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Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Shoals Hospital (Shoals) provides general acute care. Services include a 24-hour Emergency Department, medical/oncology, medical/surgical inpatient units as well as intensive care and a short stay surgery unit. Shoals also operates the area’s only in-patient acute rehab facility, the J. W. Sommer Rehab Unit. The Open MRI Center compliments the full service Imaging and diagnostics department. With more than 100 physicians on staff, representing over 24 specialty areas of medicine, Shoals serves a population of approximately 220,000.

The Community

Muscle Shoals is located in northwest Alabama along the Tennessee River in a two county region known as the Shoals.  With four gentle and distinct seasons, the Shoals is an outdoor lover’s dream.  The river and its system of lakes offer a variety of recreational activities.  The area carries forth the ideals of creating a safe, family-friendly place for residents to live.  The Shoals area also boasts numerous museums, art galleries, theater groups, and dance studios.  It is known worldwide for its music recording industry, and is home to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

RegionalCare Impact

RegionalCare has invested much in the Shoals area by committing to build a replacement hospital housing 300 beds, all private rooms, worth approximately $250 Million -- pending approval of a Certificate of Need. This brand new hospital will be able to service northern Alabama and aid in physician recruitment efforts, which will create new jobs for the Shoals and surrounding area. During the first four years of affiliation, RegionalCare has agreed to make at least $33M of capital expenditure investments in the existing facilities (both ECM & Shoals) for infrastructure and maintenance requirements. With the RegionalCare partnership agreement, Coffee Health Group (owner of ECM & Shoals) was able to pay off $140 Million in debt. RegionalCare’s commitment to this community remains strong, agreeing to maintain an all local board and accelerate their vision for the future of healthcare in the Shoals with capital & expertise. RegionalCare will also become a tax paying entity contributing to the community coffers, which will provide a source of annual income not previously enjoyed by the County.