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Andalusia Regional Hospital Announces New Name
April 16, 2016
(Andalusia, Alabama -- April 16, 2016) -- Andalusia Regional Hospital announced today that it is changing its name to Andalusia Health to reflect its evolution from a community hospital to a regional healthcare leader. The announcement coincides with the hospital's 50th anniversary of serving the healthcare needs of Covington County and surrounding areas.
"Over the years, our hospital has grown in size and scope of service," said John Yanes, chief executive officer of Andalusia Health. "As we began planning for our 50th Anniversary celebration, we had the unique opportunity to reflect on hospital's past and as well as its future. We quickly realized that 'hospital' doesn't fully represent our full scope of care and the vital role of our facilities and providers in the community."
Since opening its doors to the community in 1966, the hospital, which is the only full service Joint Commission accredited acute care hospital in Covington County, has experienced significant growth, including:
- The addition of an 8,000-squre-foot emergency department, with over 21,000 patients treated in 2015 and achieving a 96% in the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP)
- An expansion to its radiology department, including the addition of state-of-the-art imaging equipment, and
- Continuously expanding obstetrical services to Covington and currently the only obstetrical provider in Covington County and recently designated as a Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care.
The hospital's growth has also occurred beyond the traditional hospital walls, with the hospital now offering services across a wider continuum of care. In September 2015, Andalusia Health opened Andalusia Walk-in Clinic, located at 301 Suite A, Medical Park Drive. It also operates Andalusia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, located at the back of the hospital on Three Notch Street.
"Andalusia Health is growing increasingly diverse in the scope of care we provide, which is helping us advance our mission of making communities healthier," said Yanes. "As we move into the future, we will continue exploring new opportunities to ensure our ability to meet the dynamic healthcare needs of our communities."
Yanes continued, "We are so proud of our hospital's legacy and the quality of care we have provided to our community for the past half century, and we cannot wait to see where the next 50 years take us."
About Andalusia Health
Part of LifePoint Health, Andalusia Health is an 88-bed, acute care hospital. Accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Andalusia Health has been serving the heart of South Alabama since 1966 with a wide range of medical, obstetrical, diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services.