Danville Regional Medical Center
Population: 42,996 :: Service Area: 125,000
Located in south-central Virginia on the North Carolina border, the city of Danville is a welcoming community with access to a wide variety of cultural events and recreational opportunities.
Licensed for 250 beds, Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is the most comprehensive source of healthcare in the Dan River Region of Virginia and North Carolina. For more than 120 years, this hospital has been part of the community and has an active medical staff of approximately 165 members and employs over 1,300 associates. The hospital provides over 25 medical specialties and 14 surgical services to the community. Danville Regional has the largest, leading-edge surgical capacity with advanced capabilities (including 13 state-of-the art surgical suites), open-heart surgeries and other complicated procedures in the area, including those usually found only at large teaching hospitals.
There’s plenty to do and see in Danville. Millionaires Row along Main St. features beautiful Victorian homes. The newly renovated North Theater provides a venue for theatre, arts and music. Carrington Pavilion hosts top concerts. The “Festival in the Park,” held at Ballou Park in early May, features free live entertainment, craftsmen and artists, and the River City Chili Challenge. The Danville Science Center features hands-on exhibits and special programs. VIRginia International Raceway hosts amateur and professional automobile and motorcycle events, driving schools, club days and private test rentals. There’s also the Danville Braves, the Rookie League team of the Atlanta Braves. Also, during butterfly season (April to October), don’t miss the beauty of the Butterfly Station and Garden, one of only a few butterfly greenhouses in Virginia. Education is an important part of community life. Averett University offers 35 undergraduate degrees and three master’s degrees. Danville Community College offers many educational options, including an affiliation with Old Dominion University.
Outdoor activities can be enjoyed all year thanks to Danville’s mild, four-season climate. The Dan River, which runs through the city, is a beautiful natural resource for fishing and also offers many other recreation activities. Danville’s River Walk Trail boarders parts of the river where you can enjoy many miles of paved paths whether you are a walker, runner, biker or skater. From this path, you can see scenic views of the Dan River, connect to woodland trails as well as other facilities. Bordering the river is Dan Daniel Memorial Park, 170 acres of wetlands and woodlands. There are many lakes within easy driving distance for camping, fishing and boating, including Smith Mountain Lake, VA; Hyco Lake, NC and Buggs Island Lake in Clarksville, VA. The beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is less than an hour away, and the beaches of North and South Carolina are within a four-hour drive.