Calhoun County is home to some of the finest educational institutions in the State of Alabama. Five public school systems and a number of outstanding private and parochial schools, which provide a full range of primary and secondary education, are located in Calhoun County. Post-secondary and/or continuing education is offered at Gadsden State Community College (Ayers Campus), and Jacksonville State University, both located in Calhoun County.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Regional Medical Center
Regional Medical Center, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is a not-for-profit full-service medical center serving over 250,000 citizens in the region.
RMC has a 336-licensed bed capacity and over 185 physicians representing most major specialties. The medical center has over 1,400 full and part-time employees, making it one of Calhoun County’s largest employers. Medical services include an emergency department, cardiology services, surgical services imaging services, maternal and childcare, mammography services, neurological services, laboratory services, cancer program, gastroenterology services, psychiatric services, wound healing center, brace and Pedorthic equipment, occupational health, rehabilitative services, and long-term care hospital. With the recently acquired da Vinci robotics surgical system, physicians are able to offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures.
Stringfellow Memorial Hospital
Stringfellow Memorial Hospital is an acute care hospital that was established in 1938. It is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The hospital has a 125-bed capacity and a medical staff of approximately 170 physicians representing 30 medical specialties. Stringfellow offers 24-hour emergency care, general and specialized surgical services including laparoscopic and laser surgery, same-day outpatient surgery, a pain clinic, a full-service rehabilitation department, and diagnostic testing procedures including MRI and CT scanning. The hospital is the only health facility in the county to offer lithotripsy services.
Cheaha State Park
For those who prefer to trade in their set of wheels for a pair of hiking boots, Cheaha State Park offers several excellent hiking trails. Offering scenic views from Alabama’s tallest peak, Cheaha State Park makes an excellent location to spend time with your loved one while enjoying the beauty of Alabama. For more information, please visit the website below.
Cheaha State Park | Alapark