Hospitals and Health Care

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Whether sick with the flu, in need of an operation or a place to reside during the golden years, Harrisonburg-Rockingham County is home to an exceptional hospital, health centers and numerous assisted and independent living facilities.

Sentara RMH Medical Center

Opening its doors in 1912 as Rockingham Memorial Hospital, this well-established institution has now partnered with Sentara Healthcare to bring this area Sentara RMH Medical Center with a plethora of health care needs for the community.

Medical services include behavioral health, emergency, maternity, orthopedics, surgery, women’s health, heart and vascular, neuroscience, digestive health, imaging, joint replacement, palliative care, respiratory and pulmonary, cancer and therapy.

The medical center’s emergency department treats approximately 200 patients a day and nearly 75,000 a year. Some patients are treated in the main emergency department while those with minor injuries and illnesses can receive treatment in the fast track area.

Sentara RMH Medical Center is continually bestowed numerous accolades for its excellence in patient care and professionalism. The hospital has received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the U.S. News and World Report ranks the medical center as among the top in the state for gastroenterology, GI surgery, geriatrics and pulmonology.

Harrisonburg Community Health Center

Providing affordable care to Harrisonburg-Rockingham, the Harrisonburg Community Health Center has multiple locations to conveniently serve residents.

The center boasts an array of medical services for children and adults, including family medicine, behavioral health, care management, dental, women’s health and prenatal care.

Most major health care insurance programs are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. The center offers medical care to uninsured and under insured qualified individuals and families through a sliding fee discount program. The center also participates in a prescription discount program too.

Bellaire at Stone Port

Bellaire at Stone Port, Harrisonburg’s newest assisted living and memory care community that makes living here feel like home with the addition of beautiful amenities. Discover new interests, activities and friendships in the thoughtfully designed and compassionately maintained senior living apartment community.

Residents will feel right at home while enjoying a lifestyle that includes a variety of services to make retirement life fulfilling. Bellaire at Stone Port offers senior assisted living and memory care in Harrisonburg, allowing residents to enjoy independent living with the security of 24-hour personalized assistance, including licensed nurses and resident rooms featuring electronic entry locks.

The community is convenient to Interstate 81 in Harrisonburg, just off Port Republic Road and Stone Spring Road, directly across from Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Bridgewater Retirement Community

Nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Bridgewater Retirement Community offers independent living, assisted living, health and wellness options, as well as memory support for its residents. Short-term rehab and respite care are also available.

The nearly 60-acre campus, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, boasts numerous floor plans and amenities.

Bridgewater Retirement Community’s newest independent living option is The Grove. This three-story building will offer 34 apartments, featuring one- and two-bedroom units with balconies and garage parking.

The Legacy at North Augusta

As one of the most exemplary senior living communities in the Shenandoah Valley, the Legacy at North Augusta ensures that residents get the personalized care they deserve.

Here, residents enjoy their independence with the convenience of assistance. The community’s floor plans consists of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment units. Along with a great place to reside, amenities cannot be beat. These perks include a bistro cafe, a fitness center, a game room, a putting green, a library, a salon/barber shop, an art and activities room, laundry facilities and 24/7 emergency and security system.

Park View Village

Park View Village creates a community that fosters interdependence in a multigenerational atmosphere. This model connects members living in Harrisonburg to others so they can support each other, enable people to remain in their homes for as long as possible and garner long-lasting relationships with neighbors.

The Park View community can also participate in local events around the region, such as movies and potlucks.

Sunnyside Communities

Sunnyside Communities has three locations in Virginia, including the beautiful 150-acre Harrisonburg campus. This engaged senior living community allows residents to lead a rewarding lifestyle, make new friends or just sit back and enjoy the area’s natural beauty.

Sunnyside offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, therapy and memory support services to the community.

In addition, Sunnyside boasts cottages, villas and apartments from which to choose. Amenities are in abundance too, including health and wellness activities, day and overnight trips, campus events, continuing education programs and religious/spiritual offerings.


VMRC offers opportunities for all ages to enjoy its campus. Visitors are welcome to gather in their Main Street café for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu includes seasonal produce from VMRC’s local farm – The Farm at Willow Run – which provides nearly 70 percent of the produce used. Farm fresh produce also may be purchased in season in the café.

The VMRC Wellness Center offers the 50 and older crowd their own place to work out. The highly trained and friendly staff makes it easy to create an appropriate exercise prescription based on your personal goals. Classes offered include yoga, tai chi, zumba and even mountain top yoga in addition to aquatics classes for every level. The aquatics center includes a spa and warm water 25-meter pool.

VMRC is a strong supporter of the arts scene in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Their Park Gables Gallery is a participating venue in First Fridays Downtown – an initiative of the Arts Council of the Valley. The Park Gables Gallery hosts rotating exhibits throughout the year featuring artistic works of local, regional and national artists. Fast becoming a destination hub, VMRC’s national Juried Art Show brings thousands of visitors to the campus every June.

“We’ve created an atmosphere which makes people of all ages enjoy coming to our campus,” said Maureen Pearson, VMRC’s director of Public Relations and Outreach. “While retirees appreciate the variety of our apartment living, younger audiences are drawn to the many cultural and educational opportunities we host on campus.”