Lewis-Gale Hospital Montgomery

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Lewis-Gale Hospital Montgomery
Hospital Corporation of America
Location Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.
Care system LewisGale Regional Health System
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university None
Emergency department III
Beds 146
Founded 1971
Website LewisGale Hospital Montgomery

Lewis-Gale Hospital Montgomery, formerly Montgomery Regional Hospital (MRH), is a hospital in the town of Blacksburg, in Montgomery County, Virginia. The hospital is a subsidiary of Hospital Corporation of America.


Lewis-Gale Hospital Montgomery, founded in 1971,[1] is certified as a level III trauma center.[2]

2006 shooting[edit]

On August 20, 2006, William Morva shot and killed Derrick McFarland, a security guard in the emergency department at Montgomery Regional Hospital. Morva had been in jail awaiting trial on an attempted robbery charge, but was taken to MRH after sustaining a sprained ankle and wrist while in jail. After using the restroom, he attacked the security guard and a Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy. Morva escaped the emergency department, but was captured the next day. While escaping capture, he shot and killed Montgomery County sheriff's Cpl. Eric Sutphin on the morning of August 21.

Virginia Tech massacre[edit]

MRH received several patients that were wounded in the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16, 2007.[3][4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ HCA Hospitals
  2. ^ The Use and Financing of Trauma Centers in Virginia
  3. ^ Hauser, Christine; O'Connor, Anahad (2007-04-16), "Virginia Tech Shooting Leaves 33 Dead", New York Times, retrieved 2007-04-17 
  4. ^ Rondeaux, Candace; Spinner, Jackie; Wilgoren, Debbi (2007-04-17), "Rampage Strains Area Hospitals", Washington Post, retrieved 2007-04-17 

Coordinates: 37°11′14.6″N 80°24′40.6″W / 37.187389°N 80.411278°W / 37.187389; -80.411278