Healthcare

There are 2 major health care providers serving Etowah County and Gadsden is the home to Gadsden Regional Medical Center (346 beds) and Riverview Regional Medical Center (281 beds). Both Gadsden and Riverview Regional Medical centers offer outstanding services often found in larger metro areas.

Gadsden Regional Medical Center

Gadsden Regional Medical Center employs a medical staff of over two hundred twenty (220) and over 1,100 employees. Gadsden Regional Medical Center offers health care usually reserved for major metropolitan areas, and draws up to forty percent (40%) of its patients from surrounding counties. Gadsden Regional recently completed a $30 million dollar addition to the hospital with suites and a critical care unit.

Riverview Regional Medical Center

Riverview Regional Medical Center was the only hospital in Alabama to be named one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by HCIA, Inc. and William M. Mercer, Incorporated in 1997. The Top 100 Award is based on operating efficiency and quality. In July 2008, Riverview continued its history of advanced medical care with the addition of the Da Vinci Surgical System. The Da Vinci Surgical System is the most technologically advanced robotic surgery system available, and the only one of its kind in Alabama.