Huntsville Hospital was established in 1895 and is a community-based, not-for-profit hospital located in Madison County, Alabama. It has always been volunteer-led and community owned. The hospital is governed by the eleven-member Health Care Authority of the City of Huntsville

Under the leadership of CEO Jeff Samz, Huntsville Hospital Health System has grown to include hospitals in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, Boaz, Guntersville, Moulton, Red Bay, Sheffield and Scottsboro, Ala., as well as Fayetteville, Tenn. It is now the second-largest hospital in Alabama, with an annual economic impact exceeding $1 billion with more than 2,500 patient beds and 17,000 employees spread across North Alabama. Our System admitts more than 136,000 patients and treats more than 382,000 emergency patients per year.

Huntsville Hospital serves as the regional referral center for North Alabama and Southern Tennessee and is also a teaching facility for UAB’s Family Practice and Internal Medicine residency programs. It is also assisting to establish a nursing program at the Huntsville campus of Calhoun Community College

Huntsville Hospital is home to one of only three statewide Level I Trauma Centers. The cornerstone at Huntsville Hospital is a concentration on patient-centered, quality-focused processes, which lead to optimum healthcare outcomes. The Blue Cross Distinction Centers in cardiac care, knee and hip replacement, maternity and bariatric surgery are examples of the team’s successful efforts in delivering quality patient care.

As a safety net, not-for-profit hospital, Huntsville Hospital is the regional referral center for north Alabama and south central Tennessee, providing tertiary health care for a 15-county service area of more than 1.3 million people, regardless of their ability to pay.

In addition to being accredited by the Joint Commission, Huntsville Hospital has received numerous recognitions for excellence in patient care. Healthgrades listed the hospital’s cardiac surgery and cranial neurosurgery programs in the top 5 percent nationally for 2017, while the spine surgery program was in the top 10 percent. U.S. News & World Report listed Huntsville Hospital No. 2 among Alabama hospitals for 2020-21, with eight of 10 measured clinical areas rated as “High Performing.”

In 2022, U.S. News & World Report named Huntsville the #1 Best Place to Live in the country. Forbes has named Huntsville one of the Top 20 Leading Metros for Business and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Huntsville one of the country’s Top 10 Cities for Raising Families. In 2020, Huntsville was listed on Livability.com’s “Top 100 Best Places to Live in America”.

Our Mission

To provide high quality care and coordinated services that improve the health of our communities


Our Vision

To be the choice for care and careers in the communities we serve


Our Values

Safety, Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Accountability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


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