/>Unlike many communities its size, New Albany is fortunate to have modern health care facilities with Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. At a time when many community hospitals are closing their doors, Baptist continues to expand its range of services, specialties, and physician base.

Founded in 1966 as Union County General Hospital with a 65-bed capacity, the Baptist Union County has subsequently grown to a 153-bed facility featuring 24-hour emergency services, a surgical unit, advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services, a Women’s Center, pediatric services, cancer center, and more.

The emergency department treats approximately 30,000 people annually, and includes trauma rooms, isolation rooms, and vertical waiting area. The Women’s Center features 10 labor/delivery/recovery suites, 18 postpartum rooms, Cesarean delivery suites, expanded nursery and waiting room. Each year, nearly 1,000 babies are born at Baptist Union County.

Baptist Union County offers a comprehensive range of services including CT, MRI, 3-D  mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, laboratory services, general and laser surgery, orthopedic surgery, urology, otolaryngology, rehabilitation services, respiratory services, cancer and infusion center and an intensive care unit. The Multi-Specialty Clinic provides local access to specialties such as cardiology, urology, nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, podiatry, and neurology.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County is a part of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, named one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Care Systems in the country. If referrals are necessary, other hospitals in the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, especially nearby Oxford and Memphis, are readily available. According to the Mississippi Hospital Association, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County has an overall economic impact of more than $82 million.

North Mississippi Medical Center:

North MS Medical CenterNorth Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC), a 650-bed regional referral center, is located about 25 miles from New Albany in Tupelo. It is the largest non-metropolitan hospital in America with over 40 medical specialties represented on the staff. It is designated as a Level II trauma center by the Mississippi State Department of Health. North Mississippi operates a system of medical clinics including one in New Albany. NMMC won the 2006 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.