. The college is also the home of the CEU Prehistoric Museum, which features one of the world’s best collections of dinosaur tracks, dinosaur skeletons, a rare dinosaur egg and a prehistoric Native-American exhibit.
There are numerous celebrations and festivals throughout the year, including a Greek Festival, International Days, Oktoberfest, Downtown Alive Activities, County Fair and a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as triathlons, art festivals, rodeos, stock car racing and mountain bike festivals.
This section of Eastern Utah offers wonderful geological treasures and recreational opportunities. Fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, water sports, rafting and historical sightseeing are easily accessible. And for golfers, Carbon Country Club is an excellent 18-hole championship public course.
This is dinosaur country. Indeed, more whole skeletons of dinosaurs have been uncovered at Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry than any other site in the world. Nine Mile Canyon, known as the “World’s Longest Art Gallery,” features thousands of ancient pictograph and petroglyph drawings on canyon walls as well as remnants of Indian dwellings, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking trails and more. Further east, the Green River carves canyons through the desert and provides plenty of opportunities to test your whitewater rafting skills. Goblin Valley State Park is a paradise for photographers and one of Utah’s most popular state parks. To the south lies the northern portion of the San Rafael Swell, with wonderful scenic drives and backcountry hiking. To the west are the forested highlands of the Wasatch Plateau with hiking, skiing and mountain biking in a cool alpine setting.
Trousdale Medical Center
Population: 7,259 :: Service Area: 30,368
Nestled in the northern portion of Middle Tennessee, this rural county has a current population of just over 7,000 scattered over its beautiful hills and lush valleys. Farming, largely tobacco, was the economic base that formed this county, and it is still prevalent today. Many area families came to this fertile land from Virginia and North Carolina when their tobacco-growing families could not subdivide their lands any further. Tennessee was a new state looking for settlers and this area of the Highland Rim was an ideal location to build a homestead.
Trousdale Medical Center (TMC), a 25-bed critical access hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, offers an extensive range of in-patient, outpatient and emergency services for adults and children. Critical access hospital simply means that the hospital is critical in providing healthcare to our community.
From the 24-hour emergency room to the state-of-the-art laboratory, X-ray, CT Scan and rehabilitation services, the hospital delivers emergency and routine medical care by highly trained physicians, nurses and allied health professionals using the latest technology.
Located just 40 minutes from the Nashville Airport on the Cumberland River, Hartsville, the seat of justice and the county’s only town, began in 1797 as Donoho’s Mill. The railroad came to Trousdale County in 1892, eventually replacing the river as the major cargo-way, and cementing and strengthening the county’s position as a major tobacco trade center, for which it has been primarily known, until just recently. The county’s most successful annual event has been the Tobacco Bowl Football Classic, a post-World War II development.
Trousdale County has beautiful scenery, tranquility, the Cumberland River and golf courses in every direction. Friendly neighbors and neighborhoods fill the area along with churches representing several denominations, new schools, walking tracks, a park and a community swimming pool. The Trousdale County High School Yellow Jacket championship football team is the pride of the community, boasting several state championships. Civic pride also runs deep with local clubs and organizations, special events, a rich Civil War history, and beautiful historic homes, all located in the smallest county in the state of Tennessee.
Spring View Hospital
Population: 5,802 :: Service Area: 30,500
Welcome to the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, home of champion thoroughbreds and world-famous country ham. Amid the rolling hills and green pastures of central Kentucky, the city of Lebanon in Marion County offers all the benefits of gracious living in a most tranquil and beautiful setting.
Spring View is a 75-bed, acute-care community hospital that offers a full range of specialties and services, including Surgical Services, Emergency Services, Cardiopulmonary Services, Laboratory Service, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Women’s Center Services and Occupational Health Services.
Lebanon is the county seat for Marion County. In recent years, Lebanon has established itself as a center of trade, commerce and industry in central Kentucky. In the last 17 years we have added 22 industries and 4,000 jobs. The Downtown Lebanon Historic District, listed on the National Historic Register, features antique shops and an arts and crafts cooperative featuring the works of local and other Kentucky artisans. Marion County Country Ham Days ranks as one of the most successful and largest community festivals in Kentucky. The Maker’s Mark Distillery is located in nearby Loretto, and Centre College in Danville is nationally recognized for its academic achievement.
Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region is famous for its natural beauty, and Marion County is no exception. The beautiful Green River Lake is only 25 minutes from Lebanon. Green River is a haven for the water sport and fishing enthusiast as well as the vacationer that just wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This 8,200-acre lake offers more than 33 miles of picture perfect water lying between 250 miles of shoreline. It is just perfect for fishing, skiing and riding your personal watercraft or just relaxing in one of the many houseboats, small craft, floating cabins, and condominiums available. Just minutes from the hospital is Fagan Branch Reservoir and it features the 3.2-mile Cecil L. Gorely Naturalist Walking Trail, a great environment for hiking, bird watching, nature studies and fishing. Marion County is also proud to have the 34-acre Graham Memorial Park that has outdoor tennis courts, a fitness trail, picnic pavilion, gazebo, playground and an aquatic center offering year-round activities.
Riverview Regional Medical Center
Population: 19,201 :: Service Area: 52,276
Nestled in the majestic hills of Middle Tennessee, Carthage is a small, farming community on the North bank of the Cumberland River. Throughout the past two centuries, the Cumberland River has played a crucial role in the development of commerce in Carthage and Smith County. Located only 50 miles East of Nashville, Carthage provides beautiful scenery, a wealth of commerce, and plenty of recreation opportunities. “Southern Hospitality” is not just a phrase, but a reality in this progressive southern county. Carthage and Smith County offer the beauty and grace of an area rich in past, present and future.
Riverview Regional Medical Center (RRMC), a 63-bed, acute care facility, and Riverview Regional Medical Center South, a 25-bed critical access hospital campus, provide general medical and surgical care, 24-hour emergency services, skilled nursing, psychiatric services and geriatric care to residents of Smith and surrounding counties.
RRMC, accredited by The Joint Commission, has had a strong tradition of supporting its surrounding communities through the development and promotion and health awareness and by delivering high quality, cost-effective healthcare services.
A small county with a scenic setting and proud historic legacy, Carthage, Tenn., is located within a comfortable drive from Nashville, Knoxville or Chattanooga. The panoramic view of the Cumberland River and the beautiful and majestic hillsides from the historic Cordell Hull Bridge make a visit to this friendly community well worth the drive.
Smith County is known for its Second Empire-style Courthouse, built in 1879, along with its many antique shops, historic homes, and the beautiful Cordell Hull Lake, where residents and visitors can camp, boat, hike, fish and swim.
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital
Population: 11,786 :: Service Area: 187,203
Known as the Gateway to Lake Cumberland, the city of Somerset blends southern hospitality with abundant recreational opportunities that attract more than 1.5 million people to the region every year.
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, a 295-bed acute-care facility, provides medical services to a 10-county service area in south central Kentucky. Since opening with 175 beds in 1976, the hospital has grown steadily to meet the needs of the community by completing ten major expansion projects – the latest being a five-story116,000 square-foot, medical tower with a three-story parking garage.
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital offers complete cardiac care – including open-heart surgery – and a neurosurgery program that is rated among the best in the nation. It has three cath labs, comprehensive clinical pathology and laboratory, cardiopulmonary services, surgical services (including orthopedic, bariatric and urological) and a radiology department with nuclear medicine, ultrasound, 16- and 64-slice CT, X-ray with fluoroscopy, MRI and Open MRI. The hospital also has women’s and children’s services, a level II neonatal nursery, med/surg and intensive care units, inpatient rehabilitation unit, skilled care unit and a behavioral health unit to provide care for both adult and geriatric patients.
In order to better serve our patients, the hospital also has eight convenient off-site centers that provide outpatient services including: bariatric, cancer treatment, imaging, surgery, wound care and hyperbaric medicine, therapy, open MRI, and sleep disorders.
Located just minutes from I-75, Somerset has a strong and solid business climate. This part of Kentucky is known as the houseboat capital of the world, with the majority of houseboats being manufactured in the immediate area. The public school system of Pulaski County serves approximately 8,000 students with eight elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and one technology center. Independent school systems include Somerset Independent, with one elementary school, one middle school and one high school; and Science Hill Independent, with one school for students K-8. There also are several Christian schools, with Somerset Christian School being the largest, with more than 300 K-12 students.
Somerset is also home to the Center for Rural Development, which brings nationally recognized, high quality performing and visual arts, concerts and other special events to the community. Somerset Community College, a division of the Kentucky Community-Technical College System (KCTCS), offers associate degrees and curricula for the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree. In addition, there are seven other colleges and universities located within 75 miles of Somerset.
Additionally, Somerset is known for the Somernites Cruise, which is held on the fourth Saturday of each month from April to October. The Cruise is the largest car and cruise show in Kentucky.
Somerset is home to beautiful Lake Cumberland, a 65,000-acre lake with 1,200 miles of shoreline. Lake Cumberland offers a wealth of recreational opportunities and provides excellent fishing for crappie, bass and other types of fish. Water sports from sailing and water skiing to house-boating are all popular on the lake. General Burnside Island State Park, Kentucky’s only state park located on an island, provides a peaceful retreat for campers, boaters, golfers and fishermen, with a campground and an 18-hole golf course. Four additional golf courses are located in the community. Just minutes south is Cumberland Falls State Park. Known as the Niagara of the South, Cumberland Falls boasts the only Moonbow in the Western Hemisphere, as well as white-water rafting, hiking and canoeing. Daniel Boone National Forest also offers exciting outdoor activities with more than 704,000 acres of mostly rugged terrain, with steep forested ridges, narrow ravines, 3,400 miles of sandstone cliffs and 600 miles of beautiful trails.
Population: 7,602 :: Service Area: 78,070
Situated at the foot of Sewanee Mountain in southern Middle Tennessee, the city of Winchester offers the best in small-town living with quick access to several major cities.
Southern Tennessee Medical Center, in conjunction with its sister campus, Emerald-Hodgson Hospital, is a 152-bed acute care and 46-bed skilled care facility. The hospital is Joint Commission-accredited and serves south central Tennessee. The facility features a 10-bed ICU, a 12-bed Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, a 12-bed Inpatient Physical Rehab Unit, a Skilled Nursing Unit, Sleep Lab, Cardiac Cath Lab, five OR Suites and two Endoscopy Suites. There is also a 13-bay Emergency Room with over 15,000 annual visits. Emerald-Hodgson Hospital has a four-bay Emergency Room that sees over 5,000 patients every year. Radiology services include MRI, CT, PET/CT, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and X-ray.
The city of Winchester is conveniently located in southern Tennessee. Three major metropolitan areas (Huntsville, Chattanooga and Nashville) are within convenient driving distance, each offering a host of cultural, recreational and entertainment activities. The community features top-rated schools, both public and private. The economy is strong and growing steadily, thanks to major employers such as Nissan, Shaw Carpets and Arnold Engineering. Within a short distance is The University of the South, located on a beautiful 10,000-acre campus atop the Cumberland Plateau in Sewanee, Tennessee. This nationally acclaimed liberal arts college also offers graduate studies in theology. The area around Winchester was once used extensively by Native Americans as a hunting and fishing territory. Archaeological excavations in the region have uncovered numerous artifacts and sites.
Winchester surrounds beautiful Tims Ford Lake, which attracts visitors from miles around for its wonderful fishing, boating and water skiing. The 10,700-acre lake is one of the most picturesque in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast. Year-round fishing also provides a substantial yield of bluegill, catfish and crappie. The park has almost five miles of paved trails that allow the hiker and cyclist to explore its natural surroundings. Tims Ford State Park has a beautiful, L-shaped swimming pool, one of the largest in the Tennessee State Park system, with a 12-foot diving pool, children’s wading pool and a bathhouse. Tims Ford State Park also has a 52-site campground, with water and electric hook-ups at each site. The Bear Trace at Tims Ford is a 6,790-yard golf course designed by The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus. The course has received widespread acclaim, including being named one of the “Top Ten Places You Can Play” by Golf Magazine and one of the “Best New Destinations” in Tennessee. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by Tims Ford Lake, this bent-grass, links-style par 71 course has been described by one national publication as a “glittering newcomer.” Just down the road in Lynchburg is the Jack Daniels Distillery, the nation’s oldest registered distillery, and a favorite tourist destination.
Clark Regional Medical Center
Population: 16,572 :: Service Area: 35,944
Nestled in renowned Bluegrass horse country, the town of Winchester’s historical roots shape the culture of this vibrant community today. With many artistic offerings and attractions, this small town is rich in opportunity and entertainment.
Clark Regional Medical Center (CRMC) celebrated the grand opening of its new $70 million, 79-bed replacement facility in March of 2012. The grand opening coincided with the hospital’s 95th anniversary. Located at 175 Hospital Drive in Winchester, a highly visible and easily accessible location adjacent to I-64 and the Bypass in Winchester, the new facility features patient-friendly design, enhanced healthcare IT capabilities, geothermal technology. CRMC’s new facility is the first hospital in the state of Kentucky with a 100 percent geothermal heating and cooling system, which will be 33 percent more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than the traditional HVAC system in CRMC’s old building.
Clark Regional has more the 75 physicians, 350 employees and 50 volunteers. Clark Regional also operates an immediate care clinic in Winchester and a rural health clinic in Powell County and is fully accredited by Joint Commission.
In additional to the new replacement facility a three-story, 45,000 square-foot medical plaza opened on the hospital’s campus in September 2012. The $10 million facility houses The Clark Clinic, a subsidiary of CRMC focused on Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Immediate Care, Clark Regional’s Diagnostic Center for Women, Center for Rehabilitation, Specialty Clinic, Anticoagulation Clinic, and “NO WAIT” Lab. The building also has capacity for additional practitioners and affiliated staff.
Clark County is in central Kentucky, 20 miles east of Lexington, 96 miles east of Louisville and 101 miles south of Cincinnati. The county was named for George Rogers Clark, commander of the Great Northwest Campaign that took place from 1779-1780. At the heart of Clark County is the town of Winchester, which was founded in 1792 but has roots dating from 1685 when Shawnee Indians inhabited the area.
Leeds Theatre is the center for the arts hosting plays, local productions and sell-out events. The Winchester Art Guild Gallery downtown showcases many local artisans’ beautiful pieces of artwork. The Winchester Opera House hosts many cultural events, weddings, holiday fairs and community events. The Bluegrass Heritage Museum houses artifacts, memorabilia and history of the county’s past. Its beautiful Romanesque Revival-style architecture was built between 1893 and 1895. The museum also has a unique gift shop and hosts a monthly lecture series. Clark County is the host of the Annual Daniel Boone Festival held the weekend of Labor Day, the Beer Cheese Festival in downtown Winchester held the second weekend in June, and the Scarecrow Festival in October.
During the summer, the Clark County Fair draws big crowds for livestock shows, rodeos, tractor pulls, horse shows, live entertainment and much more. Throughout the year, the Winchester Clark County Parks and Recreation Department and YMCA offer plenty of sports-related activities for people of all ages. The community has walking trails for the fitness enthusiasts or those who just love to connect with Mother Nature while taking a stroll on the many paths among our landscape. Clark County’s geographic location also appeals to newcomers. Nearby is Natural Bridge State Resort Park with a 54-acre lake in Daniel Boone National forest that offers fishing, boating, playgrounds, cottages, lodges and beautiful scenery.
Sumner Regional Medical Center
Population: 26,720 :: Service Area: 174,874
Gallatin is a thriving community, located just 25 miles northeast of Nashville. It is county seat of Sumner County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state. Still considered a small town, Gallatin offers opportunities and access that are typically found only in the state’s larger cities.
Sumner Regional Medical Center is a 155-bed acute care hospital that has been serving Gallatin and the surrounding communities since 1959. The hospital serves as the flagship hospital for HighPoint Health System, formerly Sumner Regional Health Systems, Inc. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and serves northern middle Tennessee. The facility celebrated the opening of a new patient tower on its campus in the summer of 2008, featuring 70 all-new private patient wellness rooms, new surgery suites, an all-new emergency department, new PACU, new labor and delivery suites and a new nursery. The hospital also provides inpatient rehabilitation services, a cardiac catheterization lab, a sleep lab, an accredited radiation oncology program, a wound care center offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and a state-of-the-art outpatient diagnostic center that houses a dedicated women’s imaging program.
Though just 20 minutes from Nashville, Gallatin is a comprehensive community with a rich history. Many generations of families live in the city, and many people choose Gallatin as their home because it is a place where they find the can live and work. Gallatin is the home of many corporate headquarters, manufacturing and industrial facilities. Also located in Gallatin are a community airport and Volunteer State Community College, which educates students of all ages from across Middle Tennessee.
Gallatin’s town square is a cornerstone of the community with an abundance of history. Featuring a central courthouse and 19th century buildings and churches, it offers a comple-mentary blend of the old and the new. A new public library opened on the downtown square in 2008 and a street-scape revitalization was completed in 2009, making the square a more friendly outdoor gathering place, encouraging people to “gather” in the heart of the commu-nity. The square boasts numerous restaurants, entertainment venues and unique shopping opportunities, including a new farmer’s market.
Old Hickory Lake is another of Gallatin’s best attractions, offering outstanding fishing and water sport opportunities. Public access is available at many locations around Gallatin. An outstanding parks system, a growing greenway, and access to mountain bike trails, a skate park and more makes Gallatin attractive to those who love the outdoors.
Meadowview Regional Medical Center
Population: 8,941 :: Service Area: 60,000
Nestled along the south banks of the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky, the picturesque town of Maysville is one of the state’s best kept secrets. Conveniently located less than an hour from Cincinnati, Maysville offers plenty of small-town charm with easy access to the amenities of metropolitan living.
Meadowview Regional Medical Center, a 100-bed acute care facility that is Joint Commission-accredited, provides medical services to a seven-county area. The hospital is a five-time winner of the 100 Top Hospital award. In 2009, Meadowview completed a $6 million dollar renovation to the Emergency Department. Services include 24-hour ER, six-bed ICU/CCU, and Diagnostic Imaging that includes X-ray, 64-slice CT Scanning, Ultrasound, Radiographic/Fluoroscopic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Digital Mammography. Other services include Allergy, Anesthesiology, Cardiac Catheterization, ENT, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Hematology/Oncology, Same-Day Surgery, Pulmonology, Respiratory Therapy, Urology and Sleep Studies.
Founded in the early 1800s as a river town, Maysville is a place filled with history and architectural treasures. The historic downtown area features plenty of opportunities to tour, dine and shop. Maysville is the fastest growing industrial and service center in northeastern Kentucky and the city’s school system consistently ranks in the state’s top 10.
Just south of Maysville is the charming frontier village of Old Washington, a living-history community of log cabins and other buildings dating from the 1700s, as well as shops and museums. Old Washington also offers numerous antique and gift shops, handcrafted silver jewelry, craft shops, custom picture framing and a historic tavern.
Maysville offers plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Many of the outdoor recreation opportunities are centered around the Ohio River. For the ATV, dirt bike and horseback riding enthusiast, there are numerous riding trails overlooking the Ohio River Valley or rolling through the surrounding hills. Riverboat rides on the Ohio River are another popular attraction. The Maysville Mason County Recreation Park offers swimming, tennis, softball leagues, croquet, miniature golf, fishing and more. The Paradise Breeze Family Entertainment Center is a popular swim club. You can enjoy lap swimming in a lap pool or just have a blast coming down either of two tube slides. Other highlights include Tadpole Island, Hidden Treasures Arcade, Strike Three Batting Cage, Thunder Road Go-Kart Track, Rainbow Cafe and Paradise Pavilion.
South of Maysville is the northern terminus of Daniel Boone National Forest includes more than 660,000 acres of mostly rugged terrain with steep forested ridges, narrow ravines and more than 3,400 miles of sandstone cliffs. Over six hundred miles of trails provide a quiet escape to remote places for hikers and horseback riders with winding rivers and gentle streams. The 269-mile Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail extends the entire length of the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Livingston Regional Hospital
Population: 3,431 :: Service Area: 65,605
Located approximately 100 miles from Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga, the town of Livingston offers the best in small-town living with easy access to the amenities of several metropolitan areas.
Livingston Regional Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 114-bed acute care facility. The hospital and the 65+ physicians on its medical staff provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including 24-hour emergency services that serve the Upper Cumberland Region as a Level III trauma center. The hospital’s Women’s Center features recently renovated birthing suites. Diagnostic and Radiology Services include Computed Tomography Scanning, Ultrasonography, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiography and Nuclear Medicine. A 6-bed Critical Care unit provides intensive care services and procedures with advanced cardiac and ventilatory equipment for continuous patient monitoring. Physical Rehabilitative services on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis are also available.
Livingston and Overton County have made a strong commitment to education at all levels with one K-4 school, five elementary schools, one high school and an early childhood center. The Volunteer State Community College at Livingston is a full-service, two-year public community college. Tennessee Tech University is a four-year institution located 20 minutes south of Livingston and is the state’s only technology-oriented university.
Livingston is home to many exciting festivals, including the Overton County Fair, the Overton County Blue-grass Festival, the Standing Stone Car Show, the Standing Stone Marbles Festival, the National Rolley Hole Championship (featured on ESPN and in Southern Living magazine), a Christmas Craft Show and the city’s annual Christmas Parade.
As part of the beautiful Cumberland Plateau, Livingston and Overton County offer plenty of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Standing Stone State Park, famous for its outstanding scenery, wildflowers, fossils and other natural diversity, covers nearly 11,000 acres along the Cumberland Plateau of north-central Tennessee. The park takes its name from a standing eight-foot tall rock, which was supposedly used as a boundary line between two separate Indian nations. For fishing and boating enthusiasts, there is Dale Hollow Lake. This deep, cold-water lake contains numerous species of sport fish and is known for record catches, including a world-record small mouth bass and lake trout in excess of 15 pounds. The lake has 620 miles of shoreline with 52,000 acres: 27,000 acres of water and 25,000 acres of adjoining land. Four top-of-the-line campgrounds are available with water and electric hook-ups. Numerous day-use areas offer clean picnic, beach and launching facilities for all users. Fourteen commercial marinas provide a variety of services, such as small vessel and houseboat rental, restaurants and lodging. Other recreational opportunities include Hidden Valley Golf and Country Club and the West Fork and East Fork Obey Rivers, which plunge 1,000 feet over a 20-mile stretch to form Class I-IV rapids. Livingston’s Winningham Park features picnic areas, a lighted walking trail, amphitheater and fitness stations.
River Parishes Hospital
Population: 27,684 :: Service Area: 85,000
Welcome to a magical place of plantation homes, centuries-old cemeteries and ancient Acadian and Creole traditions. Located on the Mississippi River, the city of LaPlace offers all of the benefits of small town living, with the food, fun and cultural activities of the city of New Orleans, just minutes away.
Located in LaPlace, Louisiana, River Parishes Hospital is an acute-care facility that has served the residents of St. John the Baptist, St. Charles and St. James Parishes since 1982. An average of 2,000 inpatients and 21,000 outpatient visits are seen each year. Nearly 130 physicians are affiliated with the hospital, with an active medical staff of 40.
River Parishes Hospital is fully-accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital has a 24-hour Emergency Room where more than 17,000 visits occur annually. Other services include a Same Day Surgery Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Intensive Care Unit, Medical/Surgical Unit, inpatient and outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Nutritional Therapy, and a full range of Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory Services, Laboratory Services and Diagnostic Imaging Services.
River Parishes Hospital offers an array of medical specialties, including family practice, internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT), podiatry, urology, radiology, infectious disease, and general, orthopedic, vascular and cardiovascular surgery, sleep medicine, pain management and occupational medicine.
LaPlace is one of eight communities that comprise St. John the Baptist Parish, which is home to more than 45,000 residents. Major highways near the Parish are I-10, I-55 and U.S. 61. New Orleans Internal Airport is only 20 miles away.
St. John the Baptist Parish offers 13 public schools, eight private schools and one magnet school. Public schools partner with the Louisiana Technical College River Parish Campus, where students can begin vocational training while in high school. There are over 20 colleges and universities in the New Orleans area including Tulane, Xavier and LSU Health Sciences Center. LaPlace is only 30 miles from New Orleans, home of the French Quarter, Mardi Gras, Jazz & Heritage Festival, Jackson Square and the French Market. New Orleans also offers the world famous Audubon Zoo, an aquarium and the Entergy IMAX Theatre, one of only six IMAX theatres of its kind in the world.
Beautiful antebellum homes abound in the area including Evergreen Plantation, built in the 1820s and known for its “flying staircases,” and San Francisco Plantation, known as the most affluent plantation house in North America built in 1827. The St. John Theatre, a cultural and civic center located just outside LaPlace, offers children and adults of the community the opportunity to participate in a series of fine arts activities throughout the year. St. John the Baptist Parish also has nine recreational parks, offering all sports, and a summer youth program. Each year the town hosts an Andouille Festival in October, complete with culinary specialties, music and amusement rides.
LaPlace has two golf and country clubs. Riverlands Golf & Country Club is a member-owned private club described as family-friendly with a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Members and their guests enjoy golf year around on the 18-hole championship course with tifeagle green surfaces that have been touted as “the best in the New Orleans Metro Area”. It also offers an olympic-sized pool with men’s and women’s locker rooms, a snack bar and gazebo located poolside for the convenience of members and guests. Belle Terre Golf & Country Club offers an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Pete Dye. Water comes into play on ten of the eighteen holes, making Belle Terre a scenic challenge. The club also offers four lighted tennis courts, a junior Olympic size swimming pool, wading pool and a poolside snack bar. The famous nearby Manchac Swamp offers tours through moss-draped trees to view Louisiana alligators. Lake Maurepas, which leads in to Lake Pontchartrain, is a popular destination for the fishing enthusiast.
Jackson Purchase Medical Center
Population: 10,228 :: Service Area: 70,000
Located in the western portion of Kentucky, just 20 minutes from the beautiful Land Between the Lakes, there is an All-American city surrounded by a charming countryside of rich, green pastures and tree-lined country lanes. Welcome to Mayfield, Kentucky!
Jackson Purchase Medical Center is a 107-bed (all private), Joint Commission-accredited facility. The hospital is the sole provider of acute care in Graves County and draws patients from the eight counties of the Jackson Purchase (the section of land between the Tennessee and Mississippi River that President Andrew Jackson purchased from the Chickasaw Indians in the early 1800s). Built in 1993, the hospital features a modern design that is more functional than older hospitals and more easily accommodates new medical technologies. Also, the design boasts a more efficient patient traffic flow and better coordination of services.
Mayfield is family-focused, offering a 23-acre soccer complex, public and private pools, community park systems, library and YMCA. Graves County is a real treasure trove for the antiques lover, with dozens of antique and gift shops. Mayfield is also the home of The Wooldridge Monuments, a large collection of life-sized sandstone and marble statues commissioned by Col. Henry G. Wooldridge. The recent addition of the $35,000,000 Luther F. Carson Center for the Performing Arts brings Broadway productions to the region. Near Mayfield is the tiny community of Fancy Farm, best known for what the Guinness Book of World Records calls the “largest one day barbecue and picnic on earth,” a tradition that first began in 1881. The nearby city of Paducah has an abundance of events, festivals, antique shops, art galleries, museums, good shopping and the famous Historic Riverfront.
Outdoor recreation abounds in Graves County, with numerous golf courses, biking, hiking and horseback riding trails. Many of these are located in the Land Between the Lakes (LBL), the second largest area of forested public land east of the Mississippi River. Land Between the Lakes features 300 miles of shoreline, 170,000 acres of forest and 200 miles of trails for biking, hiking, wildlife viewing and camping. There are 26 lake access areas with boat ramps, five courtesy docks, four fishing piers and six beaches. Campers can choose from 1,535 campsites in four developed campgrounds and virtually unlimited backcountry camping. LBL facilities include a nature center, a living history farm, planetarium and observatory, a horseback riding campground, public horse stable and an off-road vehicle area. LBL is paradise for any nature lover, featuring more than 1,300 plant species, more than 230 bird species and 53 mammal species. Currently, LBL is home to a wintering eagle population of more than 150 birds and there are 11 active nesting sites. LBL has reintroduced elk, bison and the red wolf into the park and now currently claims the largest publicly owned buffalo herd in the eastern United States.
Population: 8,971 :: Service Area: 85,848
Located in Franklin County in northwest Alabama, the city of Russellville is a place of tree-lined streets, beautiful homes and small-town charm.
Russellville Hospital is a 100-bed acute care facility serving northwest Alabama. The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Among its many services, the hospital provides a 24-hour Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit/ Cardiac Care Unit, Respiratory Therapy, Inpatient and Outpatient Diagnostic and Treatment Services, Rehabilitation Services, Cardiac Catheterization, Ambulatory Surgery, Laboratory and Home Health. The 78-member Medical Staff provides physician services in the following areas: Anesthesiology/ Comprehensive Pain Management, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Radiology and Urology. The hospital also serves as an educational clinic for local nursing, laboratory and radiology students.
Franklin County is home to a strong mix of locally-owned businesses and regional and national companies. Nearly 70 businesses and industries are found throughout the county in industrial parks in Russellville, Red Bay, Phil Campbell and Vina. Huntsville, Birmingham and Nashville are all within easy driving distance. Franklin County offers a fine educational program encompassing two outstanding public school systems: Franklin County Schools and Russellville City Schools. These school systems administer many programs including Head Start, kindergarten, elementary, secondary and vocational training. Northwest Shoals Community College has multiple campuses in Phil Campbell and Muscle Shoals. The University of North Alabama, only 30 minutes away, offers numerous programs for obtaining bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.
Franklin County is perfect for hunting, fishing and boating enthusiasts. Thousands of acres are available for wild game hunting. The Bear Creek Lakes System, which winds through the Franklin County area, provides easy access to outstanding fishing. These 8,000 acres of recreational waters are some of the cleanest in Alabama because no industry is allowed on its shores. Largemouth bass weighing more than 15 pounds have been caught here, with the average being in the 10-to 12-pound range. Boating, water skiing and swimming are also popular activities, thanks to the calm waters and sandy beaches. There are also plenty of facilities for those who love to camp. Bear Creek Lake alone has more than 160 full-featured sites in five campgrounds on 15,000 acres. The nearby Sipsey Wilderness Area, one of only two such areas in the state, offers hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding, and is the third largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi. A Registered National Natural Landmark, Dismals Canyon is a secluded wilderness tucked deep within the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It’s been featured in Reader’s Digest’s “Off The Beaten Path” as one of America’s most interesting and still un-crowded places to visit.
Lakeland Community Hospital
Population: 4,128 :: Service Area: 33,069
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians in the northwest corner of Alabama, the town of Haleyville combines a caring, small-town atmosphere with a thriving manufacturing sector that features more than 40 plants, mostly in the furniture industry.
Lakeland Community Hospital, a Joint Commission-accredited 50-bed facility, serves as the sole healthcare provider for Winston County. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of medical services with state-of-the-art technology. The medical office building is connected to the hospital with direct access to services including Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, 24-hour Emergency Room, Home Health, Laboratory, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, and Rehabilitation Services.
Haleyville City Schools are among the finest in the state with a new elementary campus, state-of-the-art computer technology for students at all levels, a career/technical education school and an outstanding athletic program for boys and girls. There is also a community college facility just fifteen minutes north of Haleyville. In 1968, the very first 911-emergency call was made from the City Hall in Haleyville. Each year, the city celebrates that legacy on the second weekend in June with the popular 911/Heritage Day Festival, filled with arts and crafts, music and a parade.
Haleyville is centrally located between three larger cities. Huntsville, Tupelo and Birmingham, each about an hour and a half away, offer plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining and entertainment. Just north of Haleyville is the Muscle Shoals/Florence area, which also has numerous restaurants and stores.
Haleyville is surrounded by beautiful scenery. The Natural Bridge Park features two giant spans of sandstone, 60 feet high and 148 feet wide, carved out 200 million years ago. The majestic beauty of the William B. Bankhead National Forest offers 180,000 acres of pine and hardwood forest, cleer streams, deep gorges and an abundance of wildlife. The nearby Sipsey Wilderness Area, one of only two such areas in the state, offers hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding. It is the third largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River, covering over 25,000 acres. Just minutes away from Haleyville is Bear Creek Lake, which offers miles of beautiful shoreline for fishing, swimming or boating. Lewis Smith Lake is an Alabama treasure, a 21,200-acre fishing paradise with deep, clear, blue water and 500-plus miles of shoreline. Less than an hour’s drive away from Haleyville are the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and Ivy Green, the historic childhood home of Helen Keller and host of the Helen Keller Festival.
Population: 10,864 :: Service Area: 53,493
Welcome to the land of Davy Crockett. Tucked away in the rolling hills of southern Middle Tennessee, just north of the Alabama border, Lawrenceburg is a progressive city with an historic past and a healthy future.
Crockett Hospital is a 99-bed acute care facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The hospital has served Lawrence County and the surrounding counties since 1974. Crockett Hospital expanded its facility and services in 1991 with the addition of an Outpatient Surgery Unit, a state-of-the-art 24-hour physician-staffed Emergency Department and an Intensive Care Unit. The hospital opened a Physical Rehabilitation Unit in 1997 and a Women’s Health Center in 1999. Diagnostic imaging services include in-house MRI, Nuclear Medicine, 64-slice CT Scanner, Radiography, Digital Mammography and Ultrasound. Additionally, a 10- bed Physical Rehabilitation Unit provides Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. In 2009, a $5.6 million expansion and renovation of the Emergency and Outpatient Departments was completed. This expansion doubled the size of our Emergency Department, separated our Emergency and Outpatient Waiting Areas as well as added two more rooms to our Outpatient Department.
Lawrence County has eight elementary schools, one middle school and three high schools as well as many private education opportunities. Columbia State Community College and the Tennessee Technology Center have facilities in Lawrence County.
Northern Lawrence County is home to a thriving Amish community. Lawrenceburg is also the home of the James D. Vaughan Museum, the father of Southern Gospel Music. Indeed, the United States Congress has recognized Lawrenceburg as the Birthplace of Southern Gospel Music. Festivals and celebrations abound throughout the year and practically every weekend from May to October.
Events include the Summertown Bluegrass Festivals, Loretto’s Oktoberfest, the south’s largest Antique Tractor Show, the Middle Tennessee District Fair, David Crockett Days, the Heritage Festival, the James D. Vaughan Home-coming Singing - the list goes on and on.
Lawrenceburg is located just 80 miles south of Nashville, a city that provides a host of entertainment and cultural activities, including the NFL’s Tennessee Titans,
the NHL’s Nashville Predators, the Grand Ole Opry, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and unparalleled shopping and dining.
Named after one of Tennessee’s most famous native sons, David Crockett State Park is located within Lawrenceburg’s city limits. The park’s two campgrounds contain a total of 107 sites, each equipped with a table and grill, plus electrical and water hookups. Also available at the park for rent are seven cabins located near Lindsey Lake. Each 2-bedroom, 2-bath cabin has a full kitchen and covered patio. They are the first Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified vacation homes in the Eastern United States or available at a state park.
The park also features an Olympic-size swimming pool with a modern bathhouse, a wading pool for children and a restaurant that can seat 240. Laurel Hill Lake, located west of town and right off of scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, offers 325 acres of year-round fishing enjoyment, where large stringers of bass are not uncommon. Rowboats and pedal boats are available for rent. Other recreational opportunities found at Crockett State Park include a paved bicycle trail, hiking, tennis, softball and volleyball. Lawrence County has three unique golf courses, and hunters from around the South come here for deer, turkey, dove and other game. The area is well known for its many streams and lakes, with canoe rides on Shoals Creek being one of the most popular activities.
Danville Regional Medical Center
Population: 42,996 :: Service Area: 125,000
Located in south-central Virginia on the North Carolina border, the city of Danville is a welcoming community with access to a wide variety of cultural events and recreational opportunities.
Licensed for 250 beds, Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is the most comprehensive source of healthcare in the Dan River Region of Virginia and North Carolina. For more than 120 years, this hospital has been part of the community and has an active medical staff of approximately 165 members and employs over 1,300 associates. The hospital provides over 25 medical specialties and 14 surgical services to the community. Danville Regional has the largest, leading-edge surgical capacity with advanced capabilities (including 13 state-of-the art surgical suites), open-heart surgeries and other complicated procedures in the area, including those usually found only at large teaching hospitals.
There’s plenty to do and see in Danville. Millionaires Row along Main St. features beautiful Victorian homes. The newly renovated North Theater provides a venue for theatre, arts and music. Carrington Pavilion hosts top concerts. The “Festival in the Park,” held at Ballou Park in early May, features free live entertainment, craftsmen and artists, and the River City Chili Challenge. The Danville Science Center features hands-on exhibits and special programs. VIRginia International Raceway hosts amateur and professional automobile and motorcycle events, driving schools, club days and private test rentals. There’s also the Danville Braves, the Rookie League team of the Atlanta Braves. Also, during butterfly season (April to October), don’t miss the beauty of the Butterfly Station and Garden, one of only a few butterfly greenhouses in Virginia. 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.
Outdoor activities can be enjoyed all year thanks to Danville’s mild, four-season climate. The Dan River, which runs through the city, is a beautiful natural resource for fishing and also offers many other recreation activities. Danville’s River Walk Trail boarders parts of the river where you can enjoy many miles of paved paths whether you are a walker, runner, biker or skater. From this path, you can see scenic views of the Dan River, connect to woodland trails as well as other facilities. Bordering the river is Dan Daniel Memorial Park, 170 acres of wetlands and woodlands. There are many lakes within easy driving distance for camping, fishing and boating, including Smith Mountain Lake, VA; Hyco Lake, NC and Buggs Island Lake in Clarksville, VA. The beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is less than an hour away, and the beaches of North and South Carolina are within a four-hour drive.
Mercy Regional Medical Center
Ville Platte, Louisiana
Population: 7,351 :: Service Area: 42,695
Welcome to the heart of Cajun Country: Ville Platte, Louisiana. Rich in its French traditions and cultural influences, this colorful city, located 80 miles west of Baton Rouge, is a progressive, family-friendly community where the love of good food, good music and good fun abound.
Mercy Regional Medical Center is a 102-bed acute care facility that serves as the primary health resource for Evangeline Parish and surrounding communities. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services, delivered by a skilled team of physicians, nurses and support personnel. Among its many services, Mercy Regional Medical Center offers a full-service health and wellness facility and a radiology department that features bone densitometry for osteoporosis detection and a fully accredited mammography department. The hospital recently opened a state-of-the-art, eight-bed Intensive Care Unit. The hospital also has a new Emergency Department that features a triage center, a large waiting area, state-of-the-art trauma rooms and seven private exam rooms including dedicated gynecologic and orthopedic rooms. Other new facilities have recently been built for Surgery/PACU, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Records and Clinical Laboratory as well as a new lobby/entrance, Pharmacy and Admitting and Administration areas.
Ville Platte (French for “flat town”), the county seat of Evangeline Parish, is accessible by Interstate 49, U.S. 167 and 190, and nine Louisiana state highways. The parish boasts an excellent public school system as well as several top private schools to choose from. Also, four universities and colleges offer higher education opportunities to parish residents. In keeping with its Cajun heritage, Ville Platte is the host for numerous festivals throughout the year. Each October, the city hosts the Louisiana Cotton Festival and Le Tournoi (Tournament) de la Ville Platte that features the ancient tradition of jousting. The last full weekend in June is Smoked Meat Festival with cooking contests and plenty of music, from rock-and-roll and Cajun to rhythm and blues. Additionally, the city of Ville Platte hosts the Louisiana Cajun Gumbo Festival. The city of Ville Platte has been officially recognized by the Louisiana Legislature as the “Swamp Pop Capital of the World.”
Louisiana is known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise,” and Evangeline Parish is no exception. Ville Platte is home to Chicot State Park, 6,400 beautiful acres of lakes and woods, perfect for camping, fishing, swimming, picnics and hiking. Record catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and red-ear sunfish are not uncommon from the park’s 2,000-acre artificial lake. The park also features an Olympic-sized pool, a boathouse, three boat launches and boat rental facilities. Adjacent to the park is the 300-acre Louisiana State Arboretum, home to over 150 species of plant life native to Louisiana. Nearby Atchafalaya Basin is one of the great ecological wonders of the United States. The basin, which abounds in all types of wildlife, extends north from Morgan City to past Lafayette. It is comprised of a maze of bayous, lakes, ponds and cypress swamps. Avid birders and photographers may spot over 300 known species of birds.
Bourbon Community Hospital
Population: 9,271 :: Service Area: 39,931
Internationally renowned for its legendary horse farms and beautiful countryside, the city of Paris offers the best in country living, conveniently located only 20 minutes northeast of downtown Lexington.
Bourbon Community Hospital is a 58-bed acute care facility in the heart of the Bluegrass. We offer the latest in technology in a quiet hometown atmosphere. Our patients are our friends, our neighbors and our family. Our staff is proud of the quality care we provide to our patients. Our medical staff consists of more than 140 well-trained physicians covering 22 specialties including Allergy, Anesthesia, Cardiology, Dentistry, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Gynecology, Opthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Radiology, Sleep Medicine and Urology.
Stone Creek Behavioral Health Centre is a 25-bed inpatient facility located within Bourbon Community Hospital. Senior Services and Adult Services are housed in a 16-bed acute care unit with separate programming tracks for each population. Adolescent Services are housed in a 9-bed acute care unit. Private and semi-private accommodations are provided for the comfort of our patients. Our treatment is guided by the philosophy that each patient is a unique individual. We strive to provide a planned program of individualized, effective psychiatric services by a dedicated team of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, social workers, mental health technicians, recreations therapists and Kentucky certified teachers.
Nestled in the heart of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass Region, Bourbon County is one of the top producers of thoroughbred horses in the world. More than 50 horse farms are located in the county, including world-famous Claiborne Farm, where Secretariat stood at stud for many years.
Historic attractions include Duncan Tavern, a 1788 limestone tavern on the courthouse square whose guests included Daniel Boone. The Cane Ridge Meeting House, the site of the famous Cane Ridge revival of 1801, was built in 1791 and is the largest one-room log structure in the United States, seating 400 people. The Colville Covered Bridge near Millersburg is one of only two in the state still open to traffic.
Other attractions include the Hopewell Museum, located in a 1910 Beaux Arts building originally used as a post office, and the Wallis House & Arboretum, which features extensive grounds containing an arboretum, rose garden and day-lily garden.
Steeped in tradition and located just a few miles down the road in Lexington, Keeneland Race Course attracts millions of fans during the racing season from April to October. Houston Oaks Golf Course and Shady Brook Golf Course offer some of the best golf in the region and provide plenty of challenges for golfers of all skill levels. Bourbon County Park has a paved track that’s a favorite among walkers and a playground area for children. Finally, Bourbon County has one of the few drive-in movie theaters remaining in America.
Southern Tennessee Medical Center
Population: 7,602 :: Service Area: 78,070
Situated at the foot of Sewanee Mountain in southern Middle Tennessee, the city of Winchester offers the best in small-town living with quick access to several major cities.
Southern Tennessee Medical Center, in conjunction with its sister campus, Emerald-Hodgson Hospital, is a 152-bed acute care and 46-bed skilled care facility. The hospital is Joint Commission-accredited and serves south-central Tennessee. The facility features a 10-bed ICU, a 12-bed Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, a 12-bed Inpatient Physical Rehab Unit, a Skilled Nursing Unit, Sleep Lab, Cardiac Cath Lab, five OR Suites and two Endoscopy Suites. There is also a 13-bay Emergency Room with more than 15,000 annual visits. Emerald-Hodgson Hospital has a four-bay Emergency Room that sees over 5,000 patients every year. Radiology services include MRI, CT, PET/CT, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and X-ray.
The city of Winchester is conveniently located in southern Tennessee. Three major metropolitan areas (Huntsville, Chattanooga and Nashville) are within convenient driving distance, each offering a host of cultural, recreational and entertainment activities. The community features top-rated schools, both public and private. The economy is strong and growing steadily, thanks to major employers such as Nissan, Shaw Carpets and Arnold Engineering. Within a short distance is The University of the South, located on a beautiful 10,000-acre campus atop the Cumberland Plateau in Sewanee, Tennessee. This nationally acclaimed liberal arts college also offers graduate studies in theology. The area around Winchester was once used extensively by Native Americans as a hunting and fishing territory. Archaeological excavations in the region have uncovered numerous artifacts and sites.
Winchester surrounds beautiful Tims Ford Lake, which attracts visitors from miles around for its wonderful fishing, boating and water skiing. The 10,700-acre lake is one of the most picturesque in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast. Year-round fishing also provides a substantial yield of bluegill, catfish and crappie. The park has almost five miles of paved trails that allow the hiker and cyclist to explore its natural surroundings. Tims Ford State Park has a beautiful, L-shaped swimming pool, one of the largest in the Tennessee State Park system, with a 12-foot diving pool, children’s wading pool and a bathhouse. Tims Ford State Park also has a 52-site campground, with water and electric hook-ups at each site. The Bear Trace at Tims Ford is a 6,790-yard golf course designed by The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus. The course has received widespread acclaim, including being named one of the “Top Ten Places You Can Play” by Golf Magazine and one of the “Best New Destinations” in Tennessee. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by Tims Ford Lake, this bent-grass, links-style par 71 course has been described by one national publication as a “glittering newcomer.” Just down the road in Lynchburg is the Jack Daniels Distillery, the nation’s oldest registered distillery and a favorite tourist destination.
Wythe County Community Hospital
Population: 7,804 :: Service Area: 34,910
A beautiful community nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, the city of Wytheville combines small-town friendliness and outdoor living with easy access to several nearby major metropolitan areas.
Wythe County Community Hospital is a 100-bed acute care hospital that serves the residents of Wythe and Bland counties and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital is located at the intersection of Interstates 77 and 81, bringing thousands of travelers through the area each year. The hospital offers 24-hour Emergency Care, Surgery, Extended Care Services, Intensive Care, Women’s Services (Obstetrics, Women’s Center, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy and Mammography), Radiology Services (General Radiology, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and CT), Rehabilitation Services, Hospice, Home Health, Cardiology, Respiratory, Cancer Services, Pastoral Care and Community / Occupational Education.
As the county seat of Wythe County, Wytheville abounds in restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Several major cities, including Roanoke, Virginia, Bristol-Kingsport, Tennessee and Winston-Salem, North Carolina are within a two-hour drive and offer plenty of opportunities for sports, concerts, fine dining and cultural events. History buffs will enjoy the city’s many historical sites, including the Rock House Museum, the Thomas J. Boyd Museum, the Wytheville Heritage Museum and the Stephen F. Austin Memorial. For entertainment, there’s the state-of-the-art German-themed Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre and the Chautauqua Festival. Sponsored by the Wythe Arts Council, the festival is an annual source of entertainment, enjoyment and education, with arts, crafts, music, hot air ballooning, magic, drama, dance, and nightly entertainment. Educational opportunities are available through Wytheville Community College and a satellite location of Old Dominion University. There are five elementary schools, one primary school, three high schools, and a vocational/technical school in Wythe County, as well as over 100 churches.
As the county seat of Wythe County, Wytheville abounds in restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Several major cities, including Roanoke, Virginia, Bristol-Kingsport, Tennessee and Winston-Salem, North Carolina are within a two-hour drive and offer plenty of opportunities for sports, concerts, fine dining and cultural events. History buffs will enjoy the city’s many historical sites, including the Rock House Museum, the Thomas J. Boyd Museum, the Wytheville Heritage Museum and the Stephen F. Austin Memorial. For entertainment, there’s the state-of-the-art German-themed Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre and the Chautauqua Festival. Sponsored by the Wythe Arts Council, the festival is an annual source of entertainment, enjoyment and education, with arts, crafts, music, hot air ballooning, magic, drama, dance and nightly entertainment. Educational opportunities are available through Wytheville Community College and a satellite location of Old Dominion University. There are five elementary schools, one primary school, three high schools and a vocational/technical school in Wythe County, as well as more than 100 churches.
Parkview Regional Hospital
Population: 7,523 :: Service Area: 40,000
Mexia is a north central Texas town that offers the very best of both worlds: the relaxed, family-friendly approach to life of a smaller community with easy access to all the attractions of larger metropolitan areas.
Parkview Regional Hospital is a 58-bed acute care hospital with full Joint Commission accreditation. The hospital serves Limestone, Freestone, Hill and Leon counties in north-central Texas, covering a 50-mile radius and a population of 40,000. Parkview Regional offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services including a 24-hour physician-staffed Emergency Room, expanded ICU/CCU and round-the-clock laboratory services. In addition, Parkview offers a host of radiology services including in-house MRI and 16-slice CT, 3D/4D ultrasound, digital mammography, nuclear medicine and echocardiography. The surgery department offers inpatient, outpatient and same-day surgery, utilizing three surgery suites, a 6-bed recovery area and cystoscopy/endoscopy suite. Rehabilitation services include inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational, speech and cardiopulmonary therapies, as well as a wellness program. Medical staff specialties include asthma/allergy, cardiology, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology and podiatry.
Once upon a time an oil-boom town with more than 30,000 residents, Mexia is conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 and State Highways 14 and 171, 12 miles northwest of the county seat, Groesbeck, in Northeastern Limestone County. Now with a population of around 10,000 residents, Mexia offers the best of two worlds: the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere of small-town America with easy access to the social and cultural attractions of larger metropolitan areas. It also serves as the economic center of the Bi-Stone area (Limestone and Freestone counties) featuring a number of chain retail outlets, as well as specialty stores and restaurants. Mexia is also home to a satellite campus of Navarro College.
Recreational activities for the entire family are close at hand with access to baseball, softball, soccer, football, basketball, walking, tennis, swimming, golf and equestrian facilities. In addition, five lakes and parks in the county provide for a host of boating, fishing, camping, hunting and water sports.
Additionally, Mexia is located within a comfortable drive to all of the recreational and social offerings of Waco, Dallas/Ft Worth, Austin, Bryan/College Station and Houston.
Teche Regional Medical Center
Morgan City, Louisiana
Population: 12,256 :: Service Area: 50,000
Known worldwide for fishing, hunting and fine Cajun cuisine, Morgan City serves as the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico for the shrimping and oil field industries. It’s conveniently located “right in the middle of everywhere” and equidistant from Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette, all about an hour away.
Teche Regional Medical Center is a 165-bed hospital staffed and ready to serve our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Highly skilled professional and technical staff members are always available to assist
the physician in the treatment of our patients.
Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Teche Regional provides a broad range of healthcare services important to the health of our patients. These services include: a 24-Hour Emergency Department, Ambulatory Care Services, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiopulmonary, EKG and Echocardiography, Endoscopy, Full Service Lab, General Surgery, Inpatient Behavioral Health, Women’s Services, Medical / Surgical, ICU, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services include outpatient Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy and Radiology Services.
The medical staff of Teche Regional consists of general and vascular and surgeons, obstetricians/gynecologists, cardiologists, pediatricians, internal medicine, family practitioners, Otolaryngologists, orthopedics, radiologists, pathologists, psychiatrists, emergency medicine physicians and anesthesiologists.
Located on the banks of the Atchafalaya River in St. Mary Parish, Teche Regional has more than 53,000 residents that contribute to a fascinating cultural mix in the “Heart of the Cajun Coast.” The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is a festive celebration, a tribute to the ability of these two diverse industries to co-exist prosperously with the people of our area. This five-day festival offers free live music, great Cajun food and special family events. The Morgan City Recreation Department sponsors programs in football, baseball, basketball, softball, ceramics, crafts, tennis, and swimming. Morgan City has a modern municipal auditorium with a 1,100-seat theater, and is host to an active community concert and theater program. St. Mary Parish offers its own charm and uniqueness where families can enjoy relaxed living and safe neighborhoods—ideal for raising children.The parish has both public and private schools, with a full-time gifted program for grades 3-12. Louisiana Technical College, (Young Memorial Campus) and Nicholls State University both have campus sites within the parish. Technical training for a number of occupational areas is offered by Louisiana Technical College. And many major universities, such as LSU and Tulane, are located in nearby Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Located only 20 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Morgan City, like the rest of Louisiana, is a Sportsman’s Paradise. Surrounded by rivers and lakes with beautiful cypress swamps to the north and coastal marshes to the south, the outdoor recreational opportunities are seemingly unlimited. The Cajun Coast has a wealth of entertainment options, from remarkable restaurants to excellent attractions and shopping to nature at its finest. And, when the day is done, there are a variety of accommodations to suit your needs – bed & breakfasts, motels and hotels and even RV and camping options. St. Mary Parish’s diverse culture, industry and bountiful natural resources provide an abundance of sporting and recreational activities, making it a great place to work and live.
Logan Regional Medical Center
Logan, West Virginia
Population: 1,764 :: Service Area: 207,855
Located in the southwestern part of West Virginia, the city of Logan offers the best in family friendly living, surrounded by spectacular mountains, swirling rivers, and scenic countrysides. West Virginia is one of the top adventure destinations. World class whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking can be found right in our backyard. Enjoy all the benefits of a smaller city – low crime, less congestion, and a friendly and relaxing environment. The community is also home to many recreational activities such as; Hatfield McCoy ATV Trails, golfing, tennis, hiking, and much more.
Logan Regional Medical Center is a 140-bed acute care facility in Logan, West Virginia that is The Joint Commission (TJC) accredited. The hospital offers a full range of health care services in a recently expanded facility. A newly renovated $1.1 million Physical Rehabilitation Unit opened in 2003. A $20 million Emergency Department and Facility Renovation, completed in 2006, added approximately 42,000 square feet to the facility and renovated approximately 8,000 square feet within the existing hospital. The Emergency Department includes 22 rooms, a portable X-ray unit, a CAT scan, a portable ultrasound, X-ray rooms and three trauma rooms. The second floor includes the Women’s Center, with three labor and delivery suites, a staging area and a nine-bed nursery with the latest in safety and LDR security features. PACS Technology, which allows physicians in the Emergency Department to make consultations 24 hours a day with radiologists at other facilities across the country, has also been installed. Also, our Cath Lab and IR suite was opened in 2010. The hospital has purchased over $4.2 million in state-of-the-art medical equipment.
The city of Logan is alive with special events throughout the year. In the summer with live outdoor dramas such as “The Wizard of Oz” or “The Aracoma Story” at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater located in Chief Logan State Park. The city hosts a Civil War Reenactment each September. During October, the Shawnee Trail Encampment features daily frontier living, exhibits by artisans, craftsmen and “Buckskinners” portraying characters from the 1780s to the 1800s.. During the holiday season, Chief Logan State Park becomes a winter wonderland, with beautiful lights on display as you drive through the park. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College offers two-year associate degrees, in addition to certificates in more than 20 technical and occupational career fields. High school graduates from nine counties in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky attend the college.
Camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, tennis, youth soccer leagues, and more—West Virginia has it all. The state is famous for its white water rafting and has always been considered the greatest hunting area east of the Mississippi. The 4,000-acre Chief Logan State Park, located just four miles north of the city of Logan, is one of the most visited in the state park system. The park offers a 25-site campground, modern restaurant, outdoor amphitheater, conference center and wildlife center. The recreation enthusiast can enjoy 18 miles of hiking trails, a swimming pool with water slide, tennis and miniature golf. Some trails are open for mountain bike enthusiasts. Picnic shelters and playgrounds are found throughout the park. A bocce court is also available. Horseback riding is another popular pastime, with the park stables providing horses. Another attraction at the park is a wildlife exhibit which features animals native to West Virginia: black bears, bobcats, barred owls, red shouldered hawks, wild boar and reptiles. Nearby is the Hatfield and McCoy Trail Systems, open to ATVs, motorcycles, mountain bikers, horses and hikers.
Logan Memorial Hospital
Population: 7,202 :: Service Area: 40,607
Located in the rolling hills of southern Kentucky, the city of Russellville offers a unique blend of history and progressive achievement, and of rural charm and industrial technology, all in one of Kentucky’s oldest and most historic counties.
Logan Memorial Hospital is a 75-bed facility that provides medical services to the people of Logan County and surrounding areas. The hospital’s services include an Emergency Department, Same-Day Surgery, Outpatient Programs, Diagnostic Services and Restorative Care Programs. The hospital’s state-of-the-art technology includes a dual-head digital nuclear imaging system, flexible sigmoidoscope, bone density testing, 16-Slice CT scanning with 3-D capabilities, and GE Logics and Phillips ATL ultrasound units, both of which feature advanced Cardiac Imaging that allows us to perform testing on the heart for accurate diagnoses when urgently needed.
The home of four Kentucky governors, Logan County has a long and colorful history as one of Kentucky’s oldest counties. The city of Russellville features an historic downtown area that is home to several antique shops. Downtown Russellville also has a Historic Walking Tour, and much of the center of the city is on the National Register of Historic Places. Many buildings built in the early to late 1800s have been preserved and are currently used by local businesses. The Shaker Museum in nearby South Union, one of only seven such communities in the U.S. open to the public, allows insight into the Shaker way of life.
Recreational opportunities are everywhere in Logan County. Enclosed by dramatic 50-foot sandstone bluffs and spanning 788 acres, beautiful Lake Malone provides plenty of opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing. The park includes a campground, marina and beach area. Running through this secluded wilderness is Laurel Trail, providing picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as Native American shelters, as well as mountain laurel, holly, dogwood, wildflowers and a rich tapestry of native flora. The nearby Red River is a favorite for canoeing. The 41-acre Glade State Nature Preserve offers views of rare plants, including the Carolina larkspur and glade violet.
Russellville has a popular city park system. Memorial Park has a basketball court, two hard-surface volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a croquet court, four tennis courts, a Little League baseball field, a nature trail, batting cages, three playground areas, a large picnic shelter with grills, three small picnic shelters with grills and 20 picnic tables with grills. Hampton Park has a softball field, two basketball courts and a large picnic shelter. The Carpenter Center is a fitness and aquatics facility for families and individuals. The center houses two indoor swimming pools, two racquetball courts, an aerobic center, fitness center, indoor walking track and cardiovascular center.
Vaughan Regional Medical Center
Population: 20,251 :: Service Area: 70,000
On a bluff above the rolling waters of the Alabama River, there is a town rich in history and gracious in its manner. Just 45 minutes west of Montgomery, Selma is home to the largest historic district in Alabama, with over 1,200 historic structures, palatial antebellum and Victorian homes and museums.
Vaughan Regional Medical Center is a 175-bed acute care facility. This Joint Commission accredited hospital offers an extensive list of services including ICU, a newly expanded 24-hour Emergency Department, Radiology, 64-Slice CT Scanner and a state-of-the-art Eclipse 1.5 MRI station.
The facility offers a full array of patient-centered, community hospital and regional referral services in all of the major medical disciplines including obstetrics, a sleep lab and cardiac catheterization. VRMC is proud to partner with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School to provide the teaching environment for the UAB/Selma Family Medicine Physicians Residency Program and Wallace Community College nursing students. Other services include digital mammography, ultrasound, obstetrics, orthopedic surgery, cardiac catheterization laboratory, interventional radiology and cardiology services, pediatric unit, inpatient and outpatient surgery, laboratory, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, 24-hour hospitalist service, sports medicine, nutrition counseling, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, Sleep Lab, Fitness Center and community education initiatives.
Downtown Selma is a delight. Century-old buildings that once warehoused cotton and Civil War munitions are now home to wonderful specialty shops, cafes and offices. Selma offers a host of cultural opportunities for both the artist and the arts lover, thanks to the work of the Selma-Dallas County Arts Council. The Selma Art Guild Gallery, housed in a quaint turn-of-the-century cottage in the Olde Town District, exhibits paintings, intricate wooden arts, pottery and other items by area artists. Many of our award-winning artists have been in national and international competitions. The Performing Arts Center, located in the historic Walton Theatre, provides private instruction for both children and adults in piano, voice, puppetry, drama, violin, dance and guitar. Selma offers both public and private educational opportunities with four public and three private high schools. The city is home to Selma University, Wallace State Community College and Concordia College. Within a 100-mile drive are Auburn University, The University of Alabama, Troy State and The University of West Alabama.
Selma and Dallas County are a dream come true for the outdoor enthusiast. The Alabama River provides unlimited fishing, boating and water sports from city or privately operated marinas. Bass, crappie, catfish and bream abound in Alabama’s streams and lakes, including Grist State Park and Dallas County Lake. Hunting is a passion in these parts. There are twelve commercial hunting organizations in the area, offering hunters an excellent opportunity to harvest a prime buck, quail or gobbler. Dallas County and the five adjoining counties are known throughout the country as the “Whitetail Capital of the Nation.” This area has more white-tailed deer per acre than any other region of Alabama, which has more deer per acre than any state in the union. The city of Selma operates two public golf courses and is within two hours of five Robert Trent Jones golf courses. Selma also sports five lighted baseball diamonds, eight lighted softball diamonds, a new softball/baseball complex, 20 hard surfaced tennis courts and organized leagues in baseball, football, soccer, softball, and ladies’ and men’s tennis leagues.
Population: 7,947 :: Service Area: 30,390
Situated among the rolling, green hills of southern Middle Tennessee, the historic town of Pulaski combines old-fashioned Southern charm with warm hospitality to create a family-friendly community. Pulaski is the county seat of Giles County, featuring high winding ridges in the north and the fertile valleys of Richland Creek and the Elk River in the south.
Hillside Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 95-bed facility providing complete clinical services with modern technology. Services offered by the hospital include a 24-hr. physician-staffed Emergency Department, LDRP-equipped Obstetrics Unit. Radiology services include Nuclear Medicine, CT, MRI and Digital Mammography. Other services include Community Education, Bone Densitometry, ENT, Surgery, Laboratory, Nutrition Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Patient Education, Industrial Safety Medicine, EKG/ EEG, Cardiac Rehab, Pharmacy, Sleep Studies, Pediatrics, Respiratory Therapy, Laparoscopic/Laser/Day Surgery, Geriatric Mental Health Services, Stress Testing/Pulmonary Function, Diabetes Center, a six-bed Invasive ICU, Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Heliport/Lifeflight, Ophthalmology/Cataract Surgery and Orthopedics.
Conveniently located 60 miles south of Nashville and 50 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama, Pulaski and Giles County have become the location of choice for many major business and industrial interests. Six Fortune 500 companies and two Fortune 100 companies are located in the area. Indeed, counting only employers with 100 or more employees, Pulaski is home to over 5,000 jobs! Interstate 65, a major transportation artery linking Chicago to Mobile, runs the length of Giles County, providing vital shipping routes for manufacturers and other businesses. Pulaski is home to Martin Methodist College, a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1870, and home to the Della Clayton Lee Concert Series and A Songwriter’s Dream Series, featuring a variety of professional musicians, entertainers, and Grammy award winning songwriters. The nearby city of Lynville has 59 buildings listed on the National Historic District including an old-fashioned soda shoppe, a general store, gift shop, craft and antique shops. The Milky Way Farm, built by the founder of the Mars Candy Company, is a Tudor-Revival style home that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a great place to tour.
Pulaski features seven community parks that offer a variety of recreational opportunities, which include softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and picnic areas. Sharewood Park features a $40,000+ community playground and an outdoor amphitheater that hosts concerts, family movie nights, community theater productions and much more. Sam Davis Park boasts one of the best non-college football and baseball facilities in the state. There is also a 9-hole golf course locally.
Named after one of Tennessee’s most famous native sons, David Crockett State Park is just a few miles down the road from Pulaski. Joe Wheeler State Park and Resort, located on the Tennessee River just 40 miles south of Pulaski, features fishing, camping, dining, lodging, an 18-hole golf course, plus jet ski and pontoon rentals.
Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County
Population: 13,733 :: Service Area:
Welcome to the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, to a place of trout filled rivers, quiet lakes and majestic mountains. With its beautiful location and rich history, Martinsville and Henry County are home to a variety of noteworthy recreational, cultural and historical sites.
Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County is a 237-bed, full service, acute-care community hospital. Memorial Hospital continues to grow and improve its health care services to meet the changing needs of the community. Recent capital improvements include a new $2.7 million MRI, a $1.1 million 16-slice CT scanner and a $1.2 million ambulatory surgery center. The hospital recently completed an expansive renovation project designed to separate inpatient and outpatient services, improve the flow of people in the hospital, and provide more convenient and efficient services to patients. The state-of-the-art Ravenel Oncology Center, affiliated with Duke University, and the Julius Hermes Breast Care Center are recent additions, as well as a Hyperbaric/Wound Care Center and Sleep Lab. Physical Rehabilitation, the Cancer Center, Breast Care Center and ER each have dedicated entrances and the Elective Procedure Services, Laboratory, Radiology, and Cardiopulmonary/Neurophysiology have also been recently renovated.
Martinsville offers ample public and private schools that provide sound educational support from primary through higher education. Local high school graduates attend such outstanding universities as the College of William and Mary, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and University of North Carolina. Nearby Patrick Henry Community College is fully accredited and offers a two-year program for those seeking a bachelor’s degree or associate degree, an occupational/technical program for those seeking employment opportunities, and access to bachelor and master’s degrees from Old Dominion University through Teletechnet. Martinsville is the home of The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Piedmont Arts Association, which is affiliated with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and offers a performing arts series, ongoing fine arts exhibits and educational classes.
The area is a haven for fishermen and water sports enthusiasts. The 3,000-acre Philpott Lake boasts an undeveloped shoreline. Smith Mountain Lake has 500 miles of shoreline and offers water activities, lodging, fishing and big boating sports. The Smith River offers some of the best native brown trout fishing in the state. And Fairy Stone State Park offers 4,750 acres of hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, tent sites, RV hookups, cabins and camping lodges. The area has four private golf clubs and two public courses. Other sporting opportunities include the Martinsville Speedway, which hosts two Winston Cup races each year, and the Martinsville Astros, a rookie league affiliate of the Houston Astros. Forty-five minutes west of Martinsville is the Blue Ridge Parkway, ranked “America’s most scenic drive” by leading travel writers, offering 469 toll-free miles of awesome natural beauty and pioneer history.
Riverton Memorial Hospital
Population: 9,314 :: Service Area: 55,068
Located at an elevation of 4,956 feet and surrounded by the Owl Creek and Wind River mountain ranges, Riverton is a progressive city that offers ample clean air, majestic scenes and world-class outdoor recreation.
Riverton Memorial Hospital’s medical services and caring staff work together to provide patients with a completely coordinated continuum of care, from acute and sub-acute inpatient medical services to outpatient services and programs, including a 24-hour dedicated physician-staffed emergency room, intensive care unit, physical therapy and sleep study lab. Riverton Memorial Hospital has some of the finest imaging equipment in the state including a 1.5 MRI and Nuclear Medicine. Digital Mammography and 64 slice CT equipment are the latest additions to the imaging services offered. Riverton memorial Hospital has recently completed a multi-million dollar expansion with major renovations to the Emergency Room, Outpatient Surgery and Radiology.
Riverton boasts an impressive infrastructure not often seen in communities its size, including a diverse library, a beautiful city park, an excellent 18-hole golf course and a modern airport with daily flights to Denver. Central Wyoming College (CWC) provides some of the finest educational programs in the state with nationally recognized courses in equine education, nursing, broadcasting, fine arts and micro-computer technology. The college boasts a 1,000-seat theater that hosts numerous cultural events, plays and programs. Microsoft and Cisco Systems have chosen CWC as a national certification center and NASA has chosen CWC as an educational partner. Continuing education is available through CWC and through the University of Wyoming Extension Office in Riverton.
A high-quality faculty enables Riverton’s public school district to provide exceptional educational opportunities for all children with a graduation rate of 98%. The school district has a full range of academic programs including special education, vocational education, gifted education, physical education as well as art and music studies from kindergarten through grade 12. Festivals are held throughout the year in Riverton. The annual 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous features a weeklong re-creation of a trapper’s and trader’s encampment with games of skill, food, dancing and entertainment. The Riverton Rendezvous, a weeklong event held during the second and third weeks of July, celebrates the city’s founding in 1906 with a hot-air balloon rally, Arts in the Park, street dances, the Rocky Mountain Car and Bike Show and a WRA rodeo. The Wild West Winter Carnival, held each February, offers ice sculpting, casino nights and tethered balloon rides.
With hiking trails to 13,000-foot peaks, crystal-clear trout streams and world-class hunting, Riverton is the perfect headquarters for any outdoor enthusiast. Riverton finds itself surrounded by mountains and rivers: the Wind River Range to the south and west; the Owl Creek Range to the north. There’s something for everyone: hiker, hunter, rock climber, angler, camper, photographer, cross-country skier or snowmobile rider. The Popo Agie Wilderness Area contains more than 100,000 acres of remote valleys and canyons, sheer granite walls and trout- filled ponds and streams. Wildlife includes elk, bighorn sheep, moose, mule deer, black bear, antelope and mountain lion. And of course, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are never far away.
Palestine Regional Medical Center
Population: 18,516 :: Service Area: 105,000
Nestled among the piney woods and dogwood trees of East Texas, the city of Palestine is the second oldest in Texas, offering a rich heritage, rolling hills, scenic waterways, Victorian homes and a host of antique shops.
For more than 60 years, the citizens of Anderson and surrounding counties have depended on the healthcare facilities in Palestine. Serving approximately 100,000 people, Palestine Regional Medical Center and Palestine Regional Rehabilitation Hospital provide two facilities and 150 beds with highly skilled staffs of healthcare professionals. A full range of comprehensive care is offered including the latest in diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Approximately 500 employees and 50 volunteers work closely with the medical staff, which includes more than 80 physicians representing 28 different medical specialties. Our 11,500 square-foot Birth Place shows our commitment to family-centered maternity care. Four spacious labor/delivery/recovery rooms allow mothers and their newborns to enjoy quality care in a homelike atmosphere equipped with the latest obstetrical equipment. Palestine Regional has recently invested $16 million in advanced healthcare technology. This includes the purchase of a new state-of-the-art MRI system, addition of four new surgery suites, expanded recovery rooms and a new cardiac cath lab featuring the most current digital rotational angiography. Other projects include expansion of the ER and Day Surgery areas, the renovating and expanding of radiology and registration, and the remodeling of patient rooms.
Palestine is a graceful, romantic city second only to Galveston in the number of historic Texas landmarks, with more than 1,600 historical sites. Educational opportunities abound in this community. Palestine has two school districts. Palestine Independent School District includes five elementary campuses, one intermediate campus, one middle school and one high school, with programs for gifted and talented students as well as high school honors and Advanced Placement courses. Westwood School District employs almost 200 teachers with a student teacher ration of 21:1 and programs in special education, gifted and talented, and honors. Trinity Valley Community College has served the Palestine community since 1972, offering vocational, technical and associate degree programs as well as diverse continuing education and community services. The Palestine campus of The University of Texas at Tyler offers bachelor degrees in nursing, business, health professions and interdisciplinary studies with teacher certification for Pre-K through 4th grade. Master degrees are offered in nursing, business and educational leadership. Other higher education institutions within driving distance include Texas A&M at College Station, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin University, Tyler Junior College and University of Texas at Tyler. The Palestine Community Theater produces four plays each season. Named the “Outstanding Library in the United States” in 1992, the Palestine Public Library has more than 70,000 volumes. The Palestine Civic Center offers 25,000 square-feet of entertainment possibilities under one roof. Palestine is host for the Spring Dogwood Trails Festival and the annual Texas Hot Pepper Festival.
Just 20 miles north of town, 25,000-acre Lake Palestine offers abundant opportunities to fish, sail, camp or simply relax. Just north of town is Davey Dogwood Park, 200 acres of streams, trees and winding roads. In addition, there are 700 acres in the Palestine Community Forest. Additional recreational opportunities include golf, canoeing, cycling, hiking and tennis. Or you can enjoy a ride on the Texas State Railroad, an 1896 train pulled by one of the original steam locomotives that takes you on a 30-mile tour of scenic East Texas forests. The Palestine YMCA offers a full range of services from youth sports activities to programs for senior citizens, all designed to help promote healthy lifestyles.
Memorial Medical Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Population: 101,047 :: Service Area: 343,000
Welcome to the Land of Enchantment, a region of desert mesas and towering mountains. Located in southern New Mexico’s Rio Grande Valley, the city of Las Cruces offers a quality of life few communities can match.
Accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), Memorial Medical Center is a licensed 298-bed acute care facility. The hospital offers a full range of comprehensive care including the latest in diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Inpatient services include a state-of-the-art Cardiac Care Unit and Cardiac Cath Labs. Outpatient services include a comprehensive cancer program that offers with radiation therapy at Ikard Radiation Oncology and medical oncology/hematology at MMC Cancer Center. Additional services are offered at Memorial HealthPlex, a free-standing outpatient surgery center that offers day surgery, diagnostic imaging and lab services in a convenient customer service-oriented setting. More than 1,300 employees and volunteers work closely with the medical staff, which includes 300 credentialed providers representing a full range of medical specialties.
Located in the Mesilla Valley of southern New Mexico, Las Cruces is bounded to the west by wide-open desert and to the east by the majestic and beautiful Organ Mountains, which rise abruptly to an altitude of 9,000 feet only 12 miles from Las Cruces. Las Cruces is home to New Mexico State University, with an enrollment of 15,000 and 600 regular faculty members. Las Cruces is host to a number of festivals throughout the year. The Whole Enchilada Festival features the world’s largest enchilada - six feet across. There’s the Renaissance Arts and Crafts Fair, the Southern New Mexico State Fair, the Mesilla Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally, and the Wine and Chile Festival. The town of Hatch, thirty miles away, is home to a world-famous Chile Festival. The historic village of Old Mesilla, just minutes away from Las Cruces, is one of the most historic sites in the Southwest. Famed outlaw Billy the Kid stood trial for murder in the town’s courthouse on the village plaza.
Sitting at an elevation of 3,900 feet above sea level, Las Cruces enjoys an enviable climate year-round, with 350 sunny days annually and less than 10 inches of rain and snow. White Sands National Monument is just 50 miles east of Las Cruces. The magnificent pure white gypsum dunes provide excellent recreational opportunities. Visitors can picnic, “white sand surf,” or just stroll through a portion of the 275-square-mile national park. Ruidoso is a scenic mountain village two hours from Las Cruces. Located in the Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso is home to the Hubbard Museum of the American West, the Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Ski Apache and the Inn of the Mountain Gods.
Minden Medical Center
Population: 20,089 :: Service Area: 82,493
Known as the “Friendliest City in the South,” Minden, Louisiana combines all the advantages of a small community - friendly people, good schools and low crime - with the many benefits of being just a short drive from the major metropolitan areas of Shreveport and Bossier.
In 2004, Minden Medical Center was awarded 100 Top Hospitals in the Nation by Solucient. A 161-bed acute care hospital serving a population of more than 80,000, Minden Medical Center is the only hospital in southern Webster Parish. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and Medicare and Medicaid approved.
Many consider Minden Medical Center the crown jewel in the LifePoint Hospitals family of hospitals. The hospital has consistently achieved the highest score in Physician and Employee Satisfaction among LifePoint Hospitals.
Our medical staff consists of cardiologists, general surgeons, OB-GYNs, oncologists, urologists, ENT, pediatrician/neonatologist, family/general practitioners and orthopedics. Ophthalmology, plastic surgery and neurology augment are our traditional offerings. We also have consulting radiologists, consulting pathologists and an anesthesiologist.
Founded in 1835, Minden, LA is located among the gentle rolling hills and lakes of northwestern Louisiana. The Main Street of this historic town is paved with the original bricks brought in at the turn of the century and the beautiful boulevard that runs through the heart of its Historical Retail and Residential area is home to many plantation-type houses. Every year, the city hosts a family-friendly Mardi Gras Parade and an Arts Festival in the spring. Minden is especially proud of its record in education. In fact, Webster Parish is the #1 parish in the state in percentage (76.28%) of budget dollars spent in the classroom, preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s technology-driven economy by emphasizing computer training.
The city of Shreveport, just 28 miles west on I-20, offers numerous cultural and sporting events, including a semi-pro baseball team, semi-pro basketball and ice hockey, as well as a vibrant nightlife and fine dining. The city is also home to the Louisiana State University Medical School. Grambling State University, Northwestern, Centenary and the Southern University-Division of Nursing are all within an hour’s drive of Minden.
Louisiana is known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” With 390,835 acres of red clay hills and pine forests, Minden and Webster Parish are no exception. Hunting for deer, duck, quail and squirrel is abundant. Our five area lakes include two of the Top 10 lakes for fishing in the U.S. Caney Lake has water skiing, fishing, camping and boating. The community of Minden has two golf courses and the Recreation Center, open free to the public, offers access to 15 ball fields, tennis courts, racquetball courts, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, a weight room and more.
Georgetown Community Hospital
Population: 25,600 :: Service Area: 81,000
Welcome to a place where tradition and progress meet. Rich in agricultural heritage and suburban lifestyle, Georgetown is one of the fastest growing areas in the state, home to Georgetown College and Toyota’s largest manufacturing facility outside Japan.
Georgetown Community Hospital is a 75-bed acute care facility with an award-winning history of providing excellence in healthcare. Georgetown Community Hospital has been named a “Solucient 100 Top Hospital” three times in recent years, and won Best Places to Work in Kentucky five times in the past six years. The hospital continues to add new medical services and grow the number of specialist and primary care physicians. It also features a newly renovated, 6-bed ICU, a Med/Surg Unit and a 24-hour Emergency Services Department. State-of-the-art equipment includes MRI, Lithotripsy, two CT Scanners and Ultrasound. Medical services include Allergy, Anesthesiology, Cardiac Rehab/Cardiology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Family Practice, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Podiatry, Radiation Oncology, Radiology and Urology. Surgical services include: Bariatric (Weight-Loss), Colon-Rectal, ENT, Gynecological, Orthopedic and Urology. A recognized Center for Excellence, the Bariatric Center offers a minimally invasive weight loss surgery program, which was named a Top Five national program by Obesity Help magazine.
Highly noted for its historic homes and perhaps the best antique shopping in the state, Georgetown is also known as one of the state’s fastest growing cities. Located at the crossroads of I-75 and I-64, it is ideally located just 10 miles north of Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World. Two larger cities, Louisville and Cincinnati, provide quick access to arts, entertainment, shopping and professional sports. Georgetown was founded by the Baptist minister Elijah Craig in 1790, best known for his world-famous invention, bourbon whiskey. Today, Georgetown is proud to be the American hometown of Toyota’s Camry, Venza and Avalon production facility as well as host for the Cincinnati Bengals’ training camp, which is held each August at Georgetown College, a four-year liberal arts school. Additionally, the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University and Midway College are all located in the surrounding area.
Georgetown is located in the heart of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass Region. This is horse country, and the area’s back roads offer beautiful scenery with horse farms, cattle fields and Irish fieldstone fences. Steeped in tradition and just 10 miles down the road in nearby Lexington, Keeneland Race Course attracts people from around the world for their yearly meets in April and October. At the Kentucky Horse Park, visitors can watch a harness maker at work, enjoy the parade of breeds or take a horse-drawn carriage tour. Historic Elkhorn Creek offers world class canoeing and fishing. There are dozens of golf courses in the area, including Cherry Blossom, Canewood Golf Course and University of Kentucky golf course.
Valley View Medical Center
Fort Mohave, Arizona
Population: 53,904 :: Service Area: 80,032
Located on the Colorado River, the Ft. Mohave/Bullhead City/Laughlin area has balanced fast growth in the Southwest with a slower-paced lifestyle than is found in big cities.
Opened in 2005, Valley View Medical Center is a 90-bed acute care facility with two adjoining medical office buildings and two offsite offices. The state-of-the-art main campus has 52 acute care (medical/surgery) beds, 12 acute rehabilitation beds, 12 intensive care beds, an eight-bed labor and delivery unit and a new six-bed pediatric department. Each patient room is private. There are six major operating rooms and two minor procedure rooms as well as a modern, high-tech cardiac catheterization unit. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency service with full-time emergency physicians on duty, and also provides service for injuries or illnesses that are not critical. Outpatient care includes an on-campus therapy services department with physical, occupational and speech therapy. Valley View offers a full complement of community and regional referral services in all of the major medical disciplines with a medical staff that represents a broad cross section of specialty areas. Valley View’s most recent expansions have been in adjacent Bullhead City, with Crossroads Urgent Care and Wide Open MRI. Valley View has previously been voted the Best Medical Facility in the area by local newspaper readers and has also won awards presented by local business and civic organizations.
The community is located where three states come together – Arizona, Nevada and California. This Tri-State area features a classic low-desert climate with extremely low humidity, smog-free air, sunshine almost every day of the year and breathtakingly beautiful sunsets. The average year-around temperature is 75.4 degrees. From fall to spring, highs are normally in the 60s to 80s, with overnight lows usually in the 40s and 50s. Located just minutes away from I-40, the area is also served by Amtrak, Greyhound and both seasonal and year-round flights at the Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport. McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is also less than two hours away, providing access to or from almost anywhere in the world.
Most of the Tri-State area’s population lives on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, where Valley View is located. Just across the river lies Laughlin, Nevada, with more than 11,000 hotel rooms in a number of casino/hotels and resorts. Gaming, top-name entertainment and award-winning dining help make Laughlin a jewel in the desert. Most non-gaming commerce is in and around Bullhead City, including major shopping and a number of Fortune 500 companies.
The Tri-State community is a veritable paradise for water sports and other outdoor activities. Swimming, boating, scuba diving, water and cross-country skiing, as well as trophy fishing for bass, trout and other species, are available at several locations throughout the region.
Only four miles across at its widest point and 67 miles in length, nearby Lake Mohave features 237 miles of shoreline that can be enjoyed year-round. The lake’s surrounding terrain includes sheer cliffs, sandy beaches and secluded coves. Lake Havasu is a 45-mile long water recreation paradise less than an hour away. Finally, the Colorado River provides hundreds of miles of navigable water, while the spectacular views of the Grand Canyon and the beautiful cities of Flagstaff and Sedona are only a few hours away.
Other recreational activities available in the region include hiking, off-road vehicle sports and hunting. For nature lovers, nearby Mohave National Preserve has 1.6 million acres of protected desert habitat. Located in the heart of the world famous Mojave Desert, this beautiful and tranquil setting showcases a wide variety of natural features including rose-colored sand dunes, Joshua tree forests and mile-high mountains. East of the city, the Black Mountain Range has plenty of possibilities to go off-roading or to explore ghost towns or the old mining town of Oatman where wild burros still roam the streets. An hour’s drive away are the Hualapai Mountains, usually at least 20 degrees cooler than the desert floor and home to elk, deer, a county park with cabins, campsites and a mountainside lodge and restaurant. Snow skiing is also available within a two- to three-hour drive in the mountains above Flagstaff (to the east) and Las Vegas (to the northwest).
Golf is another popular outdoor activity in the region. No less than six courses are within easy driving distance of Ft. Mohave and Bullhead City, including Desert Lakes Golf Course, with a 6,569-yard, par 72 layout just a mile from the hospital.
Northwest Medical Center
Population: 6,684 :: Service Area: 65,601
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains 30 miles east of the Mississippi state line, the city of Winfield offers all the amenities of small town living and more: one of the best public education systems in the state, excellent health care, a strong small business sector, an expanding industrial base and plenty of recreational opportunities.
Northwest Medical Center is a 71-bed Joint Commission-accredited hospital licensed by the Alabama State Department of Health. The hospital facility, which was expanded in 1998 with the addition of a three-story patient bed tower, serves approximately 3,500 inpatients and 60,000 outpatients annually and offers a full range of specialized services. The hospital campus features a state-of-the-art Wellness Rehabilitation Facility, Regional Cancer Center, Physician Office Buildings and a fully-operative on-site Ambulance Service. More than 40 privately practicing physicians treat and refer patients to the hospital, with 20 physicians and numerous nurse practitioners practicing full-time in the area.
Downtown Winfield offers a multitude of shopping and cultural opportunities. For example, the Harris Building, the oldest in the city, is now home to a thriving antique mall. And the recently renovated Pastime Theater hosts a Community Concert Series as well as many other cultural events. The city of Winfield has one of the top school districts in Alabama. Typically, 1,200 students are enrolled in the system’s elementary school (grades K-4), middle school (grades 5-8), high school (grade 9-12) and vocational school. The school system offers Head Start Programs, Enrichment Programs, services for Special Needs Students, Honor Courses and Advanced Placement classes. A new $14 million high school features a state-of-the-art multimedia center and computer room. The teaching staff is highly qualified. Every educator is certified in his or her major area of study and 75% of the faculty has a master’s degree and professional training beyond the master’s level.
Northwest Alabama offers plenty of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Lewis Smith Lake is an Alabama treasure, a 21,200-acre fishing paradise with deep, clear, blue water and 500-plus miles of shoreline. The nearby Sipsey Wilderness Area, one of only two such areas in the state, offers hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding. It is the third largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River, covering over 25,000 acres. Close to home, the city’s 60-acre Ivan K. Hill Park has four baseball fields, two softball fields and an Olympic-size swimming pool. One of the biggest events of the year is Mule Day, held on the fourth Saturday of each September. Listed by Travel and Tourism magazine as one of the top 20 events in the Southeast, Mule Day attracts more than 25,000 people each year with its variety of family-friendly activities: a Mule Day Parade, Mule Judging, Car Show, Flea Market, Duck Race, Arts and Crafts and the Annual Bake-n-Auction. Hands-on activities include soap making, muzzle loading, candle making, a blacksmith shop, storytelling, basket making and more. A recent addition to Mule Day is a Civil War reenactment that includes a living history demonstration and a Civil War Ball.
Starr Regional Medical Center
Population: 13,625 :: Service Area: 52,247
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains you’ll find a place known as “The Friendly City.” Welcome to Athens, a community where Southern hospitality has never gone out of style.
Starr Regional Medical Center - Athens is a 118-bed acute-care facility that serves the area of McMinn, Monroe, and Meigs Counties. Starr Regional Medical Center - Athens is the 2005 recipient of LifePoint Hospital’s “High Five” Award for outstanding performance in all five of the company’s core values: quality patient care, creating an excellent workplace for employees, supporting physicians, providing community value and ensuring fiscal responsibility. Sophisticated medical technology is a hallmark of the hospital. Athens Regional offers a state-of-the-art 1.5T MRI Scanner, a 64 slice GE Lightspeed CT Scanner, two ultrasound systems, nuclear medicine, PET/CT and complete x-ray imaging. An in-house Lithotripter (used for the removal of kidney stones) enables patients to receive immediate treatment. Athens Regional also offers a full spectrum of surgical services.
Athens is a true shopper’s delight. The downtown area features a host of boutiques, antique stores and specialty shops. There are also four shopping centers located in the Athens area. Education is an important priority for Athens. There are five schools in the Athens City School System and several four-year colleges in the area. Tennessee Wesleyan College, located in Athens, offers a wide range of majors in its four-year program. The University of Tennessee at both Knoxville and Chattanooga are within easy commuting distance. Also, Cleveland State Community College has a satellite location in Athens and the Workforce Development Center offers several 2-year degree programs and courses. The Tennessee Technology Center at Athens also provides a wide range of programs and certifications.
Whether you fish, hunt, hike or golf, Athens provides a host of recreational opportunities. The area is blessed with majestic mountains, vast forests and many miles of rivers and lake shorelines. Watts Bar Lake is a 39,000-acre recreation area that offers sailing, water skiing or fishing. The nearby beautiful Ocoee River is famous for its white-water rafting and kayaking, and the Tellico River is one of the most scenic trout streams in America. Hiking, fishing and camping are also available at Bald River Falls and in the Cherokee National Forest. Many swimming and tennis facilities and four golf courses, including Ridgewood Golf Club, Springbrook Golf and Country Club, White Oaks Golf Course and Rock Springs Golf Course, are available in Athens and in McMinn County. Located nearby is the Lost Sea, the world’s largest underground lake. Athens has a host of city parks, the biggest of which is the 160-acre Regional Park. It has five lighted softball fields, four soccer fields, concession building, large picnic pavilion and a three-mile nature trail for walking, mountain biking and in-line skating. Athens is also home to the Agriculture Centers and the Southeast Tennessee Trade and Conference Center.
Clinch Valley Medical Center
Population: 5,639 :: Service Area: 89,000
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.
Having served this region since 1938, Clinch Valley Medical Center (CVMC) is a 200-bed facility and the largest acute-care hospital in far southwest Virginia. The hospital’s medical staff represents 33 medical specialties.
Clinch Valley Medical Center is a leader in offering the latest medical technology, including PET/CT fusion scanning. CVMC was among the first healthcare facilities in the world to offer image-guided radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) as part of its Cancer Treatment Center. The hospital was the first in the region to use bar-code technology to enhance patient safety, and it is repeatedly ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
In addition to PET/CT scanning, which fuses two technologies for remarkable clarity, CVMC’s advanced diagnostics include MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, a two-bed Sleep Studies lab and an accredited 24-hour Laboratory. The Women’s Health Center offers Bone Density Scanning, Mammography, Ultrasound and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy.
The town of Richlands is located in the western part of Tazewell County, a land of beautiful rolling hills, clear rivers, lush pastures and scenic mountains. The County is part of the Clinch River Basin, named by The Nature Conservancy as one of the 20 “Last Great Places” in the world.
The county is home to Southwest Virginia Community College, which offers more than 80 programs of study and hosts many cultural and musical events throughout the year - everything from jazz to traditional Appalachian music and classical ensembles. The Historic Crab Orchard Museum is a reconstructed pioneer settlement that features many living history events and offers an overview of the region’s rich heritage. One of the area’s more spectacular natural features is Burke’s Garden, a 20,000-acre mountain-top bowl also known as God’s Thumbprint.
The Four Seasons Country of Tazewell and neighboring counties provides many opportunities for golfers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby is world-class whitewater rafting on the world’s second-oldest river, the New River, and skiers can take to the slopes at nearby Winterplace Resort. Fishermen can choose to cast a lure in numerous native trout streams, quiet lakes or local rivers. Hiking in national forests and mountain biking on country roads are among the many other outdoor activities available. The nearby Jefferson National Forest, for example, features more than 400 miles of maintained trails, including 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail.
Tazewell County is also home to six of the eight designated points for the Mountain Heritage Loop, part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. Other wildlife in the area include black bear, trophy whitetail deer and wild turkey.
Lander Regional Hospital
Population: 6,864 :: Service Area: 85,641
Nestled in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains on the banks of the Popo Agie River, the city of Lander offers the best in small-town living with stunning scenery and abundant resources for the outdoor lover.
Lander Regional Hospital is an 89-bed facility that opened in its present location in 1983. The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the state of Wyoming and approved for the acceptance of Medicare patients. Lander Regional Hospital features a full-time Level IV Emergency Room, a Level II Nursery, a Behavioral Health Program and a Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. State-of-the-art medical equipment includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Digital Mammography. The hospital has a number of physicians specializing in Otolaryngology (ENT), General Surgery, Urology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, and Neurology. Lander Regional Hospital is the first hospital in the state to be approved as a provider under the Wyoming Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
At an elevation of 5,357 feet, Lander features an Historic Downtown District with numerous art galleries, specialty shops, restaurants and cafes. A greenway that parallels the scenic Popo Agie River is a favorite destination for walkers. The city’s Eagle Bronze Foundry casts and produces many of the world’s largest bronze statues and monuments. Lander also has a strong public education system. Central Wyoming College, located 24 miles away in Riverton, has a Lander Extension Office and offers local classes.
Lander is the perfect place for people who love the outdoors. Here you can find world-class rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding and camping. The Wind River Mountains have more than 40 peaks that top 13,000 feet, and offer more than 150 glaciers. The “Winds” contain the tallest peak in Wyoming - Gannett Peak at 13,804 feet - and more than 735,000 acres of continuous wilderness area, the largest such designation in the continental U.S. Moose, elk, bighorn sheep, antelope and other wildlife are abundant. During the winter, there’s cross-country skiing on six miles of groomed trails in the South Pass area. Snowmobiling is another popular activity. The Lander/Sinks Canyon area has 70 miles of groomed trails. Lander is the site to the southern-most trailhead to the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail, which you can ride all the way into Yellowstone National Park. Lander is also one of the few Wyoming towns that allows snowmobiles on city streets. Ice-skating and hockey are other popular winter activities at Lander City Park. Fishing spots are plentiful. Christina and Louis Lakes are known for their lake trout and brook trout. Boysen Reservoir is a popular spot for anglers fishing for walleye, ling, perch, catfish, trout and sauger.
Ennis Regional Medical Center
Population: 18,200 :: Service Area: 40,000
Welcome to a friendly, gracious community, just 30 minutes from downtown Dallas, but a world away from big-city cares. Located on Interstate 45, Ennis offers the very best of small-town living with all the amenities of a major metropolitan city just up the road.
Ennis Regional Medical Center is a 60-bed acute-care facility. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited and offers an extensive list of services: 24-hr. Emergency Care, ICU, Obstetrics, Radiography, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Bone Densitometry, Mammography, Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Laboratory, Nutrition Counseling, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy Pharmacy and ongoing community education.
Ennis offers multiple educational opportunities. No less than 13 public universities and five community colleges are located within a 45-minute drive of Ennis. The Ennis Public Library has 40,000 volumes, as well as a state-of-the-art audio-visual learning center.
Known as The Bluebonnet City of Texas (our rich green fields turn vibrant blue each spring), the city is host to the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival each April, the largest such event in Texas, along with a Hot Air Balloon Festival. Ennis also hosts The Festival of Trains. Held each September, this two-day event offers music, arts and crafts, children’s activity center, model train exhibits and train memorabilia. The Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum is a fascinating collection of train memorabilia and historic photos. Ennis features a large Czechoslovakian population. The last weekend in May, the city hosts the National Polka Festival with a parade, colorful costumes, street dancing, Czech food and desserts, and traditional Polka bands. The Top of Texas Chili Cook Off provides a hot time each spring with dancing, country music, crafts and unforgettable chili; and the Texas Christmas Celebration & Festival of Lights kicks off the season the first weekend in December.
Ennis offers an abundance of recreation and leisure opportunities. With more than 3,500 surface acres, Lake Bardwell attracts 500,000 visitors annually. This sparkling body of water offers skiing, fishing, swimming, boating and more. You can camp, picnic, or host a special gathering on the 1,800 acres and six parks surrounding the lake. Ennis offers 16 beautiful city parks covering more than 140 acres of land. The 47-acre Bluebonnet Park features eight lighted ball fields, six soccer fields, 10 acres of dedicated recreational open space, a two-acre fishing lake and a jogging path. Summit Golf Club features 18 holes of challenging golf. Ennis Country Club features a beautiful 18-hole golf course, golf pro shop, swimming pool, tennis courts, fine dining, beverage bar and a wonderful view of scenic Lake Clark. The Lion Tennis Center, one of the finest public tennis facilities in the state, is owned and operated by the Ennis Independent School District and features nine championship-quality tennis courts (four indoors), an Olympic size pool, snack bar and pro shop.
Los Alamos Medical Center
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Population: 18,159 :: Service Area: 50,000
Welcome to the Land of Enchantment, a beautiful place of clean air, outdoor living, breathtaking vistas and one of the most educated communities in the U.S. – Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Los Alamos Medical Center is a 47-bed acute care facility, the only hospital in Los Alamos County and the major healthcare provider for Northern New Mexico. The medical staff has 93 active or consulting physicians and employs more than 300 people on its staff. Los Alamos Medical Center offers complete medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric, emergency and diagnostic services. Its Clinic Services division provides specialists in internal medicine, oncology, family practice and general surgery. More than $7 million have recently been invested in hospital expansion, improvements and additions, including a bone density scanner, spiral CT scanner, new fluoroscopy equipment and a new physician office building.
Located in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Los Alamos was recently named by America City Business Journals as the best place to live in America. Los Alamos is home of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, created in 1943 to develop the world’s first Atomic Bomb. Today, the Laboratory employs the nation’s most highly educated population per capita. Los Alamos is known for its excellent school system. Five elementary schools and one middle school offer multiple gifted and talented education programs. Every year, Los Alamos High School places a large number of students in Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Los Alamos is conveniently located just 35 miles from Santa Fe, one of America’s most thriving arts communities. The cosmopolitan city of Albuquerque is located just 80 miles to the south.
Golf, skiing, hiking and more — Los Alamos has it all when it comes to recreation. Nestled atop beautiful mesas below the Jemez Mountains, Los Alamos Golf Course offers a challenging 6,500-yard par 72, 18-hole layout through a multitude of ponderosa pines and cottonwood trees. Owned and operated by the County of Los Alamos, this beautifully maintained golf course, built in 1947 by the Atomic Energy Commission, is the second-oldest 18-hole golf course in New Mexico and offers panoramic vistas and clear, fresh mountain air at an elevation of 7,300 feet. For skiing, there’s Pajarito Mountain. Located on 730 acres of mountain terrain, it has five chair lifts, a ski school, a day lodge and a cafe. Los Alamos also has an outdoor ice rink and the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, the largest Olympic pool in the state. The Rio Grande River offers spectacular stretches of white water for canoe and kayak enthusiasts. Some of the finest mountain scenery in the entire Southwest can be found in the 1.6 million acres covered by the Santa Fe National Forest. Elevations rise from 5,300 to 13,103 feet at the summit of Truchas Peak, located within the Pecos Wilderness. Best known for mesas, sheer walled canyons and the ancestral Pueblo dwellings found among them, Bandelier National Monument also includes more than 23,000 acres of designated wilderness.
Acadian Medical Center
Population: 11,499 :: Service Area: 25,005
Welcome to Cajun Country, the heart of French culture in Louisiana. Here you’ll find a love of good food, good music and a joie de vivre that makes it hard for visitors to leave! Come to Eunice and this family-friendly community will make you feel right at home.
The all new Acadian Medical Center, a campus of Mercy Regional Medical Center, is a 52-bed acute-care, 100,000 square-foot medical facility with a primary service area of over 25,000 people. This new state-of-the-art hospital is located right next to the recently completed 40,000-square-foot Eunice Physician’s Plaza. Acadian Medical Center features all private rooms with private baths and has a 24-hr. physician-staffed Emergency Room and provides a comprehensive list of inpatient and outpatient services: ICU, Physical Therapy, OB/GYN, Pharmacy, Laboratory Services, Urology, ENT, Dietary, Pediatrics, Social Services and Respiratory. Radiology Services include MRI, Nuclear Medicine and CT. Medical staff specialties include OB/GYN, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Family Practice, Nephrology, ENT, Urology, Radiology, Podiatry, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, plus General Surgery.
Eunice is a community well known for its Cajun heritage and tradition. Every year the city hosts the Cajun Folklife Festival as well as a crawfish etouffee cook-off. On Mardi Gras, it hosts a traditional Courir de Mardi Gras. Eunice is proud to be home to the Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, which features exhibits, indoor displays and hands-on craft and musical teaching workshops. The Liberty Center for the Performing Arts is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been included in the Great American Movie Theatres Preservation Press Guide published by the Smithsonian. Louisiana State University-Eunice offers a variety of course offerings, an excellent Nursing School and many other business related programs. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located just 40 miles away. The Eunice Public School District has four elementary schools and a junior and senior high school. There is also a private Catholic elementary school and high school.
The great Atchafalaya Basin Wildlife Area is one of the great ecological wonders of the United States. The basin, which abounds in all types of wildlife and extends north from Morgan City to past Lafayette, is a maze of lakes, bayous, ponds and cypress swamps. Popular with anglers from all parts of Louisiana, the basin supports all of the freshwater fish of the South: largemouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Avid birders and photographers may spot over 300 known species of birds. Chicot State Park features nearly 6,000 acres of rolling woodlands surrounded by a 2,000-acre artificial lake. Families can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, hiking and more. The town of Eunice has six tennis courts, 11 ball parks, two swimming pools, two covered pavilions, two playgrounds, three picnic areas with covered tables, a walking trail and lake, a city lake and golf course.
Bluegrass Community Hospital
Population: 7,487 :: Service Area: 43,855
Welcome to the world-famous Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, where thoroughbred horses graze in lush green pastures, surrounded by age-old stone fences, charming historic homes and beautiful rolling countryside. Welcome to the city of Versailles.
Bluegrass Community Hospital is a 25-bed facility that has routinely scored in the highest percentiles in national hospital surveys for employee, patient and physician satisfaction. Over the past five years, Bluegrass Community Hospital has recruited numerous physicians, made significant investments in equipment and facilities, and added services such as Ophthalmology, expanding their surgical capabilities. Other services provided by the hospital include Family Practice, Cardiology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Orthopedics, Gastroenterology/Endoscopy, Laboratory Services, Pain Management, Nephrology, Dentistry, Respiratory Therapy, Urology, an Intensive Care Unit and Women’s Services (Gynecology). Diagnostic Radiology equipment includes MRI, a CT-Scanner, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound. The hospital’s Rehab Center provides Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation. Surgical capacities include Ophthalmology, General, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Urology and Otolaryngology (ENT).
Versailles is conveniently located between Lexington and Frankfort, Kentucky. Two nearby larger cities, Louisville and Cincinnati, provide easy access to arts, entertainment, shopping and professional sports. Versailles is one of Kentucky’s oldest and most beautiful towns, and has numerous antique shops and historic southern homes and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Versailles is located in Woodford County, in the heart of the Bluegrass thoroughbred country. Throughout the area are dozens of beautiful horse farms that have hosted presidents and royalty, and also serve as birth places and permanent homes to many famous thoroughbreds, including recent Kentucky Derby standout winners Smarty Jones, Seattle Slew and Monarchos.
Only a few miles from Versailles is Midway College, Kentucky’s only women’s college, which offers a combination of bachelor’s and associate’s degrees. Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky are located nearby. The Bluegrass Railroad Museum, located in an historic 1911 L&N Railroad station, features a six-mile roundtrip ride through gently rolling hills. The museum also displays antique model trains, antique toys and railroad memorabilia. Woodford County is also home to several wineries and the Woodford Reserve Distillery.
Steeped in tradition, the Keeneland Race Course attracts millions of fans during the racing season from April to October. At the Kentucky Horse Park, visitors can watch a harness maker at work, enjoy the parade of breeds or take a horse-drawn carriage tour. There’s also Lakeside Arena, the area’s largest competitive horse show arena.
Woodford Hills Country Club and The Brook (Cabinbrook) offer challenging play for golfers at all skill levels. Consisting of 374 acres along the Kentucky River, the Clyde E. Buckley Sanctuary features native flora and fauna. The sanctuary is the only area in Kentucky managed by the National Audubon Society. Thousands of students, teachers and families attend presentations every year, or take a leisurely stroll among these pleasant and breathtaking rural surroundings.
Havasu Regional Medical Center
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Population: 52,189 :: Service Area: 100,000
Welcome to Lake Havasu City, a water lover’s paradise that offers the best in desert living. With more than 300 days of sunshine every year and 400 miles of coastline, this community delivers a host of opportunities for an active lifestyle.
Havasu Regional Medical Center is a Medicare-certified, Joint Commission-accredited, 181-bed acute care facility providing 24-hour emergency service with full-time emergency physicians on duty. It is a state-certified ALS Base Hospital, authorizing medical direction and support of pre-hospital care providers, fire department paramedics and ambulance personnel. It is also a state certified Level IV trauma center. The facility offers a full complement of patient-centered, community hospital and regional referral services in most major medical disciplines and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital is an active medical service component of the facility. More than 100 affiliated physicians and allied health professionals comprise the medical staff and represent a broad cross section of specialty areas.
Home to the world-famous, transplanted London Bridge, Lake Havasu City is a growing community of some 50,000 full-time residents. Winter visitors add another 15-20,000 seasonal residents between October and April. Located on the Colorado River, Lake Havasu City offers the charm and quality of life of a small community, with easy access to amenities offered by the metropolitan areas of Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The climate of the low desert features average winter temperatures in the low 60’s, to dry warm 100’s in the summer. With five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a total enrollment of over 6,000 students, Lake Havasu Unified School District offers a rigorous academic program for all students, including programs for gifted, talented, special education and remedial students. Lake Havasu students consistently outperform the county, state and nation in national norm-referenced tests. Pre-schools, private schools and charter schools are also available in Lake Havasu City. Mohave Community College operates a full campus in Lake Havasu City with more than 2,000 students and offers specialized training for specific industries, including a comprehensive nursing program. And thanks to an agreement between Northern Arizona University and community colleges throughout the state, students have the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree without leaving the area.
Lake Havasu is a 45- mile long water recreation paradise featuring boating, fishing, water skiing and a variety of choices for relaxation. Both city and state parks offer full-service marina facilities. Lake Havasu City has an impressive recreation department that maintains an outstanding indoor aquatic activities center, community center and many neighborhood parks. Organized sports are offered to all age groups throughout the year. Golfers enjoy three 18-hole championship courses or may play either of two executive courses, all of which are open to the public. Cultural life flourishes, too, with such groups as the MCC Performing Arts Series, Community Orchestra and Community Choir, Havasu Art Guild and a community theatre group.
Andalusia Regional Hospital
Population: 9,283 :: Service Area: 57,187
Nestled among the trees overlooking the Conecuh River in South Alabama, there is a lovely, peaceful city full of friendly, hospitable people. Welcome to Andalusia! The name means “to walk easy,” and Andalusia is indeed a city where the living is comfortable and easy. It’s a place where the charm of the Old South and the opportunities of a modern community come together to create a truly inviting way of life.
Andalusia Regional Hospital is an 88 bed Joint Commission-accredited Acute Care Facility that has served the heart of South Alabama since 1966. Offering a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services, the hospital was pleased to take part in the grand opening of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Andalusia. With the addition of both 21st Century Oncology for Radiation Oncology and Sacred Heart Medical Oncology, our patients will not have to travel long distances for oncological care and treatment. As a compliment to this new service, ARH added a valuable diagnostic tool with PET Scan service.
Andalusia Regional Hospital was also awarded a $10,000 grant through the Alabama Department of Public Health in March, 2012. The program links Andalusia Regional Medical staff with stroke specialists using two-way video. This grant also provides a one-year sponsorship of the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke quality improvement program – with the goal of increasing access to stroke care and improving long-term patient outcomes.
Andalusia is the county seat and the largest city in Covington County. Located just 32 miles off Interstate 65, Andalusia is easily accessible, whether you fly into one of the Regional Airports or drive in on Alabama Highway 55, U.S. 29 or U.S. 84. The community’s state and regionally accredited school system has an elementary school, middle school and high school. The city school system consistently performs well above the state and national averages on standardized tests and other assessments. Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) provides an excellent two-year program for advanced education on a beautiful 152-acre campus. The Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, located near Andalusia in the heart of Alabama’s timber country, provides unique opportunities for forestry and wildlife research. The city is also the proud home of the famous World Championship Domino Tournament, the Kiwanis Covington County Fair, and the Solon and Martha Dixon Center for the Performing Arts.
Springdale, situated in the heart of Andalusia, on East Three Notch Street, is a large home on approximately four acres that was constructed by John G. Scherf in the early 1930’s. Now owned by the City of Andalusia, Springdale is available for event use by the citizens of Andalusia.
South Alabama offers a multitude of recreational opportunities. Just southwest of Andalusia is the beautiful 83,000-acre Conecuh National Forest that attracts visitors who want to swim, hike, camp, picnic and fish. Blue Lake and Open Pond are both located in the National Forest, which is known for its tall trees, crystal clear spring-fed lakes and clean fresh air. North of Andalusia, the 2,700-acre Gantt Lake and the 700-acre Point A Lake, offer fishing, boating and water sports. Nearby Point A Park has camping and picnicking facilities. For hunters, several nearby wildlife management areas feature an abundance of dove, quail, turkey, duck and deer.
Currently the Department of Leisure Services maintains seven parks (Johnson Park, the Sports Complex, Coleman Pool & Park, Cooper Pool & Park, Robinson Park, Dream Park, and Kirkpatrick Park). There are six tennis courts at LBWCC and 13 ball fields at the Sports Complex and Johnson Park.
The newest addition to Parks and Recreation is the development of The Miracle League Field at the newly renovated Johnson Park. The Miracle League program provides an opportunity for children with mental and/or physical challenges to play baseball. With a specially designed rubber turf field, The Miracle League makes dreams come true for children with special needs.
Andalusia has a variety of service organizations such as Andalusia Junior Women’s Club (AJWC), Coterie Club, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Service League, Kiwanis Club, Lion’s Club, and Rotary Club. Many fundraisers and events with community participation are held each year from Rotary’s World Championship Domino Tournament, AJWC’s Three Notch Market, and Red Garter Revue, to Coterie’s Run for Kids. Monies raised by these events are given back to the community.
Ashley Regional Medical Center
Population: 21,951 :: Service Area: 39,372
Welcome to a land of high cliffs, desert sand, sagebrush and mountain peaks. Situated in a beautiful valley in the corner of northeastern Utah, Vernal is a place that abounds in both natural beauty and family-friendly living.
Ashley Regional Medical Center is a 39-bed acute-care, Joint Commission-accredited facility. The hospital has affiliations with physicians whose specialties include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology, Orthopedics, ENT, OB/GYN and General Surgery. Other services include MRI, 64-slice CT Scan, Digital Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Chemotherapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and a Joint Commission accredited Laboratory. Ashley Regional Medical Center has had three expansions in the last 10 years including ER, OB, radiology, lab, surgery, ICU, registration and physician office space. The Emergency Department sees over 12,000 patients and the new OB department with Level II Nursery has over 450 deliveries per year. Ashley Regional has been recognized by Health Insight and other objective sources for excellence in quality indicators and measures.
Vernal, the county seat of Uintah County, is a progressive city that recently won the “America in Bloom” award for its efforts to beautify the community. The city offers numerous educational opportunities beginning with a strong public school system. Utah State University has a new regional campus that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees and partners locally with the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College. With a strong local economy over the past decade, the county and city infrastructure has been strengthened, including a new public safety complex, city office buildings, three new schools, a new court house and many new businesses, both locally owned and national chains.
The community also boasts wonderful activities including The Outlaw Trail Theater, the nationally-recognized Dinosaur Round-Up Rodeo, a national Professional Bull Riding Competition and a summer storytelling festival. The city’s Utah Field House of Natural History has several exhibits, including those dealing with dinosaurs, geography and Native American history. The nearby Ute Indian Reservation is also a source of summer activities.
Vernal is a veritable paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Boating, fishing, hiking, white-water rafting, mountain biking, camping - whatever your outdoor passion, it’s all here. The Uinta Mountains, the highest in Utah, surround Vernal with hundreds of lakes and streams teaming with trout. Flaming Gorge Reservoir offers spectacular outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, biking and hiking. The Green River provides blue-ribbon trout fishing and exciting white-water rafting. Nine-Mile Canyon features a breathtaking corridor of Fremont Indian petroglyphs and pictographs. Dry Fork Canyon, Jones Holes and Echo Park also feature these spectacular drawings.
Vernal is dinosaur country. Dinosaur National Monument offers one of the largest collections of Jurassic-period bones and fossils as well as scenic highways, wilderness areas and hiking trails. State parks at Steinaker and Red Fleet Reservoirs provide modern campgrounds and wonderful opportunities for boating and fishing. Wildlife is plentiful in the area: bighorn sheep, moose, elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, cougars, coyotes, golden and bald eagles and more.
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital
Population: 19,386 :: Service Area: 49,000
Welcome to a land of magnificent mountain ranges, wide open spaces, abundant wildlife and plenty of fresh air: Elko, Nevada — a virtual paradise for any fisherman, hunter, hiker or outdoor enthusiast.
Located on a 50-acre campus, Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is a $40 million state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2001. With 127,000 square-feet, it features 75 all-private acute-care rooms and an adjacent Medical Office Building. Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is an integral part of the Elko County community and the only acute care hospital within a 200-mile radius.
Recent equipment additions include a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, state-of-the-art MRI unit, CT Scanner, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, Computerized Radiology and Ultrasound. The hospital also serves as a teaching institution for the Nursing program at Great Basin College and the Residency/Medical Student Program at the University of Nevada.
Located in the center of Northern Nevada’s Great Basin on Interstate 80, Elko is the largest city between Salt Lake City and Reno.
The Elko County School District has seven elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools and an Adult Education Program. Great Basin College provides post-secondary educational opportunities. The Western Folklife Center is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the traditional cultures of the American West, with concerts and performances, exhibits, workshops, adult and youth educational programs, as well as the world renowned National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Elko is home to a community orchestra, convention center, theatrical group, the annual County Fair, a Classic Car Show and other community celebrations.
Elko has eight city parks for many activities including horseshoes, basketball, tennis, soccer, football and baseball, as well as a skateboarding park and a municipal swimming pool.
If you love the outdoors, you will love Elko, Nevada. Skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are all popular here. Fishermen flock here for our resident coldwater trout — rainbow, brook and cutthroat — as well as northern pike, bullhead, bass, bluegill, perch and sunfish.
The scenery here is simply magnificent. Lamoille Canyon offers a closer look at the towering and rugged peaks of the Ruby Mountains. A 13.5-mile paved road carries you around the base of the 11,249-ft. Ruby Dome and up the glacially formed canyon, where hikers can explore more than 100 miles of trails among the alpine lakes, glaciated canyons and rugged peaks of the Ruby Mountains.
South Fork State Recreation Area, Nevada’s newest state park, is located 10 miles south of Elko and features a 90-foot high dam holding a 2,900-acre reservoir. It’s a popular place for boating, skiing, fishing and swimming.
Humboldt National Forest features eight wilderness areas, spectacular canyons and old mining camps on its two million acres. The 37,632-acre Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge is just 65 miles south of Elko. Marshes, open ponds and islands are surrounded by wet meadows and grassy uplands. Limited waterfowl hunting is allowed, and the refuge is open year-round for largemouth bass and trout. With more than 200 species, bird watching here is excellent. But you might also spot mountain lion, bobcat, mule deer, snakes and coyotes.
Bolivar Medical Center
Population: 12,206 :: Service Area: 50,000
Located in the heart of the legendary Mississippi Delta, home to some of the most fertile farmland in America, Cleveland, Mississippi offers a rich Southern heritage and a strong tradition of hospitality that embraces newcomers with a warm and friendly welcome.
Bolivar Medical Center (BMC) is a 165-bed acute-care general hospital that includes a 35-bed nursing home. BMC’s medical campus also features the Medical Office Building and an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility with staff offering adult and pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as an aquatic therapy program.
In the past three years, LifePoint has invested roughly $10M in capital additions to BMC, including 64-slice CT, digital mammography, exterior and interior renovations, medical office building, geriatric psych unit, and wound care center. Additionally, the hospital is in the process of adding several new services, including hyperbaric wound care, swing bed, and in-patient geriatric psychiatric services.
BMC is a vital member of the Cleveland community and Bolivar County. It is the third largest employer in the county and supports the community through numerous sponsorships, participation in boards, committees, and civic organizations, and wellness initiatives such as smoking cessation classes, Weight Watchers and breast cancer awareness.
Conveniently located halfway between Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Mississippi, Cleveland is just 20 miles due east of the Mississippi River. With a population of 14,000 (Bolivar County has a population of over 50,000), Cleveland offers a small town charm with the educational and cultural opportunities of a much bigger city. Delta State University, a school of 4,000 students, provides an abundance of activities, classes, and educational opportunities for both adults and children. Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees are available in a variety of disciplines. The school’s 1,200-seat Bologna Performing Arts Center serves as a hub for the city’s rich cultural life, offering theater, dance, symphonies and musical performances. Fielding Wright Art Center is a spacious gallery that exhibits contemporary art by regional, national and international artists. Two 2-year junior colleges are less than an hour away: Mississippi Delta Community College and Coahoma Community College. Cleveland’s downtown shopping district has earned the nickname the “Shopping Mecca of the Delta,” featuring unique gift shops, fashionable clothing stores, even a day spa.
Hunting and fishing opportunities abound in Bolivar County. There are seven lakes for fishermen to try their luck with bream, crappie, bass and catfish. Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge is an important habitat for waterfowl and an excellent spot for bird watching and seasonal public hunting. There are two local golf courses, and the Great River Road State Park, 18 miles west of Cleveland on the Mississippi River, offers campgrounds, picnic areas and a lookout tower to view the Mississippi River. Cleveland’s Park Commission maintains 12 local parks, including Bear Pen Park with a modern baseball complex. The city features a strong athletic program for children and adults: baseball, softball, football, basketball, soccer and volleyball.
Colorado Plains Medical Center
Fort Morgan, Colorado
Population: 11,022 :: Service Area: 35,000
Looking for a community “big enough to have it all, and small enough to be a delightful hometown?” That’s the way folks around here describe Fort Morgan, Colorado. Just 90 miles east of the Rocky Mountains and a little over an hour’s drive from Denver on Interstate 76, this friendly town offers convenient access to some of America’s best ski resorts and the rich cultural life of the Mile High City.
Colorado Plains Medical Center is a 50-bed acute-care hospital, fully accredited by The Joint Commission. With a Level III Trauma Center, a 24-hour Emergency Room and many other services, the hospital primarily serves a two-county area of 35,000. Our diagnostic imaging services include MRI, Nuclear medicine,CT, Radiography, ACR certified Mammography and Ultrasound. Rehab services include Physical, Occupational, Sports Medicine and Speech Therapies. Other services include Cardiopulmonary, Surgery, complete Lab Services, Obstetrics, Social Services, Dietary and Home Health, inpatient behavioral health.
Fort Morgan has thrived on the eastern plains of Colorado since it was established in 1884.The city now serves as the commercial and retail hub of Northeastern Colorado, offering a multitude of cultural and educational resources. The Fort Morgan School District consists of one early childhood center, three elementary schools, a fifth/sixth grade school, one middle school and one high school, as well as a private parochial school that goes from pres-school to eighth grade. Morgan Community College is a two-year community college, one of 14 community colleges in the Colorado Community College & Occupational Education System, Colorado’s largest system of higher education. The school system receives support from the 45,000-volume public library and the Fort Morgan Museum, which recently underwent a $2 million expansion. Morgan County is also home to Bob Stock - a large two-day music festival, the Glenn Miller Festival (the world famous Big Band musician grew up here) and the world’s largest open rodeo.
The nearby Rocky Mountains are world-renowned for their gold-medal fly-fishing and winter sports. Prime hunting areas for deer, antelope, pheasant, turkey, grouse, quail, duck and geese are plentiful around Fort Morgan. Pawnee Buttes National Grasslands, a 30-minute drive north, is a hiker’s and photographer’s paradise, and Jackson State Park and Reservoir offers boating, water skiing, and fishing. The city of Fort Morgan supports a strong city recreation program, including a challenging 18-hole municipal golf course. The 77-acre Riverside Park has playgrounds, horseshoe pits, skating rink, swimming pool, fitness trails, duck ponds, and facilities for volleyball, basketball and baseball, all adjacent to a 240-acre natural area with walking trails.
Putnam Community Medical Center
Population: 10,670 :: Service Area: 72,000
Located in northeast Florida on the St. Johns River, the city of Palatka is an enchanting rural community that features year-round sunshine and beautiful tidal marshes, plus quick access to world-famous beaches and several metropolitan areas.
Putnam Community Medical Center (PCMC) is a 99-bed acute care facility with a 102-member medical staff representing some 20 medical specialties. The hospital provides individualized care directed to the specific needs of each patient. The facility features a 10-bed Critical Care Unit, a 10-bed Rehab Unit, a 10-bed Progressive Care Unit, four Labor and Delivery Suites, four Obstetrics/Gynecology beds, a C-Section Suite, Medical and Surgical Units, and a 24-hour Emergency Department. PCMC additionally offers a full complement of imaging and outpatient rehabilitation services. The Joint Commission has awarded the highest level of accreditation to Putnam Community Medical Center.
Known as the “The Gem on the St. Johns,” Palatka has a beautiful historic downtown district. The St. Johns River flows through the heart of the city, offering miles of natural pristine shoreline along its banks. Every March, the city hosts Florida’s famous Azalea Festival and in May the annual Blue Crab Festival is considered by many to be Florida’s largest Memorial Day celebration, attracting hundreds of thousands of people. Also, the Larimer Art Center serves as the cultural hub for the community. Plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment can also be found in nearby Jacksonville, the state’s second-largest city, and two hours away in Orlando. Educational opportunities are abundant. Saint Johns River Community College is located in Palatka. The University of North Florida, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Stetson University, Central Florida Community College, the University of Florida at Gainesville, Daytona Beach Community College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University are all located within 50 miles of the city.
Ravine State Park, located just a few blocks from the St. Johns River, features a 189-acre ravine with nature trails, an exercise course and picnic areas. For the fisherman, Putnam County’s waterways provide access to the best fishing in Florida and possibly in the entire United States. The area is home for many well-known bass tournaments including the Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament, the largest one-day bass tournament east of the Mississippi. Along the St. Johns River, boaters enjoy an aquatic wonderland that provides habitat for osprey, wood stork, bald eagles, largemouth black bass, alligators and manatee. With the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean just a short drive away, including the world famous Daytona Beach, Palatka is an ideal setting for the water sports enthusiast. Swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and water skiing are all popular pastimes. Scuba diving in the crystal-clear natural springs, which are abundant in this region of Florida, is another popular recreational activity.
Western Plains Medical Complex
Dodge City, Kansas
Population: 28,568 :: Service Area: 176,781
Combining innovative thinking with Western heritage, Dodge City is a place rich in history and prepared for the future. It’s a community that combines history, legends, famous landmarks and a colorful past with a bustling business center and family-friendly living.
Western Plains Medical Complex is a Joint Commission-accredited, 99-bed hospital that serves as a regional referral center for southwest Kansas. Western Plains provides health services that include Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology, a Cardiac Cath Lab and Cardiac Rehabilitation. We have imaging and diagnostic radiology services including a 64-slice CT, GE Lunar Bone Densitometer, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography and Stereotactic biopsy, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, 24-hr. Emergency Care, a state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Level II Nursery, Nutrition Counseling, Occupational Medicine, Respiratory Therapy, a Sleep Disorders Center, Social Services, Women’s Services and ongoing community education.
Western Plains Medical Complex is the only hospital in Southwest Kansas to earn the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. We are also recognized as a Mission Lifeline STEMI receiving facility, as well as a Certified Stroke Emergent facility.
We have a Women’s Center which has four labor/delivery rooms and six mother/baby rooms as well as its own set of surgery suites for C-sections. It is a Level II Nursery. We average about 780 deliveries per year. We also have a hospital-owned free-standing Surgery Center for those procedures that do not require full hospital support.
The colorful history of Dodge City began with the opening of the Santa Fe Trail in 1821. Today, Dodge City celebrates its western heritage every year during Dodge City Days; a two-week extravaganza that features one of the largest rodeos in the nation, arts and crafts, fairs, parades, street dances, BBQ contests and much more. The city also features a repertory dinner theater, arts center and several museums.
Dodge City is proud to have one of the finest public school systems in Kansas. Dodge City Community College prepares more than 2,400 students in a wide range of academic fields, ranging from accounting to pre-veterinary medicine. Ft. Hays State University and Kansas State University offer bachelor’s degree completion programs through the EduKan Distance learning program. Master’s degree completion and adult continuing-education programs are also available. Newman University (based in Wichita, Kansas) offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in education, business and other specialties.
- Excellent school systems (including parochial)
- Affordable, plentiful housing
- An extremely low crime rate
- An average of 260 days of sunshine a year
Whether you enjoy golf, tennis, hunting, fishing, bowling, camping, dancing or auto racing, the recreational opportunities in and around Dodge City are virtually unlimited. Dodge City Raceway Park features a full calendar of auto racing as well as a 3,500-seat main grandstand. Completed in the summer of 2000 at a cost of $3.2 million, Legends Park is a state-of-the-art baseball facility, one of Kansas’ premier four-field multi-use complexes. The city also boasts a first-class soccer complex. Dodge City also has a challenging 18-hole private golf course and country club, and an 18-hole municipal course and driving range. The famous ski resorts of Colorado are within easy driving distance, and hunters from around the country journey to southwest Kansas to enjoy excellent upland game bird and deer hunting.
- Excellent hunting and other outdoor activities with a 450-acre lake and recreational area
- Numerous cultural and recreational amenities including: two beautiful golf courses, community civic center, repertory theater company, The Depot Theatre, and a new casino and arena /events center, which draws national acts to Dodge City
- One of the country’s largest national rodeos, the Round Up Rodeo
- Many historical community attractions, including the Boot Hill Museum
Rockdale Medical Center
Population: 87,399 :: Service Area: 180,000
Located 25 miles east of Atlanta, Conyers is the best of the new South. It’s a small city close to the excitement of Atlanta with its own distinctive charm and gracious style. No matter what your tastes – from high-class to down-home – you’ll find Conyers has a great deal to offer.
Rockdale Medical Center (RMC), located 31 miles from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, is a 138-bed acute care hospital serving Rockdale County and the surrounding communities. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
RMC’s team of caring and dedicated physicians and healthcare professionals provide quality medical care which includes these services: a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgical Services, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Women’s Resource Center, The Birth Place with a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Diagnostic Imaging, Diabetes Education, Home Health, Wound Healing Center with Hyperbaric Oxygen and Cardiovascular Services.
Rockdale Medical Center (RMC), located 31 miles from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, is a 138-bed acute care hospital serving Rockdale County and the surrounding communities. It is accredited by The Joint Commission.
The city of Conyers is within easy driving distance of major cultural, recreational, and entertainment activities. The climate in the area has an average low of 32.7 degrees in January and a high of 90 degrees in July.
In addition to Rockdale Medical Center, major employers in Rockdale County include: Rockdale County Public School System, Acuity Brands Lighting Group, Hill-Phoenix Inc., Pratt Industries, Golden State Foods and Solo Cup Company.
Rockdale County features both public and private schools. Rockdale County Public Schools are focused on providing every student with the opportunity to reach his or her highest academic potential. The system is internationally accredited and many schools hold state and national achievement awards for academics, athletics, and fine arts.
Within a short distance are nationally-rated facilities of higher education including: The University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Morehouse College, Clayton State University, Georgia Perimeter College (Newton Campus) and Mercer University.
In 1996, Conyers hosted the Equestrian Events for the Summer Olympic Games held in Atlanta. For this, Conyers built the Georgia International Horse Park. Today, the Horse Park is a multi-purpose facility hosting events such as equestrian competitions, corporate meetings, mountain bike races, weddings, fairs, festivals and picnics. It also features a Cherokee Run, 7,000-yard, par-72 public golf course, designed by Arnold Palmer.
Other local places of interest you won’t want to miss are Olde Town Conyers, Monastery of The Holy Spirit, Veterans Memorial Park and Panola Mountain State Park.