Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Athletic Trainer

July 6, 2015

Martinsville, Va. (July 6, 2015) – Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County (MHMHC) today announced that Kyana Smith, LAT, ATC, has joined its staff as an athletic trainer for the new Center for Industrial Rehab and Sports Medicine, a division of Rehabilitation Services at the hospital. Smith will direct the new sports medicine program, which will partner with area schools to initiate injury prevention programs and to provide rehabilitation for sports-related injuries. Student-athletes from Henry County Public Schools will be traveling to MHMHC on Saturday, July 11 (Bassett High School) and Saturday, July 18 (Magna Vista High School) to be assessed for baseline concussion data as part of the Concussion Management Team initiative.  

“We are excited to welcome Kyana to our newly created Center for Industrial Rehab and Sports Medicine,” said Chip Miller, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Memorial Hospital. “Kyana has the perfect education and experience to lead our new program and strengthen our relationships with our local schools.”

A native of Cascade, Smith returns to the area from Bowie, Maryland, where she served as the head athletic trainer and student athletic training program director for North Point High School in Waldorf, Maryland. She also worked as a field sales representative for DJO Global, an orthopedics device company. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Averett University (Danville, VA) and obtained her Master’s Degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Athletic Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. 

“Having attended Tunstall High School, I am very familiar with the Martinsville and Henry County schools and the local community,” said Smith. “I am excited to return to this area, and do what I love by developing this new sports medicine program. 

About Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County 

Memorial Hospital has been at the heart of the Martinsville and Henry County Community and the surrounding area providing exceptional healthcare and services to the region with a full range of services including 24/7 Emergency Care, Inpatient/Outpatient Surgical Services, Advanced Cancer Treatment, Wound/Hyperbaric Care, Women and Children Services, Diagnostics, Cardiology, Rehabilitation, Sleep Disorder, and Pain Management. More than 120 physicians are on the medical staff. The hospital employs more than 850 people and has more than 100 volunteers. For more information, visit www.martinsvillehospital.com.