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Mobile is a regional center for medical care, research and education. Nearly 13 percent of Mobile’s workforce is employed in the healthcare 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.
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.
In addition there are 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 Medical Center
5 Mobile Infirmary Circle, Mobile
Mobile Infirmary has 677 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 Dr., Mobile
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
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.
750 Morphy Ave., Fairhope
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.
6801 Airport Blvd., Mobile
Serving the Mobile area since 1854, Providence Hospital offers 349 beds and comprehensive healthcare for emergency, cardiovascular, cancer, orthopedics, obstetrics and surgical services, as well as an outpatient diagnostic center and a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center. Providence Hospital has been designated a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama for spine, hip and knee surgeries, reflecting a high level of performance in patient safety and outcomes. Providence is part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.
Springhill Medical Center
3719 Dauphin St., Mobile
Springhill Medical Center has 252 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.14
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 healthcare system. The college’s research department keeps Mobile’s healthcare on the cutting edge of medical science. The university supports a medical system that includes USA Medical Center, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital and USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.
USA Medical Center
2451 Fillingim St., Mobile
The University of South Alabama Medical Center 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
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
The USA Mitchell Cancer Institute is the first academic cancer research institute in 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.
2900 Springhill Ave., Mobile
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.
AltaPointe Health Systems
5750-A Southland Dr., Mobile
AltaPointe Health Systems oversees a comprehensive regional system of mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse prevention programs in Mobile, Baldwin and Washington counties.
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
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