Healthcare

Mobile is a regional center for medical care, research and education. Nearly 15 percent of Mobile’s workforce is employed in the health care sector. Area hospitals include general facilities, a children’s and women’s hospital, a private mental health hospital and a rehabilitation hospital. Mobile is also home to a cancer research center affiliated with the University of South Alabama. In addition, Mobile is home to the first academic cancer research institute on the Gulf Coast, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.

 

Military hospitals are located within 60 miles of Mobile at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., and Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss.

 

There are also many outpatient surgical centers, emergency clinics, military personnel clinics, home healthcare services, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

 

Healthcare companies are more than just healthy here. They’re thriving, thanks to strides Mobile is making in medical care, research and education. Mobile Area Chamber-member healthcare facilities include:

 

Mobile Infirmary

5 Mobile Infirmary Circle, Mobile

251.435.2071

Mobile Infirmary has 681 beds, a trauma center and more than 650 physicians. The Infirmary is the largest non-governmental, not-for-profit hospital in Alabama and offers a complete range of medical services, including surgery and rehabilitation. Infirmary Health System also includes JL Bedsole/Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital, North Baldwin Infirmary and Thomas Hospital.

 

JL Bedsole/Rotary

Rehabilitation Hospital

5 Mobile Infirmary Cir., Mobile

251.435.3417

Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital has 42 beds and offers continuing treatment for various conditions, including head injuries, strokes, chronic pain and cerebral palsy.

 

North Baldwin Infirmary

1815 Hand Ave., Bay Minette

251.937.5521

North Baldwin Infirmary provides residents of North Baldwin County with surgical, outpatient diagnostic, emergency, radiology and laboratory services. The 70-bed hospital also offers a state-of-the-art birth center.

 

Thomas Hospital

750 Morphy Ave., Fairhope

251.928.2375

Thomas Hospital, an Infirmary Health System hospital, has 162 beds. It has a full outpatient diagnostic and surgical center to accommodate the expanding population in Baldwin County.

 

Ascension Providence

6801 Airport Blvd., Mobile

251.633.1000

Serving the Mobile area since 1854, Providence Hospital has 349 beds and is a full-service medical and surgical facility. It includes a rehabilitation and wellness center and an outpatient center. The Cancer Center at Providence Hospital is affiliated with the M.D. Anderson Physicians Network. Providence is one of only seven health care systems in the nation – the only one in Alabama – to provide services under the M.D. Anderson program.

 

Springhill Medical Center

3719 Dauphin St., Mobile

251.344.9630

Springhill Medical Center has 263 beds and offers emergency medicine, a diagnostic center, a women’s center and family-centered labor and delivery. It is the only private hospital in Mobile. The campus is also home to primary care physicians, a senior residence, sleep center, cancer center, athletic club, orthopedic surgery center, wound care and hyperbaric center and an emergency department.

 

University of South Alabama

The College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama (USA) serves the central Gulf Coast and the southern half of the state, and is the region’s largest health care system. The college’s research department keeps Mobile’s health care on the cutting edge of medical science. The university supports a medical system that includes University Hospital, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital and USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.

 

University Hospital

2451 University Hospital Dr., Mobile

251.471.7000

University Hospital has 406 beds and is the region’s only Level 1 trauma center and burn unit with emergency departments. The hospital has centers of excellence in stroke care and cardiovascular diseases and a wide range of acute care services.

 

USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital

1700 Center St., Mobile

251.415.1000

USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital has 219 beds and is dedicated exclusively to the care of women and children. The hospital provides general services and specialized programs such as a regional neonatal intensive care nursery.

 

USA Mitchell Cancer Institute

1660 Springhill Ave., Mobile

251.665.8000

The USA Mitchell Cancer Institute is the first academic cancer research institute along the upper Gulf Coast region. MCI provides advanced, comprehensive cancer care with a highly skilled team of professionals working together to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

 

AltaPointe Health Systems

5750-A Southland Dr., Mobile

251.450.2211

AltaPointe Health Systems oversees a comprehensive regional system of mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse prevention programs in Mobile, Baldwin and Washington counties.

 

Mercy LIFE

2900 Springhill Ave., Mobile

251.287-8420

The Mercy LIFE of Alabama Health Center offers clinical and rehabilitative services as well as a PACE program for at-home care of the elderly.

 

Emergency Ambulatory Response

 

Mobile County has six medical transport agencies, including two aero-medical services (Baptist Hospital Life Flight and Gulf Coast). Mobile Area Chamber-member companies include:

 

Ferriss Industries Inc.

d/b/a First Response Services

12400 U.S. Hwy. 43 N., Axis

251.421.8214

 

Lifeguard Transportation Service of Mobile

22 Midtown Park W., Mobile

251.338.8556 (office)

251.338.3338 (dispatch)

 

Mobile County EMS

7921C Tanner Williams Rd., Mobile

251.343.7131