Dean’s Welcome

Lou Fincher Welcome to the Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences! Launched in 2014, the School of Health Sciences is committed to providing quality educational experiences for our students, while also making a meaningful difference in the communities we serve.  

Thanks to the generosity of Smyth County, the Town of Marion, and the Mountain States Health Alliance, the E&H School of Health Sciences is located on the former campus of the Smyth County Community Hospital. Multiple renovation projects have enabled us to re-purpose the historic hospital campus to provide state-of-the-art facilities for interprofessional healthcare education, research, and patient care.  

All of our academic programs include a focus on collaborative, interprofessional education (IPE) and a commitment to community service. 

I invite you to explore the SHS website to learn more about our academic programs, excellent faculty, dedicated staff, and state-of-the-art facilities.

A. Louise Fincher, EdD, ATC
Senior Vice President and Dean