Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, Sleep Services Grow In Lebanon With Opening Of New, Larger Office

Wellmont Health System has enhanced the care it delivers patients in Russell County with a relocated facility for heart and sleep services.

The Wellmont CVA Heart Institute and Wellmont Sleep Evaluation Center have moved to 619 W. Main St., Lebanon. The new facility has enabled the sleep evaluation center to double the number of beds from two to four and provided room for the heart institute to add services in the future.

The new location is easier for patients to find, with the facility now facing Main Street. Plus, patients no longer need an elevator to reach the office because the new building is one level.

“We’re grateful to have a much larger and more comfortable facility to see our patients,” said Dr. Eduardo Fernandez, a board-certified cardiologist who has provided patient consults for the heart institute in Russell County since May.

“When the heart institute office opened here in May, we saw an opportunity to grow to meet the needs of the community. This new facility will provide us ample space to serve patients with high-quality heart care.”

Dr. Robert Rosser, a board-certified pulmonologist and sleep medicine physician with Wellmont Medical Associates, who sees patients at the facility, said it will serve a critical need for the community.

“Medical providers and society have become even more aware of health issues associated with insufficient sleep,” Dr. Rosser said. “Many of these are extremely serious, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and depression, so it is important for people to seek care if they are having trouble sleeping.

“Having an expanded sleep evaluation center is a key component of helping residents of Russell County and nearby community receive the care they need.”

Wellmont has had a productive relationship with the residents of Russell County and has worked closely with the school system to provide superior care with compassion. A year ago, Wellmont donated assisted Lebanon High School with the purchase of concussion-resistant helmets. Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Centers has also provided valuable education to middle school students.

And now, the health system is bolstering the care it delivers with expanded facilities that will improve residents’ quality of life. Residents also have access to additional Wellmont facilities nearby in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

“We appreciate the trust many Russell County residents and community leaders have placed in Wellmont,” said David Brash, senior vice president of business development and rural strategy, who lives in Lebanon. “Wellmont is focused on creating a culture of wellness in our region, and we welcome this opportunity to help our patients here by expanding our high-quality services in this community.”

To schedule an appointment, please call 276-415-9770 for the heart institute and 276-415-9160 for the sleep evaluation center. More information is available at www.wellmont.org.