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For medical professionals at LewisGale Pulaski Hospital

We offer a resource hub for healthcare professionals, including physicians, mid-level providers and nurses in Southwest Virginia.


If you are an educational institution requesting clinical rotations, observation or practicum, we are happy to walk you through what is required. Learn more at the link below about the different documentation requirements, whether you are a student or a faculty member.

Learn more about our clinicals program


HCA Virginia Health System hospitals use the Centralized Credentials Verification Service. By filling out an application through this service, you can begin the credentialing process and request privileges at any of our facilities.

The HCA Virginia Health System mission is to provide quality, patient-centered care. That’s why it’s important that we partner with physicians and other medical professionals who have the necessary qualifications and credentials to provide expert, safe and compassionate medical services to the Pulaski community.

Credentialing and privileging process

This rigorous credentialing process follows federal and state regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. These standards are in place to help verify medical professionals’ education, training, licensure and competence. We follow these procedures to ensure privileges are only granted to those who are qualified.

Access our credentialing portal

Hospital staff affiliation letters

Outside organizations can quickly and easily request the verification of physicians in good standing at an HCA Virginia Health System facility. The requesting organization may self-generate and print a verification letter.

Patient referrals

Our staff and physicians are committed to working collaboratively with referring physicians to provide the highest level of patient care. Positive patient outcomes are always top of mind, so we appreciate your partnership.

To refer a patient to our hospital or one of our physicians, there are two possible ways.

For mental health assessment and referral

If you need to refer a patient for a mental health assessment, we have a 24/7 crisis line available, called the RESPOND crisis line. When you call this crisis and referral line, you can get an immediate, free assessment and 24-hour access to our emergency room, as well as other approved sites.

Call the RESPOND 24/7 crisis line at (540) 776-1100 or (800) 541-9992 for immediate assistance.

For all other referrals

If you have any other type of referral request, you may also call our Transfer Center, available 24/7 at (855) 544-9337.

The Transfer Center streamlines patient transfers and direct admissions. Here, our team will:

  • Assist in securing appropriate transportation
  • Confirm bed availability, obtain hospital approval and notify receiving departments
  • Locate and connect sending and accepting physicians via a recorded physician-to-physician call
  • Obtain and document necessary patient information
  • Provide immediate feedback to close the loop with all referring physicians and facilities
  • Track transfer from time of call until patient arrives at destination

All calls are recorded and documented to ensure accurate service.

Physician office leasing

We offer medical office leasing opportunities to physician practices. For leasing opportunities, contact Administration at (540) 994-8509.

Programs and resources to enhance your healthcare practice

We want to help improve your healthcare experience at every turn. For this reason, we provide a diverse range of services designed to fit whatever needs you may have. These services include:

  • Advanced diagnostic imaging services, including computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) scans and digital mammography
  • College of American Pathologists-accredited laboratory
  • Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) medication barcode technology to prevent medication errors
  • hCare physician portal provides remote access to clinical results and allows you to sign reports remotely
  • Hospitalist services
  • Picture Archival Communication System (PACS) for fast access to patient medical records, images and test results from anywhere in our network
  • Specialty and subspecialty in-hospital consultation capabilities

Workplace wellness

We understand that a workforce engaged in healthy lifestyles can lead to higher productivity and joy in their work. That's why we provide outside medical professionals with business health solutions that can be customized to fit your workplace. We want to help you build a more productive workplace by investing in employee health, so learn more at the link below about what we can do for you.

Learn more about our workplace wellness programs