Just after the turn of the 20th century, Drs. Lewis and Gale opened the doors in nearby Roanoke on a technologically advanced, modern hospital—exceptional for its launch in 1909—complete with running water and central heating.
Continuing a Tradition of Unsurpassed Care
Through the years, we’ve continued the Lewis and Gale tradition of partnering with exceptional medical professionals and employing the latest medical technology to deliver unsurpassed levels of patient care and optimum results.
Expanding to Provide Comprehensive Medical Services
In 1972, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) purchased Lewis and Gale’s hospital and built a 37-bed facility. During the intervening years, LewisGale Medical Center grew rapidly. With the 1996 addition of the Roanoke Valley Psychiatric Center—now known as LewisGale Behavioral Health Services—our facility is currently licensed for 506 beds and serves as a regional referral center for comprehensive medical services.
Forming New Partnerships
When HCA acquired the former LewisGale Clinic located next to the hospital, a new organization—LewisGale Physicians—was formed., Today, the medical center, LewisGale Physicians and hundreds of independent physicians work together to extend many advantages for patient care and treatment while providing the high level of healthcare our communities expect and deserve.
Delivering Compassionate Care
In addition to offering a variety of specialty services and an exceptional level of skill by our physicians, nurses and other staff members, the LewisGale healthcare family has long been best known for compassion, dedication and friendliness. We’re committed to excellence and believe that top-quality healthcare is best delivered through team effort in a safe, professional and service-oriented environment.
Meeting Patient Needs
As one of the largest medical centers in Virginia, LewisGale Medical Center offers a broad spectrum of healthcare services to meet the ever-changing needs of our patients, their families and all residents of the region.