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.
The community of Big Stone Gap, Va., relies on us for the best in emergency care and obstetrics, as well as our medical/surgical/pediatric unit.
Our outpatient services include radiology, physical therapy and surgical services.
We also provide the most high-tech cancer care through the Southwest Virginia Cancer Center.
- General visiting hours: Open visiting hours daily
- 78 beds, including 60 inpatient beds and 18 emergency department beds
- Nearly 100 board-certified or board-eligible physicians
- More than 260 nurses, technicians and support staff members
Stephen Sawyer, Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Administrator
Robert "Mitch" Kennedy, Chief Nursing Officer, Assistant Administrator
Medical care and community impact reports
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
Lonesome Pine Hospital and Mountain View Regional Medical Center CHNA [PDF – opens in new window]
CMS price transparency
Standard Charges file last updated Dec. 30, 2021.
Metrics by MS-DRG*
Lonesome Pine MS-DRG metrics [PDF, 16KB], fiscal 2019
*MS-DRGs are Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups.