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Lee County Community Hospital

127 Healthcare Drive, Pennington Gap, VA 24227-2853
Lee County Community Hospital exterior



Updated hospital visitation restrictions

Ballad Health is currently allowing 2 visitors for each patient at a time.

Please note that this only applies to inpatient hospital units and surgery. Labor and delivery units will allow 1 support person and 2 visitors per room.

Visitation for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are under investigation is limited to 1 designated visitor for the length of their hospitalization. Visits are limited to two hours and must be scheduled ahead of time. Exceptions include:

  • COVID-19 positive patients in labor and delivery units, who will be allowed one visitor during the entirety of their hospital stay
  • COVID-19 positive patients in the neonatal intensive care unit at Niswonger Children's Hospital and in pediatric rooms, who will be allowed two visitors that must be parents/guardians

Inpatient support persons – or visitors – will only be allowed on site from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, one visitor may remain with the patient overnight, and this visitor must be in the facility prior to 8 p.m. Visitors who remain with the patient after 8 p.m. will stay in the patient room. If the visitor remaining with the patient after 8 p.m. leaves the facility at any point during the night, they will not be permitted for re-entry until 8 a.m.

Exceptions may be made during extenuating circumstances or in the case of end-of-life care.

Screenings and face mask requirements

Each visitor will be screened for potential signs of illness and required to wear a cloth face covering, which they need to provide for themselves.

Due to the increased risk of virus transmission, masks with vents and/or valves are not permitted.

These measures are to help contain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Please read more about these visitation restrictions.

Patient-focused emergency services, inpatient care and telemedicine in Pennington Gap

Lee County Community Hospital provides comprehensive medical care to all members of the Pennington Gap community.

Our services and resources

Our staff are dedicated to providing the best healthcare possible for our patients.

Emergency services and ER

Lee County Community Hospital is optimized to provide attentive emergency care that includes 10 exam rooms and two observation rooms.

Our emergency department also features helicopter or high-acuity transport to tertiary care centers so we can serve every emergency need in our community.

Diagnostic imaging and testing services

This facility includes an imaging and radiology department with state-of-the-art X-ray and CT scan equipment to help your physician diagnose and treat your condition.

Your Pennington Gap hospital also has an advanced cardiopulmonary suite that performs pulmonary function testing to help measure how your lungs are functioning.

Telemedicine services

We want to ensure that everyone in our surrounding counties are able to access the care they need, which is why Lee County Community Hospital offers telehealth services for our patients – including pediatric care through the Ballad Health Niswonger Children's Network.

This facility includes a specialized telemedicine room so that our providers can offer easy, accessible healthcare to anyone with a device and internet connection.

Other services available at Lee County Community Hospital

Pennington Gap urgent care

Please note that the Pennington Gap urgent care clinic is now closed. For non-emergency illnesses, injuries or conditions, you can schedule an appointment at our Pennington Gap Family and Internal Medicine Clinic or visit our urgent care clinic in Norton, Virginia.

Hospital leadership

  • Lindy White – President of Ballad Health's northwest market
  • Shannon Showalter – Vice president & chief executive officer for Wise, Lee and Dickenson Counties
  • Robert "Mitch" Kennedy, RN, BSN, MBA – Assistant vice president & administrator
  • Stephen Sawyer – Assistant vice president, assistant administrator & chief financial officer
  • Dr. Herb Ladley – Chief medical officer for Wise, Lee and Dickenson Counties
  • Valeri Colyer – Director of human resources

CMS price transparency

Lee County Community Hospital chargemaster standard charges [CSV file, 142KB]

You can learn more about pre-visit coordination and registration here and about payment options here.