Message from the CEO

Dear Friends,

As CEO of Helen Keller Hospital, I would like to thank you for choosing our facility for your healthcare needs. Our mission is to provide compassionate, quality, cost effective healthcare services to the citizens of Northwest Alabama. We want to be the premier healthcare organization in Northwest Alabama - the hospital that individuals choose for care, where physicians choose to practice, and where healthcare workers choose to be employed.

Since 1921, we have fulfilled this mission through continued growth, expansion of services and facilities, and by offering leading edge equipment. In 2014, we entered into a 40-year lease agreement with Huntsville Hospital. Our relationship with the Huntsville Hospital Health System is extremely beneficial and rewarding for our patients, employees and physicians. Their commitment to a not-for-profit philosophy and their dedication to quality patient care is in keeping with the mission of Helen Keller Hospital. This is a challenging financial time for hospitals in the state of Alabama, and we are thrilled by the prospect of enhancing healthcare for the people of Colbert County and the Shoals by entering into a stronger relationship with Huntsville Hospital Health System.

At Helen Keller Hospital, we understand the stress an illness causes to both patients and their families, especially if you have to travel to an unfamiliar town for treatment. We are committed to bringing advanced healthcare to our community so that you may remain close to home for medical care. I welcome you to explore our website any time you need additional information regarding your health or the health of your loved ones. Please be sure to contact us if we can help you in any way.

Paul Storey

Helen Keller Hospital CEO