Red Bay Hospital ….Where Quality Healthcare Meets Small Town Security

At Red Bay Hospital, our focus is, and always has been, the healthcare needs of our patients and service to our communities. Since its inception in 1967, Red Bay Hospital has been an integral part of the well-being of the people.

After being purchased in 1991 by the Northwest Alabama Health Care Authority, (Helen Keller Hospital) modernizing renovations have been completed and new services added. Because of the Authority's commitment, the hospital now boasts comfortable patient rooms, a modern emergency room, comprehensive rehabilitative therapy services, and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.

In 2005, Red Bay hospital was awarded the status of "Critical Access Hospital" by the state of Alabama and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. One of only four such facilities in the state of Alabama, the critical access designation means that the citizens of our communities can count on access to quality healthcare within a reasonable distance from their home.

What makes Red Bay Hospital Special?

Swing Bed Program-a unique service that allows the hospital to convert a hospital bed to a long-term care bed. This makes it possible for a patient who is not quite ready to go home or to a long-term care facility to transfer to a swing bed from which they will receive full nursing care for up to an additional 12 weeks. Patients can transfer from any hospital to the swing bed program.
Wellcare Center-Designed to promote health and fitness, the Red Bay Hospital Wellcare center functions much like a fitness center. Featuring modern exercise and rehabilitative equipment and staffed with trainers and therapists, the Wellcare Center is the perfect setting for rehabilitation or fitness maintenance.
Teleradiology - Teleradiology is the electronic transmission of radiographic images, such as MRI, CT, ultrasound and X-rays, from our hospital to any other location in the world where the information can be interpreted by expert, board certified radiologists. This is a state-of-the art system for gaining information regarding your healthcare in a timely manner. In fact, the results are usually received the same day as the test.
"The Faces You Know and the People You Trust"-When you come to Red Bay Hospital, chances are that at least some of our staff will be people you've known all your life. You see them at church, you see them at ballgames, you see them in the grocery store. We know you and we will take care of you like family. Although our facilities are modern and our equipment state-of-the-art, we will never lose sight of old-fashioned caring and compassion.

To learn more about Red Bay Hospital please contact the hospital administrator at 256-356-9532.

Red Bay Hospital, located in Franklin County, is a non-profit hospital owned and operated by the Colbert County-Northwest Alabama Health Care Authority. Red Bay Hospital is committed to providing, cost-effective care with access for all who are in need. For more information please contact the hospital's administrator - 211 Hospital Road, Red Bay, Alabama 35582. Telephone: (256) 356-9532.


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