Why Shoals Hospital?
Shoals Hospital was founded in 1968 by a group of physicians dedicated to serving residents of Colbert County. Today, the 178-bed, general acute care facility boasts spacious, private rooms for all patients as well as a 24-hour emergency department; medical and oncology services; medical/surgical inpatient units; and an intensive care and short-stay surgery units. Shoals also operates the region’s only in-patient acute rehabilitation facility, the J. W. Sommer Rehabilitation Unit and the Shoals Senior Care Center, the Shoals’ only psychiatric unit dedicated to our senior adults.
Shoals Hospital is always looking for highly qualified medical professionals and support personnel to assist in our mission. We are a community of compassionate and skilled caregivers devoted to meeting the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of those we and privileged to serve.
About the Shoals Area
The Shoals area is composed of four cities, Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals. On the banks of the Tennessee River, the Shoals area is a beautiful place and its residents enjoy four distinct but gentle seasons, historic and new neighborhoods, a University, cultural and arts facilities and events, and a broad range of outdoor activities.
The Shoals is a regional shopping area, drawing from a 150-mile radius. It’s also home to two of the golf courses on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, and tourists enjoy golf, fishing, and other local attractions. Helen Keller was born here; so was W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is located here, as is the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed residence in the state of Alabama, now a museum.
In the northwest corner of Alabama, the Shoals area is about two hours from Memphis, Birmingham and Nashville. Atlanta is a four-hour drive; Huntsville is an hour.