Piedmont Geriatric Hospital

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Director’s Message

“On behalf of the staff and administration at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital (PGH), I am pleased to welcome you to our website, which has been designed to provide you with detailed information about our facility. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.

PGH is a 123-bed psychiatric facility that serves individuals over the age of 65. We are operated by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and have been awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. We are dedicated to providing outstanding treatment and improving our patient’s health and quality of life. This commitment means that we strive to be a leader in geriatric psychiatry and to ensure our team is comprised of well-trained staff and patient-centered physicians.

PGH is located in rural Nottoway County, Virginia. Nottoway County contains the towns of Burkeville, Crewe, and Blackstone. The estimated population in 2016 was 15,595. Nottoway County is situated south of the James River, thus making it a part of the Southside Virginia Region. We are located within a reasonable distance to shopping and entertainment in the metro Richmond area, the Town of Farmville, and the City of Lynchburg.

While the bricks and mortar and technical equipment are essential resources for our organization, the heart and soul of PGH is its people. It is our nursing, clinical, administrative, facility maintenance, food services, housekeeping, pharmacy, rehabilitation, allied health, and other caregiving staff who work tirelessly to ensure that our patient’s needs are met. I am incredibly proud of our work and confident in the quality of services we provide at PGH.

Welcome to Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, whether as a patient, visitor, or potential team member.”


Emma L. Lowry, Psy.D. Facility Director/CEO

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