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Centra Southside Community Hospital Welcomes Maria Luisa Ganan Almond, MD, MPH

MD, to the Piedmont Psychiatric Center.  Her new office will be open at the Farmville campus three days a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays) beginning mid-February. Dr. Almond began her education at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, earning the award of Phi Beta Kappa. Her medical education was completed at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Almond went on to complete a Masters of Public Health at University of North Carolina School of Public Health. Her residencies at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina were with the Department of Psychiatry


Angelo Named CEO of Centra Southside Community Hospital

Thomas Angelo was recently named vice president and Chief Executive Officer of Centra Southside Community Hospital by the Centra Southside Board of Directors.  Angelo’s previous position held with the hospital was that of the Chief Operating Officer. He replaces William L. Bass, Jr. who was promoted to Centra Vice President of Community Hospitals and Regional Centers.

“Mr. Angelo brings to our organization over 20 years of clinical and management experience. We are pleased to have a familiar and talented leader transition into this role,” said Stephen Keith, Ed.D., Chairman


10th annual winter coat and blanket drive

Special Event

DATE: Saturday, December 6

TIME: Coat distribution begins at 8 a.m.

LOCATION: FACES Food Pantry314 N. South StreetFarmville, VA

Share the warmth! About the event:

Many of our neighbors, especially during these tough economic times, are forced to make a choice between buying a winter coat and putting food on the table. Their only holiday wish may be a warm coat for their children, parents or themselves.

Please help your neighbors stay warm this winter by donating new or gently used clean coats, snow pants, mittens/gloves, hats and blankets to our coat and blanket drive. Feel free to hang mittens, scarves, gloves and hats on the holiday mitten tree


Congratulations to Bill Bass

Congratulations to Bill Bass on the birth of his grandson, William Avery Verra!


Centra Southside Community Hospital is Proud to Welcome Nikita Mishra, MD, PhD

Dr. Nikita Mishra is the newest addition to the Centra Southside Community Hospital family. Dr. Mishra, OB/Gyn will join Dr. Lucas and Dr. Moustafa in the Centra Southside Women’s Specialists clinic, located on the hospital campus.

Dr. Nikita Mishra graduated with a medical degree from B. J Medical College in Pune, India. She also has a PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University in Physiology and Biophysics. Her internship was completed at the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Before coming to Centra Southside, she was


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