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New Centra Southside Medical Center Opens

The new Centra Southside Medical Center (CSMC) opened for patient care on Monday, August 31, 2015. The CSMC is home to multiple physicians and specialties. It is anticipated that the former Rose’s 50,000+ square foot building will serve thousands of patients in the first year. The Centra Southside Medical Center offers a full range of health care services including primary care, orthopedics, nephrology, psychiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory, speech therapy, and digital x-ray.

“This beautiful facility culminates months of planning with the goal of delivering exceptional care to our community,” CEO Tom Angelo said. “The Centra Southside


Centra Southside Community Hospital Welcomes Nephrologist, Atul Bali, MD

Dr. Atul Bali is the newest addition to the Centra Southside Community Hospital family. Dr. Bali will join Dr. Charles Brooks in the Centra Southside Nephrology practice, located on the hospital campus.

A nephrologist is a physician who specializes in kidney disease and hypertension. This type of medical doctor sees patients with acute and chronic disorders of the kidneys that may lead to kidney failure; this, in turn, interferes with the body's ability to eliminate wastes and excess fluid. A nephrologist can diagnose and treat such conditions with proper diet and


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


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


Congratulations to Bill Bass

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


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