Sovah Health - Danville

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Danville, Virginia

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.

Population: 42,907

Service Area: 127,000

The Hospital

For more than 120 years, DRMC has been part of the Danville community. Providing over 25 medical specialties and 14 surgical services to the community, Danville Regional has the largest, leading-edge surgical capacity with advanced capabilities, open-heart surgeries and other complicated procedures in the area, including those usually found only at large teaching hospitals.

Located in the heart of Danville, DRMC is a 250-bed, acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of Danville, Pittsylvania County and surrounding areas. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of services including:  Emergency Services, Surgical Services, Acute Care Services, a designated Chest Pain Center, Cancer Care, Women & Children’s Services, Post-Acute Care, Diagnostic Imaging Services and Rehabilitative Services.     

DRMC is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, is a primary stroke center and is the only accredited chest pain center in the Dan River regionWe are proud to offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including a recently renovated cardiac cath lab and an affiliation with the Duke Telestroke Network to provide remote telestroke consultations with Duke physicians. The hospital offers Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Programs and partners with Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and Liberty University to train medical students.

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The Community

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, while the 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.  If all that’s not enough, locals and visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Butterfly Station and Garden each year during butterfly season (April through October), one of only a few butterfly greenhouses in Virginia.

Education is an important part of community life in Danville.  Nearby Averett University offers 35 undergraduate degrees and three master’s degrees, while 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 borders 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.