Blood Donation: How You Can Aid in the COVID-19 Fight and Make Your Community Healthier

October 26, 2020

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – but only about 10 percent of those who are eligible to give actually make a blood donation each year. Donated blood is a necessary part of helping patients cope with a wide variety of conditions, including burns, trauma, heart surgery, cancer, organ transplants and more. A one-time blood donation can save the lives of up to three people.

Celebrating Safely: How to keep you, your family and your community healthy this holiday season

October 26, 2020

The final two months of the year are traditionally filled with a number of opportunities to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers. Of course, 2020 has been anything but a traditional year, thanks in no small part to the ongoing pandemic. As we continue to fight COVID-19 and work to slow the spread in our community, it’s a good idea to take a moment and rethink how we celebrate during the upcoming holiday season.

Practicing Safe Medication Habits Helps Make Homes and Communities Healthier

October 21, 2020

Most of us have taken medicine to help heal from illness or injury at some point in our lives. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. Medications are a frequently important part of the healing process and can be essential in managing ongoing conditions.

An Hour That Could Impact a Lifetime

October 1, 2020

Our daily schedules can be tough to juggle. Especially when there is that “one more thing” to try and fit in. Especially now, when we have a new set of COVID-19-related challenges to navigate, like video work calls, shifting school schedules and more. But if you’re a woman age 40 or older, there’s one extra thing you should make time for – an annual mammogram. It’s one hour, once a year that could save your life.

Don’t Take a Chance with Your Health – Get Vaccinated for Flu Season

September 10, 2020

It is hard to believe that in the coming weeks, the temperature will begin its downward trend, and the fall season will already be upon us. This also means that flu season is just around the corner – a period which usually peaks between December and February but can last as late as May.

Raleigh General Hospital Publishes Annual Community Benefit Report

August 11, 2020

Beckley, W.Va. – (Aug. 11 2020) – Raleigh General Hospital today published its annual community benefit report for the 2019 calendar year. The annual report showcases the broad scope of the hospital’s contributions to the Beckley community and illustrates the many ways the organization invests in the region’s physical and economic health.

Raleigh General Hospital Reimplements Zero Visitor Protocol

July 21, 2020

Beckley, W.Va. – July 21, 2020 – For the safety of its patients, staff and providers, Raleigh General Hospital announced today that it is re-implementing certain visitor restrictions in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the community.

Raleigh General Hospital Urges Community Members to Wear Masks

July 15, 2020

(Beckley, W.Va. – July 15, 2020) – Raleigh General Hospital is urging community members to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing is not easily achieved in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Safe for the Summer: Tips to Help You Stay Protected and Healthy While Enjoying the Season

June 29, 2020

With summer officially here, chances are you’re hoping to take advantage of the season’s many opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. And while it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still here and we should be doing everything we can to stop the spread of this virus, taking a break to get outside, soak up some vitamin D and enjoy a little fun in the sun can do a world of good for your physical and mental health.

Know where to go to get the care you need

June 1, 2020

Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing – especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices. As we move forward, life – and healthcare – will look different, but Raleigh General Hospital’s commitment to providing a broad range of healthcare services won’t change.


May 22, 2020

Beckley, W.Va. (5/22/2020) – Raleigh General Hospital announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its facilities.

Taking Care of Your Child’s Health and Wellness during COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Like many aspects of daily life, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we think about and access healthcare these days. For families, that includes pediatric care for children. We asked Deborah Vaughn, Chief Nursing Officer at Raleigh General Hospital, to talk about the importance of continuing to seek proper care for your child and answer some frequently asked questions regarding children’s health during this time.

Raleigh General Hospital Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes

May 11, 2020

Beckley, W.Va. – May 11, 2020 – Raleigh General Hospital is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15. Each May, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need, and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and healthcare organizations make in the communities they serve.

Raleigh General Hospital Marks National Nurses Month, Celebrates the Year of the Nurse

May 4, 2020

Raleigh General Hospital is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community. National Nurses Week – observed annually May 6-12 – honors the men and women around the country who have dedicated their lives to caring for those who are at their most vulnerable and in need.

Raleigh General Hospital to Resume Elective and Non-Urgent

April 30, 2020

Beckley, W.Va. (4/30/20) – Raleigh General Hospital announced today that it is taking the appropriate steps to safely resume some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that were previously rescheduled out of an abundance of caution amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Minutes Matter: Don’t Put Your Heart Health On Hold During COVID-19

April 23, 2020

When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. While the world continues to focus on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is still the leading cause of death in the United States – and as such – it’s important to seek care in an emergency.

Thank a Healthcare Hero

April 3, 2020

As we continue to fight COVID-19, it has been so encouraging to see the outpouring of support from Beckley and surrounding areas for Raleigh General Hospital.

Supporting Efforts to Keep Our Community Healthy

March 25, 2020

Our community – along with communities around the world – is navigating unprecedented challenges as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread. The cycle of our lives and neighborhoods has been altered, and we are all working to accommodate an ever-changing new normal. Fear and uncertainty complicate our collective abilities to do this.

Raleigh General Hospital Suspends Visitation

March 20, 2020

Beckley, W.Va. (Mar. 20, 2020) – Raleigh General Hospital (RGH) continues to work closely with the Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) and is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond should anyone in the community contract or be exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). With the health and safety of our patients, families, employees and community in mind, effective March 22, 2020, Raleigh General Hospital will temporarily suspended all visitation to our facility.

COVID-19: What Raleigh General Hospital is Doing and What You Can Do

March 17, 2020

It probably feels as if coronavirus – or as it is officially known, COVID-19 – is all anyone is talking about these days. As COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses like the seasonal flu continue to spread across the U.S., you also may feel a certain level of concern over how this disease could affect you or your loved ones, or if your local healthcare provider is prepared to respond to any local cases that may arise.

Statement: Novel Coronavirus (COVID–19)

March 11, 2020

Raleigh General Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors

Eat Right, Bite by Bite: How to make good nutrition work for you

March 6, 2020

Eating healthy helps us get and stay healthy. And there’s no better time to adopt useful strategies for making good nutrition an essential part of your health journey than National Nutrition Month.® This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite” – a great reminder that eating healthy and responsibly doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. Small steps toward changing your food habits can add up to a big, positive impact on your health. Here are four steps to get you started.

In the Mix: Why it might be time to add routine colonoscopies to your health journey

March 3, 2020

It’s a scene many of us can recall. You arrive home from school, rush to your bedroom and tune your boombox to your favorite radio station. You pop in a blank cassette tape, or one you’ve recorded over so many times before, to capture the songs you love – or the songs you hope someone else will love, too. If that scene of adding favorite songs to your mixtape conjures up fond memories from days gone by, it might be time to add a routine colonoscopy to your health mixtape.

It’s Heart Month! Give your heart the attention it deserves to stay healthy all year long

February 12, 2020

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, hearts seem to be everywhere you look this time of year. That’s why it is especially fitting that February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of heart disease and how we can help prevent it. It’s also the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves to take good care of our hearts year-round.

Healthy Sleep

December 23, 2019

Sleep, Glorious Sleep: Resolving to Get the Rest You Need This Year

Lower Your Cholesterol, Lower Your Risk

August 22, 2019

“Cholesterol” is probably one of the most common words you hear when it comes to heart disease, what and what not to eat, and general health and well-being.

Cookout Caution: Keeping Food Safety in Focus This Summer

June 27, 2019

Summer offers plentiful opportunities to gather outdoors with family and friends. Whether it’s the Fourth of July, Labor Day, an afternoon on the lake or one last hurrah before school days beckon again, al fresco celebrations are the order of the day when the sun is out and the temps are warm.

Making Communities Healthier Takes 24/7/365 Teamwork

May 1, 2019

At Raleigh General Hospital, we know that it takes around-the-clock efforts and dedicated teamwork to provide the highest quality care for our neighbors and achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier®

Raleigh General Recognized for Wound Center Excellence

April 8, 2019

Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services, recently presented the hospital's center with the President's Circle award in recognition of being a "Center of Distinction" with outstanding performance.

Tis the Season to Be Healthy

December 6, 2018

Stay the course this holiday season with these handy tips to help you indulge the healthy way through the holidays.

Raleigh General Patients Fulfill Their Civic Duty

November 13, 2018

Previously at Raleigh General Hospital, nursing staff instructed patients if they wanted to vote, they could call their county clerk’s office and arrange for an emergency absentee ballot. But this year, in effort to simplify the process for patients, Raleigh General made all the arrangements.

Lung Cancer - It's not just a Smoker's Disease

October 31, 2018

As many as 20 percent of lung cancer fatalities can be attributed to those who have never smoked or used any form of tobacco, according to an article published by the American Cancer Society.

Midwives Recognized at RGH

October 24, 2018

The night shift nurses at RGH on Labor and Delivery, crafted a mural, featuring a wall-length, hand-painted tree with seven framed photos, along with the words, "Love Delivered Daily".

Protecting Yourself and Our Community from the Flu

October 11, 2018

At Raleigh General Hospital, our mission is Making Communities Healthier. One way we do this is by making sure our neighbors have the information they need to stay healthy and fight preventable diseases, like the flu

Cyber Security is a Team Sport

September 27, 2018

Need to pay a bill? Just click. Want to purchase a new appliance? Click. Send a party invite to a group? Click. The forward march of online technology continues to make our lives easier and free up more time for other activities. But with increased convenience comes increased risk of identity theft and an online attack on your finances and other confidential information.

Local golf tournament scores $6000 for Alzheimer's Association

August 27, 2018

A group gathers Friday at Raleigh General Hospital to present $6,000 from the Mountain State Golf Classic to the Alzheimer's Association.Pictured, from left, are Mike Mays, mortgage lender at Chase Bank; Ryan Neal, co-owner of Beef Jerky Outlet and golf tournament director; Debbie Peyton, Director of Volunteers at Raleigh General; Cheryl Mitchem, director of business development at Raleigh General; Nicole Nesmith, walk coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association; and Matt Roberts, CEO of Raleigh General.

Raleigh General physicians volunteering time to help NAS babies

December 5, 2017

Tammy Abel, Executive Director of Women's and Children's Services, and Dr. Elizabeth Thompson Nelson, hospitalist, in the nursery at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. They are heading up a cuddling program for babies born drug-exposed or drug-addicted.

RGH Triplets

May 28, 2012

Still together, triplets prepare for college move

RGH Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

December 27, 2011

Raleigh General Hospital is pleased to welcome Ronald L. Rezjer, MD to our Administrative Team as the hospital's new Chief Medical Officer.

RGH Now Offers da Vinci Hysterectomy

December 12, 2011

Finally, there is a minimally invasive option for treating gynecologic conditions designed to overcome the limitations of traditional surgery - da Vinci Surgery.