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.
Located in the heart of the City of Galax, Twin County Regional Hospital is a 141-bed, acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of the Twin Counties and surrounding areas. Twin County Regional Hospital is the flagship of the Twin County Regional Healthcare delivery system and has been the anchor and region’s healthcare leader since 1973. The hospital offers a host of services including: behavioral health, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiology and cardiopulmonary services, diabetes education and rehab, diagnostic imaging/radiology, emergency services, gastroenterology, home health, hospice, ICU, laboratory services, occupational health, rehabilitation services, a sleep center, stroke center, surgical services, teleneurology, a wellness center and comprehensive women’s services, including a birthing center.
Twin County Regional Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and also a certified Primary Stroke Center. Twin County Regional Hospital is proud to offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including a 64-slice CT scanner and new MRI equipment. Additionally, the hospital is currently undergoing a $4.4 million interior renovation.
To learn more, visit www.tcrh.org.
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 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. The 765-acre New River Trail State Park 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, the 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. 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.
475-seat, historic Rex Theater, home of the Friday night live radio show “Blueridge Backroads” and regular live-music performances.