Striving to provide its patient base with the highest quality in medical care for over 48 years, Monroe County Hospital (MCH) has continued to develop its facility, services and programs in order to meet the growing needs of its community. The hospital established itself in Monroeville in 1962 and has since expanded into a 94-bed, full-service medical center that has undergone a number of infrastructure improvements over the years – most recently in 2000. MCH is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is a member of the Alabama Hospital Association and is fully-licensed by the State of Alabama. Additionally, the hospital is authorized to utilize the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
On-staff physicians represent a scope of medical specialties, ensuring that patients receive the best care possible. A number of services are provided through MCH, which include progressive home care, cancer care, laboratory services, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiopulmonary, radiology, physical therapy and 24-hour emergency care – to name a few. What’s more, MCH offers a wealth of educational opportunities for community members, including an excellent Diabetes Education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
The Monroe County Health Department is a further option for medical care, affording residents a multitude of services such as cancer detection, family planning, HIV/AIDS and STD, immunizations, nutrition, home health and tuberculosis and hypertension care.
Monroe County’s healthcare community is continuously evolving, which is evidenced through the establishment of new, state-of-the art facilities. The Southwest Alabama Community Cancer Center was instituted in July of 2004. Part of the Gulf Coast Cancer Center’s growing network, SACCC provides cancer patients with a wide variety of routine and specialized approaches to comprehensive cancer care. In addition to this modern amenity is the HealthActions facility, located across from the MCH campus. This physical therapy establishment specializes in the rehabilitation of everything from back and neck pain, joint and muscle pain, headaches and sports injuries to postsurgical rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries and burns and open wounds. The resource is also equipped with a modern Wellness Center.