Russell County Hospital front entrance

Russell County Hospital is a not-for-profit, 78-bed hospital dedicated to bringing quality healthcare to Southwest Virginia.

As a community hospital, Russell County Hospital offers a full array of primary care and some specialty services, including behavioral health.

Russell County Hospital is certified as an American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines™ facility.

Hospital services

Behavioral health

The Clearview Psychiatric Center opened its doors in August 1987 and has been providing behavioral health services to residents of Russell County and surrounding areas ever since.

Cancer care

In the fight against cancer, the Ballad Health Cancer Care – Lebanon is on the front lines, right here at home. With our exceptional physicians, team members and advanced technology, cancer has met its match.

Center for Sleep Disorders

Russell County Hospital offers comprehensive sleep services for those who suffer from sleep disorders.

Direct access laboratory testing

Convenient direct access lab testing is available at Russell County Hospital. A physician referral is not required. It is convenient, affordable and fits into your busy lifestyle.

Emergency care

The ER at Russell County Hospital is staffed 24 hours a day year-round with specially trained physicians, registered nurses and healthcare personnel to provide diagnosis and treatment for illness and injuries.


Hospice care is about quality of life, regardless of the time that remains. It affirms quality of life and provides comfort care, spiritual care and emotional care while maintaining patient dignity.

Medical care and community impact reports

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Russell County Hospital CHNA [PDF – opens in new window]

CMS price transparency

Please visit our Price Transparency page for a full listing of standard charges by facility.

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

Metrics by MS-DRG*

Russell County Community MS-DRG metrics [PDF, 85KB], fiscal year 2023

View more Ballad Health MS-DRG metrics here.

*MS-DRGs are Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups.

Learn more

Expand a section below to read more about Russell County Hospital and our community.

Communities Served

Russell County Hospital serves the following counties:

  • Washington VA
  • Smyth
  • Wythe
  • Grayson
  • Russell
  • Tazewell
  • Buchanan

Awards and Accreditations

Russell County Hospital has been recognized with:

  • Hospital – The Joint Commission accreditation
  • Laboratory – The Joint Commission accreditation
  • Clearview – The Joint Commission accreditation
  • Mammography – American College of Radiology
  • Mammography – U.S. Food & Drug Administration certified
  • CT – American College of Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine – American College of Radiology


  • Chad Couch, MD – President, Northern Region
  • Bob Bender – VP, Chief Financial Officer
  • Mhroos Peters, MD – VP, Chief Medical Officer
  • Greta Morrison, RN – Administrator, Assistant VP, Chief Nursing Officer

Our History and Community

Russell County Hospital has been serving the community for more than 70 years. Here are a few important milestones:

Dr. A.K. Gilmer and Dr. Daniel Trigg opened the first hospital in Lebanon. Trigg-Gilmer Hospital was a 12-bed hospital located on Main Street in the Bays Building (current TruPoint Bank).

Began providing healthcare service to the community.

Dr. W.C. Elliot and Dr. James Elliot opened Lebanon General Hospital (25 beds) on our present site.

Hospital was expanded to 50 beds.

Added another 40 beds.

The Elliots sold the hospital to Russell County Health Facilities, and the name was changed to Russell County Medical Center.

Brookside opened (20-bed inpatient psychiatric unit)

The facility became a part of Mountain States Health.

Russell County Medical Center received designation as a Center for Excellence in Pneumonia Care from the Joint Commission.

Russell County Medical Center and Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon established a connection to expand the services offered to residents of Southwest Virginia.


About Lebanon and Russell County

Russell County population = 30,308

Lebanon is:

  • 22 miles from Abingdon VA
  • 38 miles from the Tri-Cities, TN/VA
  • 136 miles from Roanoke, VA
  • 135 miles from Knoxville, TN


  • Russell County Public Schools
  • Appalachian College of Pharmacy
  • University of Virginia-Wise
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Virginia Highlands Community College
  • King University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Old Dominion University

Market data

  • Average household income: $31,111
  • Average cost of existing 3BR home: $70,000
  • Average cost of a 2BR apartment: $415
  • Number of single-family homes: 11,789
  • Number of rental units: 1,402
  • State income tax: Yes, 2.0-5.75%

Points of interest

Located in a fast-growing technology hub, Lebanon has attracted world-class employers, including CGI-AMS and Northrup-Grummon.

Russell County offers:

  • Russell County Fair & Horse Show, Virginia Highlands Festival, State Theatre of Virginia (Barter Theatre), William King Arts Museum
  • Symphony, arts programs, genealogy
  • 73 churches
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Camping
  • Wildlife reserves and community parks
  • Equestrian activities
  • Sports: soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, football
  • Fresh water sport fishing and game hunting
  • Hiking

Hospital Parking

Parking is available at no charge at Russell County Hospital.

Where to park

You may park:

  • In the lot to the right of the hospital’s main entrance
  • On the street in front of the hospital (except in designated zones)
  • In the large parking lot to the left of and below the hospital

Handicapped parking is located in front of the facility.


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