Director's Message

  On behalf of the staff and administration at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital (PGH), I am pleased to welcome you to our website. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. This website has been designed to provide detailed information about our hospital and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

Our 123 bed facility has remained focused over the years on improving our patient’s health and quality of life as well as to caring for our staff in exceptional ways. This commitment means that we strive to bring up-to-date advances in geriatric psychiatry along with well-trained staff and patient-centered physicians.

PGH is located in rural Nottoway County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nottoway County is located in the south-central portion of Virginia. The county contains the towns of Burkeville, Crewe, and Blackstone. The estimated population in 2016 was 15,595. A temperate climate, Nottoway County has an annual average temperature of 57 degrees. It is situated south of the James River, thus making it a part of the Southside Virginia Region. It is within a reasonable distance to shopping and entertainment.

Though the bricks and mortar and technical equipment are essential resources for our organization, the heart and soul of PGH is its people. It is our, nurses, clinical and administrative staff, facility maintenance, food services, housekeeping, pharmacy, rehabilitation, allied health, and other care givers who every day blend compassion with skill and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of our patients.

I am confident in the quality of services we provide at PGH. I welcome you to Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, whether a patient, visitor, or potential team member.


Hilton L. McDaniel, MPA, LNHA


  All VCBR staff and visitors should use the 360 entrance from July 30th - October to access VCBR's parking lot. Please be advised that the turn from Route 360 onto campus will be closed to traffic in October. At that time, please use the alternative entrance from Route 460. There will be signs directing traffic from the 460 entrance for those who are not familiar with it. We strongly recommend not using Lewiston Plank Road (723) between Route 360 and 460. This intersection has a high number of accidents and we want staff, visitors, and family members to be safe.

    Alternative routes recommended are as follows:
  • From Richmond via Route 360: Make a left onto Route 49; Turn right onto Route 460; Turn Right onto campus.
  • From Route 460 heading east: Continue on Route 460 past Route 360 towards Crewe; Turn left onto campus.

We recognize that this is a disruption, but the target is parking lot completion within 80 days. Thank you for your patience.


  Our mission is to provide recovery based Mental Health Services to enable the elderly to thrive in the community.


  Piedmont will be recognized as a leader in the treatment of the mentally ill elderly, as a model facility, a teaching center, and a resource for other facilities. It will be seen as an indispensable component of the state system of community-based services, and as the most efficient provider of geropsychiatric services.

Leadership Philosophy

  All residents, employees and visitors deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and courtesy.

PGH Leadership Team

  • Hilton McDaniel, MPA, LNHA  -  Director
  • Brandie French, LNHA  -  Assistant Director
  • Steve Bowen  -  Facilities Manager
  • Ramesh Chaudry, MD  -  Campus Medical Director
  • Brinda Fowlkes, LCSW  -  Social Work Director
  • Scott Logue  -  Campus IT Director
  • Michelle Wingo  -  Campus HR Director
  • Mary Mock, RN  -  Compliance Director
  • Emma L. Lowry Psy.D.  -  Clinical Director
  • Regina Johnson, RN  -  Active Chief Nursing Executive
  • Lindsey Slaughter, Psy. D.  -  Psychology Director
  • Cindy Arthur  -  Campus Fiscal Director
  • Andrea Moran  -  Psychosocial Rehabilitation Director


  Our mission is to provide recovery based Mental Health Services to enable the elderly to thrive in the community.

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Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

PGH was awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

Created in 1951, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is a US based non-profit organization with a mission to maintain and elevate the standards of healthcare delivery through evaluation and accreditation of healthcare organizations.

To learn more click here to visit their website.