Name of Facility
Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital, with 206 licensed beds, is located three miles from Lynchburg General, and opened as a 54-bed hospital in 1924. Virginia Baptist is the site for Centra’s maternity and pediatric units, including the regional neonatal intensive care unit, skilled care/palliative inpatient hospice, rehabilitation services, adult and child/adolescent inpatient units, and ambulatory surgery. It is Centra’s home for the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Sleep Disorders Center, and Center for Pain Management, and the Heartburn Treatment Center of Virginia. Centra is actively planning to relocate the pediatric unit from VBH to the LGH campus. Maternity and neonatal services will remain at VBH. Also included on the VBH campus is a 36-bed long-term acute care hospital (LTACH). Opened in 2008, the LTACH is wholly owned by Centra, but incorporated and operated separately by a distinct board of directors per Medicare regulations. The hospital was built to care for those patients requiring an extended stay in an acute care setting. Major programs include ventilator/vent weaning, wound care, and post surgical complications. The LTACH has a dedicated team of internists, led by a pulmonologist, who provide all of the attending services to the facility. Virginia Baptist Hospital has received Press Ganey's prestigious Summit Award for inpatient care, healthcare's most coveted symbol of achievement in patient satisfaction. To earn the award, hospitals must sustain the highest level of patient satisfaction for three consecutive years. In the last five years, only 102 hospitals in the United States have earned this distinction.
Age of Facility
Founded in 1924
Tax Status (For Profit/Not for profit)
Not for profit
Number of Beds
316 - licensed beds
Academic Affiliations/Programs
Virginia Baptist Hospital earning Press Ganey’s prestigious Summit Award for attaining the highest patient satisfaction ranking for three consecutive years, placing the hospital’s scores in the top quartile in the nation.