Norton residents are served by two Norton hospitals, a Regional Cancer Center and residents have access to another hospital in nearby Big Stone Gap. There are 65 doctors and 17 dentists serving Norton and Wise County.
Mountain View Regional Medical Center
Mountain View Regional Medical Center (Mountain View), formerly St. Mary’s Hospital, has served Norton, Virginia and the surrounding region since 1948. The 133-bed, facility joined Wellmont Health System in 2007. This merger has resulted in improved and seamless access to a broader array of physicians and healthcare services for the people of Wise County and the surrounding area, while maintaining compassionate, quality health care.
Mountain View has a dual-certified 44-bed skilled/intermediate long term care unit located within the hospital. The unit is accredited by The Joint Commission. Patients are provided quality, customer friendly care to those in need of short and long stays.
Norton Community Hospital
Located in Norton, Virginia, in the heart of Southwest Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains, the Norton Community Hospital (NCH) is a nonprofit, 129-bed, acute-care facility that has been serving southwest Virginia and southeastern Kentucky since 1949. It is the largest health care facility in the coalfield region.
American Osteopathic Association Accreditation
NCH was the first teaching facility accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in the state of Virginia, and hosts residents in internal medicine. The hospital operates several primary care clinics throughout the region.
The Southwest Virginia Regional Cancer Center
The Southwest Virginia Regional Cancer Center, which opened in April 1995, relocated in June 2008, to a new state-of-the-art facility located at 671 Highway 58 East, Norton, VA. The center offers a spacious, lodge-like design with a warm, inviting interior. Here, the best in cancer treatment is housed in an environment that is both emotionally and spiritually healing.
The facility offers comprehensive out-patient cancer treatment to patients who have been diagnosed and referred to the facility by their physicians. The center provides a team approach to cancer therapy and provides chemotherapy, radiation therapy, continuing medical education for local physicians, and access to new therapies being researched at major cancer centers. The cancer center offers free cervical, prostate, and skin cancer screenings to the community throughout the year and conducts a fundraiser each year to provide free mammograms for uninsured or under-insured ladies in Southwest Virginia.