Spotlight on Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Monroe: Health Care

Eight medical facilities serve residents and visitors of these southwest Alabama counties

Atmore Community Hospital.

Monroe County Hospital

This hospital in Monroeville has 94 beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services, including cardiopulmonary, chemotherapy/oncology, ICU, emergency, lab, progressive home care, hospice and radiology.

The hospital operates a rural health clinic and, in early 2020, completed a new emergency room.

Evergreen Medical Center

Evergreen Medical Center is a privately-owned, 58-bed acute care hospital in Conecuh County. It offers inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and surgical services including emergency services, diagnostic imaging, inpatient care, clinical lab, radiology, ultrasound, plus a 24-hour community wellness and fitness center.

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital

Located in the heart of Clarke County, Grove Hill Memorial Hospital (GHMH) has served the people of Grove Hill and surrounding regions for more than 60 years. As the only governmentally owned, not-for-profit community hospital in Clarke County, GHMH is governed by the Clarke County Health Care Authority and is licensed for 50 acute care beds.

In addition to inpatient acute care services, GHMH offers an emergency department with 24/7 physician coverage, inpatient and outpatient general surgery, diagnostic imaging services, clinical lab services, respiratory therapy services, cardiopulmonary rehab, outpatient IV infusion therapy and on-campus rural health clinics, Grove Hill Primary Care and Grove Hill Healthcare.

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GHMH also offers obstetrical services — prenatal, childbirth and postpartum services — led by Medical Director Dr. Max Rogers, a board-certified OB/GYN specialist.

Collectively, GHMH and its two Rural Health Clinics employ 135 employees including physicians, advanced practice nurses, plus other nursing, clinical and nonclinical staff.

Atmore Community Hospital

Atmore Community Hospital is a 49-bed, acute care hospital serving several communities in Escambia and Monroe counties in Alabama, as well as parts of nearby Escambia County, Florida. It has been a part of the Atmore community for more than 50 years.

The hospital’s facilities include an intensive care unit, a 24-hour emergency room and general medical and surgical services. Services include home health care, a walk-in clinic, three family practice clinics and specialty physicians, surgery, intensive care, imaging and lab facilities, plus physical therapy.

Recently, the Atmore hospital added 3D mammography capabilities and opened a new urgent care.

D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital.

D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital

D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital is a 46-bed acute care hospital that has been a part of the Brewton community for more than 60 years. The hospital is one of Escambia County’s largest employers.

The hospital’s facilities include an eight-bed intensive care unit; a 24-hour emergency room; general medical, surgical and pediatric services; digital mammography; and a women and infants unit.

In addition, the hospital provides services for home health, durable medical equipment, digital imaging, lab facilities and physical therapy. It also owns and operates other certified rural health clinics around the area.

Jackson Medical Center

Jackson Medical Center, in Clarke County, is a 35-bed acute care facility. It offers general medical and surgical care for inpatient, outpatient and emergency room patients.

The hospital’s services include inpatient care, emergency care, home health, a wide range of outpatient services, lab services, swing bed, radiology services including MRI, CT, mammography, ultrasound, physical therapy and outpatient surgical services. The hospital has an urgent care center, a family medical clinic and a specialty clinic.

Thomasville Regional Medical Center.

Thomasville Regional Medical Center

Thomasville Regional Medical Center in Clarke County opened in March 2020. It is a 29-bed inpatient and outpatient facility.

Hospital facilities include 3D mammography, 64-slice CT, radiology, stress testing, endoscopy, two operating rooms and more.

In 2023, attorney and rural healthcare operator Quentin Whitwell was named CEO of Thomasville Regional Medical Center. Whitwell, the CEO of Progressive Health Systems in Mississippi and a founding partner firm, Musgrove Whitwell firm, has the option to acquire the hospital.

Ochsner Choctaw General

Choctaw County’s critical access hospital, formerly owned and operated by Rush Health Systems, recently was sold to the multi-state medical provider Ochsner Health. Several local clinics are now under the Ochsner umbrella.

The 25-bed hospital offers a range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, including telestroke services with Ochsner neurology. The hospital also offers a swing bed program for those recovering from surgery, stroke and other conditions.

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

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