Alabama has about 116 hospitals. All of them tend to provide the best medical facilities to the patients. The US News ranks hospitals by evaluating their 15 specialty areas including cardiology and heart surgery,  GIT surgery, gynecology, pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, rehabilitation and urology, endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, and cancer.

In the remaining 3 specialties-ophthalmology, psychiatry, and rheumatology evaluation is done on doctors’ opinions after their 3 years survey to that hospital.

The most top rated 10 hospitals in Alabama are the following:

1.  University of Alabama Hospital

It’s the highest-rated hospital in Alabama. It’s the highest-ranked in 8 adult specialties

It offers services in dermatology, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, rheumatology, clinical immunology, and a lot more.

Doctors of UAB have devised new ways to diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases.

It has the only ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center in Alabama.

The University of Alabama Hospital hosts seven specialty programs that are among the nation’s top 50 and 5 are in the top 25 programs. It is the only hospital in Alabama to be ranked, in one of its specialties, in the magazine’s national “Best Hospitals” list. Its seven specialties with their ranks are:

Rheumatology: 6th

Gynecology: 14th

Heart and Heart Surgery: 14th

Kidney diseases: 17th

Cancer: 23rd

Orthopedics: 47th

UAB Hospital gained a 2005-2006 Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation(NRC).

It is also among the nation’s top 207 hospitals to receive recognition.

2.  Brookwood Medical Center

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center is rated high performing in 1 adult procedure. It provides general medical and surgical facilities.

Brookwood has been part of the Birmingham neighborhood since 1973. It has more than 1700 beds for patients and 70 primary and specialty care clinics. It has more than 800 privately prepared physicians to treat the patients and over 200 physicians practicing in offices in the buildings attached to the hospital.

Brookwood Baptist offers a comprehensive range of clinical services that include: gynecology/obstetrics in a fabulous state-of-the-art women’s facility, wide orthopedic and general surgery programs, one of the state’s largest cardiology practices, and a free-standing emergency department. There are several comprehensive centers on campus including diagnostics, cancer, home health, sleep, and surgical weight loss.

Brookwood medical center has a mission to empower the patients to achieve their best health through coordinated care, delivered at the right place and at the right time.

3.  Flowers Hospital

Flowers Hospital is one the most trusted hospitals in Alabama. It offers extensive services to patients in a vast array of fields. It has been ranked high performing in one adult specialty. It offers quality services to its patients.

4.  Huntsville Hospital

It is highly ranked in 11 adult specialties. It provides both medical and surgical facilities. It consists of about 971 beds. It is the second-largest hospital in Alabama.

Huntsville hospitals provide the most updated pediatric health care services in the state.

It was established in 1895. It also serves as a regional referral and trauma center for more than 1 million people.

It has a Heart Center that provides prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart and blood vessels diseases.

Its Blount Hospitality House provides lodging for patients’ relatives.

It also has a Madison Street Tower that consists of 84 private rooms for the treatment of cardiology, neurosurgical, oncology, and orthopedics surgery patients.

5.  Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Jack Hughston hospital is located in Phenix City, AL.

It is rated high performing in 4 adult procedures. Its friendly and specialized staff is always ready to give patients personal attention. Furthermore, various facilities such as wireless internet and a dining hall with an outdoor terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows are available for the convenience of patients and their families.

It has been ranked in the top 10 hospitals nationwide for both orthopedic and joint replacement care; in fact, it is the only hospital in Alabama that has been recognized for excellence in both these areas.

6.  St. Vincent’s

  • St. Vincent’s includes 5 hospitals, a health & wellness facility, OPD surgery & diagnostic centers, and home health. It provides 24/7 emergency care. It offers a wide array of minimally invasive procedures using robotic-assisted technology, imaging, and lab tests, all on one campus. It gives advanced surgical care for life-threatening illnesses.

St. Vincent’s Birmingham also offers a spectrum of care that ranges from the latest medical technology to prayers at the bedside. It has special medical services in Cardiology, Oncology, Women’s and Children’s Services, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Community and Corporate Wellness Services, Imaging, and Surgical Services.

It has increased its patient-friendly services to create an exceptional patient experience.

7.  DCH Regional Medical Center

DCH Regional Medical Center has been providing compassionate health care for more than 90 years. It is a flagship hospital and it operates specialty units of orthopedics, cardiology, cancer, pediatrics. It also has the most advanced trauma center and ICU in the region. It consists of 583 beds.

The hospital also operates the DCH Rehabilitation Pavilion and the North Harbor Pavilion for mental health.

8.  Coosa Valley Medical Center

Coosa valley medical center’s team is 490 members strong and has 40 active medical professionals and about 40 courtesy, consulting, and Emergency Department staff. It has 168 beds

It works as an independent hospital.

9.  Athens-Limestone Hospital

Athens limestone hospital is a nonprofit organization.

It provides a lot of diagnostic, medical, surgical, and emergency services such as pediatric care, home health, sleep center, education department, and many more.

It has 100 beds with 10 beds in ICU. It has an Aquilion CT scanner and Signa Continuum MRI services in its Radiology Department.

10.              Walker Baptist Medical Center

It is a full-service hospital with 267 beds, 600 staff members, and 179 affiliated physicians. It provides a wide range of services including:




Gynecology and Obstetrics

Alzheimer’s assessment



Detox services


Patient representative services

Positron emission tomography scanner

Women health services

Walker Baptist Medical Center is a part of Brookwood Baptist Health Network.

The hospital also has a special pain center where patients with severe pain are treated.

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