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