About Franklin Memorial Hospital

From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave our campus, your care and welfare are our greatest concern.

We believe our team will serve and provide you with the most up-to-date treatment available, in an environment that is friendly and caring.

And as a part of Carilion Clinic, we live our mission every day - to improve the health of the communities we serve. In fact, we’ve been doing just that for more than 50 years. Since we opened our doors in May 1952, we have steadily provided new services and technology to meet the healthcare needs of families in Franklin County and the surrounding communities.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to ask any member of our team. We thank you for the privilege to serve you, and welcome to Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Since 1952, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital has provided Franklin County residents with quality healthcare close to home, in a family-friendly atmosphere. From Boone's Mill and Wirtz to Hardy and Smith Mountain Lake, our neighbors rely on our comprehensive services for care when they need it, and they do so with good reason.

Upgraded in 2006, our 37-bed hospital features an expanded emergency room, a new three-story medical office building, and an outpatient surgical suite. We’ve enhanced the physical rehab department, and expanded the specialty clinic area. And while we enjoy the ability to provide state-of-the-art technology services such as MRI, CT scans, and 3-D ultrasound diagnostics, we remain a community-owned not-for-profit facility governed by a local board.

So wherever you call home in Franklin County, welcome to premier local care.

Welcome to Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Board of Directors

  • Ronald C. Evans, President
  • Victoria L. Gardner, Vice President
  • William D. Jacobsen, Secretary/Treasurer, Hospital Vice President
  • Chris R. Aylesworth, Ph.D.
  • Christine Barrett, M.D., Chief of Medical Staff (Ex officio Director)
  • Mark Church
  • Florella H. Johnson
  • William R. "Billy" Kingery
  • Dave A. Peters
  • Jeffrey Powell
  • Anil Suwal, M.D.

Quality of Care

During your hospital stay, you may be seen by a hospitalist. (Surgery, OB/GYN and podiatric patients may not see a hospitalist). When you are discharged, you will return to the care of your primary care physician.

Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in caring for patients in the hospital. They do not have an outpatient medical practice. Most hospitalists are general internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians or pediatricians. Some, however, are trained as specialists in pulmonary/critical care medicine, cardiology or other subspecialties.

Hospitalists provide a smooth recovery process by following up with your treatment plan, which is based on daily progress and test results. Our hospitalists are also familiar with every specialist and department in the hospital, which enables them to consult with other professionals who participate in your care. Consultations with others are necessary in some cases, and our hospitalists will arrange for these, too. Please be sure to notify your hospitalist if you are under the care of other doctors, so they can be informed of your hospital stay as well.