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About us

Our hospital has provided the New River Valley with a full range of patient care since 1915, including oncology, orthopedic and cardiology services.

Healthcare leaders in the region since 1915

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is committed to saving and improving lives. With over 400 employees, our goal is to deliver the best possible care with advanced technologies and techniques.

Hospital history

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski has a rich history in the New River Valley. We first opened our doors in 1915 as Pulaski Community Hospital, a small seven-bed cottage hospital in the original General Chemical Company. This iteration was managed under the charter of The Pulaski Hospital Association.

To enable more growth, Pulaski Hospital, Inc. was founded in 1926 by Dr. D.S. Divers, Dr. R.F. Thornhill, Dr. R.H. Woolling and Dr. H.R. Farley. This collective was able to forge the construction of a new hospital building on Randolph Avenue, replacing the original hospital with a physician-owned, 15-bed facility.

In September of 1948, Pulaski Hospital opened its School of Nursing, offering a three-year diploma program approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing Examiners. The school stayed in operation until the late 1950s.

By 1965, we became Pulaski General Hospital, and began adding to our developing facilities, including new storage areas, a nursing unit, physician offices and a morgue.

Following decades of significant growth, a new $3 million hospital was built on 23 acres of land inside the city limits near Route 11. At a gauze-cutting ceremony on July 29, 1973, Pulaski Community Hospital officially opened its doors.

Renamed LewisGale Hospital Pulaski in 2010, the facility employed approximately 250 clinicians and staff. With integration into the LewisGale Regional Health System, and later into HCA Virginia Health System, our hospital now includes more than 400 employees, new medical equipment and technological advances that have greatly expanded patient care services.

Our hospital is also home to the Sarah Cannon Institute of the New River Valley. This leading-edge cancer center is the first medical facility in the region to provide HDR Brachytherapy, a radiation therapy alternative for treating breast and prostate cancers quicker and more conveniently.

Further, we also specialize in orthopedic services, oncology care, and cardiology care, providing lifesaving cardiovascular care when you need it most.

When it comes to oncology, we have received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). While we have received many awards and accolades for our services, your ultimate outcome and satisfaction is our greatest honor. Your triumph can be a source of inspiration and strength for those facing similar circumstances, and we are pleased to share your stories.

Visiting hours

If you are visiting a loved one, we welcome you each day between 2:00pm and 8:30pm. However, visiting hours in our critical care units vary, and may be shorter. Ask the staff on your assigned unit about specific visiting hours.

Quiet hours are designated from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, and 10:00pm to 6:00am. These hours help encourage healing for your loved one.

RESPOND 24-7 Crisis Line

No matter where you live in Southwest Virginia, you can get an immediate, free assessment on our crisis and referral line, with 24-hour access to our emergency room, as well as other approved sites.

Call RESPOND® at (540) 776-1100 or (800) 541-9992.

Media contact

For any relevant media inquiries, contact Shayne Dwyer, Communications and Community Engagement at 540-772-2890 or

Employment verification

To confirm employment at our hospital, call (540) 776-4000 and ask for the Human Resources department.

Our leadership
Our hospital leadership teams are dedicated to continually improving our services, abilities and safety practices. They ensure our patients and our communities get access to the high-quality care they need and deserve.
We regularly publish articles when we add new services, departments and advanced technology, so you can see all the benefits our hospital has to offer.
Awards and recognitions
Across all of our services and specialties, we strive to raise the bar on healthcare. Because of our dedication to this pursuit, we are proudly recognized by organizations such as Healthgrades and The Joint Commission.

Our leadership team

Our hospital is governed by a highly experienced leadership team that helps ensure that you are in good hands from the moment you walk through our doors.

Executive leadership

  • Sean Pressman, Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. David Garza, Chief of Medical Staff
  • Kevin Garner, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Tim Haasken, Chief Financial Officer

Board of directors

  • Peggy White, Executive Director, Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson
  • Karanita Ojomo, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Blue Ridge Cancer Care, Vice Chairperson
  • D. Daniel Bradley, M.D., Hospitalist Medicine
  • Angela Covey, Executive Director, New River Community College Educational Foundation
  • William “Bill” Cunningham, Real Estate Developer and Property Manager
  • Deirdre Dalton, Volvo Group Truck Operations
  • David Garza, M.D. Radiologist, Chief of Staff
  • Lisa Gray, DO, General Surgeon, LewisGale Physicians
  • Dr. William Hale, Owner, Martin's Pharmacy
  • Gary Hancock, Attorney, Gilmer, Sadler, Ingram, Sutherland & Hutton
  • Pastor Gary Hash, Jubilee Christian Center
  • Joe Levine, Executive Director, New River Resource Authority

LewisGale Hospitals — We Show Up

At HCA Virginia Health System, our mission is to show up. Working together across all of our teams, we show up for you and your community to ensure that all your needs are met and that your health is taken care of in a compassionate, effective manner.

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