In 1944, the Etowah Baptist Association acquired the Forrest General Hospital in Gadsden from Dr. Arthur W. Ralls; they renamed it Baptist Hospital of Gadsden. In 1963, this facility was dedicated on a land that Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company donated and in 1993, the hospital became Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Today, this medical center has grown from having 25 beds to 346 beds; it has a medical staff of approximately 230 physicians and the most modern technology. Gadsden Regional Medical Center has one mission, the continuous improvement of the quality of the healthcare services that they provide to the communities. This medical center serves by creating an environment that can strive to meet the unique healthcare needs of the communities, recognize the values and contributions of every employee and foster physician participation.
Gadsden Regional Medical Center offers services such as: Diabetes Treatment Center, Emergency Department, GRMC Hospice, Health Services / Behavioral Medicine, Home Health, Imaging Center, Rainbow Medical Equipment, Sleep Center, Cancer Center, Outpatient Care Center, Rehab Center and Women and Children?s Center. The Community Programs of this medical center are: A Patients Guide to Chemotherapy, Exercise Guide for Cancer Patients, Guide to Breast Cancer and Heart Health.