North Alabama Medical Center
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
The Shoals area is composed of four cities, Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals. On the banks of the Tennessee River, the Shoals area is a beautiful place and its residents enjoy four distinct but gentle seasons, historic and new neighborhoods, the University of North Alabama, cultural and arts facilities and events, and a broad range of outdoor activities.
The Shoals is a regional shopping area, drawing from a 150-mile radius. It’s also home to two of the golf courses on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, and tourists enjoy golf, fishing, and other local attractions. Helen Keller was born here; so was W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is located here, as is the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed residence in the state of Alabama, now a museum.
In the northwest corner of Alabama, the Shoals area is about two hours from Memphis, Birmingham and Nashville; one hour from Huntsville; and four hours from Atlanta.
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
North Alabama Medical Center (NAMC) is a 263-bed health care organization that will open its doors to patients on December 6, 2018. The facility is a replacement hospital for Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, AL.
ECM has grown into the most comprehensive medical facility in northwest Alabama, south central Tennessee, and northeast Mississippi. The facility is the home of northwest Alabama’s only full-service heart/cardiac program. Our cardiac physicians offer the latest diagnostic and medical treatments available, along with the community’s only open-heart surgery suites and recovery facilities. In addition, ECM operates a complete line of women’s and children’s services, including dedicated OB/GYN and pediatric units.
ECM’s 24-hour emergency department serves as the primary referral center for major trauma cases in northwest Alabama. In addition, we offer a complete line of medical, oncology, pulmonary, ambulatory, endoscopy, laboratory, and imaging services. We have over 200 physicians on staff representing over 42 specialty areas of medicine.
As part of RCCH Healthcare Partners, we are committed to community education and preventive medicine. We offer physician lecture series, immunization programs, community health fairs, and health screenings. Our employees are involved in numerous community fund-raising projects that promote health and well-being. We are leading contributors to the area United Way, American Heart, and American Cancer societies, and our employees are represented on more than 40 local community service boards of directors.