Spotlight on Butler, Covington, Crenshaw & Lowndes: Health Care

Four medical facilities serve residents and visitors of these south Alabama counties

Mizell Memorial Hospital employs more than 240 people.

Mizell Memorial Hospital

Mizell Memorial Hospital employs more than 240 people. It is a full-service hospital operating 59 beds with 24-hour emergency room coverage; a five-bed ICU; general, orthopedic and podiatric surgery; endoscopy services; physical, occupational and speech therapy; a senior behavioral care unit; swing bed rehab services; infusion services; wound care; a sleep center; and 24-hour full-service lab and radiology services. Mizell also operates three outpatient rural health clinics and a specialty center clinic.

Mitchell Myers, MSN, RN, was appointed CEO in December 2022.

In 2023, Mizell received a $954,000 federal grant to upgrade the hospital facilities with improved water, heating and cooling systems and more. Improvements are expected to be complete by early summer of 2024.

In October 2023, Mizell partnered with LBW Community College and Opp High School to train high school students to become patient care technicians. After completing the one-semester course, the students receive a $500 scholarship from the Mizell Foundation to attend LBW.

In spring 2024, Mizell will add an urgent care clinic that will be open daily.

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Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama

Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama in Greenville has more than 200 employees offering complete inpatient, outpatient, medical and surgical care, and it has affiliated clinics and specialty services. The hospital is in a partnership with UAB Medicine for services including general surgery and telemedicine. The hospital also offers psychiatric geriatric services.

The hospital operates a pediatric and family practice clinic in Greenville and a clinic in Georgiana that recently received new equipment.

RMCCA offers diagnostic imaging in several areas, from ultrasound to MRI and mammography. It has an accredited sleep center.

Andalusia Health

Andalusia Health, with about 300 employees, is an 88-bed acute care facility that has served south Alabama since 1966. Andalusia Health is also accredited by the Joint Commission.

The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services. Comprehensive cancer care is available on Andalusia Health’s campus with services provided by 21st Century Oncology offering radiation oncology.

It is part of ScionHealth, a new company that launched in 2021 following LifePoint’s transaction with Kindred Healthcare.

The hospital recently named Alabama native Vickie Demers as its new CEO.

In December 2023, the hospital, LBW Community College and Covington County Schools joined forces to develop a new health care career tech pathway for high school seniors. A one-semester, patient care technician training program began in January 2024 to train students for the technician job while learning about other medical services and skills.

And in November 2023, Andalusia’s Women’s + Family Health opened.

Crenshaw Community Hospital includes 65 beds, as well as a behavioral health unit and a family care center.

Crenshaw Community Hospital

Crenshaw Community Hospital in Luverne has 65 licensed beds and provides more than 150 jobs.

The hospital also operates The Crenshaw Family Care Clinic in Luverne, with services ranging from physicals to treatment of minor illnesses to chronic diseases. It includes a walk-in and primary care option.

The hospital offers a range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services. In addition, the facility has added inpatient substance abuse stabilization and detox services.

Crenshaw Community Hospital operates a 20-bed adult behavioral health unit, for adult mental health services.

Dr. Clint Kilcrease has joined the team, expanding primary care services, as well as wound care and a vein clinic.

The facility has added new radiology equipment and a 128-slice CT scanner.

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

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