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NCH History of Residency

Norton Community Hospital is a founding member of the Appalachian - Osteopathic Post Graduate Training Institute Consortium.  It is accredited by AOA. 

NCH Teaching faculty

Located in the southwestern portion of Virginia in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Norton Community Hospital sits within Wise County, an area blessed with scenic, recreational, and historical attractions.

NCH residency Applications

The Primary Care Residency Program is located on the Norton Community Hospital campus with access to some of the most advanced clinical and diagnostic equipment in the area. This program offers a traditional rotating internship as well as, Family Practice and Internal Medicine tracks.  NCH Residency Curriculum
DME, Internal Medicine Program Director & Director Ambulatory Care is Dr. Jody Bentley, D.O.

NCH Residency Benefits and Compensation

 Our AOA Accredited Training Facility

  • 129 Bed not-for-profit facility
  • Recent $3.3 million radiology renovation
  • $12 million renovation and expansion project
  • Over 80 physicians representing an array of specialties
  • Easy access to medical libraries including UVA, UK, VCM and Pikeville College
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Telemedicine technology available for distance learning
  • Outpatients visits - 81,905
  • Emergency Room visits - 20,722
  • Annual Inpatient Admissions - 5,066
  • Baby Deliveries

NCH Current Residents

For more information contact:

LaDonna Epling, RN
Norton Residency Program Coordinator
Norton Community Hospital
100 15th Street, NW
Norton, VA  24273
Phone: (276) 679-3488
Fax:     (276) 679-1500
pager: (276) 321-5700


 Advanced Clinical and Diagnostic Medical Technology 

  • Regional Rehab Center
  • Cardiopulmonary Medicine
  • Sleep Studies
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Lithotripsy
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Pediatric Care
  • Geriatric Care
  • Telemedicine
  • Education and Screening
  • Laboratory