News & Publications

Hospitals to Conduct North Alabama Health Assessment

Huntsville Hospital and its affiliates are conducting the 2016 Community Health Survey to better understand the health issues and challenges facing North Alabama residents. The findings of this online survey will help us develop health improvement strategies for the future. Read more.

The promise of hope

The promise of hope

A Huntsville Hospital plan to open North Alabama’s first inpatient hospice unit has special meaning to Doris Bailey. Bailey, who lives in the Monrovia community, credits Huntsville Hospital’s Hospice Family Care with allowing her husband to die peacefully and with dignity in his own bedroom. Read her story.

Navigating Breast Cancer

Navigating Breast Cancer

When Nancy Salmon was diagnosed with breast cancer she quickly took action to learn about the different treatment options available. Read her story.

Trading a diseased disc for an artificial one

Trading a diseased disc for an artificial one

Larry Naylor lived with agonizing neck pain for many years. To provide relief for his chronic and severe pain, Naylor asked his primary care physician for a referral to the same physician who had treated his sister’s back pain – Cyrus Ghavam, MD, at The Orthopaedic Center. Read Naylor's story.

Zack's Heart Attack

Zack's Heart Attack

A fun, family day at the baseball park took a frightening turn when Zack James walked off the field and told his wife Alicia, "I don't feel so good. I think I hurt my arms when I was up to bat.”" Read Zach's story.

2015 Quality Report

We want to keep you informed on the quality initiatives that are ongoing at our community hospital. Read more.

New technique in ovarian cancer

New technique in ovarian cancer

A new technique in ovarian cancer treatment is giving Christina Laymon a better chance of survival, thanks to the board certified gynecologic oncologists at Huntsville Hospital. Read her story.

Healing the heart of a veteran

Healing the heart of a veteran

Rose Wiley is a retired soldier and an avid runner. Due to recurring episodes of fainting and a racing heart, she gradually had to cut down on her running. Rose was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Read her story.

Thank You Jean Templeton

Thank You Jean Templeton

The Health Care Authority Board recently recognized former board member Jean Wessel Templeton for her 18 years of service by naming the hospital’s Community Health Initiative program in her honor. Learn more.

Big focus on little patients

All emergency room physicians have to be prepared to treat unexpected and challenging medical problems, but pediatric emergency physicians must also be knowledgeable of the varying developmental stages in children and how each stage requires a different approach to treatment. Read more.

Celebrating 120 years: The rest of the story

Mollie Teal’s story has been shared hundreds of times over the years, including in a recent issue of Source. That article prompted a call to the hospital from a man who had some fascinating new details of the Mollie Teal chapter of our history. Read more.

An Inpatient Hospice Unit: A setting to celebrate life more richly

Most expectant families have heard the words, “Bringing a child into the world changes everything.” When Angela Marie Johnson was born one month early in El Paso, TX, in August 1998, parents Kristina and Johnnie couldn’t possibly have known how much of an impact their “Angel” would have. Read more.

Every step counts

We are encouraging our staff to stay in shape. Huntsville Hospital is the first health system in the United States to grade our stairs for calorie burn using a smart sign system. Taking the stairs burns seven times more calories than taking the elevator. Watch WAFF 48’s story to learn more.

15th in the nation to aquire 256-Slice CT

15th in the nation to aquire 256-Slice CT

Physicians at Huntsville Hospital can now capture an entire 3-D image of a patient’s heart in one second – the length of a typical heart beat – with the newly acquired Revolution 256-slice CT scanner. Learn more.

Support full funding for Medicaid

As you may know, the funding issues in Alabama's Medicaid program are critical. Without adequate revenues in the 2015-16 State General Fund Budget, most hospitals in Alabama could face significant cuts in services for their patients and communities. Learn more.