Spotlight on Coffee, Dale & Geneva: Health Care

Three hospitals serve the residents of Coffee, Dale and Geneva counties

Medical Center Enterprise.

Medical Center Enterprise

Medical Center Enterprise, in historic downtown Enterprise, is a 131-bed acute care hospital offering a full range of health services to Enterprise, Fort Rucker, Coffee County and surrounding areas.

Key services include obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, diagnostic imaging with 3D digital mammography and lung cancer screening, general surgery, inpatient physical and occupational therapy, family and internal medicine, and a sleep study center. MCE houses a swing bed option for inpatient rehabilitation. Across the street, MCE Outpatient Therapy offers physical and speech rehab. In addition, Medical Center Enterprise operates MCE Medical Group Cardiology and MCE Medical Group Surgery, both located in the Medical Office building beside the hospital.

In addition to being accredited by The Joint Commission, MCE is accredited by the American College of Radiology in mammographic imaging services and it has board-certified radiologists reading all results. Enterprise Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. MCE was awarded the Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care and the Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement from Blue Cross and Blue Shield. MCE is listed as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital by The Joint Commission.

Dale Medical Center.

Dale Medical Center

Dale Medical Center, in Ozark, is an 89-bed acute care community hospital providing 24-hour emergency room service, plus general medical and surgical care for inpatient, outpatient and emergency room patients. It has an ICU, lab services, diagnostic imaging, home health, hospice, cardiopulmonary care, surgery center and more.

It also offers hospice and home health.

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Wiregrass Medical Center.

Wiregrass Medical Center

Wiregrass Medical Center, in Geneva, provides healthcare services to southeastern Alabama and northwest Florida residents and is licensed for 83 acute care beds. With about 400 employees, Wiregrass is among the largest employers in the county.

Wiregrass also has a 96-bed nursing home that offers long-term care and rehabilitation therapy. It offers several types of outpatient therapy and a 16-bed geri-psych senior care unit.

Other services offered include imaging, nuclear medicine, outpatient surgery, swing beds, outpatient infusion, diagnostic imaging, respiratory care, drug and alcohol inpatient detox services, lab and pathology services, emergency services, ICU, alcohol and drug treatment, specialty care for geriatric patients and pulmonary function testing.

Wiregrass partners with Lurleen B. Wallace and Wallace Community College to provide health care students with onsite clinical training. They also partner with Geneva Regional Career Tech Center to provide high school students with the opportunity for hands-on education.

This article appears in the March 2023 issue of Business Alabama.

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