Spotlight on Autauga & Elmore: Health Care

Three medical facilities serve residents and visitors of these two south central Alabama counties

Prattville Baptist Hospital.

Autauga County

Prattville Baptist Hospital

Prattville Baptist Hospital is a part of Baptist Health, which is the largest health care system serving central Alabama, providing comprehensive hospital-based and outpatient services to residents in central Alabama.

Baptist Health serves the community and local businesses with a wide range of services, from open-heart surgery and rehabilitative services to community outreach and support groups. Its radiology department, including outpatient diagnostics at Prattville Medical Park, provides advanced imaging services, including diagnostic, ultrasound, CT and MRI.

Prattville Baptist also provides outpatient surgical services and offers a sleep disorders center.

Community Hospital in Tallassee.

Elmore County

Community Hospital, Tallassee

Community Hospital is a private, nonprofit health care facility with a full range of inpatient and outpatient services and is one of the area’s largest employers. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services, medical and surgical care, critical care, cardiopulmonary, GI lab, therapy, imaging and specialty programs, including a 10-bed geriatric psych unit for patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia and similar conditions.

The hospital also offers rehabilitative therapy, a program for substance abuse disorders, plus home health and hospice care.

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The hospital campus is also host to a broad range of primary and specialty care clinics and practices. In addition to providing health care to residents in Central Alabama, Community Hospital continues to serve as an affiliated partner with multiple medical schools, universities and colleges throughout the Southeast, providing preceptorship and training programs for medical and nursing students, interns, residents and other allied health professionals.

Elmore Community Hospital in Wetumpka.

Elmore Community Hospital

Elmore Community Hospital, in Wetumpka, is a division of Ivy Creek Healthcare. It provides several outpatient services such as X-ray, MRI, CT, digital mammogram, bone density and ultrasound. The hospital is equipped with a 24/7 ER.

ECH has an inpatient chemical dependency program that offers detoxification, stabilization and partial rehabilitation. ECH also houses a sleep disorders center.

ECH also has River Oak Medical Complex in Wetumpka.

This article appears in the January 2024 issue of Business Alabama.

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