LewisGale Physicians
February 22, 2023

Ribbon cutting ceremony in expadned operating room.

Blacksburg, VA – Officials with LewisGale Hospital Montgomery are celebrating the completion of the first phase of a $16 million expansion of the hospital’s surgery department.

Construction started in February 2022 to add an additional 7,500-square-foot to its existing surgery department including two operating rooms, a 15-bed post-anesthesia care unit, and storage.

“For surgeons and the medical staff, these enhancements provide the most advanced clinical technology available and the infrastructure to support growing demand for higher-acuity surgeries in Montgomery County,” said Jason Fowlkes, MD, chief of surgery. “With this expansion we now have increased capacity to serve the community for generations to come.”

The surgical improvement and expansion project brings the hospital’s total capital investment since 2019 to nearly $35 million, including a renovated state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization, women's health service line enhancements and improvements, advanced medical equipment, new patient safety and quality projects.

Beds in new operating room.

“Our community is growing and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery is dedicated to ensuring our facility meets those growing needs for our patients,” said Lauren Dudley, chief executive officer of the hospital. “Our commitment is to continue providing the highest quality of care and we look forward to serving our residents and visitors for years to come.”

The project also includes renovating 4,800 square feet of the existing surgery department which will be completed this summer.