Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Marcus Stone as their new Executive Director. Stone succeeds Barbara Jackman, the founder of the Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness. On March 1, 2021, he will officially assume responsibilities from Jackman who will be retiring. The Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness operates two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.
“The Coalition Board of Directors welcomes our new Executive Director, Marcus Stone”, said James Hyler, President of the Coalition Board of Directors. “Marcus is an experienced leader and accomplished healthcare professional who is also a lifelong area resident. Marcus understands our local healthcare needs and challenges and this knowledge, combined with his leadership skills and abilities, will serve him well in directing the Coalition’s efforts to continue providing quality services to our patients in an ever-changing healthcare environment.”
Stone comes to the Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness from Sovah Health – Martinsville with nearly ten years of healthcare experience. At Sovah Health – Martinsville, he most recently served as Market Director of Education. Additionally, he served as Director of Emergency Services and Director of Nursing Strategic Operations and Education.
“I am thrilled to be joining such a great organization in the Martinsville-Henry County community,” Stone said. “And I am looking forward to partnering with the Board, staff and the community in providing comprehensive medical care that aligns with the needs of the patients that we are privileged to serve.”
In Stone’s new role, he will work closely with the Board of Directors and be responsible for the overall leadership, operational and financial performance, as well as coordinating the strategic direction of the organization. Stone holds a Master of Business degree from Liberty University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bridgewater College and his Associates degree in Nursing from Patrick Henry Community College. Stone is a native of Martinsville/Henry County. He is also a member of the Bassett Rescue Squad and serves on their Board of Directors. Additionally, Stone also serves on the Board of Directors for Henry County Public Service Authority and United Way of Martinsville and Henry County.
About Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness
The Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness began operations in 2005 and is committed to providing medical and primary health services at its Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health, and through a variety of other programs, to promote health, reduce health risk factors and to increase access to medical services, primarily for the uninsured and underserved in the Martinsville-Henry County area. The Coalition is welcoming new patients and invites you to schedule an appointment so that we may provide you affordable healthcare. All insurances are welcome and a sliding fee scale based on household income is available. For more information, please visit www.healthycommunitymhc.org.