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Thanksgiving Dinner Tips

We’ve all heard that the turkey you eat on Thanksgiving Day is what makes you sleepy after the big meal because it contains the amino acid Tryptophan. Tryptophan is found in turkey and it can eventually convert to serotonin (a sleep hormone), but it does not act alone. It is actually the combo of Tryptophan […]

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Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems See Increase in Mobile Mammogram Coach Numbers

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems (SVCHS)’s Twin City Medical Center hosted the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Mobile Mammogram Coach on Thursday, November 7, 2019 with big improvements from last year. This year, there was a 13% no-show rate in comparison with the 41% from last year. 13 total patients were able to take advantage of […]

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Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems Donates to Ballad Health’s Cancer Center

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems (SVCHS) held multiple donation drives at each site during the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each site, Meadowview Health Clinic, Saltville Medical Center, T.K. McKee, Tazewell Community Health Center, and Twin City Medical Center, held a scarf and hat drive, which yielded a large box […]

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Free Visits and Pictures with Santa Claus

Santa Claus will be making his yearly appearance at each of the Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems’ locations. Santa will be making his first stop at the Twin City Medical Center in Bristol, Va. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. The next stop will be at the Saltville Medical Center […]

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Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems Host School Supply Drive for Local Schools

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems (SVCHS) hosted a school supply drive to benefit local schools in their respective site’s service area. SVCHS has four locations, plus administrative offices and the T.K McKee building, which is home to New Day Recovery, Billing, and Southwest Virginia Regional Dental Center. Each of the five picked a local school […]

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Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems and Saltville-Rich Valley Lions Club Partner to Bring Awareness to World Diabetes Day

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems (SVCHS) have partnered up with the Saltville-Rich Valley Lions Club and Saltville Public Library to raise awareness about diabetes during the month of November. November 14, 2019 is World Diabetes Day. Employees from SVCHS and members of the Saltville-Rich Valley Lions Club will be set up at the Saltville Public […]

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Migrant Health Fair Success

The 2nd annual Feria de la Salud served 34 patients during the event on Sunday, October 20, 2019. This annual festival is hosted by Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems in partnership with Grayson County Health Department, Grayson County Career and Tech, Mount Rogers Behavioral Health, Farmworker Justice, and various volunteers and is geared toward the […]

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Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems Assisting Area Residents with Open Enrollment

With the recent Medicaid expansion in Virginia, which took effect, January 1, 2019 and the Open Enrollment period currently open, Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems has Outreach and Enrollment Specialists who can assist area residents to understand their insurance options. From November 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019, Open Enrollment for 2019 is now available […]

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