Southside Region and AHEC

Discover Virginia’s Southside Region and AHEC

South of Richmond

South of Richmond - The cities of Emporia, Hopewell and Petersburg and surrounding areas

The cities of Emporia, Hopewell and Petersburg and surrounding areas


Health Care Workforce in the Southside Region

The Southside Region, including the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Prince Edward, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex, and the cities of Emporia, Hopewell, and Petersburg, is home to hospitals, health systems, Community Health Centers (CHC), community colleges and universities that offer health professions career studies, internships, training and job opportunities.

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
820 Bruce Street
South Boston, VA 24592
Website: Svhec.org/health careers
Phone: (434)572-5568

Ann Switzer, MSN, RN - Director

Ann Switzer, MSN, RN

Ann Switzer, MSN, RN, is Associate Director of the Center of Nursing Excellence (CNE) at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) in South Boston, VA.  She oversees and manages operations of a state-of-the-art nursing and health care learning resource center with classroom, skills training, and high-fidelity health care simulation facilities and support services. She is responsible for developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with higher education partners to support health care provider education at all levels, from nurse aide through advanced nursing degrees, as well as continuing education for practicing health care professionals. Ms. Switzer manages the CNE staff including adjunct faculty, while dually serving as SVHEC AHEC Director.

Ann’s background includes a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia,  in addition to her nursing degree from Southern College of Seventh Day Adventists, and the Master of Science in Nursing, with a focus on Nursing Education, from Liberty University. Ms. Switzer currently serves as a board member of the Virginia State Simulation Alliance. She is also a member of the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association ANA), and served on  the VNA Continuing Education Committee as a reviewer of American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) credit hour applications from 2012 - 2015. She is also active in the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation; the National and Virginia Leagues for Nursing; the Averett University Department of Nurse Education Advisory Council; the Southside Virginia Community College Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse Advisory Councils; and the Virginia Community Health Worker (CHW) Advisory Group.

annswitzer@svhec.org

Live, Work and Play in the Southside Region

Visit the Discover Halifax Virginia & South Boston website for exciting places to visit in Halifax County; go camping, fishing, boating and hiking at Occoneechee State Park; take a tour of the historic Staunton River Battlefield State Park bordering Charlotte and Halifax counties; or visit the South Boston Speedway to watch NASCAR drivers train and race around a short track.


Counties and Cities in the Southside Region

The Southside region includes the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Prince Edward, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex, and the cities of Emporia, Hopewell, and Petersburg.


District Health Organizations and Hospitals

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital
Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center
VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital
Crater Health District 
Piedmont Health District
Southside Health District
Centra Southside Community Hospital
Poplar Springs Hospital
John Randolph Medical Center 
Southside Regional Medical Center

Community Health Centers (CHC)

Amelia Health Care Center
8920 Otterburn Road
Amelia Court House
Amelia, VA 23002
Phone: (804) 561-5150

Charlotte Primary Care
165 Legrande Avenue
Charlotte Court House
Charlotte, VA 23923
Phone: (434) 542-5560

Health Center for Women and Families
833 Buffalo Street
Suite 200
Farmville, VA 23901
Phone: (434) 392-8177

Hopewell-Prince George Community Health Center
4260 Crossings Boulevard
Suite 2
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: (804) 452-5800

Ivor Medical Center
8575 Ivor Road
Ivor, VA 23866
Phone: (757) 859-6161

Ken Care
119 7th Avenue
Kenbridge, VA 23944
Phone: (434) 676-9355

Mannboro Medical Center
8631 Namozine Road
Amelia Court House
Amelia, VA 23002
Phone: (804) 567-4333

PATHS Medical Center
380 Washington Street
Boydton, VA 23917
Phone: (434) 738-6420

PATHS Medical Center
1627 Seymour Drive
South Boston, VA 24592
Phone: (434) 575-1336

Petersburg Health Care Alliance
541 S. Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: (804) 957-9601

Southern Dominion Family Dentistry
1685 K-V Road
Victoria, VA 23974
Phone: (434) 696-4180

Southern Dominion Health System Counseling & Behavioral Services
1685 K-V Road
Victoria, VA 23974
Phone: (434) 696-2319

Southern Dominion Health System

1508 KV Road, PO Box 70
Victoria, VA 23974
Phone: (434) 696-2165

Southside Community Health Center
8380 Boydton Plank Road
Alberta, VA 23821
Phone: (804) 949-7211

Stony Creek Community Health Center
12454 Hartley Street
Stony Creek, VA 23882
Phone: (434) 246-6100

Waverly Medical Center
344 W. Main Street
Waverly, VA 23890
Phone: (804) 834-8871

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