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Hospital Week Proclamation Signed by Mayor Robin Shelton


Mayor Robin Shelton has proclaimed the week of May 12 - 18 as Hospital Week in Scottsboro, Alabama. We will be celebrating all our HMC team members for their dedication to providing quality health care experiences for the people of Jackson County and our surrounding communities.

Angel of the Year Award Winner Announced at Highlands Medical Center


Mayor Robin Shelton Signs Nurses Week Proclamation


Mayor Robin Shelton kicks off our week of celebrating nurses by signing an official proclamation that May 6 - 12 is Nurses Week in Scottsboro, AL.

Nurse Assitant Training Offered at Highlands Health & Rehab and Cumberland Health & Rehab


NACC is offering Nurse Assistant Training in coordination with Jackson County Health Care Authority. Skills specific training as a nurse assistant is designed to give you the opportunity for entry-level employment. Successful completers will be eligible to take the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry License exam (C.N.A.). Employment opportunities include long-term care facilities, hospitals, mental health, home health/hospice and more.

Highlands Medical Center Awards Scholarship


Highlands Medical Center is proud to award our SARAH MEEDER SCHOLARSHIP to Kristin Harbin, Monitor Tech in our Special Care Unit.

HMC Cardiopulmonary Care Team Train with Air Evac Lifeteam


This week members of our cardiopulmonary care team spent the day training with Jason Rich, FP-C, CCP-C, NRP of the Air Evac Lifeteam.

FREE Childbirth Education Class at Highlands Medical Center


Highlands Medical Center is offering a free childbirth education class on Tuesday, May 7. The class will be held in the Highlands Education Center, located at the Harley Street entrance. Parents-to-be will learn important information like when to go to the hospital, items to pack, ways to control pain, postpartum care and how to care for their baby when they get home. Register today or learn more by calling Highlands Maternity Center at 256-218-3330.

Dr. Paul Avenel Relocates to Highlands Surgical Services Office on Broad Street


Dr. Paul Avenel, Board Certified General Surgeon, has moved to the Highlands Surgical Services office located at 911 South Broad Street in Scottsboro, AL. Call 256-259-0185 to schedule your appointment today.

Nurse Assistant Training Now Offered


Nurse Assistant training is provided by NACC in coordination with Jackson County Health Care Authority. Nurse specific training as a nurse assistant is designed to give you the opportunity for entry-level employment. Successful completers will be eligible to take the Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.) exam. Classes start April 10th!

Highlands Medical Center Infection Safety Score


WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, The Leapfrog Group released its list of Hospital Safety Grades to score more than 2,600 general acute-care hospitals on patient safety.

October Newsletter


Featured: Dr. Velez, Anesthesiologist

Highlands Medical Center Introduces Five New Transit Vans To Ambulance Service


JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. - Five new transit vehicles were added to Highlands Ambulance Service.

Highlands Occupational Therapy Hosts Lunch & Learn


Please join Highlands Occupational Therapy on Thursday, June 29th, 11:30AM-1PM @ First Southern Bank in Scottsboro for a Lunch & Learn.

June Newsletter


Featured: Dr. Margaret Stewart Morr

May Newsletter


Featured: Chief Nursing Officer, Michael Windham

Highlands Medical Center Celebrates Hospital And Nurses Week


Highlands Foundation 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Set For June 2nd, 2017


Please join us Friday, June 2nd for the 3rd Annual Highlands Foundation Golf Tournament. For more information contact or 256.218.3360.

Highlands Medical Center Recives 100% Audit Score From Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama


Highlands Medical Center is proud to receive an audit score of 100% from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama! This audit was based on inpatient records selected over the course of 53 days. The records were reviewed using the McKesson InterQual criteria.

April Newsletter


Featured: Physician Of The Year, Dr. Gazzala

Kids Health & Safety Fun Fair


Please join us Saturday, April 29th, 9AM-12PM! To take part, volunteer or for more info please contact 256.609.5216.

The Annual Wellness Visit


Patients of Medicare: Your new, personalized Annual Wellness Visit replaces the yearly physical and is a benefit to you every year!

Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan


Beneficiaries of the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan who are Medicare-eligible retirees and Medicare-eligible dependents covered on a retiree contract are automatically enrolled in the PEEHIP United Health Care Coverage.

Highlands Donates To Community Gardens


Highlands Medical Center donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County and to Section High School to assist with creating community gardens.

Highlands Living Well Spring Edition Released


Featured: Dr. Andrew Hodges; Inside: Highlands Welcomes Johnathan Baker, CRNP; Highlands Foundation Makes Security Golf Cart Donation; Dr. Sam Holland Chooses Highlands Medical Center; Heart Health Awareness;

Highlands Foundation 2017 Gala Set For February 18th


Make plans now to attend Highlands Foundation Gala. For more information and to purchase tickets contact 256.218.3360.

Highlands Medical Center Recives Awards From Vizient Hospital Engagement Network


For the past couple of years, Highlands Medical Center has been participating in a federal initiative led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce rates of hospital acquired conditions, and to reduce all-cause, 30-day readmissions. Highlands is an active participant in the Vizient Hospital Engagement Network, which is one of the national networks approved by CMS. The ten core areas of focus for this initiative were: 1. Reduce adverse drug events, particularly opiods and warfarin (a blood thinner) 2. Reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections 3. Reduce central line-associated blood stream infections 4. Reduce injuries from falls 5. Reduce obstetrical adverse events, including early elective deliveries 6. Reduce the rate of pressure ulcers 7. Reduce the incidence of surgical site infections 8. Reduce the rate of venous thromboembolism 9. Reduce ventilator associated events 10. Reduce readmissions

Lights of Love 2016


A holiday tradition continues. Highlands Foundation proudly presents its annual Lights of Love Celebration.

Breakfast With Santa


The first annual Breakfast With Santa, presented by Highlands Foundation, will be Saturday, December 2nd from 8-10 a.m. The event will be located in the Education Center at Highlands Medical Center. Cost is $15 per child, including the following: pictures, gifts, crafts, breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, candy and reindeer food. For more details, contact Amber Benson 256.218.3360 or

Lackey Law Firm Donates $10,000


The Lackey Law Firm, of Scottsboro, was honored with a plaque from The Highlands Foundation for their generosity toward the completion of the new Highlands Health and Rehab facility.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Ranks Highlands Medical Center Tier 1


Beginning April 1st Highlands Medical Center was considered a Tier 1 hospital based on Blue Cross Blue Shield standards. This could mean lower co-pays and out of pocket deductibles for Blue Cross Blue Shield patients who receive services at a tier 1 hospital, such as Highlands Medical Center.

Occupational Therapy Proves Instrumental After Injury or Surgery


After an injury or surgery, Occupational Therapy can help get you back to the things you enjoy most.

Tired and Irritable?


Are you a middle-aged male? Are you a male with a collar size of 17 inches or more? Are you a post-menopausal female? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your odds of needing the services of Highlands Sleep Disorders Center are greater than average.

Highlands Medical Center Annual Report


Thanks to your support, we are able to make needed improvements to our facility and fund the vital programs and services our community relies on. Highlights this year include the addition of four Physicians to our staff, and construction of the new Highlands Health & Rehab.

Highlands Foundation Makes Significant Contribution


Highlands Foundation presented Highlands Health & Rehab a $100,000 check Thursday. The money will help furnish the new nursing home that is currently under construction.

Highlands Donates Helmets to County’s Special Education Classes


Representatives of Highlands Medical Center (HMC) were at Scottsboro High School on Tuesday morning to make a special donation.

Log on to your health record and win $500


My Health Portal is an interactive web portal that empowers patients and their families to take a more active role in their care by providing easy, secure access to their health information.

Groundbreaking for Highlands Health and Rehab


Highlands Health & Rehab facility in Scottsboro, AL broke ground last week on a replacement facility. Highlands Health & Rehab is being developed by Jackson County Health Care Authority (JCHCA). Hoar Construction will serve as the project’s general contractor.

Only Hospital in North Alabama to receive this recognition


HIMSS Analytics Honors Highlands Medical Center with Stage 6 Recognition

Dr. Andrew Hodges joins Hodges Clinic


Dr. Andrew Hodges is ready for patients. To schedule an appointment call 256.574.1566

Should You Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?


How to know where to go for your pressing health care needs

Highlands holds $500 drawing


Random drawing will be held after September 30th

Highlands Receives Thank You


Mr. Kenn Looney commends Highlands Medical Center and Highlands Health and Rehab for job well done.

Highlands Medical Center Plans to Give Back


Co-Ed Softball Tournament Planned for Breast Cancer Awareness

A big hit


Highlands Medical Center teams up with Collins elementary school during CAMP Collins and gives advice on how to make a healthy summer snack.



It's a well-known fact that a hospital is only as good as those who provide its services

Working Together


When Jackson County residents consider where to receive outpatient therapy service, now the answer will simply

Highlands online application


submit your application for employment.

Hopitalist Play Important Role


To assure coordinated efforts across the care continuum, the hospitalist program at Highlands Medical Center is designed to provide the highest quality of individualized compassionate inpatient care.

A Message from Our CEO


Welcome to Highlands Medical Center's web site.

Health Insurance for Children


Thousands of families across Alabama are eligible for low-cost or free health insurance for their children and don't know it.

Community Health Needs Assessment


Highlands Community Health Needs Assessment

Dr. Paul Avenel, General Surgeon, Joins Highlands Medical Staff


Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Avenel recently joined the medical staff of Highlands Medical Center.

Dr. Chris Clayton Joins Medical Staff


Highlands Medical Center would like to welcome Dr. Chris Clayton to their medical staff.

Kylie Everett, RN; Christy McLaughlin, RN; Nancy Jones, RN; Angie Sherrod, Nurse Manager of Highlands Maternity Center; Cassie McClendon, RN; Haley Bunch, RN; Andrea Sims, RN

Highlands Maternity Center Receives Award


HMC is one of the top five hospitals in Alabama with a less than 5% unsatisfactory rate for Newborn Screening Tests.

Home Health Referral Form


Home Health Referral Form

2013 Medicare Questions Answered


Open Enrollment for those 65 or older or with certain disabilities began October 15th and will end December 7th.