Medical professionals in Walker County offer many healthy returns, with Walker Baptist Medical Center and a number of specialty clinics leading the care-giving way.
Walker Baptist Medical Center
Walker Baptist Medical Center was the first hospital in Alabama built with all private rooms and joined the healing ministry of Brookwood Baptist Health in 1995.
Walker BMC in Jasper has 267 beds and more than 600 employees, making the medical center one of the county's largest employers. It serves an area covering Walker, Fayette, Marion and Winston counties.
The range of services at Walker Baptist includes obstetrics/gynecology, emergency services, adult and geriatric psychiatric units, and specialized medical and surgical units. The hospital has garnered several accolades in recent years, including being ranked among the top hospitals in the Birmingham metro area by U.S. News & World Report, and rated by HealthGrades among the top five hospitals in Alabama for joint replacement surgeries.
Southern Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Associates in Jasper was formed in 1984 and has grown to a four-physician specialty clinic that cares for patients who need services such as orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine surgery and on-site diagnostic imaging. The four doctors bring more than 60 years of combined experience to the community, and Southern Orthopedic recently added therapeutic massage to its medical services lineup.
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