NOW OFFERING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Bath Community Physicians Group now offers Behavioral Health services for a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. This added service allows patients to receive physical health, mental health and substance abuse services within the same facility. The ability to work with the medical providers while offering behavioral health services is an excellent opportunity for integrated care.

Our highly skilled and compassionate licensed clinical social workers and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor are experienced in treating mental health and substance abuse services for children, adolescents and adults.

We offer services to include:

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Pari Baker, LCSW

 

o Verbal/Emotional/Physical Abuse

o Anxiety Disorders

o Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and ADHD

o Interpersonal Problems

o Job Stress

o Life Stress

o Parent/Child Conflict

o Relationship/Family Problems

o Significant Mental Health Problems

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Donna Mauck, LCSW, CSAC

 

o Trauma/ PTSD

o Depression

o Substance Abuse

o Anger Management

BATH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO IMPLEMENT POINT OF SERVICE COLLECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY

January 23, 2017

 HOT SPRINGS, VA –    Bath Community Hospital started their Point of Service Collections in the Bath Community Physicians Group in October of 2016, in an effort to help patients with their financial responsibilities for their health care services.  In 2016, BCH saw a 29% increase in bad debt and charity care from the previous year.  With these numbers expected to continue to increase, Bath Community Hospital will begin collecting co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles prior to patients receiving services throughout the facility.  What this means for their patients is upon registration, patients will be expected to pay their portion of charges or make arrangements with one of the financial advisers.

Bath Community Hospital has hired an additional patient financial adviser to help patients navigate through their insurance benefits to ensure patients are maximizing the benefits of their health plans while minimizing their financial obligations as much as possible.  Advisers will also help patients complete the financial assistance application process. Hospital staff will also be reminding patients of this process during the pre-registration calls and appointment reminders, so patients are aware of their financial obligations prior to their visit.

Lisa Vestal, Manager of Health Information Management, stated “Patients will not be turned away for services regardless of their ability to pay.  This process is an effort to help our patients understand their health care costs and let them know of the programs we have available to help them with their charges.”

In 2015, BCH provided over 1.7 million in charity care and uncompensated costs combined.  It is estimated that this number has climbed to 2.5 million for 2016.  “Point of Service Collections is a standard in every hospital in the country.  The implementation of this program throughout our facility will help us minimize the amounts that are going into bad debt as well as help patients cope with the financial responsibilities associated with their healthcare,” said June Durnan, Director of Revenue Cycle for Bath Community Hospital.

To learn more about their point of service collections program and financial assistance options, visit www.bathhospital.org or contact their financial advisers at 540-839-7054 or (540) 962-0625.

BATH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL’S MEDICAL STAFF APPROVES OFFICERS

December 14, 2016

At its December meeting, the Bath Community Hospital’s Medical Staff voted to appoint their current officers for 2017.   Dr. Jeff McCray, will continue his term as President of Medical Staff.  McCray has been on staff with BCH since September 2011.  Dr. McCray will also continue to serve as the Medical Staff Representative on the Board of Directors along with Kim Rexrode who will continue serve as an Advisory Member to the Board.

Dr. John Stout will continue to serve as Vice President.  Dr. Stout has provided coverage in the BCH’s emergency room since 2013 and plans to spend more time at BCH in the future.  Ambra Nida, FNP, who has been in the Bath Community Physicians Group since 2013 will continue her role as  secretary to the committee

Kathy Landreth, CEO said “This group of medical professionals has done a great job leading our Medical Staff this year.  A dedicated medical staff is essential to the success of any healthcare organization and we appreciate their leadership and continued service for 2017.”

BATH COMMUNITY PHYSICIANS GROUP OPENS AT NEW LOCATION

 

After many months of planning and preparation, Bath Community Physicians Group opened it’s doors Monday, October 24, 2016 at their new riverside street location in Covington, VA.   The Bath Community Physicians Group is a department of Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, Virginia, and will offer primary care as well as behavioral health services to the community.   Kim Moyers, Family Nurse Practitioner, will be the main provider in the office.  Kim joined Bath Community Physicians Group in June of this year and has been working out of their Hot Springs office until the Covington location was complete.

Kim started her career in healthcare in Alleghany County where she worked for 17 years as a Registered Nurse prior to becoming an FNP in 2003. Since 2003, she has actively practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a variety of capacities which including Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Urgent/Walk-In Clinic,  West Virginia PCC Home Visit Team, Nursing Home Coverage, and once again in a clinic setting seeing acute and chronic health patients.  “I have handled workman’s compensation injuries and complete wellness/preventive health physicals including the new CDL/DOT physicals.  It is my passion to deliver quality, compassionate healthcare to those in the Alleghany and Bath County Communities,” said Moyers.

Although originally from a rural community Orange, VA, once married to Kevin Moyers, Kim relocated to Alleghany County to start a family. They have two daughters, Cora Beth who is in Vet School at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee and Emily Jane who is at Virginia Tech hoping to become an occupational therapist.  They own a small cow/calf operation and feeder calf operation for an area cooperative program.

“I’m looking forward to getting settled into our new location and seeing patients of this community.  As a resident of this area, I understand the challenges residents face when searching for primary care.  We know this is a much-needed service to the area and we’re excited that Bath Community Hospital is able to fulfill this need,” said Moyers.

The clinic is located in the old Riverside Health Center building and will be open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm to see patients.   To schedule an appointment or for more information, they can be reached at 540-962-1122.   To learn more about Bath Community Physicians Group or Bath Community Hospital, visit our website at http://www.bathhospital.org

 

BATH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CEO APPOINTED TO VHHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

October 17, 2016

Richmond, VA – Kathy Landreth, CEO of Bath Community Hospital was appointed to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association Board of Directors earlier this month.   The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association selects leaders from healthcare organizations throughout the Commonwealth who are able to help them achieve their vision of  improving health care safety, quality, value and service; and, aligning forces among health care and business entities to advance health and economic opportunity for all Virginians.

 

Prior to joining Bath Community Hospital in 2014, Landreth spent 25 years of her career with the Carilion Clinic system holding various leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.  As a leader who focuses on developing strategic alliances and partnerships, Landreth is looking forward to providing guidance to the VHHA on rural health issues facing the communities BCH’s serves.    “Being on this board provides me an opportunity to network with other leaders in healthcare who are facing the same challenges as our hospital.  Forming these partnerships and utilization of these resources is a huge asset for this community”, said Landreth.

 

Landreth is also a member of the DSLCC Foundation Board of Directors, the Virginia Healthcare Advisory Board, and a member of the American College for Healthcare Executives as well as the Virginia Rural Health Association.

 

BATH COMMUNITY PHYSICIANS GROUP IMPLEMENTING NO-SHOW POLICY

 

August 30, 2016

Hot Springs, VA – Effective September 1, 2016, Bath Community Physicians Group will be implementing a No-Show policy.  This new policy will also include a $25.00 no-show fee for patients who don’t cancel their appointment within 24 hours of their appointment time.

“We are currently experiencing a high number of no-shows throughout the week.  These appointment times could be utilized by other patients who are seeking our services,” says Kari Lightner, Business Director for the clinic.  She continued, “Available appointments are in high demand and with this new policy it is our hope that we will be able to maximize our provider’s schedules and provide services to those requesting appointments.”

Bath Community Physicians Group requests that if you are able to make your appointment, please notify their offices at 540-839-7197 least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged at $25.00 no-show fee.   This fee is not covered by insurances and will be the patient’s responsibility before scheduling their next visit.

PRIMARY CARE RETURNING TO COVINGTON

August 4, 2016

(COVINGTON, VA) – Since 1998, the Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic provided primary health care for the uninsured. In 2013, their name changed to Riverside Health Center.  However, in December of 2015 the Riverside Health Center closed its doors.  After several meetings and negotiations, Bath Community Hospital has purchased Riverside Health Center building and plans to be offer primary care services to the area by fall of this year.

Charlotte Williamson, Chair for the Riverside Health Center said, “We thank the Alleghany Foundation and others who financially supported our mission and we thank our patients who entrusted us with their care.  We are pleased that primary health care will once again be provided by the Bath Community Hospital in the Riverside Health Center building.”

Kathy Landreth, CEO for Bath Community Hospital said, “We are excited about this opportunity to open a clinic in Covington.   Over the past several years, many primary care providers have left this area leaving patients with no choice but to travel to seek routine medical care or to go without the care they need.” She continued “Bath Community Hospital’s mission is at the heart of our business decisions and with the purchase of this clinic we will be able to provide quality health and wellness services to this area, expand our reach and meet the needs of this community.”

For 16 years the free clinic operated with volunteer doctors; Dr. Aubrey Hall, Chief of Staff, Dr. James Walker, Dr. Raymond Claterbaugh, Dr. Unity Powell, Dr. Beulah Roblete, Dr. Sarah McHenry and other community volunteers.   When Bath Community Hospital opens its clinic doors in October, it will be open 5 days a week and there will be two providers available to see patients.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AVAILABLE AT BATH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

June21, 2016

HOT SPRINGS, VA- Bath Community Hospital is excited to announce a new volunteer program that will offer individuals a variety of experiences from administrative work to assisting in various departments throughout the facility.

Pat Foutz, Executive Director of Clinical Support Services and Program Development, said it’s a win, win for the hospital and the community. “BCH volunteers will donate their time and talents to make a difference in our community while helping us enhance our patient’s experience.”

Volunteers will be screened just like hospital employees.  They will be required to attend a facility orientation, wear a name tag and vest while on duty and commitment to the hours they have agreed to work.  Qualified applicants can start immediately and applications will be accepted throughout the year.    For now, interested individuals must be 18 years of age to apply but the hospital plans to expand the program in the future to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.

An information session is scheduled for July 6th at 3:00pm.   Interested individuals are encouraged to attend to learn more about this opportunity and asked to bring a friend as well.  Light refreshments will be provided.    For more information, contact Pat Foutz at 540-839-7055 or at pat.foutz@bcchospital.org .

 

BATH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CELEBRATES NATIONAL HOSPITAL WEEK MAY 8th – 14th

May 5, 2016

 

HOT SPRINGS, VA – A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment to comforting the sick, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2016 National Hospital Week theme “Health Care from the Heart.”

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” said Kathy Landreth, Acting CEO for Bath Community Hospital.  “We’re extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities.”  The nation’s largest health care event, National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 when it was suggested by a magazine editor who hoped a community-wide celebration would alleviate public fears about hospitals. The celebration, launched in Chicago, succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country.

BCH will be honoring their staff with an employee family picnic in June which will include a delicious meal, employee services awards, a pool party and a chance fellowship with staff and their families.  BCH will also participate in a “profile image takeover” this week on Facebook in national coordination with the American Hospital Association by changing their profile icon to the blue “H” hospital sign. Those active on the social media site are encouraged to do the same to pay tribute to the hard work of medical professionals in their lives.

Each year, BCH sees over 3,000 patients in its emergency room and over 8,000 visits to the physician’s group.  They also provide pharmacy, outpatients and wellness services to thousands, as well as provide ongoing educational and training seminars for residents of Bath County and surrounding areas.  “Our hospital employees are the front-line contact for keeping all these wheels in motion and making these services readily available to everyone in the community.  National Hospital Week is a wonderful time to recognize all of these professionals for their dedication and for the important work that they do”,  said Landreth.

Learn more about National Hospital Week by visiting http://www.aha.org.

BATH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL APPOINTS NEW LEADERSHIP AND NEW DIRECTORS

 

April 25, 2016 

HOT SPRINGS, VA-   On Friday, Bath Community Hospital’s Board of Directors held its annual meeting.  A new slate of officers were nominated and approved.

Tim Pistell accepted the nomination as Chairman of the Board and assumed his new role on Friday.  Pistell is relatively new to the BCH board coming on in 2015 but brings along with him a vast amount of prior experience serving on other boards as well as the CFO of a Fortune 500 company before retiring back to Bath County to his property located in Millboro.

George Phillips accepted the nomination to continue to serve as Vice-Chair, a seat he also held in 2015.  Phillips has been on the board since 2012 and successfully Co-Chaired the Foundations “Bring It Home” Campaign with former board member Henley Carter, a campaign that successfully raised $4 million dollars in less than 6 months for the new facility set to open in late Spring.   Phillips also has an extensive amount of prior experience and knowledge that he brings to the boardroom from serving on various healthcare related boards.

Laurens Sartoris accepted the nomination as Secretary.  Sartoris also joined the BCH board in 2015 but is no stranger to healthcare in Virginia having served as President of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association for 27 years as well as a board member of numerous non-profit organization boards.

In addition, the Board of Directors appointed John Loeffler and Meade Snyder as new Directors.  Loeffler, along with his wife Kate, owns The Inn at Gristmill Square located in Warm Springs.  Loeffler’s knowledge & experience of tourism and hospitality industry will be a great asset to the board.  Meade Snyder, lawyer, and resident of Alleghany County, has over 17 years of legal experience and will be a strong representative for the citizens of the Alleghany Highlands.  Snyder is also spearheading the renovation of the Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge.

Kathy Landreth, CEO says  “I’m extremely excited to have this caliber of board members to work with to continue the great work here at Bath Community Hospital.  With many exciting things happening here including our Grand Opening and Centennial Celebration, a new Strategic Plan & Vision for the facility as well as expanding our services their oversight and expertise will help lead us into the future of healthcare.  As uncompensated Directors, we as a hospital appreciate their time and dedication they invest in these voluntary roles.” Landreth continued “I would also like to thank both Peter Faraone and Wiley Kling for their leadership and guidance as well as their many years of service to this community and wish them well in their future endeavors.”

Faraone is relocating from Bath County to South Carolina this summer and Kling plans to continue to serve as an advisory member to the board.